The murder-story of Mohammad Akhlaq would never become stale; it would always remain a blob of shame and disgrace on the face of the so-called secular society of India. The people of India are very unfortunate that they mistakenly elected Mr. Modi as their Prime Minister whose identity in politics is nothing but religious extremism. Michael E. Miller of the Washington Post says in a recent article, “The issue of ‘beef ban’ has raged in India for years. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, however, incidents have increased, as they tend to do whenever a conservative government has been in power. Modi is a Hindu nationalist who, as chief minister of Gujarat state, presided during religious riots in 2002 in which more than 1,000 people — most of them Muslims — were killed.
Today India’s total population is somewhere around 1.3 Billion. Eighty percent of this population consists of Hindus. Roughly 250 million Indians belong to other religions including 25 million Christians and up to 140 million Muslims approximately. Most of the Hindus avoid beef for religious reasons particularly when they are in India. To them cow is a sacred animal and their religion does not allow them eat the meat of this sacred animal. But for the remaining twenty percent population cow is simply an animal whose milk and meat both are nourishing and delicious.
Another important thing that must be kept in mind is that all Hindus in India are neither extremists nor narrow-minded; there are so many Hindus who are kind-hearted, loving and caring for the people belonging to other communities but unfortunately such Hindus themselves are helplessly frightened at the hands of the extremists. Though life had never been comfortable and safe for the minorities in India but the situation has worsened more after Modi’s coming into the rule. For the Muslims living in Gujrat, the horrible role played by Modi would always remain horribly unforgettable. Even in the Indian Occupied Kashmir most of the people are of opinion that their lives have become more painful and pathetic after Modi’s becoming Prime Minister. They say it seems that Modi’s only aim and objective of life is to crush Muslims and all other minorities living in India. Inwardly and outwardly he is an extremist and he always seems proud of being the representative of the extremist Hindus. Extremism in any form and in any shape is a curse and a menace. The people of India will have to get rid of Modi if they want to be known as the citizens of a secular country, otherwise in the pages of history they would always be remembered as the members of an extremist Hindu society.