Like every country, India wants to be a nation of peace, tolerance and prosperity. Like all nations, India wants to prove that it has always been a tolerant and peace-loving nation. And like every nation on the earth, its history can at the most be described chequered with long periods of wars and internal struggles along with abundant examples of peaceful existence in various parts of the country and in various periods. Like all the communities of the world again, all the communities of the country — Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and atheists, boast of being inherently tolerant, and the truth on the other hand is that individuals and groups belonging to almost all of them have had their share in violence and oppression of one kind or the other. The tendency to indulge in violence is almost always more in the groups that hold the reins of the power. The weak too often indulges in violence in retaliation to widespread oppression or discrimination. The amount of the violence caused by the weak is almost always much less compared to the violence against them, but the powerful tends to highlight it so disproportionately that they appear to be the culprit rather than the victim.
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Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer with over a dozen books including his latest, “Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough” and “Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map”. Other works include “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism”, “The Essence of the Divine Verses”, “The Killer Sex”, “Islam means Peace” and “Rediscovering the Universe”. whose recent works have ensured him a place in the foremost ranks of Islamic thinkers. A doctor by background, he has made his mark in such diverse areas as literature, natural and medical sciences, theology and social work. He has published many works, which have won universal accolade from theologians, political and social activists and intellectuals. Dr. Javed Jamil is the founder Director of PEACE - an organization committed to universal peace and brotherhood. A staunch devotee of peace at all levels, even aggressive in its pursuit, Dr. Jamil is a noble oddity in his profession. A product of renowned medical institution King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, the doctor in him is not content with simply prescribing medicine for the ills plaguing the human body; but remains totally absorbed in discovering curative and preventive solutions for the ills plaguing the moral, social and spiritual life of today’s mankind. He has quickly emerged on the international scene as a thinker whose amazing versatility, the comprehensiveness of his approach in dealing with contemporary issues and devotion to Islam particularly its application are unparalleled in the modern world.To know more about him check his detailed profile on www.worldmuslimpedia.com