As I sit in the comfort of my home in a quiet neighborbood with no signs of unrest, composed of people indifferent to issues that don’t pose a threat to them, many areas of my city Hyderabad are witnessing widespread protests by the young, old, men and women against the recent Citizenship Amendment Act that was passed by our current Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The act basically grants easy citizenship to all refugees who have taken shelter in India, coming from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc excluding those who belong to the Muslim minority. Those from the minority require tons of documentation to prove that they aren’t spies, don’t pose a threat to the country and are legitimate for the citizenship.
The Act clearly violates India’s secularism, something India and its citizens have always been proud of. Nationwide, Muslims and Non-Muslims have demonstrated protests and led marches against the government. To suppress the movements, the government has executed violence against the demonstrators- old religious clerics, hijab-clad women, bearded young college students are just few examples taken from the spine chilling videos that are circulating across the social media. Where is the humanity? Why is this country going backwards, to the pre-Independence era when there is a major economic crisis across the country which needs more attention?
A single act of terrorism by a bearded, self-proclaimed jihadist incites more concern by the world than the countless acts of violence committed by uniform clad against the protestors participating in the Million March. What does this prove? Is this the result of a combined hidden agenda of leading world powers? An agenda to diminish the population and the quality of life of every Muslim living in this world?
No matter how hard they try, we are protected by the Word of Allah and we shall bear with patience as per the teachings of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Allah will grant us victory, as He promised to all those who are patient. A heartfelt message from all of us who want to protect the secular sanctity of the nation to all the transgressors: get a heads up on your crimes and quit before a painful torment strikes each one of you because it is amongst the timeless laws of the universe that every human being’s life is a consequence of their actions, good attracts good and the same is true for its negation.