Some anti- social elements have
unleashed a trail of events to create communal hatred among
communities in otherwise peaceful city of Hyderabad.
There are reports that PIG FLESH was
thrown inside three mosques and Wine Bottles hurled at another
mosque in Hyderabad.
The most surprising thing is in
spite the demand by the Muslim community that the culprits should
be arrested immediately no action has been taken by the local
Police and no arrest in this case has been made so far.
This news reports reminds me of my
days of doctoral research on ‘Partition of India’ at the India
records office London.
I use wade through heaps of files to
read exactly the similar stories to instigate Hindu Muslim
communal riots just before the Partition of the country.
When I read the report of pig flesh
and wine bottles from Hyderabad, a stream of thought relating to
the Partition of India jogged through my memory lane.
My head bows in shame living in a nation that has not learnt any
lessons from its history even some sixty five years after its
On one hand our country is progressing by leaps and bounds showing
its baggage of civilization to the world, on other, such dastardly
acts put happening at regular intervals put us under the category
of uncivilized countries of the world.
Here one may like to question the role of security agencies. What
kind of lessons and training they have received. Instead of
stopping such incident to happen they seem to be a party to such
act. It’s a foregone conclusion that if they were upright such
incidents could not have happened at all.
This brings to the larger question; on whom should the weak and
helpless may trust, or should have faith, in such cases where both
law breakers and law enforcers are hand in gloves.
The righteous and the evil, the good and bad, the light and
darkness have all have ganged up. At the receiving end is the
humanity that’s weak and frail.
It seems there is a conspiracy of silence all round, as no one
have the guts to say, stop this madness, as a civilized nation we
can not tolerate this any more.
Since that is not happening one is
prompted to say what an irony what a shame. Is India still an
Mujtaba is a journalist based in Chennai. He can be contacted at