The gamers on social media spewing venom haven’t any id and nonetheless have so many followers, he mentioned
Jaipur: Salahuddin Ahmed, the previous Chief Secretary of Rajasthan feels that social media and TV channels try to create a rift within the society.
Salahuddin Ahmed, a retired IAS Officer, lately made information for being amongst a gaggle of 91 former civil servants demanding motion in opposition to Sudarshan News for working a promo advert on the ‘UPSC jihad’.
“Sure, we did pen a letter to authorities involved and this group of 91 civil servants didn’t symbolize Hindus or Muslims… they have been Indian civil servants who needed to make sure that UPSC, as a prime institute, ought to by no means really feel demotivated,” he mentioned.
“Additionally, TV channels have an added face worth and therefore they need to air their content material with duty as it’s being watched in lots of households,” mentioned the previous officer.
Ahmed, who was the primary Muslim Chief Secretary within the desert state, additional rejects any such declare of Hindutva gaining grounds in India, however says that TV channels and social media are spreading such claims which isn’t a very good apply for any democratic nation.
“The gamers on social media spewing venom haven’t any id and nonetheless have so many followers. They put up gory feedback on social media and affect others. However as an informed society, we should always get up and keep away from giving our consideration to such posts and TV channels.
The previous Chief Secretary, after retirement, is spending his life in a luxurious villa unfold on a widespread land, miles away from metropolis life. The shade of hundreds of tall bushes makes his examine space and these bushes, he says, have been grown up with drip irrigation.
The previous Chief Secretary is a fan of outdated model of dwelling and his bungalow displays structure of the bygone period.
“This outdated way of life has its personal appeal”, he says whereas sitting in his pure examine space underneath bushes. Nevertheless, regardless of residing far off from town life, this retired officer stays frightened with the growing affect of social media on the Indian plenty.
He opines that a number of TV channels are additionally spreading venom within the society.
Talking to IANS, Ahmed says:
“Indians live with concord, love and unity, however social media and some TV channels try to create a rift within the society which shouldn’t be accepted. Lots of our mates from completely different cadres have been collectively to boost voice in opposition to such strikes.”
Ahmed was additionally among the many 101 civil servants who wrote a letter to Chief Ministers of states and the Lieutenant Governors of all of the Union Territories on the harassment of Muslims as India handled the Covid-19 unfold throughout the Tablighi Jamaat controversy.
When requested if he actually feels that there’s any form of bias in opposition to Muslims:
“India is a rustic represented by many religions and caste-related points nonetheless stand sturdy in our society. I’ve seen folks complaining that they weren’t promoted as a result of they got here from Brahmin, ST, SC or different caste/creed. So such biased attitudes are being mentioned typically for all castes however they don’t seem to be in opposition to one specific neighborhood.”
The previous Chief Secretary says that he labored with equal ease with each the BJP in addition to the Congress governments.
“In reality, I acquired the most effective positions underneath the tenure of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and didn’t really feel something odd underneath the working of the saffron social gathering.”
However perhaps, it should have been tough to work with Yogi as CM as issues appear modified, he provides.
In the meantime, the officer strongly feels the necessity of reforms for the Muslim brethren.
“They should get educated to face up with confidence. The socio-economic plights of Muslims can change in the event that they be taught to face on their very own and get educated.”
The retired officer quotes Kerala and says he’s pleased with Kerala Muslims who’re literate, progressive of their pondering and have by no means regarded again. Most of them are doing good enterprise within the Center East and different elements of the world.
Even the Bohra neighborhood ought to be their inspiration as they’ve by no means sought assist from anybody and nonetheless stay essentially the most affluent and educated class.
The previous Chief Secretary can also be pleased with the best way ‘Julahe’ neighborhood (who weave sarees) have come out.
“These are the individuals who have been exploited by their very own neighborhood members. There’s a sturdy casteism issue being adopted in Muslims too and the highest class has not allowed the decrease strata to develop. And now they’ve fought these challenges to emerge stronger and profitable which is an effective issue,” says Ahmed.
Additionally, the Kayamkhani (present in Fatehpur and Jhunjhunu area), the Rajputs who have been transformed from Hinduism to Islam within the 14th century are doing fairly effectively. Their generations are effectively educated and maintain prime positions. So if Muslims are effectively educated, they may symbolize the educated class and shall herald confidence in different members of the neighborhood, he says.
This Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1975 batch coming from IAS background additional says that his father enrolled him on the Allahabad College which was thought of as an IAS manufacturing unit in these days.
“Surroundings was fairly aggressive there and, therefore, I cleared my UPSC in my first try. In the present day’s teaching lessons for the UPSC give an analogous environ like that of a college’s hostel in these days the place the aggressive spirit of scholars remained excessive and therefore they studied around the clock.”
He additional says that his mom needed to see him because the chief secretary of the state, that dream of her was completed, he says, recollecting previous days when he and his father used to go tenting in Uttar Pradesh and spend over a month there.
The identical tenting look may very well be seen reflecting from his current residence the place there are bushes seen all throughout and birds chirping and the concrete jungle is way off.
“That’s what I’ve needed to have a ‘Sukun ki Zindagi'”, says Ahmed.
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