Saturday, 24 July 2010 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

SALMAN JANJIRKAR SPEAKS (Reader's Post) !!!

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Salman- Childhood friend
         This is the 1st post from one of my friends - SALMAN. Click here - SALMAN JANJIRKAR to follow him on twitter. Salman is my childhood friend. He came in our school in 7th std. I remember his specks. It was so stylish. I used to wear it. He was smart and friendly. We became good friends very soon. We also had a fight once. Salman, I hope you remember the fight. ;-) It was so historical fight. Everyone remembers it even today. But that fight was just a catalyst in our relationship. After that we became very nice friends. He is one of my regular comment giver on my blogs. He appreciate me when I over-perform and criticize me when I under-perform. He is a friend of call-me-any-time type. I know about him that he is always there with me whenever I'll need him. Thank you Salman for being so supportive. He is the one who have sent me the post as soon as I sent him the message to send. So, let's read what he have written.

FOREWORD BY SALMAN :

           As all of u know what a great blogger Veeru is, I got a msg from him to speak out on a topic of my interest n he wud publish it in his blog... i am grateful to him for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express myself out loud.. So here i was thinking about what to write.. my childhood, school days, college days or days of pain and misery then I got a flash of inspiration as my father was ARGUING with my mom as to why not send my younger brother to study in India n d foremost reason he gave was the current social condition of India and all the BIAS going on over there..
 So here I am going to try and address some issues that really have been nagging me for the past 2-3 years---The current fabric of Indian Society.


IS THIS THE INDIA WE USED TO DREAM AND READ ABOUT??? SURELY NOT!!!!!!!!!

         Our great country was found (established more likely) on a basement strengthened by the principles of Equality, Liberty, and Freedom! It was meant to serve as a beacon of hope for many of the impoverished, enslaved and disillusioned countries of the 20th century under the Britannic Empire...
                  

             So let’s ask ourselves a question today. Have we fulfilled the Vision of our founding fathers?? Have we acted in a way so as to justify the sacrifices made by numerous of our countrymen?? Have we done enough so as to pay and negate the Blood price payed by many of the great Martyrs of the Great Freedom Struggle???
                 

             The answer as per me (n really really disappointingly) is a big NO!!
              

             We have not even got close to fulfilling the Great Indian Dream…. The Dream where each n every citizen shall be equal—equal  irrespective of their religion, social status, financial capacity, their JAAT n all that shit going on currently has just been what it was meant to be --- A Dream!!
                

             Who are we to blame??  The politicians ? ? The elders who follow outdated traditions blindly n vigorously??? NO!! WE the Educated Class The Intelligentsia  are Responsible for the  sorry state of our Country… we who know what is necessary to sustain the Great Indian Dream, to make sure that d sacrifices of our forefathers are not wasted away are truly and sadly responsible for this sad plight of our great Motherland…
                

             It is not so in great past of history that today people have forgotten that different people from different strata of society fought TOGETHER, Shoulder to Shoulder to make it possible for us to live in this so called FREEDOM!! People have forgotten that a Hindu fought side by side with a Muslim or a Jain or a Sikh or the numerous n diversified religions scattered all over India… then why is it that 2day the same Hindu or Muslim Or Sikh or whatever find it difficult  to  breathe in d presences of a fellow Indian Brother of a different religion?? Why is it so that a man has to trim down his beard so as to avoid the suspicious glares of others?? Or apply his turban in such a manner so as not to look too DIFFERENT than d common attire?? And I do not speak this of a particular minority but for every 1 yes even the majority…Is this the INDIA of Our Dreams????? Is this what it all comes down to???
                

            Haven’t we been taught that ALL Indians r our brothers n sisters (refer to d Indian Pledge)? Why is it today that one needs to prove his loyalty at each and every step of his life?? Why can’t I be a devout Muslim as well as a loyal Indian at the same time? Are they such different identities that can’t coexist? Why has our mindset become so narrow that even a helping hand offered by some OTHER CASTE PERSON looks like an attempt at our life? Have we become so blind to see that none can exist without the other?
                

             Why is it that we r divided at each n every juncture on the basis of Caste, Religion, Region even?? Didn’t a BHAIYYA ever fight for Maharashtra or A Marathi in UP Or Bihar???? It is Because Of US EDUCATED PPL ignorant of these facts that the political parties are able to divide us…it is our duty to wake up from this deep slumber that v all r in, to fight again using all our means not necessarily violence but through education, through propagation of our thoughts through enlightenment of our minds first n then of others from these so called social bonds to realize the principle son which our country is supposed to be standing on…
                

             So let us make an oath to fight for the betterment of our country where we view each citizen as a fellow brother or sister {hey don’t include your bf’s n gf’s in the brother/sister segment } and not as of my religion or from my state… where everyone shall be able to follow his/her religion with peace of mind without any nagging fear of any backlash… let all of us be tolerant of each other but foremost let all of us be tolerant of Ourselves!! This is going to be a long healing process- no doubt about that... but 1 which shall truly release our potential in this world as a super power and truly as a shining beacon of hope n prosperity for the other downtrodden….. It surely is the time of India to rise… it’s the Era Of Indian Renaissance... so let us Make this Come true... Because it’s in Our hands that we can either fulfill this Great Indian Dream or be the Pallbearers of its tomb...  Be the teacher who enlightens n empowers rather than b the Undertakers due to our Ignorance…..
                 

