But there’s a handful in every community (the world over) who are extremely suspicious of those differences.Why is secularism or a different way of doing things such a threat to some people and not to others?
Why, if these people who feel threatened by others are in the minority, does their opinion hold so much sway?
Is there anything secualar Indians can do about it? There are a lot of suggestions, some very good, about what we can do to stem an intolerant communal mindset towards anyone who is different.
But before we implement any of those, we - the secular minded, first need to Organise. The communal minded certainly have, under the umbrella of a communal minded politician. They might be in the minority but they are effective because they've organised.
Who would be more effective in combating the supreme power our communal minded politicians seem to enjoy? A billion lone individuals or an organised force?
If you'd like to know a great and uplifting way to organise in a SAFE environment, go to a post I wrote a year later on this blog. Since this is in the future, please cut and paste the following address in your address bar: http://nevermindyaar.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-best-can-secular-indians-get.html