An Urgent plea to RSS, nationalist Leaders and patriotic Hindus
Subject: A Plea to RSS for combating the Congress led onslaught against Hindus in Gujarat elections. The Hindu unity is a primary vehicle for ensuring national security, sovereignty, prosperity and national integrity
Aadarniya SarSanghchalak ji ,
"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has decided to remain "neutral" in the Gujarat elections. It has given freedom to its followers to work for whichever party or candidate they like as long as they are not "anti-Hindu" (Attachment A) In the current anti- Hindu environment the policy of RSS neutrality goes a long way in helping the anti-Hindu forces. While the former CM, Shri Keshubhai Patel and other BJP dissidents and Uma Bharti's Bhartiya Jan Shakti party could not be considered as anti-Hindu, but their indifference towards the ruling team would without a doubt result in division of Hindu votes potentially aiding the emergence of an anti- Hindu Govt. led by the Sonia-Singh Congress. Although we cannot believe that this is the goal of the RSS but the outcome of its pronounced policy of neutrality is most certainly going to result in the fragmented Hindu vote serving the interests of the anti-Hindu Congress formation. Unless RSS has divorced itself from the policy of defending and advancing the Hindu interests in general, this policy must be reviewed, replaced and updated to meet the challenges posed by the ground realities existing in today's India and Gujarat and not those of the yester years.
The validity of the RSS policy of keeping its hands off the political arena is laudable under the normal circumstances. However, India's political domain is hardly normal these days. In view of the ongoing anti-Hindu crusade spearheaded by the secularists, the RSS can not absolve itself from the responsibility of providing unambiguous guidelines and directions to its members and citizens in general in the delivery of their citizenship responsibilities. That obligation also includes the all important task of choosing competent representatives who respect the will of the majority for establishing a state authority with representative character. Leaving them vulnerable to the hostile and foreign inspired media, disgruntled dissidents and anti- Hindu secularists defeats the very purposes, goals and philosophy for which the Sangh was established.
1) Out of revenge, dissidents advise voters to defeat Modi without telling them that such a tactic will result in the reemergence of a corrupt and anti- Hindu Congress Govt.: Gujarati papers have been carrying ads featuring Modi's old rival Keshubhai Patel, representing an organization i.e., "the Sardar Patel Utkarsh Samiti", and asking for a vote for change in Gujarat. This policy of self destruction is being pursued to take revenge from Modi due to some insignificant personal differences; consequently Keshubhai is "cutting off his nose to spite his face". How unfortunate that a former CM who should be first and foremost a nationalist, avowedly a member of RSS and BJP supporting Hindu causes, for his own petty interests elected to stab Hindus in the back by virtually inviting anti- Hindus to take over Gujarat.
2) Nationalists must realize that Modi's defeat all but guarantees the rebirth and take over of Gujarat by a corrupt and rabidly anti-Hindu Congress Govt. Yes the same secularists who are:
a) violating the faith of 100 crores Hindus by questioning the existence of Lord Ram and calling him a mythical being and by demolishing Ram Sethu to further inflict injury upon the majority community;
b) letting states demolish the Hindu religious infrastructure;
c) showing indifference on the arrest of our most revered H.H. Kanchi Shankaracharya in Tamil Nadu;
d) appeasing terrorists rather than dealing firmly with them;
e) enforcing religion based reservations and Hajj subsidies for Muslims against a secular constitution and imposition of Jazia on Hindus;
f) uncaring for masses as seen by large scale farmers suicides;
g) unable to deal with China's nibbling on Arunachal Pradesh;
h) remaining inactive and silent on cleansing of Hindus from Kashmir;
i) entering far- reaching international treaties without Parliament's and public consensus; and
j) concealing the fact and intensity of 30 per cent of the total districts in the country which are infected either by terrorism or Naxalism. Now these elements using the trickery of chameleon, marching in the towns and cities of Gujarat with bleeding hearts, are looking to make a kill.
3) "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to remain silent and do nothing" -- The great English Statesman and Parliamentarian Edmund Burke (1729-1797) rightly said for all time. This is precisely what is happening in India today. RSS' recent lack of guidance to its members on elections can be cited as such a case of virtual silence. This is a sign of defeatist mentality. The crucial question here to consider is: if RSS had become a formation of good men who shirk their responsibility when there is time and opportunity to change the destiny of the people it represents?
