I want to ask those detractors on this forum who accuse people posting on this forum against kothar’s oppressive policies and mis-management of bohra community’s wealth and faith. Why and by what logic they have deduced this judgement/assumption/opinion that these people don’t do anything in real life to fight kothar ? This is not a time-set battle or competition where either party can win, it is a perpetual state of conflict be it in real life, on such forums, within hearts or physically. Different people have different ways to ward off kothar. The endless talks, discussions, debates, argument has various faces to it. If kothar cannot be defeated or reformed, then there is a hope to help those who wants to be helped. And there are bohras young and old who are in a state of conflict, feeling alone in their thoughts. But such forums, discussions in thaals, social gatherings, family outings help these kinds to come in terms slowly and steadily. There is no one stop solution to these.
I still pay up, but now my paying up is more conscious, probed and effective to the project they are asking for. I get involved, I demand information and provide assistance. It is not blind pledge anymore. I encourage healthy dialogue within abde circles. My efforts start with demanding financial accountability and gradually to questions of faith and spirituality. I and like many don’t bow, bend and crawl, but a humble salaam to give basic courteous respect, we don’t pay up for flimsy schemes, ikraams, kadambosi, paglaa, najwa etc. We don’t let amils talk down on us, we don’t run in madness for deedar darshan. There are thousands of bohras amongst the million abdes who are living a decent and respectable life with faith in their aakherat depending on deeds rather than these thugs !
My family is an extreme abde orthodox set up. There was a time, I became an eyesore to my family. They avoided, ridiculed, cursed me. With time, some members are coming around and are beginning to see kothar from my eyes. The most common chord one can touch is financial accountability. If one cannot dent the Kothari coffers, atleast one can save a hardworking man’s savings. Kothar is god forsaken monster. I am not as much worried about kothar than the people who can be saved. One at a time, I may help only a few in my lifetime, even that is enough in my conscience.
Kothar is not a fair player. It is a devious, deceptive, manipulating, treacherous, egoistic, vindictive opponent. We have seen what happened to brave souls who stood openly against Kothari oppression. I take kothar as commercial service provider, devoid of spiritual kindness.