Varanasi Serial Blasts act of great savagery
Milli Gazette Online
8 March 2006
The Tuesday evening Varanasi Serial blasts reflect the magnitude of terrorism which is afflicting our country, and has once again provided us with an opportunity to get united in our ruthless crusade against the perpetrators of these most inhuman crimes.
At this critical moment, the nation must not only cut across all religious and political barriers in condemning this dastardly incident which has claimed dozens of innocent lives, but must also strengthen its resolve as a single entity to finally emancipate India from those forces which are hell bent upon shattering its unified structure.
While the national conscience is filled with outrage over this savagery, it is great misfortune of our country that even at this crucial juncture, some politicians have grabbed this tragedy to score political points by indulging in recriminations, and some anti-national forces have found in the blood of innocent victims the most auspicious occasion to promote their anti-Muslim ideology, and thus vitiate the communal atmosphere in the country.
It is a high time for the moral majority to prevail upon those communal elements who always remain on the lookout to victimize Muslims, and send a strong message to the world that India is a single entity, and its pluralism has the capacity to transform into a unified whole when the nation is confronted with common threats to its unity and integrity.
Our combined efforts once again spread the message found in the following couplet of Dr. Allama Iqbal.
'Shakti bhi shanti bhi bhakton ke geet mein hei,
Bharat ke vasiyon ki mukti hi preet mein hei'
(Both the strength and peace lies in the songs of the saints, The salvation of the Indians lies only in mutual love)
Dr. Mustafa Kamal SherwaniLL.M. (Aligarh), LL.D. (Lucknow)
Former President, All India Muslim Forum, Lucknow
Presently Dean, Faculty of Law and Shariah Zanzibar University, Tanzania