Segregation of India
CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER
BY MANIL SURI
In the building where I grew up, Hindus and Muslims lived side by side.
Another fascinating NYT's article. Very interesting and sad, I too remember India from my childhood being so much more secular, now it seems so divided. I mean everyone lives and works together but at any second a match could be lit, violence simmers below the surface. It was seen this summer with the death of Mohammed Aklas, when the local Hindu Priest in this tiny town said Aklas and his family had beef stored in their refrigerator, a mob went and attacked the family and killed Aklas. Modi government silent on the entire incident. Family of Aklas resigned to this being their fate, that there will be no justice for their father.
I get why politicians use these ethnic/religious divides, its for the easy win, the easy gain in power; but to be a true leader, a good leader, is to move your people forward to a sustainable future, maintaining ethnic divisions through violence and bullying is not sustainable.