Letters to Editor
The government succumbs
Aminul Islam, 4th year, Economics, 268, SS Hall, DU
Ever since the alliance governments assumption of power, nearly more than two and a half years ago, the anti-Ahmadiyya sentiments have been striking a root. Recently, the situation has worsened as the anti-Ahmadiyya groups want the members of the small sect to be declared non-Muslims.
But who are they to determine who is a Muslim and who is not? Our Prophet (SM) cautioned in his last Hajj congregation not to brag too much about religion, and only for religion many nations were annihilated. The anti-Ahmadiyya groups seem to be unfamiliar with these sermons. Consequently, religious fanaticism is spreading throughout the country and the governments perfunctory dealing with anti-Ahmadiyya elements has compounded the problem. These dreadful developments must be contained right now or gradually we might go down the abyss of destruction.
The upshot is that the govt should follow the carrot and stick policy. Without this , religious extremism may rapidly proliferate with great force.