Is Mamata Banerji fanning a Secular Polarisation in Bengal ?Recently, TMC government in West Bengal had issued a notification prohibiting Durga idol immersion between September 30 and October 1 on account of Muharram, observed by Muslims. This is a day for mourning. This is definitely an intimidation of the government in religious and cultural affairs on the pretext of law and order issues. TMC boast to be a secular political party.
Our constitution did not use the word "secular" till 42th amendment to it. The founders were sure that India stands for it and the people of India had faith in this principle. The introduction of this word shows a sort of loss of faith in the politicians. Some politicians on the pretext of being secular and liberal are practicing a politics of appeasing minority or a particular caste to gain political mileage. Some of the examples are Mr. Laluprasad, Mr. Mulayamsingh Yadav, Mis. Mayavati and so many local and state politicians. Now Mamata Banerjee is rising as a firebrand leader playing appeasement politics. These so called secular politicians are responsible for rising right wing hold on politics. Both of these politicians are posing a serious threat to unity and integrity of the country.
I am of the opinion that the politicians should not intimidate and let people of different faith take decisions on the matter of peaceful coexistence in a particular region. On the other hand their role must be of facilitators and peace makers. There should not be any hue and cry of imaginary situation and issuing such prohibitions. Such an intimidation encouraging right wing organizations like RSS to vitiate the environment further. There is a news that Calcutta high court slammed the TMC government on this issue. Please opine.