So far as religious intolerance is concerned, the people who suffered most during partition can easily tell the consequence of such intolerance. In recent time, the guresome murder of Paresh Mesta in Karnataka bears testimony of such intolerance. Killing, destruction, burning, looting and raping of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 proves the harmful effect of such intolerance. Such intolerance is being manifested in the northern districts of Kerala, some districts of West Bengal and Assam and activities going on in Arunachal Pradesh.
As I have said all types of intolerance is bad. Intoleance towards others views is manifested in the platform of ISC also.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
" Be Good and Do Good "
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
For everything there is a tolerance limit. If it exceeds then that is not good.
But how the tolerance exceeds its threshold? Let us take the example of our own body. If we go on thrusting food or work on the body, to some extent it tolerates. When the threshold is breached we become ill. Whether the lines goes to be fatal depends on how, why, what and when.
Intolerance occurs due to internal and external factors. If the body is already taxed and weak, then the threshold is less. Similarly if there is no trust from outside and the body is allowed to be by itself, then the intolerance and resistance comes up.
Even an elastic ball will lose its tolerance if pressed beyond a level. It will simply rebound.Unfortunately in our country this has happened. The resistance and natural rebounding which happened when the otherwise tolerant ball was pushed too much, the pushers felt the rebounding pressure and that was wrongly interpreted as intolerance.
But generally what I observe is that those who cry intolerance are the worst when it comes to tolerance and free opinion.
Can we tolerate intolerance?
Intolerance will destroy tolerance, and then tolerant people will become intolerant