Violence is flowing through every nook and corner of this society after 2014. It has to be said that the sense of violence and hatred of other communities has increased in the Hindu community of India. There are no examples of propaganda of anti-Hindu hatred among non-Hindu communities. This hatred and violence is one sided.
India is being pushed into civil war. This concern has been expressed multiple times in the past. In a discussion, a senior journalist, whom the people of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh system cannot accuse of being a Leftist, was seen expressing this apprehension with great sadness and anguish.
If the declared and stigmatized secularists do this, then they can be accused that they are vainly conspiring to create fear within us. But those who were warning us about this future, they do not fall in this category. That is why they must be listened to, those who lash out at Amartya Sen or Aruna Roy or Medha Patkar as soon as they say something.
It will not be surprising if they are also advised to keep their concerns in their mind, India is moving ahead on the right path and soon the whole world is going to bow down to him by giving him the title of Vishwa Guru. Do not obstruct this Digvijay path by doing such negative things, they may have to be reprimanded.
The concern of our journalist friend is worth paying attention to. He is a resident of Gurgaon. They are shocked to see that the Friday congregational prayers are being disrupted violently for the past several months. Can’t a hundred and fifty people offer prayers? What is this joke? The civil society that claims to be the Indian city of the 21st century does not have the strength, or desire, to come forward to stop this violence?
Even more distressed was the insolent provocations given to Hindus for the genocide of Muslims in the recent religious parliaments. How can this be allowed? How can they roam freely by doing this? What is the police doing after all? Why is the political leadership of this country silent?
The questions are reasonable. Whoever has a little affection for this country, his heart must have trembled with their apprehension. Unfortunately, Mamta is probably very less from the country.
Most of them are those who consider the country as their property. They worship the country or the nation, but that is the name of crores of beating hearts and minds, this feeling is hardly in them. It has probably become very difficult to understand that sympathy with our countrymen is patriotism. It is believed that to drive everyone with one’s whip, and to establish one’s dominance is the only power.
If someone from outside India reads this, then he will feel that it is being said for all the communities of India. Therefore it has to be clarified that this violence is taking root in Hindu society. Or would it be true to say that this violence has so engulfed the majority of Hindu society that its salvation seems difficult.
For the past few decades, he was being trained in violence. Especially hatred against Muslims and Christians is being propagated in this society for some 150 years.
Muslims and Christians are infiltrators, they have captured the land and resources of Hindus. They have distorted the culture of India. They are increasing their numbers. That is why it is necessary to control Muslims and Christians. This propaganda has been carried out all over India for almost 100 years through the entire system of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which includes its branches, its schools and many institutions. Is it surprising that a large section of the Hindu society is caught in the trap of this propaganda!
Since India’s exit from the colonial period and its formation as a constitution-based nation-state, Hindus have remained in all influential positions in the state and society. The imagination of a Muslim as Prime Minister is the flight of Sheikh Chilli.
Muslims can be counted on the fingers of the Chief Ministers till date. Most of the assembly, representatives from parliamentary constituencies were elected by Hindus only. Be it the administrative service or the police or the army, Hindus dominated.
Right now we are not talking about caste. In state rituals, only Hindu rituals were followed. Most of the educational institutions and other state institutions took their objections from Sanskrit. Still, it was being propagated that Hinduness was disappearing from India, Islamic and Christian color was dominating it. And the Hindus kept believing in it. The number of Hindus suffering from such insecure and inferiority complex kept increasing.
This topic can be talked about and it can be analyzed why it happened but the truth is that we have never honestly talked about this duality. Even the intellectuals who kept calling secularism a threat to Indian culture, did not even stop to think that they were believing and theorizing a lie.
In this propaganda, hidden or outspoken anti-Muslim and anti-Christian hatred will be called violent… but after 2014 this violence is flowing through every nook and corner of this society. Therefore it has to be said that the sense of violence and hatred of other communities has increased in the Hindu community in India. Instances of propaganda of anti-Hindu hatred among non-Hindu communities are not found. This hatred, violence is one sided.
Hate propaganda and violent attacks on individuals and communities are being carried out by Hindu groups. All over India, the police are often with the attackers and the courts seem to treat the Hindu vision as an Indian view. As our friend said, this violence is now crossing the border. What are the communities doing on whom this violence is being unleashed? Has he even started thinking of any way of self defense?
Till now they are assuming that it is not their job to take measures to protect themselves, it is the responsibility of the institutions of the state to protect them from violence. So far they have not been disappointed with the police, administration and the court, although the record of none of them is convincing.
Yet Muslims and Christians are following the same democratic and constitutional path. But they are not getting protection from anywhere.
Whatever was in the heart, now it is being said openly. The massacre of Muslims and Christians, the capture of their women is the national duty of a Hindu, this thing is being said in public everyday.
The Prime Minister of India, the Home Minister and the Chief Ministers of many states are inciting Hindus against Muslims and Christians. In his speeches, he mocks them and assures the Hindus that he will save them from them.
‘Abbajanwale used to eat ration, money for the cemetery wall is being spent in pilgrimage, Nizam Raj is being abolished, now jail-jail game is happening with (Muslim) criminals, earlier terrorists were let loose Now his senses have come to his place. All this is being told by the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. To whom are they addressing? Apparently Hindus.
Muslims and Christians are humiliated in new and vulgar ways every day and at the same time they are doomed to be victims of violence. What should they do in such a situation? Had Premchand been there, he would have reminded us of his words written a hundred years ago: No self-respecting community can tolerate its humiliation for a long time. He shouldn’t.
But there has been no violent retaliation for the violence of Hindu groups so far. What civil war are you talking about then?
The concern of our friend reveals the disturbance in the way of thinking of many good people. He said that Islamic ‘radicalization’ is going on all over the world. They fear that after getting fed up with the daily violence, the Muslims of India may not follow this path. Then it will be difficult to escape!
That is, the real concern is that even a small section of Muslims may not walk on ‘that’ path! Whereas in the last 7 most terrible years no evidence of this has been found. Muslim organizations are also not talking about anything other than a constitutional solution.
That’s why by saying civil war, when we ask Hindus to desist from this violence and by saying that if Muslims are radicalised, then they give more emphasis to the same prejudice about Muslims. From this it seems that if the violence of Muslims is more terrible, then Hindus should take care. But this is not the right way to think.
The real and long-term problem is that of Hindus becoming violent and obscene. Now seeing the age of the accused of auctioning Muslim women, Hindu parents and families should be warned. An 18-year-old Hindu girl and a 21-year-old Hindu youth are accused of this hate campaign.
Violence and crime is growing in all of our homes. Fearing that Muslims become ‘radical’, we should rein in our violence, this is to tie the cart before the horse.
Violence in the name of Hindus will destroy this country, it will destroy Hindus, that’s all right. But it is destroying Muslims and Christians right now. She is destroying them. And it is enough that this violence must be stopped immediately. They will turn violent, not because of the fear.
(The author teaches at Delhi University.)
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