Update: January 28, 2022 11:07 p.m. STI
Rome [Italy]Jan 28 (ANI): India is a big country with a complex and fascinating history but it has never been tied to any one group of people or religion.
Andrea Muratore, writing in Inside Over, an Italy-based publication, said India is a land with a unique and deep history, but anti-Indian campaigns have intensified in the media after the prime minister’s rise to power Indian Narendra Modi.
According to the campaigns, Narendra Modi’s India today is hostile territory for any minority that does not conform to the dominant lineage of the Hindi language and Hindu religion.
In particular, the constitutional amendment of the status of Kashmir has been associated with the assumption that a dangerous crackdown against Muslims residing in the country could take place in India. None of this appears to be on the pitch, Muratore said.
He gave examples of two protagonists who are not Hindu, the dominant religion of India – Subuhi Khan, a lawyer and social rights activist, Subuhi Khan is currently serving in the Supreme Court of Delhi, and Khushbu Sundar, an actress and politician.
“I claim my position: I don’t feel like I belong to a minority and I don’t feel discriminated against either as a Muslim or as a woman,” Subuhi Khan told Inside Over.
“India’s very history tells us that since ancient times, this land has never been tied to a single people or a single religion,” she repeated, adding that “the strength of ndia resides in the ability of peoples, ethnic groups, languages and religious traditions to speak to each other and live together.
Muratore further said that anti-Indian campaigns intensified in the media after the rise of Narendra Modi, they see strong foreign leadership from countries hostile to New Delhi.
Subuhi Khan’s Twitter profile, in this sense, is a true hymn to tolerance and coexistence. What Khan points out in a conversation with Inside Over is a reminder of the reality of the facts that demographics present.
According to Pew Research Center estimates, India will have the largest Muslim population in the world by 2050, surpassing both Indonesia and neighboring Pakistan.
There are other real minorities, but they do not seem marginalized: India is home to the largest mazdeas in the world (Parsi and Irani), Sikh and Baha’i communities that coexisted in the country long before independence and which were already present during the series of successive empires and dominations in the subcontinent, Muratore said.
“Muslims, along with Christians and Jews, live in peace in India,” Khan added.
Meanwhile, Khushbu Sundar, a Muslim and of Tamil ethnicity, said: “In recent years, we have improved tremendously.
This applies both to minorities and to women, for whom, according to Muratore, “in India, as in other countries, more than discrimination, we must talk about the need to break the glass ceiling” to access certain positions. (ANI)