Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once said: “Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while truth again reverts to a new minority.”
Political invisibilisation of the Muslim Community in our Country
The New York Times has written almost 16 editorials since May 2014 against the Modi government’s intolerance and religious extremism.
2014 Elections, from where it started
After the result of 2014 elections, it was found that BJP came to power without a single elected Muslim MP, it had fielded only seven Muslims out of a total of 482 candidates.
Uttar Pradesh Election
About 4.3 crore Muslims live in Uttar Pradesh. BJP did not field a single Muslim candidate in the 2017 Assembly elections.
Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand
In Assam, the Muslim population is 34.2% and BJP has only 1 MLA. In Jharkhand and Bihar where Muslims population is 14.5% and 16.9%, BJP has no Muslim MLAs.