S Balakrishnan-Advocate and Senior Journalist who was formerly City Editor & Chief of Bureau of The Times of India, Mumbai.
He has also served in the Mumbai Municipal Council.
India was partitioned in 1947 into India and Pakistan. Pakistan declared itself an Islamic country. In 1971 Pakistan was partitioned into Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh declared itself an Islamic nation.
India continues to be a very secular nation where Hindus are kicked out of their homes in lakhs by Muslim fundamentalists (Kashmir), their houses are attacked by Muslim mobs (most recent example Bashirhat), their sleep is disturbed every morning by loudspeakers from mosques, where they are asked to prove through an unending legal battle that Lord Ram was indeed born in Ayodhya, where Lord Krishna has to still to put up with a mosque at his birthplace in Mathura, where Lord Shiva’s holiest temple in Kashi still has to rub shoulders with a mosque, where an entire city is serial-bombed with RDX from Pakistan to take revenge on Hindus, where they are burnt alive in trains, where their temples are demolished by the authorities because they are illegal but illegal mosques are not touched because that will create law and order problems, where Vande Mataram is not given the status of national anthem so as not to hurt Muslim sentiments, where politicians are vying with each other in demanding reservation for Muslims in government jobs and education, where statues of Hindu literary figures cannot be installed and where poor Hindus are converted by the lakhs every year by the church as a matter of right, where anti-conversion laws cannot be passed lest it hurt minority sentiments, where millions of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh cannot be sent back because they are Muslims, where the cow, which is revered by millions of Hindus, is butchered by the thousands every year, where actors, liberals, and journalists take out morchas only when Muslims are attacked but keep mum when Hindus are targeted.
What a wonderfully secular country we are where Hindus are second class citizens. Jai Ho Secularism!!