Sunday, October 25, 2020
Home Opinions Legacy of Kamlesh Tiwari: Regardless of motivations behind his murder, those who shielded Islamism...

Legacy of Kamlesh Tiwari: Regardless of motivations behind his murder, those who shielded Islamism and shunned him should be ashamed

If Kamlesh Tiwari's life teaches us anything, it is that Demography is Destiny. And absolute freedom of expression is fool's gold in a country where hordes of people are willing to go on a rampage demanding the death of an individual for a mere comment.

Former Hindu Mahasabha leader and the founder of Hindu Samaj Party Kamlesh Tiwari has been brutally murdered by unknown assailants at his residence in Lucknow. As per reports, he had been shot at and his throat was slit.

Kamlesh Tiwari was propelled into national discourse for the first time when he was arrested by the then Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for his remarks against Prophet Mohammad’s sexuality in 2015. Muslim groups in Deoband, Saharanpur and West Bengal had launched massive riots and protests demanding Tiwari’s death. His remarks were in response to controversial Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s remarks that many RSS karyakartas did not marry because they were gay.

Read: Former Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari who spent months in jail for insulting Prophet Muhammad brutally murdered in Lucknow

Kamlesh Tiwari spent over a year in jail merely because he called a certain someone gay. The National Security Act was slapped on him and the establishment which keeps sermonizing everyone else about the importance of ‘freedom of expression’ did not bat an eye. In September 2016, the Allahabad HC had finally quashed the NSA charges against him and he was released later.

It was quite clear even then that an individual’s right to freedom of expression ends where the sentiments of the Muslim community begins. There is no evidence yet to suggest that the murder was motivated by communal motives as the investigation is still on. But people cannot be blamed for coming to that conclusion already considering the communal riots that took place in the aftermath of his comment and the hordes of people who were out on the streets demanding his death.

Every single person associated with establishment media who ignored Kamlesh Tiwari’s plight and pretended to not be aware of him ought to be embarrassed by himself or herself today. Every single person who attempted to trivialize the severity of Islamic intolerance that was demonstrated in response to Kamlesh Tiwari’s comment should be ashamed of themselves. Every single person who could not unequivocally condemn how hordes of Muslims were out in the streets demanding Tiwari’s death should never dare to preach again. Every single person who tried to convince people that Hindutva is a bigger threat to India than Radical Islam ought to hang their boots in shame. And there are many of them.

Image

The timing of the murder, which occurred merely two days after arguments in the Ram Janambhoomi dispute were concluded, is an even greater cause of concern. The motivations for the crime haven’t been determined yet and suspects haven’t yet been named. However, it can be safely said that alarm bells must have started ringing at the highest echelons of the state government already.

Regardless of the motivations behind Tiwari’s murder, his life serves as a stark reminder of the intolerance of significant sections of the Muslim community. The misery he had to endure is a stark reminder of the fact that no matter how much people may scream Hindutva, Radical Islamic Terrorism is the greatest threat that India faces today. And no matter of deluded screeching could wash away that fact.

If Kamlesh Tiwari’s life teaches us anything, it is that Demography is Destiny. And absolute freedom of expression is fool’s gold in a country where hordes of people are willing to go on a rampage demanding the death of an individual for a mere comment. It should also serve as a reminder of the urgent necessity for reforms within the Muslim community.

The manner in which he was treated by the establishment while he was alive exposes Indian secularism for the farce it is. Indian secularism that does not concern itself with the rights of Hindus. People who believe in this farce are willing to sacrifice Hindu lives gladly at the altar of their harebrained aspirations. Kamlesh Tiwari’s legacy serves as a wake-up call for everyone who is yet unruffled by the threat of Radical Islam.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

K Bhattacharjee
Black Coffee Enthusiast. Post Graduate in Psychology. Bengali.

Related Articles

Trending now

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

“Allah will burn this woman in Hell”, Islamists attack TMC leader Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Puja

"You are the descendant of Satan -Evil. Don't you feel any shame for doing such dirty things?" an extremist commented on Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Pujo.

Times Now asked to air apology to Rahul Gandhi fangirl Sanjukta Basu for calling her ‘Hindu hater’, “We won”, she tweets

The directive to Times Now comes 19 months after Basu had filed a complaint with the NBSA.

Pakistan: Hindu temple vandalised during Navratri, idol of Hinglaj Mata broken by miscreants in Sindh

While taking cognisance of the despicable incident, the Sindh police have assured that they would nab the miscreants soon for vandalising the Hindu temple.

Recently Popular

‘He supplies drugs and girls’: Estranged wife of Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Luviena Lodh alleges harassment by nephew-uncle duo

Luviena Lodh said that Mahesh Bhatt is the don of the industry, and he controls everything that goes on in the film industry

France: Charlie Hebdo cartoons projected on government building to express solidarity with deceased teacher who was beheaded by Islamic terrorist

Days after the barbaric beheading of teacher Samuel Paty on the streets of Paris by a terrorist for showing the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his students, support continues to pour in for the deceased teacher.

Radio Mirchi RJ finds space with radical preacher Zakir Naik as she waters down terms like ‘Kafir’ and ‘Jihad’

A video featuring Radio Mirchi RJ Sayema is doing rounds on the internet in which she was seen normalising anti-Hindu bigotry by legitimising the usage of radical Islamic terms as 'Kafir' and 'Jihad'.

Faisal Khan says he wants to come out of brother Aamir Khan’s shadow who had earlier called him ‘mentally ill’

Faisal Khan said he will have to break out of his superstar brother's shadow and make his own decisions so that people recognise him as an individual

‘Encounter specialist’ cop facing murder charges and reinstated by Param Bir Singh had joined Shiv Sena

Sachin Vaze, Pradeep Sharma, who were both 'encounter specialist' cops facing murder charges, were close to Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh
- Advertisement -

After Pakistani bots, Pakistani Prime Minister now attacks French President Emmanuel Macron for calling out radical Islam

Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that Muslims react violently to alleged blasphemy because he Prophet lives in their hearts

Kerala: Photographer Dia John depicts Hindu deity as smoking weed, deletes picture after outrage

Kochi-based Mukkootil Bhagavathy temple had filed a complaint against Dia John for hurting Hindu religious sentiments

Twitter user dares India Today to block him for calling it ‘sold out’, India Today obliges

When a netizen called all news channels ‘sold out’ and dared India Today to block him, the media house went ahead and obliged

FIR registered against activist-lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat for cartoon linking rape with Hindu Goddess worship

The FIR has been registered against Deepika Singh Rajawat under sections 505 (b)(2), 294 and 295 A of the Indian Penal Code

In 2007, Lalu Yadav’s two sons, Tej Pratap and Tejashwi were thrashed by people for eve-teasing in Delhi

In 2007, sons of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, were found eve-teasing women on New Year's eve

Assam: Congress MLA demands ‘Miya Museum’ for immigrant Bangladeshis, govt rejects saying they don’t have separate culture

"No question of a museum there reflecting other culture and civilization", Himanta Biswa Sarma rejecting Miya Museum demand of Congress MLA

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

Xitler: Activists campaign to shift the 2022 Winter Olympics away from China, pointing out how Hitler had used the 1936 games to promote himself

Hashtag #MoveTheGames is trending on Twitter to urge organizers to move venue for Winter Olympics 2022 out of China

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
468,278FollowersFollow
19,200SubscribersSubscribe