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Re: [Arkitect India] Muslims must salute these Hindus

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  • Arun Kumar
    Very well said, Madhu. Essentializing identity in religious color is what the communalists do. Those who fight against communalism, do so as human beings who
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      Very well said, Madhu. 

      Essentializing identity in religious color is what the communalists do. Those who fight against communalism, do so as human beings who believe in justice and democracy. Most, if not all, listed in your, otherwise well-meaning, mail would reject being identified as "Hindus' or, that they are 'fighting for the cause of Muslims'. No, sir. They are fighting for fellow citizens, who happen to be peasants and rickshaw-pullers, office managers and shop-keepers, Hindus and Muslims, atheists and devout.
      Arun Kumar

      On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM, madhu prasad <madhuchopra@...> wrote:

      dear Zubair, when persons like those you have listed and thousands of others who struggle day-to-day for justice, equality, peace and harmony, they do not fight as hindus, etc., but as sensitive and aware members of a society and a country which is amazingly diverse and rich in its desire to protect and further this plurality as our common heritage. So don't ask `muslims' what they did or did not do; muslims have always been prominent in our common struggle for freedom, in our communist and socialist movements for equality and in the furthering of our classical and popular culture - can you even imagine these without muslims? So lets be vigilant against those who want to force us into divisive categories and realize that it is `we', the great diversity of all Indians, who can be progressive and egalitarian on the one hand and retrogressive or even fascist on the other. rgds, madhu 

      To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
      From: szubairahmad@...
      Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:19:50 -0700
      Subject: [Arkitect India] Muslims must salute these Hindus

      They are Hindu politicians, Hindu human right activists, Hindu Police officers, Hindu lawyers, Hindu journalists who are tirelessly fighting for the cause of Muslim community. There are Teesta Setalwad, Sanjiv Bhat, Mukul Sinha, Ashish Khetan, SR Darapuri, Rajiv Yadav and Atul Kumar Anjan. These are a few names I have mentioned, we can find such Hindus in every village and city of India who oppose injustice and who are always ready to fight on behalf of Muslims. Muslims must salute them and be thankful to them.

      Christians and Hindus are playing their part by opposing injustice and atrocities meted on Muslims all over the world. Are the Muslims playing their part by protesting against the injustices and atrocities committed on non-Muslims in any part of Muslim world? Did Muslims ever protest against the atrocities on Dalits and Tribals?

      To read more please click the link below..

      Syed Zubair Ahmad
      New Delhi

      And may you be blessed with the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do things which others tell you cannot be done!
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