Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy,
President of the Janata Party.
Recent communal riots in Mau town in U.P. is an early warning for all patriotic Indians and a wake up call for those Hindus who claim to espouse secularism.
Mau is a town of 65 percent Muslims and the local Muslim leaders, many of them with a criminal background, have over the years terrorised the Hindus not to hold publicly the Bharat Milap festival that comes between Dussehra and Deepavali. This year the Bharat Milap festival fell on a Friday and the Muslim leadership of Mau, publicly declared that only Namaaz Azaan will be broadcast and no microphones will brodcast any bhajans connected with the Bharat Milap festival.
This public declaration is shocking in a country where 80 percent or more people are of Hindu faith; but it is a wake up call for those who have failed to realized that secularism can only survive in this country if the Hindus are in overwhelming majority. India cannot be allowed to become a Saudi Arabia for Hindus.
The developments in Kashmir Valley and the treatment of the Hindu minority in that State combined with what has happened in Mau is an early warning to all secular Hindus that a backlash of Hindu reaction is imminent, and to make them realize that the need of the hour is an assertive Hindu unity and not a flip flop secular pontification to the Hindus.
I demand to know why Muslims, Christians and secular Hindu organizations which were so vocal about the backlash aftermath of the Godhra massacre of 26 Hindu women and children, are so deafeningly silent about what has happened in Mau. If they do not speak up now, then they should keep their counsel, for it will not be relevant in the future. Their silence on the bogus cases filed on the Kanchi Shankaracharyas has already radicalized Hindus.
( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )