Wednesday, 5 February 2014

These People are our Own!

India, the land of diverse cultures and the seat of multiculturalism in the world has a large number of different people residing within its borders. Well, this does not include illegal residents, just the ones who are Indian. People with different languages, religions, ethnic backgrounds and of course, colour. This country has nurtured her variegated children and even adopted some more from various parts of the world. And she has continued to do so for millennia. She has accepted anyone and everyone who showed the intention of living in harmony with her other children. In fact, she even took in those who would later enslave her for more than two centuries.

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Now, having established how this great nation has been the home of a number of peoples throughout history, allow me demonstrate how her children, who of course kept squabbling when they were infants, have still deigned to remain immature into their adulthood.

Recently, there have been a number of cases where certain people hailing from the Eastern regions of India were harassed, thrashed and even killed in none other than the capital of this country.

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A conscious Indian would ask WHY?

Well, I don’t know why but the obvious answer is because they share physical attributes with the Chinese people, the government of which is at constant loggerheads with the Indian government over the land they’ve illegally occupied in the northern and eastern regions of the country. Other than that, everyone who pays close attention to international affairs knows what games the Chinese play apart from issuing passports to Indian farmers, routinely crossing the international border, sending incursions to Indian military frontier camps and inscribing rocks on Indian soil. China, in its bid to remain the Asian superpower is not leaving any stones unturned; breaking international border treaties, bullying smaller South-Asian nations, landing troops on disputed islands and supplying insurgent upstart nations with weapons.

Yes that is reason enough to hate their guts, but why take it out on people of your own country who, by no fault of their own, share ethnic relations with our enemies? Why discriminate against them when they have done nothing to deserve this harsh treatment. Today, the people on the eastern frontier are fighting for the basic privilege of being recognized as Indians when they already have it.

These people have been residing here ever since Genghis Khan decided to annex that part of the sub-continent, maybe even before that. They officially became part of the Indian Republic when she got her Independence from the British Empire, same as any other territory, then why this bias?

In the 21st century, when the world is fighting against international racism, having uprooted the same from their own nations, this Asian giant is still struggling to accept the people who were her own from the very beginning.

What a SHAME!