In search of Hindu Rashtra

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download (1)By Abdul Rashid Agwan,

I was surprised and shocked by a headline of the newspaper I read in one fine morning that ‘Hindu Rashtra’ got established overnight. The RSS supremo Shri Mohan Bhagwat was quoted to have informed the nation about this eventuality. I rushed outside into the street and then moved around the area to try to understand what would have actually happened to the nation. But, I was astonished to note that the life was as usual there and the people appeared as an epitome of an ancient saying “Kou nrip hamein ka”, means whosoever be the king we don’t care (as they too do not care for us anyway).

The first thought that came to my mind after my physical search for the Hindu Rashtra was that the declaration of Hindu Rashtra by the RSS chief appeared as non-serious as it was a decade back by Shri Lal Krishna Advani who said that Hindu Rashtra was already there. As a matter of fact, this second declaration of Hindu Rashtra confused me and I wondered whether the Hindu Rashtra of Bhagwat is something different than that of Advani’s. Is this speaking of the existence of two different visions of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ or Hindu Rashtra automatically comes into existence as soon as BJP comes to power? Yet, I presumed that Shri Bhagwat’s claim should be serious as he is not a politician like Shri Advani, and started mining information the whole day regarding any significant change that would have come about in the Indian life by the deemed transformation from an Indian nation to Hindu Rashtra.

First of all, I considered the matter from the viewpoint of crimes against women. There appeared no new information on this front. Crimes against women are being committed with the same fervor; one atrocity on them by every three minutes, one rape by every 16 minutes and one dowry death by every hour. Madhya Pradesh, a strong basin of Hindu Rashtra, still leads as the most rape-prone state of the country with over 3,400 rapes of women and children a year.

Frustrated on being having noted no change as regards atrocities against women, I thought perhaps the situation regarding the so lamented “60 million missing daughters” would have changed overnight. But, unsurprisingly, the nation has upheld the same bias against the unborn girl child as before. There seems no change in the practice of and insistence on sex detection by ultrasound machines, use of infanticide to kill thus identified female embryos, humiliation of daughters-in law who give birth to girl child, blackened face of a father on hearing that he became father of a she-baby and consequently the usual prevalence of high girl-child mortality rate. There is no change in the fact that 20% youth of the country will find it difficult to have an exclusive partner within next two decades due to highly adverse sex ratio. Punjab, Haryana and Delhi still have around 500 women against 1000 men and people there are increasingly moving on the verge of reviving polyandry at mass level.

 

Then I anxiously thought, perhaps, the Hindu Rashtra would have changed the life of more than 60 million people who are destroying their own life by tending to become habitual drinkers and drug abusers, especially due to the government sponsored alcoholism in many states. There are still 2.5 million addicted drinkers dying in a year due to this menace, after completely devastating their families socially and economically. Alcoholism is still advancing in India with an exponential rate of 30% per annum. That means, by the time Shri Narendra Modi’s presumed reign comes to an end as a leader of the so-called Hindu Rashtra after one decade, the number of alcoholics in the country will be already 180 million and alcohol-afflicted deaths will also become three folds or more.

Further reflection on these issues made me sad rather than shocked. In my arising opinion the advent of Hindu Rashtra is not going to alter the situation on these issues and my expectation from Shri Mohan Bhagwat’s statement in this regard seemed wrong. There are people who venerate Indra in spite of the fact that he raped Ahilya the wife of Rishi Gautam. Therefore, the people who hold Indra’s flag high can hardly resolve the present riddle of 25,000 ‘Ahilyas’ who are reportedly being raped every year, besides those nine times more who un-reportedly face the curse. The nation which feels proud of pornographic idols of ancient caves will find it difficult to honor the dignity of woman. The philosophy that a person cannot attain Swarg without a son will go on tilt bias against a girl child. Those who justify drinking of Somaras by deities may feel unable to fight against the menace of alcoholism. There are obvious limitations of the so-called Hindu Rashtra in tackling these pressing issues.

Indeed, there are many contemporary issues where the establishment of Hindu Rashtra is going to alter nothing in common men’s life. However, it is more likely to consolidate ancient aberrations rather than promoting any modern outlook on the basis of ancient wisdom. Mere proclamation of superiority of one section of people over others can hardly bring any change in Indian life. Rather, it will reinforce injustice and undemocratic system, something detrimental to the development and progress of the country. There is reason to appeal to Shri Mohan Bhagwat to come forward and lead the nation in fighting grassroots evils which are devastating life of millions of Indians ? the vast majority of them being his own co-believers ? rather than playing gimmicks with the proud Indians.

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[The contributor is an author/editor of many books including his recent work “Islam in 21st Century: The Dynamics of Change of Future-making”]

12 COMMENTS

    • Ankit, we are talking about serious problems of our beloved country and you are trying to distract the issue. Most Muslim scholars and organizations have already rejected ISIS as a genuine outfit. It is an oil extraction ploy of Israel and USA, which has brought down oil price in the world as very cheap oil is being purchased from these pseudo Jihadists by the oil cartels. Anyway they are following nothing but ancient religious dictates including those found in Manusmriti and orthodox reading of Shariah. Moreover, media is magnifying smaller events to Holocausts. If you go through the history of wars, including the world wars, Vietnam War, Indian war of 1971, and the like you will find that women and children face the brunt of gory developments during the process of any war. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has clearly prescribed against killing non-combatants, unarmed people, women, children and hermits. You can read in details in this regard from any genuine source of Islam and confirm the facts yourself.