4) In a recent lecture Satguru Sivananda Murthy says that "most of us are not happy with what is going on in this country. We are all aware that something is going terribly wrong somewhere in different spheres of our public life— which in particular includes political, administrative, religious, spiritual, cultural and social "aspects of it. (attachment B). In a bid to eradicate these shortcomings and inconsistencies he proposes promulgation of a new Hindu Constitution.
It is imperative that activists and concerned citizens get involved now and ensure upright and principled policy makers at the helm of government, rather than miss the opportunity and let the community sulk, suffer and complain later.
After independence the Hindus of India have been neglected and relegated to the position of second class citizens being treated as Non-Muslims and Non-Christians - an intolerable situation that must be rectified. Some of the Muslims in India opted for a separate country namely Pakistan for themselves. The Muslims who chose to stay in India enjoy special privileges under the new Constitution and from the over zealous vote seeking political parties.
5) Every time Hindu Dharma has been outraged, Hindu leaders have chosen to remain silent spectators without raising their voice against those who, sitting in their highest offices of political power, perpetrate the crime. They apply a lame excuse that political happenings are not their cup of tea. Their reprehensible silence will be condemned like the silence observed by great Acharyas like Bheeshma and Drona when a helpless Draupadi was dragged to Kaurava Court and molested -- they all stood like dead wood unable to protect the honor of a woman in distress.
6) The exaggerated doses of Islamic propaganda on post Godhra riots must be countered : Going by their incessant propaganda on Babri Masjid demolition and post Godhra riots the Islamists paint a picture of injustice against Muslims in Hindu India and cause multiple including psychological damage to Hindus. They must be reminded of the Islamic inhumanities, genocide, kidnappings and atrocities during the last thousand years against Hindus:
a) some three million, mostly Hindus massacred in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, and exodus of some 9 million Hindus to India as refugees in early 1970's, when the Indian army had to intervene to rescue the populace;
b) virtually exterminating and cleansing of Hindus from Kashmir valley since 1989;
c) massacre of some 20,000 in Calcutta in August 1946 in three days to force Congress to partition against Mahatma Gandhi's declaration of "Partition against my dead body";
d) massacre of millions of Hindus during partition in 1947;
e) genocide of some 50- 100 million Hindus by some estimates during 700 years of Islamic rule - the worst in the history of mankind, and demolition, vandalizing and looting of tens of thousands of temples and conversion into mosques; and
f) the recent incessant terrorist Jihajist attacks in India.
7) temptation of bribery and class war by Congress to get elected:
The Congress manifesto openly bribes voters: Thus it says "If the Congress comes to power the party will give 25 kg wheat, 10 kg rice, 4 kg dal, 5 kg sugar and 15 litre of kerosene free of cost to 20% of the poorest of poor every month". The manifesto also promises to develop the economic status of the minorities.
The anti- Hindu stance of the main stream media in India is no secret. Furthermore, there are claims of foreign interests and investments being involved against Modi. The palms of the BJP dissidents are also said to have been greased for continuing the anti Modi crusade. These anti Gujarat secularists and Islamists also mislead the US Govt. which consequently denied the visa to Shri Modi for addressing a conference of NRI Gujaratis in America.
Blinded by their lust for power and hatred for a dynamic, truthful and straight forward personality, now a Congress leader has promised to send Shri Modi to gallows by way of a trial, if anti-Hindu secularists come to power in the state. Never in the history of Indian elections has any opposing party made such a preposterous; unreal and venomous promise. That is exactly what Congress leaders have done to cater to the instincts, wishes and desires of the Islamists, Jihadists and terrorists.
8) The following comments by RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan, while releasing the book "Saffron Surge" are extremely relevant to the unity in Gujarat : "Howsoever good discourse we deliver, unless it is backed by shakti (strength) no one will listen to it. The Hindu society has everything to give to the world but what it lacks is unity. The system of governance that we followed even after Independence too further divided us. We must think about what unites us and what divides us".
The indifference by the RSS parivar during the 2004 Parliament elections, may have taught BJP a lesson. It might have satisfied some egoes but at a heavy cost of under cutting Hindutva and the RSS parivar. It has been a disaster for Hindus and the country under the UPA regime as indicated earlier. In retrospect, the BJP should have been persuaded through protest as in the case of non BJP governments. A similar non- involvement now could lead to a Congress victory again. Such a backward march could assuredly bring about more brazen acts against Hindus and against the many nationalist and patriotic policies that RSS and nationalists espouse.
