Instead of the "retaliation" that all the fundamentalists preach, what if the hate mongers of Sangh Parivar gang, or the Islamic fundamentalists, had preached Ahimsa and non violence ? Will they get the same massive support that they are drawing now ?
Instead of encouraging riots, killings, gang rapes over religious issues, if the top political bosses had asked for tolerance, humanity, compassion, will they continue in their jobs ?
Why is that no one dares to talk about love, conciliation and peaceful coexistence instead of vengeance and violent confrontation ?
Or is it just the problem with the subcontinent ? We have made a day of lovers, Valentine's Day, into a day of fear and hatred on couples !
We already know the fate of our neighbor nation which had let such hatred among people to grow out of bounds. Are we following those footsteps ?
Have you ever thought, why hatred is at the center of our political sphere ? Why is that hatred is one emotion that can unite the masses ? Why is that such great virtues of humanity are sidelined every time ?
(Partially based on the editorial in TOI, 'Power of hate' - Jug Suraiya)