There are many such statements made by many administrative, political and NGO people. We all come across such doublespeak again and again. These are more than just paradoxical sentences and behaviour. These are intentional double games. Such double games are played for obvious gains-political, financial, and social or whatever the case may be. Saying one thing in public, saying another thing in private, doing yet another thing in public and doing still another thing in private have become an unwritten rule to be politically successful of late.
No. We are not discussing the issue of ethics or truth here. In today’s Kaliyug, these things perhaps make sense only for a few people. What we are speaking of here is what we all have been noticing for last many years. Such double games have only one truth behind them-greed and gain! Political, financial or whatever.
Bharat has a unique peculiarity. Bharat waits much longer than any other country for good things to happen. People in Bharat have intrinsic faith not just in Bhagwan but also in goodness within human beings. Therefore, instead of concluding anyone’s remarks as untrue or dishonest, Bharat waits and gives time to all those to make those good things happen. In 1947 when Bharat became independent from the British Raj, the then ruling party promised good governance. Bharat waited much longer. That party ruled for almost 30 years. Bharat waited for Hindu progress because the worse affected during British Raj and even before in Muslim Raj was Hindu! From work to trade and from temples to various laws-everything that was Hindu, was demolished. Few Hindus were doing well due to local reasons, but as a whole, Hindu was in a total bad shape. Shadow of Partition wounds was there (is still there on Hindus in Bharat and in Pak!), but Bharat waited. After 30 years, Bharat woke up to the fact that there was no point in only helplessly watching churches grow at the cost of Hindus, Muslims get more and more concessions that too at the cost of Hindu pockets, Hindu monuments and temples being called disputed lands_ Bharat woke up. Bharat realised that poverty eradication, green revolution etc were slogans. Few people’s poverty was eradicated, but that flow did not reach the common man.
Bharat has been watching this double game. Now the Home Minister speaks of jihadi camps in Pak using all those jihadi organisations’ names. When people like me or many such said the same thing in past few years and were trying to alert Bharat of their dirty jihadi plans, the same government slapped cases against me and on many! Bharat knows this. Bharat also is waiting for the final conclusion of the case. Some NGOs shouted from the rooftop about Gujarat police ‘inaction’, ‘inadequate investigation’ and even after Gujarat HC acquitting the Hindus, due to these NGOs they were reinvestigated and retried by other state officials and judiciary. Now again disbelieving in the own judicial system, would the higher judicial authorities take suo motu note of the strictures passed by the Mumbai Special Court on the police about insufficient investigations and would the Supreme Court show the same unbiased glory of transferring the case for reinvestigation and retrial to the other state? Would those same NGOs, political leaders and media show their ‘so-called secular’ glory now demanding this? Doubtful, huh? This is what I called the double game!
Bharat is watching! A very brave lady, very gracefully said, “I sure am in pain due to my brave husband’s death at the hands of the terrorists from Pak. But only hanging Kasab is not satisfactory. These Kasabs come from Pak and unless the government takes tough action against Pak, my martyr husband and I would not be happy because Bharat would be still unsafe otherwise.” Such brave remark is made by the martyr Vijay Salaskar’s brave wife. The brave Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s father too said, “I lost my son and we do not have anyone to look up to but if Pak is taught a tough lesson then my son’s martyrdom has a meaning.” Bharat is watching! Such sacrificing people make Bharat. Only hanging Kasab is not enough. He should not even get a chance of appeal or mercy because as per our Constitution these are rights only for Indian citizens. He and Afzal Guru must be hanged immediately. Perhaps government would do so promptly with Kasab, but without attacking Pak (another diplomatic and vote greed double game!) but at the same time government would slap more and more cases on Hindus and Hindu organisations! Political balancing for votes is more important these days than safety of Bharat. But Bharat is watching all the double games!
(The author is a renowned cancer surgeon and international secretary general of VHP. He can be contacted at [email protected])