The Lynching debate and hypocrisy of Naseerudin Shah


When Naseer says he fears for his son, he is trying to build a narrative. Does his son work in the cow industry that he fears for him? Is the current scenario more fearful than Bombay of 1993 when a bunch of religious bigots bombed hundreds of people? Or is the scenario more fearful than 1989 when under Rajeev Gandhi’s Bhagalpur riots continue to happen for months. Or the scenario more fearful than the early 1980s under Indira which further exacerbated by her son by allowing the Sikh massacre to happen at the hands of his supporters and Congress workers? Or is the scenario more fearful than the year 2008 when India witnessed 9 serial bomb blasts across the country? Things become suspicious when his brother also joins the debate. It’s worth to be mentioned that his brother Zameer Uddin Shah has been a beneficiary in previous Congress regime when he was made as VC of Aligarh Muslim University with utter disregard to UGC guidelines. So, one can easily doubt their intentions. If both brothers traveling in their posh cars can fear by 28 deaths, then why thousands of deaths don’t bother them one bit. There is a clear bias and quite possible for personal benefits. Why Naseer, when he goes to Pakistan, praises the country for being ‘loving’ and doesn’t dare to criticize for their terror activities? Last year he went to Pakistan and said being in Pakistan feel “like home”. Why didn’t he raise voice against Hafiz Saeed or terrorist camps in Pakistan?

Naseer is right on asking for one thing that political patronage must be taken to task. For example Minister Jayant Sinha garlanding the extremists was appalling. But at least the Prime minister condemned them, but, of course, they will turn a deaf ear to what they don’t want to listen. While Sonia Gandhi patronized the Indian Mujaheedin terrorists according to her top party sources by having “wept bitterly” over the Batla house encounter.

No emotion for a brave a police officer and encounter specialist who martyred in the encounter though.

Congress top leader has in the past promoted Wahabi terror ideologues like Zakir Naik, who condoned terror acts of fellow Wahabi Osama Bin Laden. There is a reason why Digvijay used to refer to Osama Bin Laden as Osamaji. In an interview, Hafiz Saeed, India’s most wanted terrorist and 2008 attack mastermind praised Congress as a better party. Why would he do so? Because he and his men have found it easy to operate in Congress regime. When the nation was gripped by terror in the Bombay attacks in 2008, Rahul Gandhi was partying around.

No wonder Hafeez Saeed sees a “good future of India” under Rahul.

No doubt that there is an increase in the number of cow-related violence. But if we go by pure statistics, the current government have done phenomenally well in throttling the serial bomb blasts which were mainstream in congress regime. At least a common man doesn’t have to fear when he is in Bus, Train, Theater, and Bazaar. Elites who don’t travel by Bus and Train will never understand what fear is. Remember how Congress Home minister (RR Patil) back then attempted to brush aside the 2008 attack as “just another small incident in a big city”. Quite a lot of elites like him care more about themselves than the common man.

Terrorists were emboldened to attack India frequently under Congress regime because of their pandering to Wahabi elements and indifference towards the plight of common people. Even in present times, Congress supports leaders like Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mewani caused castist riots in the country something (Bhima Koregaon).

Naseer’s statement is prejudiced and in all probability in the hope of rewards like his brother was given by Congress by appointing him as AMU VC with zero teaching experience.

Learn to condemn both wrongs. If you take sides, you are no less than a hypocrite who can see wrong only when his side is the victim.

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