As per news the Supreme court of India has said – “There cannot be uprooting of 50,000 people overnight. There has to be segregation of people who have no right on the land and the need to rehabilitation while recognising the need of the railways.”
By now, we all know that around 50,000 muslims were on the verge of being homeless in India’s Haldwani because of the demolition notice issued by the High Court under the pretext of so called encroachment by the people living there from years, who were even paying taxes to the government and had the state schools and hospitals too in that vicinity. The petition was filed by a right wing Hindutva man.
Supreme court’s stay has given some temporary relief to the Muslims living there as of now, and there are again some people who think that “belief in the system has been restored by this move,” but we need to understand that why are we so impulsive on everything around us?
How can belief in the system be restored when that very system has made innocents sit on the streets with little children in lap of women, little kids sobbing, old and young all going through the horrible traumas in the nerve chilling cold of northern India? Can we even fathom the trauma, the feeling of being all helpless when the homes, the basic need for humans to survive is on the verge of demolition?
In India, it seems mental health and traumas are not even considered anything in the least bit!
Coming back to Supreme Court, needless to remind that it is the same court which has given verdict in favour of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, where Babri Masjid was demolished because the majority wanted such a decision in their favour based on their “aastha.” It is the same court which has even earlier dismissed review petition filed by Bilkis Bano against the Gujarat government’s ability to use its remission policy to release 11 men convicted of gangraping her and murdering her family members during the 2002 Gujarat anti Muslim riots.
Indeed! we are living in a highly volatile environment which is full of negativities. A breathe of a bit of relief in such an environment should not be taken as synonymous to the faith restored in the system!
We should see who at the first place is letting all the oppressions, traumas and negativities happen. So a bit of relief by the same system should not delude us. NRC/CAA (the draconian laws to make Muslims lose their citizenship), criminalisation of muslim men in the disguise of triple talaq, and now with Uniform Civil Code in the pipeline, are all very much systematic, and democratic, with the majority people’s rule wanting it (remember, democracy comes from ‘demos’ meaning ‘people,’ and Kratos meaning ‘rule.’
SubhanAllah! As Malcolm X has rightly quoted, “You don’t stick a knife in a man’s back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you’re making progress.” I will say a bit of temporary relief after such heavy traumas and turmoils shouldn’t be considered as justice restored!
SubhanAllah! Not a piece on earth exists where we can show what peace means, and how justice is delivered to the mankind (irrespective of the faith).
Hasbunallaahu wa ni’mal wakeel!