November 21, 2017

Humanity is still alive

By Asif Husain,Goa

The cowardly murder of the out spoken editor Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore has outraged thousands and lakhs of common  people  and  opinion makers  across India .

The protests across India shows that humanity is alive  but  suppressed on multiple fronts  by multiple forces  inspired by  a demented  Ideology  that cannot stand the test intellectually  and  emotionally. An ideology that flourishes on rumors,propaganda,
lies, hate , prejudice and bias  always  has violence as its  trusted  source of strength.

An ideology that is not based on wisdom, love ,equality, justice  and peace cannot tolerate alternate opinion and ideas  especially those that  critically analyse it.

Thoughts ,opinion, freedom and ideas frighten it. Absence  of respect to  human dignity  and.life are it’s identity.

File Photo : Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh intelligently put forward her analysis of the impact the ideology that   would eventually destroy  the idea of Indian diversity . Her intelligence  and analysis  could not  be  proved wrong thoughfully so the bullets  were pumped against intelligent analysis,against human birth right  to speak the truth,against the voice of justice,against the voice of human equality and against humanity.

Gauri Lankesh stood up for the oppressed and deprived.
If bullets could  suppress ideas the stream of protestors against the murder would not flow. The bullets could not silence the natural urge among  people to seek justice  for truth and  Gauri Lankesh.

The truth is the proponents of the ideology of divide and hate and of false pride and propaganda realise they are loosing  the battle against truth  and human brotherhood. Desperation and violence are tools.of the weak and the coward.

True many are alarmed at the path that   India  is being driven towards  but it is equally true that such  situations will eventually  open the eyes of many who have been befooled by slogans and promises of change. As Indians we surely desire peace and humanity  and  surely not a change towards  violence and hate.

Pride and arrogance blinds Intelljgence
Greed and selfishness rob’s the heart of its purity. We need to invest in  compassion and mutual co-operation and not in rumours and  hate.

Let us through our intelligent reporting and analysis of the present situation in India  and through boldness and bravery against threats  continue the legacy of Gauri Lankesh.


(Author is an active member of Jamate Islami)

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