We could only make an appeal to the BJP dissidents and others who feel slighted that in the larger interests of Hindu India they should demonstrate the spirit of forgiveness and utilize their energy towards building a united Hindu alliance. Which in turn will become instrumental in achieving the much needed victory for establishing a true Hindu nationalist regime in Gujarat. We also hope that RSS could bring workers from other states to Gujarat for help in elections as they did many years ago in UP, when RSS workers came from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, etc. and the BJP won big.
9) An appeal to RSS , national leaders and patriotic Hindus : May we request that RSS provide guidance to their members and public to vote strategically for electing a nationalist Govt. that will uphold precepts of dharma, and reject the motivations of anti- Hindu alliances. The Hindus must be reminded the election is not like a fun cricket match, but has serious consequences. It impacts national security, sovereignty, prosperity and national integrity - all so vital to masses and the country. Above all the outcome of the elections in Gujarat is likely to have a tremendous impact upon the solidarity of the Hindu samaj.
Notice must be taken of the stern warning administered by the former CM of J&K, Farooq Abdullah, that -"if innocents continue to be killed and women are raped, the sadbhavana (goodwill) campaign will be of zero effect and the people might be forced to rethink about the accession (of the J&K state to India in 1947) ". Earlier he had unmistakably stated that the accession of Kashmir with India was a mistake.
Yet in another public speech he had warned that he will spearhead a movement for the second partition of India if BJP abolished or altered section 370 of the Indian Constitution. These threats of renunciation of accession and disintegration of India may become a reality if the Jihadist collaborator- weak Congress/ UPA Govt. - continues in power. It should also serve as a strong and timely warning to RSS, Hindu organizations and the Gujarat dissidents to sink their differences for the sake of national solidarity and join in a unified front to work for a strong Hindu national Govt. capable of defeating the disruptive and disintegrative forces at work in India.
The forthcoming Gujarat elections must not be taken casually, since they may have far reaching consequences upon the over all functioning of the secularist regime. Some analysts even dare to predict that if the BJP wins big in Gujarat that could prevent the surrender of India's sovereignty in the nuclear field to a foreign power as envisaged by the agreement accepted by the Sonia-Singh regime. BJP on the other hand is committed to renegotiate the nuclear deal with USA on the basis of equality. The rejection of the congress designs in Gujarat may also compel and bring about a necessary change in the attitude of the UPA making it humble and more responsive towards the wishes and desires of the general public.
Dr. Jagan Kaul
Hindu Jagran Forum (USA)
December 06, 2007
Note: This message will soon be posted on : http://www.bharatjagran.com/
Telegraph, Dec 04, 2007
Ahmedabad, Dec. 3: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has decided to remain "neutral" in the Gujarat elections. This means its workers are free to work for whichever party or candidate they like as long as they are not "anti-Hindu".
Narendra Modi will especially be banking on the Sangh workers because Vishwa Hindu Parishad president Ashok Singhal's indirect go-ahead to his organisation to work for the chief minister has not galvanised its workers.
"In 2005, at a meeting in Chitrakoot, the RSS decided it would not take part in any election. That position remains firm today, in Gujarat and other places. But a swayamsevak (Sangh volunteer) is independent — he can take part in any activity," said Pradip Jain, the Sangh's authorised spokesperson in Gujarat.
In 2002, the Sangh had held several "Hindu jagran (awakening)" meetings in the run-up to the elections. Its pracharaks (propagandists) canvassed for the BJP in public forums without the candidates being present to retain the appearance of neutrality. This time there would be no jagran meetings, said Jain, a managing trustee of the Vishwa Samvad Kendra, the Sangh's publicity front. He refused to say whether the Sangh was keeping away from the polls because of its reported problems with Modi.
The Gujarat BJP is still assessing the possible fallout of the Sangh's refusal to participate. Sources said it could hit the party hard in the Saurashtra region, which has 58 Assembly seats and where Modi is grappling with infighting and rebellion. They added that since the Sangh had left poll participation to the "conscience" of the swayamsevaks, Modi had injected large doses of "Hindutva" into his campaign. He wants to assure the Sangh that he has not deviated from its ideology.
