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Re: A few un-related but important things:

---Sanjeev Sabhlok <sabhlok@almaak.usc.edu> wrote:
> issues, makes me believe
> that we MUST find out and then portray the basic
statistics of India's
> religious past and present for all to see on the
WWW. There are many
> myths which circulate in this area, and I know
personally of some myths
> which were exploded for us as young civil servants
by N.C. Saxena, who
> had carried out detailed studies on communal riots.

Along with breaking the myths, we must not be afraid of stating the
truth. That the Muslims are in a sorry state due to themselves is a
fact. The day they give up on Madrasas and go in for REAL education,
they will start prospering. Madrasas are useless places which waste away
the life of an individual.  Either the Madrasas should be banned (this
means  curtailing the freedom of a section of the society and therefore
unfair but this is for everyone's good) or those who attend it must pay
a heavy tax. The constitution could also be amended to tax Madrasas.
Once Muslims have good education, I am sure they will also thrive. Let
us not pretend that the only reason is the atrocities by police.
Remember that if you write a book dealing with each individual as a
case, you would end up with a book with several crore pages, each page
saying how X is poor because he attended a Madrasa.


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