Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Poor monsoon is payback for Gujarat

"We are facing failure of monsoon. I wonder if it's God's will ...There has been some sin. God does not like that. We all remember what happened in Gujarat in 2002." ........
We are sort of OK with this logic provided it is applied without bias. Captain Amarinder Singh (as a Congress MP from Amritsar and as a Sardar-ji) certainly knows that Indira Gandhi died as payback for Operation Bluestar. Also, the (innocent) Sikhs of Trilokpuri, Delhi died as payback for (some other) Sikhs murdering Indira. And Rajiv Gandhi died as payback for saying that "when a big tree falls the earth shakes." Fair enough.

The Hindutva response to the above will undoubtedly be that Muslims in Gujarat died as payback for Hindu pilgrims who were burnt to death. And the agents of death on all sides can claim that they were doing God's work, that they are actually agents of God.

Finally this is true- when a poor monsoon strikes, the effect is harshest on the weakest sections of the society- muslims included. So in effect what Amarinder is saying that poor muslims all over India will be victimized a second time because of what happened in Gujarat. Food for thought.
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Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wondered if the impending failure of monsoon was god's will to punish the government for its sins in Gujarat (the 2002 riots). He said he wondered whether the failure was due to "El Nino or El Modi".

The Amritsar MP, who defeated finance minister Arun Jaitley in the recent polls, was criticizing the government for making tall promises without any roadmap when he made these comments in Lok Sabha. 
 He said, "We are facing failure of monsoon. I wonder if it's God's will that it is happening just after polls. I wonder if it's El Nino or El Modi effect. There has been some sin. God does not like that. We all remember what happened in Gujarat in 2002."


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Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Poor-monsoon-Gods-punishment-for-Gujarat-riots-Amarinder-Singh/articleshow/36408017.cms

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