From “desh ke gaddaro ko” to “mullah maare jaayenge”, a conscious attempt has been made to communalise the harmonious co-existence between the groups and communities, arousing, mobilising and persuading their perceptions and passions through careful campaign designs of political emotions, signs and symbols.
Right-wing individuals and organisations are leveraging access to reasonable resources, mastering the manipulation of information and updates. The BJP IT Cell with its virulent vitriolic hype and hollowness impresses and impacts the common and ordinary into believing a lie that has been spoken a thousand times.
Instantly picking up from a Nehru to Rahul Gandhi as per the scale and size of its audience who they wish to train and target. During the CAA campaign and farmers agitation, the IT cell headed by Amit Malviya was at the forefront with tags and titles maligning, tarnishing and tearing apart all those daring might of the majoritarian regime.
Muslims over the years have found themselves at the receiving end, segregated, ghettoed and separated from the mainstream with legislations like Triple Talaq and all with their clergy and orthodoxy taking a firm stand against the undue interference in their community rights and matters by an authoritarian muscle.
They weren’t supposed to be treated as scapegoats, but across the political spectrum, literally, hardly anyone bothers to interrogate their claims to citizenry and civility. Left to balance their socio-economic-cultural-moral backwardness.
Did we ever wonder why a Pehlu Khan happened at the very instance? Why has the state failed in preserving and protecting their objectives and interests? Merely investigating a chant won’t be sufficient if we have to get to the roots of it.