Salil Tripathi is one of my favorite writers, and once again he scores big in my books. I am please to quote some of his words and add my own that I have been articulating for over 3 months in article over article.
Salil Tripathi, " Majority and minority are about power, not numbers alone.
That is a problem, because the minority then develops grievances because of perceived discrimination and injustice. Muslims are a minority not only because they are fewer than Hindus, but because as the Sachar committee report shows, and as other social and economic indicators, including statistics of their representation in bureaucracy, corporations, judiciary, and even newsrooms reveal, there are disproportionately fewer of them in professions and senior positions than their numbers. Instead of blaming the community, what the state should do is to figure out how best to ensure that Muslims have the opportunities to reach their potential. It is in India’s interest.
Here is my quote - Muslims and other minorities are not looking for any handouts, or seek appeasement, all they want is equal access, equal opportunities and equal justice in employment, housing, governance and all other endeavors in the pursuit of their happiness. It is the role of government to ensure that no citizen is treated any less.
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Najma Heptullah’s flawed understanding of ‘minority’
By Salil Tripathi
Courtesy: The Mint