Ah Hyderabad! How politicians use divide and rule policy to further their interests

It is definitely heartbreaking for a common man to see the city in turmoil. There's no space for any provocative statements against any religion in the democracy

By Robin Zaccheus  Published on  29 Aug 2022 7:18 AM GMT
Ah Hyderabad! How politicians use divide and rule policy to further their interests

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Hyderabad: Our peaceful Hyderabad city was supposed to witness communal tensions from 2021 when the Rohingya issue was first raised by Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay. But fortunately, these plans failed through the timely RTI responses. Not once have these controversies cropped up again ever since it was debunked.

1) Rohingya's & Surgical Strike on Old City - No data with the MHA

2) Digging Mosques for Shivlings- No such mosques in Hyd

3) Proof of Bhagyanagar - No data available with the ASI Hyd

Interestingly, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was quick to counter the Rohingya issue and Surgical Strike on Old city jibe by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. During Hyderabad municipal elections, everyone from BJP including @AmitShah Uttered this lie. They even called for a surgical strike against Hyderabadis. His own Ministry is now forcing him to eat crow. "Isliye humare Hyderabad mein bolte, zyada free nai hona"

As a matter of fact, this sounded like a genuine public interest to stop the City from the unwarranted communal tensions. But it was rather surprising when two other issues, "Digging Mosques for Shivlings" and "No proof of Bhagyanagar", were debunked through the RTIs.

There was no reaction from the Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi to the widespread media reports. The silence of the Hyderabad MP, who happens to be a representative of the Muslim Community, certainly raises the eyebrows of those keenly following the politics in Telangana. Perhaps, it is a known fact that politics especially in Hyderabad's old city lingers around the religion in a divide and rule policy to hold and control the political positions. These communal tensions in Hyderabad are absolutely political and the timings of these are rather unsurprising.

It is definitely heartbreaking for a common man to see the city in turmoil. There's no space for any provocative statements against any religion in the democracy. The recent statement of the Goshamahal BJP MLA Raja Singh on Prophet Mohammed was totally uncalled for and condemnable. The BJP was prompt to suspend the MLA, apparently, it is high time for the National party to take strict action against their members for making insidious statements.

The question now arises, whether these communal tensions benefit those in the political positions in Hyderabad's Old city. Yes, of course! They want these communal tensions to maintain their hold on the area. Police picked up people to maintain the law and order situation in the city. It may also be during the course of controlling the situation the police may have been harsh on innocent people too.

It was certainly an ideal situation for Hyderabad's MP Asaduddin Owaisi to display his support for the Muslim community by asking the police to release the arrested people mostly the youth. Some netizens also criticize parties for playing dirty politics.

People of Hyderabad do understand the divide and rule policy. Perhaps it is high time for the people to stop falling for politicians who create fear on the pretext o defending their community. People should rather trust the Constitution of India which assures equality, justice, and freedom to practice religion.


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