As a number of threads on social media have already identified, the one episode launched up to now both ignores or casually dismisses what the Indian judiciary itself mentioned on not solely the then CM Modi’s response to the riots but additionally on the character and conduct of these charging him with the blame for them (Setalvad, Sreekumar and many others).
The episode, by its working time of about an hour, regurgitates the identical fees and motifs which have been disproven and discredited a number of occasions within the final 20 years.
So if this new documentary repeats extra of the ‘usual’, and if the ‘usual’ has already been debunked, why did the BBC come out the sequence within the first place?
There are two varieties of racists within the West – the right-wing racists whom you may simply establish. They’re express and often not very brilliant. The dull-headed Bible-thumping racists who consider of their racial superiority aren’t solely straightforward to establish but additionally straightforward to refute and you already know to maintain your distance from them.
Then there are the left-wing racists.
They cover properly their racism with arguments of their ‘civilising missions’. ‘Your society is corrupt. It’s morally inferior. It’s crammed with inequalities and with out us you’ll kill one another descend into hell’.
The fitting-wing racist being crank and dull-headed might by no means style energy. The left-wing racist being suave might win vital variety of collaborators even amongst these whom he detests. So the right-wing racist hates Muslims and Arabs as he additionally hates Jews and Asians. The left-wing racist by no means reveals his hatred.
All through the historical past of the West, the racists in a fairly and regular method have crossed the road from right-wing to left-wing. So right-wing anti-Semitism turns into a trendy, pro-Palestine motion.
Equally, did right-wing Hinduphobia turn into, properly, the BBC documentary?
Left-wing racism can be monopolistic fundamentalism. Whereas the Christian West could compete and even combat with the Islamic world and Communism, between what it perceives as an idolatrous Pagan civilisation and Islamist politics, it should choose to face with the latter. Between an Eurocentric Marxism and Hinduism it should stand with the previous.
PM Modi rightly spoke of reaching out to Muslims as equal residents of Bharat with out caring about their return in votes. That could be a daring assertion. It’s an strategy within the curiosity of nation-building.
And on the identical time, it’s no mattress of roses. It’s after all a path of thorns and now we have to be further vigilant every second. Good will doesn’t imply complacency. Good will shouldn’t be letting go of warning. Good will with adherents of a monopolistic creed doesn’t imply compromising with monopolistic expansionist theologies and ideologies.
However give it some thought—if it succeeds.
Then India would have proven the world how Muslims and Hindus can stay along with mutual respect with out theological poaching.
To this point, the one ‘achievement’ of Nehruvian secularism has been that it has ready the bottom for the wreckage of Hinduism and the ‘remaining victory’ of evangelism and Jihadism.
In such a context, if PM Modi reaches out to Muslims, whereas making certain the constructing of an India that’s socially wholesome, culturally proud and spiritually educated, then that may be akin to ushering in a brand new daybreak for Hindu and Indian society.
The Left-wing racist would not prefer it. As a result of Modi can be enabling the Hindus to attain one thing he (the Leftist) does not assume they deserve. That’s their drawback with Modi.
Is that the BBC’s drawback too?