India still reels under the yoke of religious intolerance and hatred. After the endless debates on religious intolerance in India, one thing is for sure intolerance still divides our nation and it isn’t something to be proud of. From meat bans to killing cows, Hindu-Muslim religious conflicts still continue to exist. Over which politicians play.
This is exactly the sentiment that Celebrated comedian and actor Javed Jaffrey spoke about at a lecture. Javed who was invited to speak at Hussain Day in Bengaluru, speaks how the biggest danger to India is this religious divide. Javed Jaffrey expresses these sentiments and fear by reading a poem
Nafraton ka asar dekho, Janwaron ka batwara ho gaya,
Gaye Hindu ho gayee aur bakra Musalman ho gaya.
Ye ped ye patte ye shakhein bhi pareshan ho jayein,
Agar parinde bhi Hindu aur Musalman ho jayein.
Sukhe mewe bhi ye dekh kar pareshan ho gaye,
Na jaane kab nariyal Hindu aur khajoor Musalman ho gaye.
Jis tarah se dharm rangon ko bhi baant-te ja rahein hain,
ki hara musalman ka hai aur laal Hinduon ka rang hai,
Toh woh din bhi door nahin,
jab saari-ki-saari hari sabziyan Musalmanon ki ho jayengi Aur Hinduon ke hisse bas gajar aur tamatar hi aayenge
Ab samajh nahin aa raha is tarbooz kiske hisse jayega, Yeh toh bechara upar se Musalman aur andar se Hindu reh jay.