- For Teachers
So Muslim Clerics issued a fatwa declaring singing national song, Vande Matarm is un Islamic. Our country is already dealing with so many complications, which need serious attention. But at this junction filing air with another bubble of uncertainty is politically incorrect. As per my knowledge this handful of clerics, say one verse of Vande Mataram means my country is greater than my religion, my God. A true Indian calls India Bharatmata, a Goddess, why you want to create an image that we are not patriotic? Religion is my identity, as an individual, itís my personal relation. What husband and wife do behind close doors in night is no one else concern religion is also that personal. India is like a plate of salad, which is made of different vegetables, thatís why India has been called a rainbow of diversity. Once I get mix in the plate of salad, I loss my identity as individual. But I still my freedom to add my own taste to the flavor, which is given me by the Constitution of India. My point is simple that country always comes before anything.
Indian Society is weaved (off) with so many different religions, in this fabrication / knot of diversity I loss my identity as individual, but the Constitution of India has given me freedom to follow my religion and beliefs. Go to any part of the Globe, especially Arab or other Muslim countries, they have strictures of dos and doníts in their countries as per law of land, and they do not give freedom to other religions, but India does. They just throw out the minorities, if they raise their eyebrows against anything, but in India we have always respected the minorities. The amount of subsidies India give to Haj pilgrims, no Muslim countries give. Even Hindus the majority never gets as such subsidies in their own country. I want Indian Muslims, true Indian should openly critics such fatwa. A patriotic always considers his country akin to religion.