As for the Parishad's lukewarmness, its local chief, Kaushik Mehta, was unavailable for comments. But Parishad sources said that in Gujarat, only one person mattered and he was Praveen Togadia, the general secretary. Togadia fell out with Modi long ago and is believed to be backing the Patel dissidents and the loyalists of former chief minister Keshubhai Patel. "Just as Uma Bharti's conciliatory gesture (towards Modi) had no effect on her party here, Singhal's appeal is a call to the deaf. If it had come from Togadia, it would have meant something else," a source said.
Jain, asked if the Sangh's decision could hurt the BJP's prospects, said: "The RSS is not a political organisation; it is a social organisation. The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has more members than the BJP, and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (the Sangh's student arm) is the largest union in India. Yet the BJP gets the media attention because it's a political party." He said that the 2005 decision was taken keeping in mind the overall national situation.
"The Sangh will not make an exception for Gujarat. It does not function in that manner," Jain added.
"Elections are one part of democracy but the national consciousness is driven and shaped by a host of other factors. Politics will get the importance it deserves from the Sangh but we also have the nation to think of."
12/4/2007 12:16:25 AM By Shri V. Sundaram in NewsTodaynet
Satguru Sivananda Murthy spoke very eloquently at the PS Secondary School Auditorium in Mylapore three weeks ago about the imperative national need for a new Hindu Constitution for India, which takes due note of Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism, Hindu way of life, Hindu culture and Hindu society. During the course of his talk he made it clear that the only thing that the Hindus of India have to fear today is fear itself. Unlike most Hindu Dharmacharyas who choose to remain diplomatically (if not politically!) neutral on the issues of life and death affecting the majority Hindus of India, Satguru Sivananda Murthy is forthright and fearless in his espousal of Hindu causes .
When the people supposed to be great fail to perform the right act in the right time, righteousness declines and unrighteousness ascends. Mahakavi Bharathi in his 'Paanjali Sabatham', condemning the silence observed by great Acharyas like Bheeshma and Dhrona when a helpless Draupati was dragged to Kaurava Court and molested, says they all stood like "Pettai Marangal" i.e. dead wood unable to protect the honour of a woman in distress.
The great English Statesman and Parliamentarian Edmund Burke (1729-1797) rightly said for all time: "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to remain silent and do nothing". This is precisely what is happening in India today.
I fully endorse the view of Prof. Sadhu Rangarajan: "Every time Hindu Dharma has been outraged, the Dharmacharyas have chosen to remain silence spectators not ready to raise their voice against those who, sitting in their highest offices of political power, perpetrate the crime. And the Dharmacharyas have a lame excuse that political happenings are not their look out and Bhagavan is there to take care of the country. They have all to look after only the interests of their own Mutts, Missions, followers and the Ashram properties."
I was intellectually and emotionally overwhelmed by the moral and spiritual force of the utterances of Satguru Sivananda Murthy on that day. Almost everyone present in the audience felt the same way. Hearing him speak with such passion for Hindu causes, I felt that the Swamiji is only giving a cubic content to the beautiful message of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita.
Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita:
"Yadyadaacharati shreshthaha tattadevetaro
jannah Sa yat prmaanam kurute
The meaning of the above verse in Sanskrit is this: "Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues".
Satguru Sivananda Murthy said that most of us are not happy with what is going on in this country. We are all aware that something is going terribly wrong somewhere in different spheres of our public life—political, administrative, religious and spiritual, cultural and social. Today we are living in a world of aimless and arid Intellectualism where the mind is more active than the heart. In this sadly inhuman situation, we have to meet the restless questioning mind with an impassioned answering mind backed up by a true feeling heart. Basically our understanding of our national problems, our religion and culture must be deep and penetrating—intensely felt by ourselves in such a manner that it becomes a spring board for swift and effective action. We must learn to feel through our minds and think through our hearts.
Whenever some Americans ask me: "Swamiji when do you think the backwardness of India will disappear?" I never hesitate to tell them that India is not backward. Now to make the Americans understand I can't quote the esoteric verses from the Vedas and the Upanishads because they are irrelevant to them. They seem to be steeped in materialism and materialistic welfare and therefore it becomes necessary for us to counter their arguments through equally shallow materialistic viewpoints. To such materialistic Americans, I would often say: "More than 50,000 Indian Medical Doctors are working in the Universities and Clinics of America. Nearly 250,000 Indian Engineers are working in different branches of service and manufacturing industry in America. India has never imported a single American Doctor or American Engineer. Who is backward? How do you say India is backward?" In other words, crudely materialistic explanation has to meet four-square the materialistic questioning of the West.
