OPINION

Fear and Hate in Indian Politics

June 11, 2008
Suresh Naig

In marketing parlance "fear" is one of the powerful concepts to market a product. Marketing of water purifiers, medicated toilet soaps etc are fine examples for "fear concept". In Indian politics, right from the first general election in the year 1952, Indian National Congress, capitalized on this "fear concept" and continues to do so.

With the assassination of Gandhiji and the communal flare up in Noakhali, fresh in the minds of people, Nehru created fear in the psyche of Indians, especially the Muslim community about the Hindu ideologists. Since our independence INC has kept the Indian Muslim community in perpetual paranoia, concocting a fable out of nothing, demonizing Hindus out to obliterate Muslims in India. The persons, who have swallowed the bait and turned paranoid, became the easy target for subversive forces from across our borders. Our communist comrades, not tired of making a mountain out of a mole hill, successfully created a rift between different classes of people. If one has to believe their theory, the working class are the people who work and all the executives and capitalists enjoy finest things in life without working. I was a victim of their absurd philosophy of hatred, working as a middle level manager in Kerala, in late 80's and early 90's.

Not lagging behind, RSS, BJP, Shiv Sena et al, tries to create a fear psychosis in the minds of majority religion, taking advantage of Congress philosophy, terming it as pseudo secularism. The Shiv Sena has grown only out of hate campaign; in 70's they have created a hate campaign against 'Madrasis', later against Muslims and recently against Biharis and north Indians.

Indian politicians have perfected the art of "fear psychosis" by demonizing a religion, caste or class. Perhaps they have taken the cue from the Nazis, who have demonized "Jews" as the root cause for all the German woes, in the previous century. In the general election immediately after Indira Gandhi's assassination, all the news paper advertisements of Indian National Congress demonized "Sikh" community. If one believed the advertisement copy matter verbatim, one would be scared to enter a cab in Delhi, mostly driven by "Sikhs".

In the 60's, Dravidian parties of Tamil Nadu had unleashed a fear campaign against Brahmins and Hindi, the two demons out to destroy Tamil culture and Tamil. Fear is an emotion, stoking it is easier for the devious gains of the political parties. To a great extent the Dravidian parties have successfully driven out the Brahmins from bureaucracy and a whole generation of Tamilians, cut off from the mainstream by denying their rightful choice to learn the national language. The Dravidian parties have one point agenda, "Ignorance of people is Bliss for the leaders". The adage "One reaps what one sows" is unfailingly proved in the present day. When Hate is the central theme of any party, the hatred does not stop with the short term victory and spreads it ugly tentacles among the entire society, manifesting in different violent symptoms. Malevolent intentions for short term electoral gains cannot ensure benevolent results for the society or the country.

A science graduate from Madurai University.(1975) A compulsive writer as there is no dearth of compulsion from the system, society or our beloved politicians. A tough minded optimist, who would enjoy the scenic beauty from suicide point. Maveric in words, thoughts and deeds. He lives in Bangalore
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#1
TamilInfoGoogle
June 16, 2008
08:07 AM

TN GOVERNMENT'S BETRAYAL OF TAMILS

The 'Tamil' politician, Karunanidhi and his daughter Kan(n)imozhi are cowards worshipping is Hindian masters as he is working to remove Tamil from Tamil Nadu. After all the Telugu speaking family finds pleasure destroying Tamil heritage sites like Raamar Paalam and in denouncing Tamil poet Baarathiyaar.

Following are acts of language racism perpetuated by both Hindian goverment and also the private corporate sector. The central govt in Delhi has plans to wantonly ignore other languages and pave the way for their decline by sole use of Hindi and by the portrial of India to the outside world as Hindia.

Karunanidhi is of-course supportive of such policies against Tamil language and people.

1>Gas books across India printed only in Hindi and English
2>Air Hindia, Hindian Airlines, S(J)et(h) Airway etc having announcements only in English and Hindi.. Hindians only served
3>Hindi being compulsory in CBSE schools while Hindian can choose to skip the state language in favour of Sanskrit
4>Lack of opportunity of native Tamils in the north leave alone North Indians to learn Tamil and other southern languages in their areas
5>Tamil being portrayed with lude 'comical' roles in Hindian films
6>Hindian railways train tickets skipping the state language. Hindians only served
7>Airports (like in Madras) hiring Hindians who cant speak Tamil/state language. Hindians only eligible
8>Hindian Railway and other Hindian institution websites restricted to only Hindi and English
9>Hindian movies only being sent to the Oscars and other cultural events ignoring other languages. Hindians only served
10>Hindian bank passbooks skipping the state language. Hindians only served
11>ATMs of most banks (Citibank, Hindian Bank etc restricting to Hindi and English)
12>Looking down on states of Tamil Nadu because of refusal to prescribe to "accept-Hindi-as-your-language" attitude
13>The very use of the term "Regional language" to non-Hindi languages
14>The use of Hindian stickers in trains and else portaying "speaking Hindi is nationalism" and other propoganda messages stating use of English or non-Hindi as not being nationalistic. So Indian Railways is calling non-Hindi speakers as foreigners.
15> The very absence of languages other than Hindi on the symbol of citizenship of the country- the passport

The above is a part of a sinister policy create to transform India to simply Hindia or Hindistan.
These remarks are taken as fascist...but you need to ask yourself whether the National Language policy of India itself isnt fascist.
If you trace the history since independence regarding the use of language apart from Hindi, you can foretell the future plan for this fascist policy.

This Hindian fascism should not make it a big mistake for India to be a lingual union. The last thing for the country is encouragement a colonial attitude by speakers of the "elevated" lingo.

What is Hindi. It is language brought by Muslim invaders who came and destroyed the countries history and languages. SHame Shame is promoting the language of ammaa-p-pillais.

DMK, PMK and other Tamil traitors are happy with this scenario as they are in business with their Hindian masters who safeguarding the TN reservation policy, where several Hindi OBCs get reservation in TN while Tamil FCs are thrown out. Their vote bank has been assured by their Hindian masters.

#2
suresh naig
June 16, 2008
10:27 AM

The gibberish of Tamilinfogoogle is one more proof, justifying my article.

Thanks for the vitriolic gibberish.






#3
Ayan Roy
June 16, 2008
10:44 AM

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

-- Master Yoda, in Star Wars

I guess that is a universal truth. Individual and collective fear of any kind eventually leads to hate, and finally suffering. That is the root of all racism, xenophobia, oppression.
One must eliminate fear. But I guess that is almost impossible.

Love and peace to all,
Ayan

#4
commonsense
June 16, 2008
11:08 AM

Tamilinfogoogle:

"">Gas books across India printed only in Hindi and English""

in that case, how did you produce so much "gas"?

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