My Letter Series – Dear Burkha Dutt, Being Minority Is Definitely Being A Victim..In India

Burkha, you don’t have to use minority card or victim card, if you think about yourself & your community, it stands to reason you’d end up using that VICTIM card!!

Burkha, you don’t have to use minority card or victim card, if you think about yourself & your community, it stands to reason you’d end up using that VICTIM card!!
Burkha, you don’t have to use minority card or victim card, if you think about yourself & your community, it stands to reason you’d end up using that VICTIM card!!

Dear Burkha Dutt,

Hope you are doing well Burkha. A BIG FAN OF YOURS!! See you all the time on American channels and love your accent! You are right about minorities being ill-treated in India. You have rightly, and repeatedly, said that majorities can NEVER be victims as they have the right to vote (or change) an existing government. The minorities DO NOT have that luxury! Your thought process is unbeatable. Let me explain.

2015 Indian census reports show Brahmins as 60 million (4.3%) of the total Indian population. Before you say this is 2021, remember some of those Brahmins have since moved to the next world while births have also taken place. That’s nature doing its’ work, Burkha. This would mean the percentages haven’t changed that much. Let’s assume it’s 7%. The total population of your favorite faith is around 18%. That would comprise a majority, while the Brahmins would be considered a minority. If a murder, of one of your faith, occurs at the hands of a Brahmin, the brahmin can NOT be guilty. I am using your logic, Burqa. In the localities, like 3rd Block, Jayanagar in Bangalore, Muslims comprise 70% of the population while 30% are Hindus. Who’s the majority in this area, Burqa?

Burkha, thanks to your logic, people are now thinking about petitioning the Indian government to make minority status based on the state’s demographic breakdown.

In the state of Lakshadweep, 96.6% of the population is from your favorite faith, Islam. This is from the 2011 census. Again, before you claim that would have decreased, remember people die and people are born. ALL AT THE SAME TIME, Burkha!! Only 3.4% of the total population in that state are Hindu. The Muslims from that state SHOULD NOT claim minority status but they do! They get all the privileges that the minority is supposed to get, while the 3.4% MAJORITY (sic) Hindu population gets to use the general category while applying for a job!!! Guess who has the most jobs in that state, Burkha? DING DING DING, Vanna, give that lady a prize for guessing correctly!!!

If a minority is repressed, like in your adopted country, Pakistan, most people would agree with your logic. Minorities in that country do NOT have the right to even join the armed forces, or go to a school ( I don’t think they have a right to vote, but then voting in Pakistan is a joke in itself. More of that some other time). However, India has had many people that have brought India a lot of pride, starting with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. A scholar beyond compare, a patriot and an unbelievable human being; my ex-boss, Azeem Premji, another person that has brought a lot of pride to India. In a country as diverse as India, these people have made a name for themselves. That shows the difference in “tarbiyat” (upbringing) and the class of the above-mentioned gentlemen. We even had 3 other Muslim Presidents and at least 1 Vice President who were Muslims. And then, we have people like the brother of the MP from Hyderabad. The less said, about this guy, the better. So, you see, Burkha, it’s not about being a minority; it’s all about how you think. If you think nationally, you don’t have to use the minority card or the victim card. However, if you think about YOURSELF and YOUR COMMUNITY, it stands to reason you’d end up using that VICTIM card!!

Burkha, thanks to your logic, people are now thinking about petitioning the Indian government to make minority status based on state’s demographic breakdown. Any community that comprises less than 10% of the local population should be considered minority. That petition, if it becomes law Burkha, would mean Lakshadweep would give minority privileges to the 3.4% minority Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist population; as also J&K where 62% of the population is Muslims. In addition, at least 15-17 states would consider Sikhs (who don’t want minority privileges because they’re too self-respecting a community), Jews, Christians and Buddhists as minorities while Muslims wouldn’t fall into that category. How does it feel, Burkha, to be the ONE person who created enough awareness among the population to ask for such a legislation to be passed? I’m sure you feel proud, and you should!

That Harvard visiting professor friend of yours, Nidhi Razdan, also is a trail-blazer! Oops, sorry! She THOUGHT she was being approached by Harvard and ACTUALLY RESIGNED HER JOB. Then she finds out she was a victim of a phishing plot! How cruel people are!! I’m not talking about the people that “phished” her. I’m talking about all those reports she wrote that maligned a braindead Hindu population while extolling the virtues of others. Turnaround is fair play, Burkha. Could one claim that “Justice has been served”? Me thinks, it’s appropriate but then who am I? The people that really count are the Braindead people? What do you all think?

Any thoughts about the poor school teachers who were shot dead, not even a week ago, in Srinagar, Burqa? After all, you have a soft corner for a “son of poor school headmasters”? Oh, I forgot, unlike this “son of poor school headmaster”, the school teachers were a Hindu and a Sikh! My bad..they are NOT worthy of your sympathy. The “son of a poor school headmaster” was a “misguided youth” who killed many people, while the teachers were trying to give the children a chance to become something, other than terrorists. How dare they do something this radical?

Unfortunately, people in India will still remain brain dead, will still quickly forget your statements, and will still continue to watch a “Has Been” trying to restart a dead career, while people in your adopted country will continue to think of you as a Hero. That’s the beauty of India. Thank the god of your choice, we know who that is, that you made these statements in India. If you had made similar statements in India’s neighboring country, we would probably be referring to you in the past tense. Well, count your blessings, Burkha, that you’re in India, although I know you’d rather be somewhere else!!

जय श्रीराम। जय सीयाराम। उत्तिष्ठ भारत। जय माँ भारती

God Bless the USA.

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Kumar Sridhar is a full time IT professional who is also a blogger,columnist and an avid sports fan! He lives with his family in New Jersey, USA.

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