Politics in India

IMPORTANCE OF BEING TOLERANT…..

It is time Indians realized the meaning of the adage, “United we stand, divided we fall.” There are divisive forces in every nook and corner whose world is so small that they refuse to recognize the existence of any other language or culture. The leaders of these parochial parties have a hidden agenda and that is to become Chief Ministers or at least MLAs of tiny states which could be formed by making consistent and loud demands for bifurcation of the existing states.

Even the existing states, at times, are not seen as states within the republic of India but as independent countries especially when there are disputes between them.

If these separatists have some foothold in metropolitan cities, things have to happen according to their whims and fancies. They won’t permit the screening of certain movies or publication of certain books or even the issue of license or permits to taxi-drivers.

These people must realize the fact that their strength lies in the unity of the people of this great nation and this could be achieved only if there is tolerance, love and respect for other languages and people belonging to other regions of India, especially at a time when there is big threat to internal security from certain political and religious extremists.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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