Disclaimer: I’m not anti-anyone. 🙂
Almost everyone with a blog is making his/her voice heard about the Marathi Vs. Non-Marathi issue going on around. The safest stand one can take (and looks like everyone is taking) is that the protest by MNS is wrong. Because it attracts support from a bigger chunk of people in India.
I said in my earlier post that I won’t express my thoughts on this issue. But when the world is shouting, I can’t keep my mouth shut
One of the points that’s being put forth by most of the bloggers is that we are ‘Indian’ first and ‘Marathi’ or ‘Non-Marathi’ later. I’ve always been a supporter of the idea. But decades ago, our politicians divided India into internal states, purely on the basis of language spoken. Now after dividing India into different states on the basis of language, we are being told that anyone can migrate to any place and make a living. We are being told it is wrong to expect the migrants to absorb the local culture and speak regional language etc.
Agreed. Point well said.
Now, I extend the logic. Let us expand our views. We all are humans first, we are the residents of the world first before we are Indians, Americans, South-Afrians etc. So what was wrong with British rule in India? They were just people like you and I who migrated to India, then shrewdly took over our local governments and then ruled us for over 200 years. Come on. Why did we asked them to go out of India? We are the citizens of the world and anyone should be allowed to go to any country to make a living without any problem.
Logic extended. What do you say?
–The Big K–