India has always worn its secularism with pride but the cracks in religious tolerance have been showing quite prominently of late. The recent bomb blasts that have rocked the nation in the last few days are a testimony to this. People from varied religions have been living together in our country for the past many centuries. I wonder what satisfaction these religious fanatics derive by killing so many innocent persons in such a ruthless manner.
Unfortunately, this otherwise peaceful existence has been marred by incidents of violence occasionally.
Communalism at its ugliest was witnessed during the Partition when people from all religions were vying for each other’s blood. More than sixty years later the scars are still there.
The anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the Hindu-Muslim clash after the demolition of Babri Masjid too had left the entire country in a state of shock in the past.
There is no denying that all the communal tension is started at the behest of politicians.
Our so-called leaders do not think twice about the harmony of the country when it comes to grinding their axe. Playing vote-bank politics, they have always tried to create animosity between different religions.
The Gujarat riots will always remain a blot on Indian history. It is very shameful that the administration which is supposed to protect the citizens was hand in glove in this act.
I think that the recent bomb blasts were executed with a meticulously planned strategy to disrupt peace in the country. Violent incidents of the past have made it clear that we are losing out on religious tolerance. The unity and integrity of the country is at stake. This will make us susceptible to outward threat and vested interests might take advantage of the situation.
The leaders of our country should unite to fight against the threat of terrorism that is looming large over our heads. Considering that the citizens of the country look up to them, they...
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