              So let us be BROTHERS IN ARMS together Not Against Each Other! Let us weave a new fabric—not of a society but a FAMILY... THE GREAT INDIAN FAMILY!!!
UNITY IN DIVERSITY--Let Us Justify This Motto Which Shall Finally Describe The True Awakened India!
                

             Signing off…
 

SALMAN-Proud to be a Muslim—Yet More Proud To be an Indian Muslim!!
 

And Thank You Abhilash For This Opportunity To Speak Out...   

20 CoMMenTs !!! - U CaN aLSo CoMMenT !!!:

Rohit said...

read d article. Nice nd thought provoking post.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

thanks Rohit for reading it.. He has written a very good article...I was feeling very dangerous to post this writing as the 1st one kyuki baaki sub darr jaenge..k aisa kaise likh paayenge..hope this is not wid u Rohit..U r also a good english writer...Waiting for ur article too

Salman said...

\Thank you veeru but ur seriously over estimatin me !!! :) :)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Salman, I am not over-estimating u..Why wud I do this? Agar main jabardasti karunga to mere baaki ke frnds bhaag jaayenge..U have written such an article that every1 is saying the same.. U ca nread what Rohit had said above..Its not only me.. Salman, I expected an article..U have written sumthing wich is above what I ever expected from any1 to write..The very 1st post from a guest on my blog and it is such that everyone will shiver after reading this.. Everyone will think to maintain the status of the article and they will have to work hard...
U r really miraculous. The article you have written carries out the message wich no media channel does. They are interested in telling us about the updates of television drama .... u have said sumthing which will turn out into a shame on media about what r they doing?
I am so proud to publish such an article on my blog. U have made everyone proud of my blog too that it has sumthnig wich sud be talked about. I am so impressed. I just want to say that I want u to write a post on my blog every month. Every month u can send me a post..ITs not necessary that u talk on the same issue or the issues like this..u can write anything related to ur life too....but I want u to pen every month for me..Thanks a lot..

God Allah bless u...

Proud Proud of u...

Salman said...

Thank you Fr Ur Generosity Dude.... it was just an instinctive decision to write upon dis particular issue n i gratefully acknowledge d platform u have given to me...
it shall b an honour to write for u...
Truly
Salman

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Salman, thanks a lot for ur YES to write for me every month.. This time it was social issue...Try new forms every time. It will be more fun for me too and my readers too... u r doing great... and keep writing... I am sure that the clicks on this post will be as much as I have thought.. I will tell u how many clicks have been done on this post..

sushmita said...

my god!! what an article....why is salman doing eng???b a writer man...gud 1

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Hahaha.... U r right Sushmita. He had blown out everyone by writing this article.. Wen im saying the same to him, he says that I am over estimating him. Now Im thankful to you that you have commented on this..

Salman J said...

Ha hA hA !! Seriously ppL StOp EmbARRAssin Me :)
@sushmita Thanx yaar
@abhilash Thanx Again dude...

Anonymous said...

Tu kya hai sirf mujhe pata hai
really impressed yaar

Bhumi said...

sahi hai yaar
tu kya hai mujhe pata hai
bachpan se mere saath hai tu

hetal said...

kaha se chori kiya??? hahahahaaa:-D
jus kidding.. really nice one :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Bhumika...Welcome on my blog. I know u came here for Salman's post but still...Its my duty to welcome every new reader...Thanks for clicking on my webpage and checking the blog..

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

not nice 1 Hetal..its the best 1..

Anonymous said...

ORGASMIC !! I HAV NOT READ AN ARTICLE LIKE THAT FOR AGES!! I MEAN YOU ARE A FINE WRITER JUST BRING IT ON MAN. WAITING TO HEAR AND READ MORE FROM YOU.
MR.A

samrez said...

i guess d world must b ready for a gr8 writer...........keep it up bro....good 1....wat say ...abhilash......???

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

right Samrez.. I agree....a non-fictional writer acc to the article above.

Kul Bhushan Garg said...

I am very happy to read about ur sentiments on the plight of our great nation.I agree we must come forward to eradicate many evils described by u.There is a great dearth of sincere leaders in the country.the whole system has become rotten.But i being an optimist,am hopeful-wo subah kabhi to aayegi jab sab kuchh theek ho jaayegaa.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

yaa... wo subah shayad se agle janam me aa jaayegi mere...

Salman J said...

well i think itz bout time we shifted gearz from being an optimist to being a realist!!

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