Abhinav Khare deep dives into the Ayodha verdict and how certain people have changed the narrative to one that instigates violence for their own benefit
A man has his home in a land which was broken and plundered by invaders. He was thrown away from the land that rightfully belongs to him. People who believe in him are fighting his battle for 500 years and finally, the Supreme Court of India gave the land back to its rightful owner. But, since faith of many were also involved in it, they did not steal the land from the invaders. Rather, they gave them an alternate land measuring five acres. But this is where it gets tricky. The foreign funded media and its subsidiaries in India have completely changed this narrative.
This struggle has been going on for over 500 years now. Around 80% of the population have peacefully kept their demands in front of the British, then the government and now the judiciary. Even when the Archaeological Survey of India has proved the existence of a temple there, the narrative has been biased by certain sections of the media. The likes of Rana Ayyub and Barkha Dutt in their last few tweets have only instigated violence. They wait for riots to happen to sell their books and agendas. Their favourite time pass is to send the Hindus on a guilt trip. We have been asked to keep calm even when we celebrate a victory after a 500 year-long fight, else, it might instigate violence. But people remain quiet about those who instigate the violence.
Why are Hindus sent on a guilt trip time and again?
It is Babur who needs to feel guilty for illegally occupying the land. People decide the verdict first and then they build the narrative surrounding it. They have always projected the Muslims as the sect who have been historically tortured by the Hindus and then they spin their stories based on these assumptions. This is the era of social media and everybody now has access to information. ASI chief KK Mohammed fought for Ram Mandir yet these people instigate violence. We should respect the verdict of the Supreme Court of India and not indulge in such petty conversations. Let’s not fall into their traps.
About Abhinav Khare
Abhinav Khare is the CEO of Asianet News Network and also the host of a daily show named Deep Dive with AK. He has a lifetime collection of books and gadgets and has already pinged more than hundred cities around the globe.
He is a tech entrepreneur, who is passionate about policy, technology, economy and philosophy from ancient India. He earned an MS Engineering from the ETH Zurich and an MBA Finance from the London Business School.
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Last Updated Nov 19, 2019, 8:37 PM IST