By Prafulla Ketkar / Organiser

The Nupur Sharma controversy is refusing to die down. Despite her suspension and apology for a reactionary threat of quoting the Hadith about the life incidents of the founder of Islam, blatant death threats continue to flash. Even a forward of posts in her support resulted in two brutal killings. If that was not enough, Salman Chishti was seen declaring a bounty on her head and later being tutored by Rajasthan police on how to escape the law. When all this is the ground reality, judges listening to a petition filed by Nupur Sharma held her ‘single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country’
in their observations. On the other hand, legal luminaries like Colin Gonsalves, who have a track record of defending everyone who undermines the democratic structure of Bharat, are ready to protect a person who dog-whistled global Islamists and is facing charges of foreign funding without proper permission. The Islamic fundamentalists and their Sar Tan Se Juda mindset have been emboldened through all these actions.

If this was not enough, a known Hindu hater, and self-proclaimed atheist, Leena Manimekalai, dared to share a derogatory posture of Maa Kali, the Hindu Goddess considered to be the symbol of death, time, and change. The Trinamool Congress loudmouth Mahua Moitra justified it as her right to free speech and the authentic depiction of Kalika Mata. How to deal with such a dichotomous situation where even mentioning either the founder or scriptures of monotheistic religions like Islam leads to death threats, while Shiva, Ganesh, Saraswati and Kali, various forms of the Supreme worshipped by Hindus, are continuously mocked and ridiculed.

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