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Friday, June 16, 2006

Why Manmohan Doesn't Have Anything to Say

Sharanya Manivannan, a Malaysian blogger, wrote an open letter to Indian PM Manmohan Singh asking him why he hasn't said anything about the continued destruction of Hindu temples in Malaysia. Link

"The Government of India has thus far taken no official stand on the issue. This is not for lack of knowing. Although the available information about these demolitions remains little, almost all the non-Internet media that has picked up on the situation has been from India. These are state-sanctioned demolishings, not the work of small factions of zealots...

When the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001, the Indian government, along with academics and former state officials, responded with the outrage demanded of the situation.

Some months back, the Government of India sent an official criticism to the Government of Denmark regarding the publication in a Danish newspaper of cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad, resulting in the cancellation of Danish PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen's official visit to India at that time."

Sharanya, you are looking for the wrong man to take action.

And I think I know why Mr. Manmohan (I used to call him PM Manmohan, but I don't think he deserves the respect any more) doesn't have anything to say.

Mr. Manmohan is busy:

- he is busy providing reservations and quotes that divide Hindus into their castes, perhaps forever, for short term political gains;

- he is busy courting the minority vote in India; the Muslim minority vote that is. So don’t expect him to speak out against a Muslim nation’s atrocities against other minorities, especially against Hindus – it is not being secular you see;

- he is busy making peace with terrorists and terror sponsoring country; those are the same who ethnically cleansed a region of India of Hindus;

- he is busy making borders irrelevant to the terror perpetrators in our land but not for the minorities that are being terrorized in other lands.