The political conflicts are generally common in every nation but there are some issues of politics that were worthless, useless or meaningless, but such topics trends in social media and the huge amount of mass populations are giving the reactions on such issues. On the other hand, there is some political decision that is meaningless. So here we are sharing top 3 political controversies of India in the year of 2017. As follows…
3The Padmavati Conflict
The Padmavati Conflict
- Bollywood movie Padmavati is at the centre of a political storm in India after protests from the dominant Rajput caste group in the western state of Rajasthan. The movie is an adaptation of Padmavat, an epic poem written in the 16th century by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. The protagonist in the novel, originally in Awadhi language, was Hindu queen Padmini who jumped into a fire “to save her honour” from medieval Muslim King Alauddin Khilji. The period drama set in the 14th century has enraged the Rajput group who want the film to be banned for allegedly “disrespecting the sentiments of the community”. Facing an election next year, the state government, led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has thrown its weight behind the caste group that holds considerable political and social clout.
- Some legislators have requested that the federal government ban the film, while the main opposition, Congress party, has been equivocal in its stand. Rajput groups, like the Karni Sena (Karni Army), do not want the film in theatres, alleging the film might distort historical facts about the Rajput community. Professor Aditya Mukherjee from the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) calls the protests “absurd” and ‘Misuse of both fiction and history’
2The Beef Bann:- Gau Raksha Controversy
The Beef Bann:- Gau Raksha Controversy
- The country is embroiled in a controversy regarding a ban on the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef. In retrospect, this controversy has existed for many decades now. The reason is apparently simple. Hindus, who form the majority of the populace, consider the cow sacred. The cow, according to Hindu religious scriptures, is the embodiment of the Feminine Divine and motherhood. Slaughter of cows brings the greatest misfortune, Hindu religious leaders claim. An average Hindu, though far from being vegetarian, will abstain from consumption of beef. On the other hand, the Muslim and Christian minorities consume beef extensively. Since India gained independence from the British, there has been a demand for banning cow slaughter in the country and on consumption of beef.
- Successive governments have resisted any attempt to impose such a ban at a central level due to the secular nature of the country and its constitution. Some states, however, have succeeded in implementing local legislation banning cow slaughter. While this does not automatically translate into a beef consumption ban, it makes it difficult to legitimately source beef and beef products. The entire situation seems to be in stark contrast to one economic reality – India is the world’s second-largest beef exporter, though most of the beef exported is buffalo meat.
- In fact, there are many states in India which have banned cow slaughter, either partially or in total, with strict penal consequences attached to it. This is done by resorting to Article 48, which is a Directive Principle of State Policy.
1The Tajmahal Controversy
The Tajmahal Controversy
- There was an appeal filed in court that the Tajmahal is a temple, not a tomb.
- The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has told an Agra court that the Taj Mahal, widely regarded as a masterpiece of Muslim architecture, is a tomb and not a temple as claimed by a group of petitioners. In a written statement filed in the court of civil judge (senior division) on Thursday, the ASI refused to accept the contention that the world heritage site was built on a temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. The court in April 2015 admitted a lawsuit filed by six lawyers, who had claimed the Taj is a Hindu temple, Tejo Mahalaya and as such followers of the religion should be allowed access inside the premises of the monument to perform ‘darshan’ and ‘aarti.’
- They also asked for the opening of the locked rooms in the monument. The claims that the Taj Mahal was originally a Hindu temple first sprung from a 1989 book named Taj Mahal: The True Story, published by Indian writer PN Oak. In it he claimed the building had been constructed in 1155, before Muslim invaders came to India, and said it had originally been a temple called Tejo Mahalaya dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.