How to win elections in India

So Narendra Modi will be the chief minister of Gujrat again (for the third time running). To those who believe that Indians are secular, this will come as a great shock. But to people like me, who know that most Indians are communal by nature, owing to the caste system, this was expected.
In fact, if you want to win elections in India, you have to prove that you are rabidly anti-Muslim. And if you have done such things as pulling down the Babri Masjid, or arranged the killing of three thousand Muslims, so much the better. No amount of education has changed the Hindu fundamentalists.
Why don’t the Americans arrange for Modi’s trial in the International Court of Justice at the Hague? Is it because India is a big market for their products and they don’t want to lose it?
So, while the Muslims of Gujrat continue to live in appalling conditions in their ghettoes, India will project itself as a champion of peace, and the rest of the world, including the Arabs, will continue to admire them. Not a single Arab state, nor Iran, will ever support the Muslims of India or Kashmir, despite knowing that Indian Muslims are in danger of extinction. The reason, of course, is that our leaders are more interested in siphoning away the nation’s wealth to Swiss banks than doing anything to save India’s Muslim minority. And you can bet that we shall always have such leaders, because we deserve them.

Shakir Lakhani