India always claims to be the world’s biggest secular state, where all citizens have equal rights regardless of their faith or beliefs. Unfortunately this is not true at all. in India not only Muslims, but Christians, Sikhs and even lower casts of Hindus are kept deprived of basic human rights. The present news is that renown Muslim actress Shabana Azmi and her husband, a well known poet, Javed Akhtar are facing great difficulty in finding a house in Mumbai (Bombay). Shabana told that they are facing this situation just because they are Muslims. She added that similar condition is being faced by her fellow Muslim actor Saif Ali Khan. ‘Khans’ have brought lot of success for the Bollywood and in my personal opinion (to which you may disagree) they are not practically Muslims. My Muslim friends from India have told me in Dubai that they find great difficulty in getting jobs in India just because of their faith. Its a matter of shame for a democratic republic having a oppulation of more than 1.2 billion people. Indian government must take immediate steps to control the violence against Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and other religious minorities.