|India is a Hindu-majority country. India has the power to be a patron of Hindus all over the world ! However, today in a Hindu-majority India, only Hindus are being oppressed. In the post-Independence period, Governments that supported other religions and hated Hindus came to power. Therefore, anti-Hindu incidents like religious conversion of Hindus, killing of devout Hindus, desecration of their places of worship, demolition of temples, distortion of glorious history took place openly. It was as if the Government had a hand in such incidents !
Although the atrocities against Hindus have been curbed after the change of Government in 2014, incidents of Hindu oppression have not stopped completely. Though anti-Hindu fanatics, Communists, so-called progressives and secular gangs have been restrained to some extent, their anti-Dharma and anti-national activities have not stopped. The rights of the majority are not violated in any other country; however, due to India’s ‘secular’ governance system, Hindus are being neglected in India. For this to stop, ‘Hindu Rashtra’ must be established in India.
1. Attacks on Hindus’ religious processions
Some time ago, religious fanatics attacked Hindu processions on the occasions of Gudhipadwa, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. Stones were pelted at these processions in Jahangirpuri in Delhi, Howrah in Bengal, Sabarkantha and Anand in Gujarat, Karauli in Rajasthan, Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, Mankhurd in Maharashtra, Kolar in Karnataka and Hindu pilgrimages in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Petrol bombs were hurled at these processions too. It was also reported that fanatics had stocked stones, sticks and rods on the terraces of buildings to attack these processions. Notably, after the Jahangirpuri incident, when the local administration started bulldozing unauthorised constructions in the areas where the fanatics lived, Communists, Congressmen and fanatics knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court and brought a stay on the bulldozing.
After the deadly attacks on Hindus, it has come to light that Hindus in the Karauli area of Rajasthan are fleeing like those who left villages of Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and Mewat in Haryana. If the situation created in Kashmir in 1990 is similar to the situation being created in other parts of the country in the Year 2022, it is worrisome for the existence of Hindus. Today, Hindus are a minority in 102 out of 775 Districts of the country. The decline of Hindus is a wake-up call for the Nation because Hindutva is nationalism. If Hindus, who are in the majority in a ‘secular’ Democracy, are being persecuted for religious reasons, then we have to admit that this is a clear failure of ‘secularism’ and Democracy.
2. Loudspeakers and Hanuman Chalisa
As of now, the issue of loudspeakers on the places of worship is also under discussion. In many parts of the country, Azaan is recited early in the morning through loudspeakers on the mosques. The shrill noise disturbs the sleep of people and infringes on their right to peaceful sleep. The Courts have also banned the use of loudspeakers between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. However, there has been no change in the Azaan being given from the loudspeakers on mosques.
Despite Court orders to remove unauthorised loudspeakers, the Police as well as administration has been conveniently avoiding taking action. Now that some political parties have taken an aggressive stance against this, the noise from loudspeakers is reducing in some places. The unauthorised loudspeakers should be removed, not just the noise miffed. Even though Islamic ‘thinkers’ say that loudspeakers are not an integral part of Islam, fanatical groups do not abide by India’s laws. Are they following the rule of law when the fundamental rights of the common man are being violated with the arrogance of religious fanatics ? Today, some political parties are playing a retaliatory role of reciting Hanuman Chalisa through loudspeakers in protest against the unauthorised use of loudspeakers. When Hanuman Chalisa is being opposed, can anyone say that this is ‘equal justice’ ? ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is required so as to remove such injustice against Hindus.
3. Attacks on Hindus
Religious conversions of Hindus are taking place in our country even today. Incidents such as attempts by teachers to preach that ‘Jesus is Great and Hindu Gods are Satan’ to the students, beating of a student by a Christian teacher for applying Vibhuti and wearing Rudraksha, forcing students such as Lavanya to convert or how to convert Hindus through incitements have become common ! Due to the deadly attacks on Hindus and their religious conversions, the population of Hindus is reducing, while the population of other religions is increasing day-by-day. This shows that the present governance system of providing security to Hindus is weak.
4. A ‘Hindu Rashtra’ like the ‘Hindavi Swarajya’ of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is necessary
Today, the situation has become like it was 400 years ago. Five Islamic kingdoms – Adilshahi, Nizamshahi, Imadshahi, Baridshahi and Qutubshahi were dominating the Hindus 400 years ago. Then Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj established the ‘Hindavi Swarajya’ by defeating these Islamic monarchies and provided security to Hindus and protected Hindus’ places of worship.
Even today, ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is the need of the hour like the ‘Hindavi Swarajya’. ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is the solution on all the problems that the country is facing. ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is not a political concept, it is a spiritual concept.
The Annual ‘All India Hindu Rashtra Conventions’ organised in Goa have played an important role in inculcating the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in the minds of the people. This year, more than 1,000 delegates from more than 250 organisations across the country have been invited to the Convention.
To accelerate the work of establishing the ‘Hindu Rashtra’, the Convention sheds light on many aspects such as setting up common action programmes, exchanging experiences of the activists while carrying out the mission, devising solutions to problems that the mission is facing, spreading the ideological role of ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
This year the Convention is being held at Ramnathi, Goa from 12th to 18th June. The Convention will be aired live on Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
We pray unto the Holy feet of God – May all devout Hindu organisations and their activists be inspired to contribute in this Convention by way of becoming oblations in the Yajna of ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
– Mr Ramesh Shinde (National Spokesperson, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti)