Mumbai – Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Sanatan Prabhat and Sanatan Sanstha have sought an explanation from Facebook after the latter removed Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s ‘Hindu Adhiveshan’, Sanatan Prabhat’s ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ and ‘Sanatan Shop’ pages without citing any reason. However, Facebook has still not responded to the mails. Adding to the injustice, Facebook has now suspended HJS’s Hindi page as well. It also suspended page of an American organisation‘Forum for Hindu Awakening’ (FHA), run by a devout Hindu organisation. Several devout Hindus are protesting against Facebook’s anti-Hindu stance in a lawful manner.
Immense harm inflicted on lakhs of patriot and devout Hindus in India and across the world after the suspension of Hindu Adhiveshan, HJS Hindi page, FHA, Sanatan Prabhat, and Sanatan Sanstha
1. ‘Hindu Adhiveshan’ was a verified page with 14,45,000 followers. Apart from this, HJS State and District level pages are working as well. Majority of these pages, i.e. 35 State and District level pages are taken down by Facebook. All the pages regularly post about the current affairs of the Nation and Dharma, as well as educational posts related to Dharma. HJS told that all the posts and publications were carried within a legal framework. These pages served as a guide to all the patriot and devout Hindus. And hence, suspension of these pages has ideologically inflicted an immeasurable loss to the Hindus.
2. HJS Hindi page had more than 2,50,000 followers. These pages too posted about the Nation and the Dharma and created awareness among the Hindus.
3. Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA), run by a devout Hindu organisation in the US, had more than 6 lakh followers. It used to create awareness among Hindus about the Dharma and spiritual seeking. It also served as a guide for those who intended to contribute to the Dharma. It specifically served the Hindus living in the US and other countries.
4. Sanatan Prabhat newspaper, which had more than 7,500 followers on its Facebook page also served as a guide for Hindus and taught spiritual seeking. The page regularly posts about the assaults on Nation and Dharma, educational posts related to Dharma, and thoughts by Saints. After its suspension, Hindus are deprived of the knowledge about the Nation and Dharma. Facebook is responsible for this. (Facebook has strangled journalism and freedom of expression with its arbitrary operating procedure – Editor)
5. Sanatan Shop’s Facebook page had 5,600 followers. This page posts about Sanatan’s books and texts on various topics. The topics involved Ayurveda, Spirituality, adverse times, festivals and religious observances, education for children, etc.
Suspension of Facebook pages belonging to the devout Hindu leaders and organisations
HJS official page was taken down in 2012 too, without citing any reason. Last year too, Facebook had taken down Sanatan Sanstha’s page and BJP’s devout Hindu MLA T Raja Singh’s official page without citing a reason. Moreover, nobody can share any of the Sanatan Sanstha’s website links on Facebook. Earlier, Facebook had also removed the ‘Sudarshan News’ page run by a devout Hindu Editor Suresh Chavhanke and ‘Op India’ page, a nationalist and devout Hindu news portal.
Facebook’s anti-Hindu hypocrisy
What should Hindus infer from this ? Is it that Facebook is sympathiser of those proliferating hatred and violence in society ? Facebook must publicly explain its stand behind allowing these pages to operate and suspending pages belonging to the HJS, Sanatan Sanstha and others. Failing which, Central Government should compel Facebook to come out in open regarding its unjust treatment to Hindus.
Facebook pages of jihadi organisation Popular Front of India (PFI), Raza Academy, Indian fugitive and an inspiration for jihadi terrorists Dr Zakir Naik are still live. Dr Zakir Naik’s organisation ‘Islamic Research Foundation’ is even banned. Still, Dr Zakir Naik’s 4 Facebook pages are live with lakhs of followers. In addition to this, Facebook page of Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, an organisation having Naxal links and committed to fracture the Hindu culture and traditions, is live as well.
Moreover, Facebook had banned a page in July 2020 created in memory of the reporter Gauri Lankesh, who allegedly had Naxal links and was a staunch anti-Hindu figure. After facing protest from communists and so-called secularists, Facebook immediately lifted ban on the page and even apologised.
An appeal to the devout Hindus and Hindu organisations
The way Sanatan Sanstha and HJS have experienced Facebook’s anti-Hindu treatment, others too might have experienced. Facebook pages belonging to the several devout Hindu organisations, working selflessly and tirelessly for the Nation and the Dharma, may have been suspended as well.
In view of this, HJS appeals to all the devout and active Hindu organisations to inform Samiti about any unjust treatment from Facebook such as suspending their pages without a warning or prior instruction. Samiti will definitely assist regarding the matter. Include the name of organisation, its Facebook link, number of followers and contact while sending the information. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s contact is as follows:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone : 9322533595