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The Preamble Matters
Sudheendra Kulkarni

Secularism, understood as a non-theocratic state that shows equal respect for all faiths, is by no means an imported concept. If it is, isn’t parliamentary democracy also imported from the West? Its high time Modi stopped this needless debate and, instead, turned his government’s attention to putting the kernel of secularism and socialism into practice.....

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The rage was suicidal. The ruling party, instead of condemning the rioters, launched a tirade against Denmark and emphasised the importance of Islamic protest. After that, boys from Lahore’s schools and colleges entered the streets with clubs in their hands and set about breaking cars and setting them on fire. The police stood aside watching, probably longing to get into the act of destroying Pakistan. They saw boys get together in a phalanx, firing their guns in volleys.....

When God says that “you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse” He hinted that He knew that at one point in future, people would use all media for insulting Him, prophet (saw), Quran and Muslims. Still God says that these will only be done to test the Muslims' moral character, their faith and their power of self restraint. And God who calls for physical punishments of the rioters and mischief makers does not prescribe any physical punishment for blasphemy, though He says that he hates those abusing Him and the prophet (saw) the most as any abuse against the prophet (saw) hurts Him the most and so he has prepared the severest punishment for them in the Hereafter and a condemned life in the world. He wants Muslims to show restraint, courage and piety in the face of such provocation. Since the prophet (saw) was a living exponent of the Quran, he showed the same restraint, courage and piety in face of insults and humiliation targeted against him and his noble family....

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