Shravan Shukla 5, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
This exhibition highlights the 'plight of Muslims' during 2002 riots, which were started after brutal killing of Hindu Karsevaks returning from Ayodhya. Muslim fanatics burnt alive many Hindus, and most of them were women and children. Why this fact is ignored ? Also why plight of Kashmiri Hindus is not taken account, who faced huge carnage than Gujarat one in 1990s ?
The exhibition - the Indian ambassador to China S Jaishankar inaugurated it - contains a short film by Tejal Shah discussing the atrocities on Muslims in Gujarat during the Godhra riots, and its effect on Indian democracy. An accompanying description put up next to the TV monitor showing the video says, "The video piece 'I love my India' addresses responses to a Muslim genocide..."
"Take a gun and kill. That is the trend. There is no democracy left," one of the persons being interviewed in the film is shown as saying. "The corrupt government is ruining it all," a woman is heard saying in the film, which has curiously been approved and tolerated by Indian officials in different countries.
Another exhibit shows how foreign oil companies like ONGC and Indian Oil are threatening China's energy security. The art work by famous Chinese artist Wang Mai reflects Beijing's growing intolerance to ONGC's exploration work in South China Sea. The Chinese foreign ministry has repeatedly asked India to withdraw from oil exploration in islands disputed by China and Vietnam.
Wang's work is a huge structure representing an offshore oil drilling platform in the sea with signs carrying names of foreign oil companies including ONGC, which are participating in the exploration and drilling in the disputed islands.
Source : TOI