Friends we are listening, reading about (असहिष्णुता ) everywhere like awards are being returned, actors and personalities are feeling insecure. I am going to tell you what is actually is. Growing intolerance is alarming in INDIA. Tolerance is not concession but it's an active recognition of the universal human rights of others. The current rise in acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination is most alarming.
India has always been a nation where there were sporadic religious attacks. India was always a nation that banned controversial books and movies. However, people protest bans only when it affects their political viewpoints. The furore of Hussain's exile due to his pictures was not matched when Nasreen or Rushdie have to stay off India for their controversial depictions.
|INDIA's intolerance - असहिष्णुता (Asahishnuta)|
|INDIA's intolerance cartoons|
|INDIA's intolerance case|
Naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, speech, behavior and values, one has a right to live in peace and to be as they are.It also means that one’s views are not to be imposed on others. It is this virtue that will end all our miseries and daily outcries of human rights violations. It is not only the state to have this value but even our communities and us individuals all we must work towards it.