India is Safe for Muslims but is India Safe with Muslims?
Muslims are part of several controversies, not just in India but across the globe. But presently, the association of Islam with Safety is becoming a highly sensitive yet imposing problem. The most fundamental truth that people forget is that any religion, place, or habit becomes unsafe when the people associated with it threaten to endanger the life and well-being of those around them and the greater good of the world in general. So essentially, it is not a specific religion, rather the evil motives that people hide behind religion to achieve selfish means that wreaks havoc in society.
India’s efforts towards Muslim safety:
In India, the question whether Muslims are safe here and whether India is safe with Muslims keeps getting tossed back and forth like a game of ping pong. Leaders and Politicians have taken various steps to ensure safety for Muslims in India, including those taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Although the Narendra Modi government has been under fire for several controversies pertaining to the security of Indian Muslims, the most scandalous of which include the Riots that occurred in Gujarat in the year 2002; several steps have been taken to ensure that Indian Muslims feel satisfied that they’re being taken care of.
Politicians take utmost care in ensuring that people of all religions, not just Muslims feel included in all progressive steps undertaken for the betterment of the country. There has been tremendous appreciation from the Muslim community on the various developmental programmes launched by the Narendra Modi Government including the Jan Dhan Yojana, the LPG Subsidy scheme, and most recently the ban on the regressive practise of Triple Talaq followed by Indian Muslims.
What have Muslims done in return?
Now, coming to the question whether India is safe with Muslims; a particular religion or community becomes unsafe when they are incited by illogical or political motives driven by greed for money and power. There are several instances wherein non-Muslims in India have feel threatened by Indian Muslims. For example, excessive use of loud speakers in mosques, riots and fights occurring between Hindus and Muslims resulting in murder and violence, Muslim Terror Organizations operating within India to aid global terrorist attacks, mass culling of the sacred cow most revered to Hindus, etc. All these incidents are being pointed out as proof of Muslims’ unproductive beliefs and are causing nuisance to the rest of the Indian population.
India is safe with Innocent Muslims:
The question whether India is safe with Muslims does not have a definitive answer because the whole Muslim community cannot be instigated due to the crimes of a few. There are thousands of Muslims living in India with no records of such anti-social behaviour and it would be unfair to deem them a threat to the entire nation.
The only solution to making both India and its Muslim community safe for each other would be to ensure that every individual abides by the laws of the land, irrespective of religion and any rule-breaking results in penalty. This includes controlling and regulating Beef consumption in India, tolerable use of loud speakers, weeding out terrorist organizations, and similar such steps.
On the other hand, non-Muslims in India must get rid of prejudices that may be giving rise to unnecessary hate and violence against Muslims which may cause harm to innocent people. With this give and take of care and caution, both the nation and the community can become safe for the other.