      Coming back to the issues raised in the article, my appeal is that instead of turning non-issues into issues just for a political mileage, let us collectively fight against real social plagues of time so that India could become a proud nation and not the 135th country on human development index.

    • Mr. Ankit Sharma may go to Kerala and ask the Indian nurses returned from the captivity of ISIS regarding sex slavery
      instilled in his mind by the propagandamachinary of the creator of ISIS.

    • read the recent comment of french minister on isis, isis a devil darling of us/israel/ nato to suck syria dry, balkanize middle east under oded yinon plan. yes isis monsters are treated in forward israeli hospitals . just you will be lucky to find their commanders meeting senator john maccain and israeli pm bibi nethanyahu upon an net search.

  1. All malechas are eating beef.let me know what will be our caste after becoming hindu.hamre blood ko kya ek din mein nikal ke shudikaran kar dengay.nahi to fifth caste u have to create bhai hame koun se warn me jana hoga.brahmin,vaishy,khastriya,sudra.SUDR TO HUMEY PASAND NAHI,KSHTYA WO TO HUM TERRORIST HAI HI.Brahman five time pray more shudh then brahmin.lagshanka bhi kar hi letey.vaishya wo to hum ajkal wahi kar ke ghar chalatey.I HAVE ONE PROPISAL LET S TAKAE TWO LETTERS FRM EACH.,,VAKHASUBRA,,,
    kafir to tum ho hi Narak to jana hai ,par ek bar sahadat to pad .tere sare bhagwano ki sakti ek me ajaygi.Dnt waste ur time to fight with islam .from prophet ADAM to till llots of civilization tried .alas all r failed now u A Rss puppy same dream.

    • zafar bhai, good excellent proposal hope RSS and its fans like it very much. May be RSS will allow VAKHASUBRA to eat beef, it is good some time they will join.

      • We were born Muslims, and having history of Muslims
        forefathers, where all are equals, unlike you sudra ? Don’t spit venomous RSS ideology here on this forum.

  2. According to Islam evey child born in this world is monotheist- believer on one God/ Allah. In the blood/ psyche of evey one this concept is circulating. It is the surrounding or parentage who drift him/ them from this natural instinct to other path. Therefore it is the duty of believers to make aware all such people distracted from this natural instinct about their born conscience in order to make this world more peaceful.

  3. BROTHER ANKIT
    BLOOD IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS HINDU,SIKH,MUSLIM OR CHRISTIAN BLOOD,NOR BY CASTE LOW BLOOD OR HIGH CLASS BLOOD BY BY
    TYPE A,B,AB,O WITH RH FACTOR + OR -.
    IF YOU DONT BELIEVE PLEASE GO TO AIIMS AND ASK THEM YOU WANT TO DONATE HINDU BLOOD,OR HIGH CLASS BLOOD AND SEE THE REACTION YOU WILL GET FROM THEM.

    RSS,VHP, ARE ONLY PLAYING POLITICS.HOW MANY INDIANS HAVE LOOS.HOW MANY INDIANS HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER? OR MEDICAL FACILITIES?
    INSTEAD OF CONCENTRATING ON THIA THEY WANT BRAHMIN SUPERMACY BY MAKING INDIANS FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER
    HINDUS VERSUS MUSLIMS
    HINDUS VERSUS SIKHS
    HINDUS VERSUS CHRISTIANS
    OBC TRIBALS VERSUS OTHER CASTES
    ONLY FOR THEIR PERSONAL BELT
    DURING THE TIME OF BRITISH THEY WERE ALL SIDING WITH THE BRITISH.
    THEY DID NOT FIGHT FOR INDIA-PLS SHOW HOW MANY RSS PEOPLE SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
    THEY WERE BRITISH INFRMERS & COLLABORATORS

    MUSLIMS ARE MORE PATRIOTIC THAN OTHERS

    1- INDIAN ARMY HAS LESS THAN 2% MUSLIM SOLDIERS,BUT THE CASUALTY RATE WAS MORE THAN 22% OF ALL CASUALTIES IN THE KARGIL WAR.SO MUSLIMS ARE 2000% MORE LOYAL THAN OTHERS

    2- WHEN A MUSLIM DIES HE IS BURIED AND AMALGATES INTO THE INDIAN EARTH-MATTI
    OTHERS PUT THEIR ASHES AND IMMERSE THEM INTO WATER SO THAT THEY FLOW INTO THE SEA AND GO OUT OF INDIA TO ALL GULF COUNTRIES INCLUDING PAKISTAN

    HENCE IN LIFE OR DEATH MUSLIMS ARE MORE FAITHFUL THAN OTHERS TO INDIA

    PAKISTAN AND RSS FEED ON EACH OTHER.THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO GROW

    RSS IS IN POWER WHY DONT THEY TEACH PAKISTAN A LESSON OR WHY DONT THEY COME OUT WITH TRUTH REGARDING NETAJIS DEATH.

    I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST THE RSS EXCEPT THEIR DRESS ITS RIDICULOUS AND NOT SUITABLE FOR WINTERS IN NORTH INDIA

    JUST TO ADD WHY DOSENT RSS OPEN ITS MOUTH ON CHINESE INTRUSIOS.
    DO U KNOW HOW MUCH AREA OF J&K IS UNDER CHINESE OCCUPATION?
    WHY IS RSS MUM-NO GUTS

    PLEASE REMEMBER MAXIMUM SACRIFICES FOR INDEPENDENCE HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY BY ORDINARY HINUS MUSLIMS & SIKHS & NOT BY RSS VHP ETC

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