I hope someday we get together and embark on a reconciliation process, we have to acknowledge the problems, face them and find solutions. It would be a shame if we dump our problems onto the next generation. We cannot live in eternal sunghursh. Thanks to Hersh for touching on them, it is a blue print for national reconciliation. I have written a list of all the issue that needs a closure.
My father's advice comes to my mind repeatedly.
During the communal riots in Jabalpur in the early sixties, both Muslims and Hindus were killed in the mayhem, as it happens every time. I wish every father in India, America and elsewhere teaches this lesson to his kids. He was crystal clear on his take; He told us the "individuals" are responsible for the bloodshed and not the religions. If we get the guy who started the conflict and punish him for disturbing the peace, rather than calling it a religious issue for the communities to jump in and aggravate it further, we would have saved many lives. He would emphasize that you cannot blame the intangible religion and expect justice, we must blame the individuals who caused it and punish them accordingly for disturbing the peace and thus bring a resolution to the conflict by serving justice. He said you cannot annihilate, kill, hang or beat the religion, then why bark at it?
Center for Pluralism
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