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Where do Indian government’s priorities lie ? Recently Indian government decided to provide 250,000 tonnes of wheat as assistance to Afghanistan.

It’s time to look at some statistics and make some calculations.

250,000 tonnes of wheat = 250 million kgs of wheat.
Over 7000 Indians die of hunger every day.
Over 25 lakh = 2.5 million Indians die of hunger every year.

250 million kgs of food = 100 kg of wheat for 1 year for every person that looses his life in India.

Pakistani PM once said that “Pakistanis will eat grass for 1000 years but build nuclear weapons”. Here we see a literal example of “Millions of Indians not eating anything but still government’s priority is to send food to Afghanistan” , seriously Con-gress seems to have lost its mind over its priorities and responsibilities. Afghanistan is going through a troubled times and India should indeed help them in such times. Most common perception is Indian government wants a pro-Indian government in Afghanistan in order to contain pakistan and playing politics is not bad. The question is what form of assistance should a developing country like India provide ? Building schools, roads uses money and India has $300 billion+ reserves, providing such monetary assistance does not harms any Indian but…..

“Bhooka khayega kya aur baantega kya”, what will someone eat when he does not has ample eat and what he can distribute??

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Hefty fine, jail soon for bias against minorities

Though a strong critic of con-gress government and its hypocrisy, I am delighted to read the above news on laws against discrimination against minorities. Many people would argue that they never faced any such issues but the reality remains that as much as Indians may consider them down to earth,highly civilized and well natured people, just like everyone else there are many in India who tend to discriminate against others based on religion, caste or social status. Now what remains a matter of concern as to whether the law will see its implementation or it is just another minority appeasement gimmick from pseudo secular government which promises a lot but delivers close to nothing.

On a mixed note what saddens me is that once again law is concerning minorities and not for treating everyone on same page. Though minority rights are as important as majority but there is no reason as to why any sort of special treatment should be given to all the citizens of this country. Whether it is allowing polygamy for muslims or allowing Sikhs to carry kirpans while working at Amritsar airport. Worst of all as much it may defend on its secularism, reservation in educational institutes is the biggest blot on secular India where government itself discriminates people on basis of caste. What is needed is not the reservations but implementation of uniform civil code and anti discrimination laws which guarantee equal rights for everyone, where no Indian can discriminate against any other Indian whether majority or minority. What to do when minorities discriminate against majority, what when muslims refuse to give house on rent to Hindus in muslim dominated areas ? Congress has always used its secular face to appease minorities but has never made a genuine effort to implement uniform civil code for all people where same set of laws can be used irrespective of caste, religion or money. So unfortunate for this nation that definition of equality for con-gress implicitly contains inequality.

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