We got our independence on paper on 15 August, 1947. The main questions we should ask in this context are: a) Who got this independence? b) Was it the independence of the British subjected India? c) Was it the independence of ancient India, medieval India, or modern India? One thing is very clear. Men like Jinnah and Nehru displayed a great sense of urgency and anxiety to assume positions of power even without a clear vision of plan or action as to what we would like to do with Pakistan or India of our own after independence from British Rule. The fact of the matter is after independence a portion of the Muslims in India got a separate nation for themselves in Pakistan. The Muslims who chose to stay in India came to enjoy special privileges under the new Constitution. The Hindus of India lost their ancestral Nation in Pakistan, And the Hindus of India, unfortunately, were relegated to the position of second class citizens in their capacity as Non-Muslims or Non-Christians.
Some solid and irrefutable facts of history relating to our freedom struggle cannot be ignored. During the entire period of our struggle for freedom starting from the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 till the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi on the Indian National scene in 1919 and later during the Gandhian period from 1920 to 1947, the number of people who got killed by the British Government was very much less than the number of Indians (mostly Hindus) who got killed in the first four months of India's 'partition' under Nehru's maladministration after 15 August, 1947. I was myself an eye witness to the partition riots in Delhi in August, 1947 when thousands of Hindus were killed in the Capital City itself. The untold sufferings of the Hindu refugees who were driven out of Pakistan and who came to squat on the streets of New Delhi and Delhi can never get erased from public thoughts and memories.
In my view, the sad fact is that on 15 August, 1947, Bharat that was India did not get its independence. It continued to be subjected to a New Republic called India. Thus our ancient India was subordinated to this newly created pseudo-secular anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim and pro-Christian Indian Republic. We should realise that India is not 'Bharat' but an artificial entity based on a pseudo-secular anti-Hindu philosophy called 'Indian Constitution'.
In this so called anti-Hindu New Republic, the Muslims and the Christians (State-sponsored minorities!) enjoy special privileges and special rights under Articles 25 to 30 of the Indian Constitution. It has become a routine affair that whenever and wherever the Hindus protest against destruction of their temples by Islamic terrorists, the Government views it as an unprovoked, uncalled for and unjust Hindu fundamentalist reaction! The pseudo-secular mafia of mass media plays a leading stellar role in this dastardly anti-Hindu drama. The foundation for this 'drama' was laid by Pundit Nehru when he told Sardar Vallabhai Patel in 1949 to desist from taking any action to rebuild the Somnath Temple which was destroyed by Mohammed of Gazni in the 11th century and later by successive Muslim invaders. In the minds and hearts of Nehru and other Congress Leaders, the glorious heritage of ancient Bharat Varsha and Bharat Bhoomi had no place whatsoever and therefore they went about the task of destruction of Hindu India founded upon Sanatana Dharma with great pseudo-secular finesse and fervour derived from their brief autocratic authority.
We Hindus in majority in India today should come together to drop a new Constitution for Hindustan which creates a new Nation founded upon our ancient traditions of Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism and Hindu way of life. We have to raise ourselves from the present disgraceful condition of second class non-Muslim citizens to the highest status of first class proud Hindu citizens of this ancient land. I call upon all patriotic Hindus—Lawyers, Civil Servants, Educationists and other Professionals—to give a serious thought for drawing up a 'New Constitution' for Hindustan which gives the same privilege status to the Hindus in majority as has been given to the Minority Muslims and Minority Christians under the existing pseudo-secular and anti-Hindu present Constitution.
The New Constitution for Hindustan should create a new Hindu Nation-State which will be founded on Hindu ideals; which will conduct its affairs in accordance with Hindu-values; which would work for the all-round resurgence of the Hindus; which will protect Hindu-Interests not only in India but in the whole world; which will represent Hindu culture abroad; which will promote and propagate Hindu ethos in the world; which will create in our younger generations a sense of pride and self-respect in their Hindu Nationality. Such a state we have to establish in our Mother Land. Swami Vivekananda has tirelessly reminded us that the glory of Sanatana Dharma gives us the inspiration and self-confidence that we Hindus are not inferior to any Nation anywhere in the world in any sense. It is our sacred duty to create such a Hindu Nation in the immediate future.