After repeated calls for solidarity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has again given the message of unity and brotherhood. Modi has called on an article on LinkedIn to fight against the coronavirus by moving beyond religion and caste. He has said that Covid-19 does not see religion, caste, color, language, and boundaries, and hence our conduct should be of unity and brotherhood at this time.
He said that we should have the ability to bring about a positive change not only for India but for the entire human race. But it is a matter of concern that apart from the call of Prime Minister Modi, there are reports of deterioration of communal harmony from many places. In this critical time, the government is not only fighting the coronavirus, but also the deteriorating communal harmony is emerging as a challenge. The question is whether to fight this worldwide epidemic first or with worsening religious harmony.
In fact, the news of the deterioration of communal harmony has posed a second challenge to the government and administration parallel to Corona. When Prime Minister Modi is repeatedly calling for a united fight against Corona, this squabbling of society is worrying. The question is, how can we justify the entire community or class because of the mistakes of some people?
It is against our intellectuals that we should try to make the whole society a single pole. We have to understand that no religion permits unrighteous acts. Then if a person does such an act, he is personally responsible for it. How can any religion or all the followers of that religion be responsible for this? It is not at all appropriate that due to the mistakes of some people, we should also drag the decent people of the society.
Think that if a politician turns out to be corrupt, do we call the entire class of politicians corrupt? In sports competitions, there is a doping test of players and there have been many occasions when a player could not pass this test. Then we do not blame the entire team.
Obviously, because of some people, we cannot justify the entire community. Actually there are many people with different views in the same community. Some people are progressive, while some are orthodox. In such a situation, we cannot call the progressive people wrong because of the antisocial work done by those who have orthodox thinking. How can some people relate to a poor vegetable seller, a milkman or a tea person? But still boycotting these people in the society is like weakening the social fabric.
At the time of this epidemic, we need to strengthen the hands of the government. We need to move forward, incorporating democratic, constitutional, and human values. Not only does the government have to perform its duties, but as citizens, we also have to fulfill our responsibilities. Now is the time to introduce a progressive citizen to convey his message of solidarity to the world in the fight against Corona.
However, in the war against Corona, the message of unity and brotherhood needs to be imbibed in the same way that he has been following the Prime Minister's call thus far.