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To Mr.Bisvas

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Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), May 30, 2006 at 08:39

Shri. Bisvas

You seem to be an angry man, perhaps due to personal circumstances. Perhaps you were one of the Hindus forced out of East Bengal.

Be that as may, Islamic conquest of India and suppression of Hindus are part of history about which one can do nothing. Perpetuating a cycle of distrust does no good for the future of India. Mahatma Gandhi was wise enough to take Muslims into partnership, even in that he failed beyond a point. That was wise because Muslims constituted a big proportion in undivided India. Even in the Independent India, you cannot run a nation keeping 120 million people at arms length and in permanant distrust. As things stand, most Indian muslims are in low income category with less levels of education. I agree with you that short sighted political class in India make deals with retrogressive sections of Muslim society leaving the forward looking Muslims in the lurch without political support. This perilous path is followed now by short-sighted western politicians as abundantly exposed by Daniel Pipes.

What Indian society which includes Muslims needs is lot of primary, technical and scientific education so that they can grab the oppurtunities offered by the new era of world-wide industrialisation and commerce. India as a country cannot proceed forward by leaving it's Muslims behind. She will blow her chances by a permenant distrust of a sizable section of it's population. Permanant distrust is a recipe for losing her freedom again.

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