When we say “Bharat Mata ki Jai”?????

When we say Bharat Mata Ki Jai, it doesn’t mean that we are worshipping India. Deoband fatwa says no to worship of Bharat Mata.The word ‘jai’ means victorious or glorious.It is not against any religion to honour one’s country, and religion and nationalism should be separated if we are to portray India as a diverse democracy at International fora.Though it is distressing and upsetting to be constantly reading about the need to prove one’s patriotism in the form of slogan chanting and the various opinions of politicians, fringe elements and columnists.Have we forgotten that India faces burning issues related to the state of primary and higher education, the dismisal performance of our health sector, FDI hurdles, right violations, threats to the right to freedom of expression, growing malnutrition, the burden of enhanced taxes and inflation, farmers’ suicides, NPAs, the looming threat of terror and the water crisis in various parts of our nation.The way things are shaping, the BJP government may need at least 15 years of our mandate in order to fullfill all its poll promises.The Central government should focus on productive work rather than waste time and energy on tokenism and fruitless debate.