India's Uniform Civil Code

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Mike Ghouse

Like a monkey, Modi is jumping from tree to tree, experiment after experiment, each one causing pain and tensions to the Indians. He has messed up the country badly – Notebandi, GST, CAA, 370, messing with the constitution, democracy, freedom, and a long list of failures, including tearing India’s proud social fabric. Now he is messing with farmers to serve his lords Adani and Ambani and will be jumping to make India homogenous.

People should demand jobs that will make them atma nirbhar and not all these diversions’ tricks to fool the Indians.

Now he is going to push all Indians to be exactly alike. He is planning to hold webinars to shove it on unwilling Indians.

One nation is a good idea, but his one country is forcing everyone to be alike.

We need to counter his narrative to make India one nation, the non-sensical idea of subscribing to one country’s idea. We will do webinars right behind them, each time, opposing and challenging their narratives?

We need to gather people who believe that God has created each of us to be unique beings with our own thumbprint, eye print, taste buds, religious buds, and DNA? No one is alike.

Look at nature – no star is alike, no planet is synonymous, no mountain is a mirror of the other, and look at the life forms – How many million life forms do we have? It is going against nature (GOD) to kill the diversity, and it will fail, another experiment of Modi.

Socially we are unique as well. Our women folk wear several colorful sarees and Shalwar Kameez. Do they want all of them to wear the same uniform civil clothes?

Does BJP want all women to wear uniform jewelry?

We have hundreds of car designs and colors. Do they want all cars to look alike with the same color?

From Assam to Gujarat, Kashmir to Kanya Kumari, we eat different foods. Does BJP want all of us to eat the same food?

Should every Indian wear Kesar color one piece of clothes, disregarding climate?

There are three distinct God icons in the Hindu tradition – Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and many Avatars. Do they want to wipe them all into one item forcibly?

We Indians must be proud of our diversity. It’s how God has created us.

Together as Indians, we are Hindus, Dalits, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Atheists, Nastiks, Buddhists, Bahá’í, Tribals, Jews, Bo’s, Qandharis, Bakarwals inclusive of every group of Indians. Anyone who breathes the air of the land drinks the water, eats the food, and chooses to be an Indian with Indian blood running in him or her. We are all Indians and are all created equal, but not the same, and no one is more privileged than the other.

We should not allow any evil force to pit one Indian against the other. Each of us should make an effort to tell them to work for an India, where Indians together can create an exemplary India. We should ask them to join us and build a cohesive India where authentic sab ke Saath, sab ka vikaas ho. Sab ka Samman ho, aur sab ko nyay mile.

Are they willing to treat Dalits, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs as a part of one nation or become their version of Hindus to be one?

Mike Ghouse is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism. He is a speaker, thinker, author, consultant, pluralist, activist, a news-maker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions to the media, public, and policymakers. More at

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