Abusive and Derogatory Slogans
While reading back issues of Radiance, I came across a letter under the heading “It’s a Daydream” by Mr. A. Rahman Sharief vide issue of 22-28 August, 2021. The learned letter writer has brought certain abusive and derogatory slogans to the notice of readers. He deserves congrats for his bold and candid views.
I would like to put to the kind notice of readers certain more objectionable slogans chanted during a bike-rally conducted by Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and its sister organisations on December 25, 2020 in Ujjain’s Begum Bagh Area, which is a Muslim majority area. List of slogans are as under:
- “Baccha baccha Ram ka, chachiyon ke kaam ka” – a slogan that has sexual connotations, loosely translating into “All of Rama’s male children are useful for Muslim aunties”;
- “Hindustan mein rehna hoga toh Jai Shree Ram kehna hoga” which means “If you want to reside in India, you have to chant ‘Hail Lord Rama.’
- “Chacha bole Jai Shree Ram, Chachi bole Jay Shree Ram, Mullah bole Jay Shree Ram…” translating into “Muslim uncles, aunties and priests all chant “Hail Lord Rama.”
- “Baccha baccha Ram ka, Mussalmaan haram ka” translating into “Hindus are children of Rama, Muslims are illegitimate offspring;
- “Aurangzebki aulaado, sudhar jao, desh humara hai” translating into “Children of (Mughal Emperor) Aurangzeb, reform yourselves. The country belongs to us (sloganeers).”
These anti-Muslim slogans are insulting and abusive. With such slogans they try to provoke Muslims, which has the potentiality to pave the way for chaos and anarchy in the country. But the law enforcement machinery present at the site was mute spectator. (Source: Indian Journal of Secularism, Mumbai, Volume : 24, No.2, Period : July-September 2020)
The daydream of RSS to wipe out Muslims (Read: Islam) from India is not going to materialise. It is our firm belief and faith that Islam will not be eliminated from this planet by any power till the date of Judgement. In Sha-Allah.
Farooq Abdulgafar Bawani
Killing in Kashmir in Cold blood
A day after the Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security situation in Kashmir, a 20-year-old Muslim youth was shot dead under suspicious circumstances near a CRPF camp in Shopian district on October 24. The deceased was identified as Shahid Ahmad Rather, a resident of the Arwani area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A daily-wage labourer, Shahid was reportedly hired by a farmer to help with harvesting the apple crop.
Zubair Ahmad Rather, his younger brother, was reported as saying that the victim was returning home along with two friends when the incident happened. “He was walking few metres ahead of them when the CRPF troopers fired at him near Zainapora.” “It is a targeted killing,” Zubair continued, struggling to hold back his tears. “They shot him in cold blood. There was no cross firing in the area. If it has happened with us, it can happen to anyone. They are killing innocent people and branding them as militants. We want justice.”
Russia’s Taliban statement worrying India
Russia has issued a ‘joint statement’ after it hosted a meeting of India, Pakistan, China and other neighbouring countries of Afghanistan. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Taliban leaders also attended the meeting held in Moscow. It was stated in the meeting that further practical engagement with Afghanistan needed to take into account the new reality, that is “the Taliban coming to power in the country, irrespective of the official recognition of new Afghan government by the international community.”
This move has caused unease in New Delhi as its wordings were not in sync with the position New Delhi has taken on the new dispensation in Afghanistan.
Nazeer Ahmed Kazi