The most astounding feature of “secularism” as practiced in the Republic of India, is that no Hindu rituals are allowed in any public institutions, whereas rituals of Muslims and Christians are openly allowed & flashed around as a symbol of their “religious freedom.”
The newest low in this dichotomy of “secularism” is that the new Mizoram Chief Minister, Pu Zoramthanga of Mizo National Front (MNF), will be sworn in with Christian rituals. The signing of national anthem will be followed by singing Bibilical hymns & reading “gospel.” A conglomerate of 16 churches will lead this Bible reading.
Is the Mizoram state being governed by the Church? This is question which immediately arises. Why else is the Church being allowed to interfere in an official ritual of the state?
Had this been a hypothetical Hindu party, with a declared Hindu leader, and had he wanted to chant the Bhagavad Gita, all hell would have broken lose in this country, and allegations of “communalism” would be thrown around in every media house.
Not so surprisingly, not only is the mainstream media mute on this, even the declared Hindu nationalist parties like BJP, have neither challenged nor censured this move.
The time is ripe for Hindus to wake up, and ask these burning questions to their government, and the decision makes who allow such moves officially.