Violence in the name of belief, political tolerance unpardonable
- Whenever the violence has reached its pinnacle the failure of the government is very evident.
- To create vote banks and later to retain that vote banks, politicians nurture such evil systems.
- When the governments fail to recognise activities violating law it results in Ramvruksha Yadav and Ram Rahim.
- Ram Rahim it seems supports BJP in Haryana and Congress in Punjab.
- People who are fooled in the name of belief must wake up.
Four years ago when the Gujarat police went to arrest controversial godman Asaram Bapu, his followers created ruckus and caused much harm to lives and property. In Uttar Pradesh, Mathura another self-styled godman Ramavruksha Yadav violated all laws and created his own secret universe, running a parallel government, encroaching hundreds of acres of land and when, last year, the police went to recover it on court’s orders violence erupted, causing the death of 24 persons.
Now, in yet another similar incidence, in Haryana, the head of Dera Sachcha Soudha Gurmeet Ram Rahim was declared guilty of rape by the court and when the police went to arrest him unprecedented violence broke out causing the death of 36 and hundreds injured, loss to property also reported. The extent of violence is so intense that in 3 districts of Haryana and 10 districts of Punjab curfew has been declared.
In all such cases whenever the violence has reached its pinnacle the failure of the government in controlling the mob is very evident. Or better still it is the political failure. The undesired patience of the political leaders has a role to play in this. The political leaders are forever scared to lose out on the vote bank in case they take action against such godmen. Whenever the heads of states neglect taking action such complicated situation builds up.
The political tolerance is to be condemned on all accounts. High Court also has condemned Haryana government in strong words.
There are any number of religious mutts, organisations and religious institutions that are engaged in imparting education and providing food. Such religious institutions lessen the burden of the governments to a large extent. When the governments fail to recognise when their activities violate law it results in incidents like that of Ramvruksha Yadav and Ram Rahim.
The craze for fame of these leaders, hunger for power and the lure of the luxurious life generates enough negativity to suspect even good religious institutions. One cannot forget that politics is the root of such problems. To create vote banks and later to retain that vote banks, politicians nurture such evil systems.
Ram Rahim’s followers have set fire to hundreds of vehicles, caused the death of over 30 and completely put normal life out of gear in 2 states for 3 days exhibiting a demonic attitude. Ram Rahim it seems supports BJP in Haryana and Congress in Punjab.
That explains how despite the massive presence of police and security forces, violence of this magnitude occurred. People who are fooled in the name of belief must wake up.