Opposition to Pandit Dhirendra Shastri and the weapon of the Shuddhi Movement

Mr Durgesh Jaywant Parulkar
Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri

Swatantryaveer Savarkar emphasised on the Shuddhi (Purification or the Re-conversion to Hinduism) Movement. Muslim and Christian missionaries were trying to reduce the number of Hindus through their mass conversions. Hindus are converted to increase the population and to Islamise and Christianise the entire world. Swami Shraddhananda used the Hindu Reform Movement in the 1920s to ensure that the number of Hindus does not reduce. As a result, he was killed on 23rd December 1926. (To protect Hindu society from the onslaught of Christianity and Islam’s forced conversions, the Arya Samaj represented by him, started the Shuddhi Movement to bring back the converts [of Christianity and Islam] to the Hindu fold. By 1923, he had left the social arena and plunged whole-heartedly into his earlier work of the Shuddhi Movement, which he turned into an important force within Hinduism. This Movement was a great weapon used to keep Hindu numbers intact. Savarkar revived the Shuddhi Movement to counter the evil act of Conversions. – Editor)

1. Bringing the converted Hindus back to Hinduism is a crime

Muslims and Christians converted the Hindus by tricking and luring them, and sometimes using force and torture. These acts were not crimes in the eyes of the world. However, the same world considers it a crime if converted Hindus go back to their original fold of Hinduism.

In short, the Hindus are besieged from all sides, treated unjustly, and their religious places attacked. If they try to defend themselves by opposing all this, they are regarded ‘intolerant’. This ‘judgement’ has become acceptable. This is a conspiracy to destroy the Hindus, even though it is crystal clear that our own Hindu brothers in our own country turn against us. This is the real tragedy.

2. Christian conversions in Uttarakhand and cognizance taken by the Chief Minister

On 24th December 2022, Christians converted 35 Hindus in Chhiwala village, Puraula Tehsil in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. Chhiwala has a population of 425 living in 97 houses, out of which the male population is 228 and the female population number 197. Lazarus Cornelius, Pastor of a Church in Mussoorie, and his wife Pushpa were invited to a prayer meeting organised for the conversions. This couple has been actively doing conversion work for many years. A complaint was registered with the Police against them which is now being investigated. Such prayer meetings are organised and Hindus from surrounding villages are invited. Various temptations are shown to them to convert to Christianity. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami asked the Director General of Police to look into this matter and take such incidents seriously.

3. The dream of establishing an Islamic or Christian Nation lies shattered !

Such incidents are taking place continuously in many places across the country. All the people who were conspiring against the Hindus were furious when they learnt that Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri of Bageshwar Dham had brought back his converted Hindu brothers into their original Dharma. The sky fell on such conspirators. Islam and Christianity felt threatened at the same time. Tolerance ended. Everyone began to feel that the Constitution is being forsaken because Hindus have awakened and they no longer tolerate injustice. The fighting spirit in Hindus has been activated. This is what is bothering everyone now because their dream of transforming India into an Islamic or Christian Nation has been shattered.

4. The reason for opposing Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri

Attacking the places of worship of Christians and Muslims is considered blasphemy, and the death penalty is the only punishment. However, attacking the seats of faith of Hindus can always be justified and will not considered blasphemy. Since the Hindus are giving a befitting reply to those who say this, rumours are being spread that Christians and Muslims in this country are scared. This is true, because a big hurdle has been created in their mission of destroying Hindu Dharma. They are scared because they fear that their goal will no longer be attainable. Therefore, if someone concludes that there is a conspiracy to oppose Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, there is no mistake in it.

– Mr Durgesh Parulkar, Devout Hindu Lecturer and Author, Dombivli. (25.1.2023)

It is crystal clear that our own Hindu brothers in our own country have turned against us. This is the real tragedy !