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Hey Discrimination, you gonna hear me ROAR!!

I know people. Very weird title. I don’t wanna talk about how I came up with the idea of this post and this title at first place. It is weird. I am weird.

Oh well, first, I wanna congratulate all the Indians because finally the mammoth elections have ended with a good news for some (politicians). The Hindu Nationalist Bhartiya Janta Party has won with a clear majority. A decimated fall for the Nehru-Gandhi family. And most of all, the most depressing day for my mum, because she had some huge expectations from the Aam Aadmi Party and its Ludhiana candidate H.S. Phoolka. 

Some say ‘ache din aane waale hain’, meaning better days are about to come. We’ll see whether Narendra Modi’s gonna be a decisive or a divisive PM. Expectations are, I would not say ‘quite’ but extremely high!

And, I also wanna talk about the man who is making me cry for past one week, Dr. Manmohan Singh. I respect him as much as I respect my parents. His humbleness has made me adore him even more. His knowledge is far more than any other politician in India. India’s gonna loose a gem tomorrow.

Now, let’s get straight to the topic before I get emotional once again.

I have always dreamed of, and more importantly vied of being a journalist. It kills me from inside that I can’t be one. But that will not stall from me making my dream come true. I want this world to be a better place for all of us (including Narendra Modi). 

And of all the evils prevailing in our society, what makes my heart cry is the evil of ‘Discrimination’.

Discrimination based on caste, color, creed, sex, religion etc. It is so strange to dislike someone based on these very unchangeable traits. I mean it was not in my hands to be born a girl, in a Sikh family. And same is with you.

Whereas I enjoy a sense of freedom in Punjab because the majority living here belongs to Sikh religion, I might be able to enjoy it if I go to some other part of the world. A little incident I wanna share. I don’t remember exactly when, but one or two years ago, Sikh gurudwaras were attacked, killing innocents in the U.S. state of California. And don’t even get me started on the 1984 riots.

Not only Sikhs, the state of Muslims in our country is extremely deplorable. 

Okay, I don’t wanna get all ‘anti-religious’ here as I’ve discussed that aspect a little while ago in my other blog post. 

A burning topic, #BringBackOurGirls, is also about discrimination. No, not about Islam, but about the discrimination of gender. Boys can attend school, but not girls. Why? 

This militant group that has abducted the girls says that girls should be married off and have children. It is a shame that in today’s world, when we and our peers have an easy access to education, children like us, in another part of the world, are struggling to get this very basic right. I don’t know if I’m strong enough to revolt, if I were in that situation. I salute those girls for showing the courage to step out of their homes and to dream of making themselves and their community a better place to live in.

Yesterday, on BBC, they were telling about a girl Shohreh Ghaderi, from Afghanistan, who fought against all odds (we know what the situation is in that part of the world, esp for girls), and topped the National University exam, defeating around 225,000 students. She is the first girl to achieve it. And she was telling a class full of girls that she hopes to be an inspiration for them.

Now what harm it does to send a girl to school? If boys can, then why not girls? 

The United Nations has come up with some very shocking data. Two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women. 70% of the world’s poor are women. And today a woman was telling (on BBC) that around 50% of India’s women do not have an easy access to fuel and water. 

SHAME!!

An American woman, last year, threw a Sikh man in front of a train in the New York subway as she was ‘unhappy about the terror that the Pakis are spreading in the world’. Clearly she didn’t know the difference between a Sikh and Pakistani! We all know about the story of anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela and how he fought against the oppression of white rule in South Africa. Discrimination based on color of our skin is also common.

I read in a magazine that our leaders refrain from going to any international convention taking place in Africa. Africans coming to India have to face a hard time and crimes against them are increasing day by day!

Even in the world superpower, the United States of America, black Americans often face discrimination owing to which many are involved in drug business and crimes of other sorts. 

Caste is another bone of contention among several people all across the world. Be it the conflict in the newest nation of the world, South Sudan, where a civil war, which started due to a rift between two communities, claimed thousands of lives in five months, or Syria, where the Shias and alawites have destructed the whole town. India is also not far behind. Every year riots take place in some or the region of the world’s largest democracy.

And last, sexuality. I just don’t get it why people have any problem from the LGBT community? I was listening to a YouTuber, who is a gay, and he was like that if the straight people don’t have any choice but to be straight, then how can they expect them not to be gay? Why does people have to interfere with anyone’s sexuality which is a very very personal matter? Stoned to death, life imprisonment and many punishments of these sorts have been introduced in various nations which seem very ridiculous to me. A rapist, a murderer can roam free but a gay person would be imprisoned or even hanged to death! Disgusting!

If only we loved a Muslim as much as we love a Hindu. If only we provided for a girl as we do for a boy. If only we looked beyond the color of the skin of a person. If only we knew that religions, castes etc have been made by man and not the Almighty. If only we were a better human than we are now…

Our purpose to be born in this beautiful world is to serve and love people unconditionally. 

Riots, petty rifts, terrorism. All these evils took birth from one greater evil called ‘Discrimination’. If we manage to uproot discrimination from our minds, these evils would vanish away forever.

And yes, don’t forget to pray for the families of Soma, Turkey, who’ve lost their loved ones in the country’s biggest mining disaster as a tragic explosion took some 284 lives.

Keep praying for the 200 abducted Chibok girls. 

As I always say,

Much Love,


H

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Spreading love and being grateful for everything God has blessed me with. Trying to persuade people to live a happy life and give more to society.

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