(LETTER) Sir, Assam and the condemned eviction policy of its Congress Government deserve much more attention than has hitherto been paid to it. The Hindu and Muslim population of Assam approximately balances each other and the forcible eviction of Muslims from Assam [aims to] thereby [convert] it into a Hindu-majority province which it has before never been. The caste Hindu Congress cries hoarse about the Ghetto Act of South Africa and its inherent racial discrimination against the Indians but it does not hang its head in shame on its own Eviction Policy in Assam and the religious and social prejudices underlying it. An Indian is kicked out of a European inhabitation in South Africa because he is an Indian and a Muslim is evicted out of Assam’s jungles simply because he is a Muslim.

Both are equally bad but the question is how Congress has the cheek to condemn South Africa when her own party is perpetuating a similar black policy of religious and social discrimination and persecution, not to speak of Scheduled Castes who … have well-nigh been knocked out of humanity… .

Yours, etc., Ali Ahmad Fazeil, Fatehgarh.

Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2022

Opinion

A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well.

Editorial

Updated 24 May, 2022

Marching in May

MORE unrest. That is the forecast for the weeks ahead as the PTI formally proceeds with its planned march on...
24 May, 2022

Policy rate hike

THE State Bank has raised its policy rate by 150bps to 13.75pc, hoping that its latest monetary-tightening action...
24 May, 2022

Questionable campaign

OVER the past couple of days, a number of cases have been registered in different parts of the country against...
23 May, 2022

Defection rulings

By setting aside the existing law to prescribe their own solutions, the institutions haven't really solved the crisis at hand.
23 May, 2022

Spirit of the law

WOMEN’S right to inheritance is often galling for their male relatives in our patriarchal society. However, with...
23 May, 2022

Blaming others

BLAMING the nebulous ‘foreign hand’ for creating trouble within our borders is an age-old method used by the...