The incident at the Issaki Amman Temple in Kanyakumari where the Tamil Nadu Administration covered a Bharat Mata statue due to a complaint reportedly egged on by Christian groups is an eye-opener to the diabolic plans against our nationalism by some religious bigots.
A statue of Bharat Mata is not about religion. It is about the intrinsic roots of every citizen of India irrespective of their religious belief.
A mother is a mother whether to a child who loves her or a child that may have forgotten her.
A mother sees no difference between her children whether older or younger. A mother will love, nurture and care unconditionally.
India is our mother. Her children lovingly call her Bharat Mata.
Our mother does not see you as a Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian or a Sikh or Parsi or Jain or Buddhist. Your personal religion is not your identity in her eyes. Your acceptance as her son or daughter is the only measure of oneness with her.
It is no surprise that some of the religiously converted in India and even those who are Hindus have forgotten the value of Bharat Mata. They have forgotten their roots and have allowed their minds to be inculcated with condescension towards nationalism and towards openly accepting Bharat Mata or even chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
The curse on Bharat Mata like on any mother is that sometimes they have children who get influenced by external friends and deliberately forget the love of their mother. They opt for the caress, good word and goodies from outsiders not from their own mother. They forget her.
Today, Shouting out Bharat Mata Ki Jai is considered to be a taboo but accepting some communal elements to shout ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in our motherland is Freedom of Expression.
In the country today there is a vicious attempt to pit the children of Bharat Mata against each other on the basis of religion and castes. The intent is to bleed everyone.
Those who cannot accord respect and gratitude to Bharat Mata should leave India because you do not need to be in a motherland that you do not believe in.
India belongs to those who proudly say that they are children off Bharat Mata and sing Vande Mataram with intent and not force.
Just like you can never choose your mother in your life, you can never choose your motherland.
I personally believe that every government office and every school must have a statue or photo-frame of Bharat Mata.
If we can accord respect to our national leaders, the least we can do is accord more respectability to the statue of Bharat Mata.
Bharat Mata Ki Jai