21 October, 2020

Inclusion, Not Condemnation And Bias

The media has to report stories of what Muslims have done for India rather than just write about terrorists

Photograph by Soumik Kar
Inclusion, Not Condemnation And Bias
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2016-07-09T10:56:10+05:30

As a country and as a world we cannot be overcritical and see everything bad in Islam. There is a feeling among the youth that they are not welcome. We have to win over Muslims and not condemn them openly. The youth today are rather lost and will get attracted to anything that will make them feel important. And ISIS is giving them a purpose in life and so they are getting attracted to it. That is what we have to change.

We have to reach out to them and make them wanted and important in our society. Today even Hindus and Parsis are getting radicalised with fundamentalist movements. We have to reach out with values. We have to do this through education, we have to reach out to the mad­rassas and through the clerics. We have to take a proactive stand here. We have to infuse in the minorities a sense of inclusiveness where they do not feel alienated from our society. We have to make it a point that we do not woo them only during elections but also on an ongoing basis thereafter and make them feel they are also a part of India. This feeling is eroding today and needs to be...

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