Monday, February 28, 2011

RSS Move To Attend Muslim Religious Function

The world's history is proof that in the battle between truth and lies, truth wins always. It is another matter altogether that it takes a little time for the truth to triumph. Justice always takes a lot of patience and truth emerges from its debris. And there is always a reason for the delay in the truth to emerge, which only God knows. God works in mysterious ways. It also happens that the secret forces attack repeatedly so that all truths and hopes are shattered, and the moment when hopes are about to give up, God takes pity on them and truth triumphs. For the past three decades, Muslims in India are passing through such a phase and their enemies seem to be succeeding in their conspiracy. Evil forces seem to be succeeding in the country to make the life of Muslims a living hell in all aspects. Muslims are blamed for any explosion that occurs in the country, and this has become the fashion.

The Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) and the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), and other laws, is resulting in thousands of Muslim youth being arrested and confined without the benefit of any redress by a court of law. Any softhearted and justice-loving listening to their stories is bound to feel for them. After two decades of maligning and arrests, Muslims have become demoralized. They are losing patience. But God, by making Swami Aseemanand, the culprit of the Samjhauta Express explosion, confess to his crimes, has put these die-hard anti-Muslims in a state of panic. They could not even imagine that such a situation could arise. They were working to their black deeds according to plan. They were blaming all their activities on Muslims and harming them as much as possible. One harm was in the shape of explosions and the second was the arrest for explosions. They were being successful in their mission for a long time that they forgot that the darkness of the night is followed by the light of the morning. What has begun has to finish and now that the truth has emerged before the world they do not know where to hide. And now they are trying to hide behind Muslims.

Hatred for Muslims
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), whose very existence came into being because of their hatred for Muslims are now announcing their plans to attend a Muslim Milad (a religious ceremony) in praise of the Prophet of Islam. In Lucknow and its adjoining areas, the RSS is now distributing pamphlets, which states, 'The RSS is not the enemy of Muslims.' Rather, the group is an enemy of Jihadi (crusade) groups and that terrorists pose danger to the peace of the country.

The RSS's ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be one step ahead of the RSS. BJP's spokesman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, has proposed the Congress party president Sonia Gandhi to apologize to Muslims who have been arrested on the charge of causing explosions, because after the confession of Aseemanand all these youth stand vindicated and proved innocent.

Is Mind-Set Changing?
One hoped that Naqvi's statement was not a political stunt and he was genuinely sympathetic to the hapless Muslim youth. But sadly, this does not seem to be the case. During a recent press conference at the BJP office in Hyderabad, he said that Muslim youth arrested in the explosions at the Mecca Masjid and the Gokul Chaat case, should be set free. He advocated this as a heartfelt sympathizer of Muslims, belonging to a party that is pro-Muslim. The love of all these separatist organizations is spreading sweetness all around, instead of poison. To say that their mind-set has changed, that they are genuine sympathizers of Muslims, does seem hard to swallow. Man can change his habits but not his nature.

Sympathy and the announcement to attend a Muslim religious function is a ruse. It smells of conspiracy. Keeping this in view, the administration should keep a watchful eye on the function. If these RSS members are offering genuine friendship then one should welcome them with open arms and pray to God that He gives them the intelligence to understand true Islam.

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