At a time when Islamists repeatedly attack Hindus, Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said if a large ‘minority is oppressed’ one cannot expect them to sit quietly. He has essentially justified Islamist violence by implying that the perpetrators were ‘oppressed’.
OpIndia says, “Rajan, who initially talked about these subjects during his appearance at the All India Professional Congress Conclave, was speaking to an NDTV journalist when he made these remarks. When asked whether the alleged ‘suppression’ of minorities will lead to divisions in the country, the former RBI Governor said that there would obviously be division. He said that the minorities wouldn’t take it lying down if there is such suppression”.
Rajan failed to explain how minorities are being ‘suppressed’, but it is interesting that his comments come in the background of so-called minorities giving calls of ‘sar tan se juda’ and murdering innocent Hindus. Kanhaiyalal Teli and Umesh Kolhe were brutally murdered for no fault of theirs. The terror unleashed by Islamists used Nupur Sharma’s remarks (a response to constant provocation & deliberately edited by Islamist Mohammed Zubair) as an excuse.
Rajan replied Bharat would not go down Sri Lanka’s path to the NDTV reporter’s question. Rajan said that Sri Lanka suppressed Tamils in the 80s, which led to a civil war and a collapse of their economy. He didn’t mention anything about the disastrous economic policies of the previous Sri Lankan government, the involvement of the Chinese, and the Rajapaksa government’s corruption leading to the collapse of the Sri Lankan economy.
Rajan had come up with the outrageous theory that the ‘anti-minority’ tag would hurt Bharat. He said Bharat entered the perception battle from a position of strength. It alludes to credentials like democracy and secularism but warned that this battle is “ours to lose”.