“A Less Known Figure”

I am sorry to say that the article “A Less Known Figure to Head the State Presidential Election” by Mr. Soroor Ahmed is simply vague and without a proper conclusion. Perhaps the writer and the publisher know the reason for it and not readers like me

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I am sorry to say that the article “A Less Known Figure to Head the State Presidential Election” by Mr. Soroor Ahmed is simply vague and without a proper conclusion. Perhaps the writer and the publisher know the reason for it and not readers like me. It is very unfortunate that we Muslims think peculiarly and say ambiguously and not clearly. Qooloo qawlan sadeeda is mostly not visible among us.
Even the qualities of head and heart of the past and present Presidents are not clearly stated. There is nothing about the most popular President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who is a rare personality. The world Muslim community has not produced a person of his calibre during the past perhaps 500 years. It is he who has brought dignity to the post of president and not vice versa. The whole country and the whole world praise him as an extraordinary person in thought and action but Mr. Soroor feels soroor in ignoring his all powerful personality. I think it is not without some personal reason which he does not want to discuss in public. Of course this is our Muslim culture! It proves our bankruptcy.
Ms. Pratibha Patil is involved in controversies. Today (July 4) she is visiting Chennai. People want that she should not talk in the public rally tomorrow to avoid controversies and her address in the dinner party should not be in Hindi. Her views on veil and soul have irritated the people. Her involvements in the bank and sugar factory irregularities are talked about. The media has highlighted her personality in the proper perspective. The Congress and Left parties want such a person as the President of India for the reasons best known to them whereas an overwhelming majority of people want Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the great scientist for the second term. He is not at the mercy of anybody. Everybody likes him because of his extraordinary qualities of head and heart and great achievements for the country.
We Muslims talk about the past great Muslim personalities of the far away places ignoring the personality whom we see with our own eyes. What a pity!
The writer’s views on woman are also wrong. He has no courage to mention it openly. In short the article is of no use to readers like me.
V.M. Khaleelur Rahman
Ambur, Tamil Nadu