There are people with a fancy to force politics every where irrespective of the fact that the theme may even relate to divine perspectives, an area far beyond politics or any other discipline. Supreme Court Justice A. R. Dave stressed the other day the need of teaching Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharat to the children right from day one of their joining a school saying:
“Some body who is very secular…. so called secular will not agree…..Had I been the dictator of India, I would have introduced the Gita and the Mahabharat in Class I. That is the way you learn how to live life”.
The statement of Justice Dave was contested by Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju saying that “….this is against India’s secular feature and constitution and will do it great harm”. Slogan of secularism is adopted by many in India as a cult for displaying an overstretched definition of it very often just to appease certain sections of society within the country. They should know that Bhagwad Gita does not talk of any particular religion nor it forces any body to embrace it, it simply talks of life and its multifarious aspects with the teachings as to how live the complexities of it. It unfolds the mysteries of life to the point of awakening and enlightenment which factor applies to all human beings without any discrimination. Both the scriptures Gita and Mahabharat deal with the problems the humans in general are confronted with and it is nothing but too much of a fuss to link it with any kind of secularism. Those who advocate for a hyper twist of a meaning on secularism are in fact the people who are obsessed with the desire to force their own ill conceived notions on humanity causing a colossal damage to cohesive existence of humans on this earth. Both Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharat are much above all this.