The Gujarat Assembly Elections, 2012, while predominantly concentrating on development and progress has had its bite of rhetoric on the 2002 Riots, an obsolete and insignificant chapter in the history of India but for the Media houses who wish otherwise depending on the fat fees it receives from the Congress Party per se.
The fundamental point to muse is not the pseudo secular and bigoted opinion coming out of Media houses. It is the marketing of this idea that needs to be introspected.
Gujarat riots was just one amongst the countless riots that took place in India pre and post Independence. There were far more gruesome communal as well as gruesomely perverted riots that has taken place in the reason past. To weigh which one is bigger or successful than the other is an argument incognito. It is more to divert attention from the least preferred of them. Here, in this pseudo secular era of technological predominance, Gujarat riots finds itself in the forefront, and being a salable commodity, a business, a survival technique and a job in a jobless market for many, there are plenty takers, Media houses too joining this band wagon of losers.
Fact of the matter is that it is not the riot as such that instigates the partial approach of the pseudo-secularists to the riot, it is what gains can be nurtured out of it. With a political opponent governing the Centre, with Media houses literally selling their ethics, with NGOs fervently minting financial gains, with the subdued middle class circumspect of impartial analysis and with a wine drinking elite who prefer their languid evenings to gossip, for Gujarat truth will definitely remain distorted.
Comparison of riots should not be made – period. Hence, I too choose to not compare Gujarat riots to any other more draconian events that has marred our history and is continuing to do so until recently. Instead of socio-political instigations being propagated an impartial approach to an immediate relief to the affected areas should be the predominant priority. Alas, that does not happen so because of the communal political legacy and parochial vote bank agenda the Congress party cultivates, manures and reaps to its favor.
All I can say is, hey Nation, before your territory gets invaded by a faith that is barbaric and alien to you, before your conscience gets defeated by a dogma that enslaves you, before your existence perishes by the systematic overpowering of a doctrine that overwhelms you; AWAKE from your slumber. The Media houses, paid as they are, are only a conduit to that inevitable DESTRUCTION that awaits you in the near future if you don’t chose to address it – and address it with equal vigor and vitality.
God help us, if otherwise.