Empire strikes back – Congress missiles strike the Anna fort on secularism front

Well, the congress may have decisively lost the first round in their fight against Anna Hazare. But only a battle. Not the war. The congress behemoth has too long experience to remain down and out. And even as the team Anna is happy at Ramlila maidan, the congress has thrown its Bramhastra at them. It has started questioning the basic assumption of this fight that the whole country is behind Anna. it is trying to prove that Anna team is here to establish the rule of Hindu upper caste – so that they could push the minorities, dalits and adivasis into bondage.

Just read thru the following articles to see the opening salvos of this attack

‘Anna Hazare’s movement is anti-social justice,  

Bukhari calls stir anti-Islam, tells Muslims to stay away

Also, May be there are people, may be middle class, who won’t buy this argument. For them, Nandan Nilkeni, once a great businessman , and now may be a politician with an agenda, tells us that Anna’s protest is naive, simplistic. 

We are sure to read/ hear more of this. The congress has an unlimited ability to oblige those who are ready to accept the obligation as a price for some prize.

I hope we all show the willingness and ability to fight this debasement of anti corruption fight. We do not have to agree to Janlokpal Bill or to Anna Hazare’s tactics to recognize the larger danger posed by this intellectual back stabbing. If we do not come out, and say in clear words, that Anna Hazares’s moment is for eradication of corruption, and it has no religious or non-religious color, then we are surely going to see the stir fizzle out for all the wrong reasons.

And I hope the team Anna does not feel it necessary to bend backwards to prove their secularist credentials, by banning the slogans like Bharat Mata ki Jay, and Vande Mataram.

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2 thoughts on “Empire strikes back – Congress missiles strike the Anna fort on secularism front

  1. Namitabh Kothari August 22, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    रघुपति राघव राजाराम, एम पी को सन्मति दे भगवान ! ! जल्दी जल्दी जन लोकपाल बिल को बनाओ कानून नही तो हम आप को एक भी चुनाव जीतने नहीं देंगे !

  2. Charulata August 22, 2011 / 9:41 am

    well, a very new look for me towards the movement.
    Mostly i feel that this is like a ‘pressure valve’ and a drama so that the middle class who is almost fade up with the corruption and inflation may not display there restlessness in the ballet.
    We always made fool by these politicians and now by the media too.
    congrats anyway!

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