Dirty Politics Over Muzaffarnagar Riots

Akhilesh Yadav visiting some riot affected area perhaps a Muslim area. He was wearing a skull cap perhaps to identify himself with the Muslim community and at the same time assert his secular credentials. Is it necessary do such dramabaji? His father and so many secular leaders like Mamata Banerjee do this these days and often. To my mind the greatest secular Muslim was Emperor Akbar. In recent times the greatest secular persons were Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

I do not recollect if they ever used skull cap to establish their secular credentials. Not very long ago Narendra Modi was roundly chided by 'secular ' leaders like Digvijay Singh, Manish Tewari and others for refusing to wear the skull cap during the Sadbavana campaign. during 1960-70 we had never heard about Iftar parties hosted by President, Prime Minister, Chief Ministers and all prominent and sundry leaders. Even there is great display and competition for Iftar parties now.

Is it all necessary so long as we are honestly dealing about the welfare of our Muslims brothers and make them equal citizens of our great country. These are all empty and hollow symbolism. Are we not communalising the entire country in our display of so called secularism? Such actions are generating opposite reaction among Hindus.Let us ponder.