Urgent need for a new Hindu party

With the BJP coming to power at the center, a vacuum has been created among the political parties who would fight or at least highlight the problems faced by Hindus and Hinduism. In fact the BJP had never been a genuine Hindu party as in power its government was not much different from that of the Congress led government and only while in opposition it used to make noise when Hindu interests were harmed. With development being the mantra of the new BJP government, all efforts to rejuvenate Bharatheeya ethos and culture will take a back seat. Hence there is an urgent need for a genuine Hindu party with the following objectives as its goal.

  • To vigourously pursue Shuddhi movement, i.e., to bring back non-Hindus into the Hindu fold.
  • To eradicate caste-system and opening of priesthood to all Hindus.
  • To propagate the ideals of Sanatana Dharma and its philosophy to the outside world.
  • To make Sanskrit as the link/national language.
  • To ban conversion of Hindus to Islam and Christianity.
  • Introduce separate electorates for Muslims. They should be given one seat in each state to represent the total Muslim population of that state. But elected Muslim representatives should not be given any role in the formation of a government either at the State level or Centre when political parties fall short of majority to form the government. This will prevent Hindu politicians from pursuing appeasement policies and creating animosities between Hindus and Muslims.
  • To officially change the name of India into Bharath and to have a new national anthem composed in Sanskrit and a new national flag i.e., the Bhagvadwaja with om inscribed on it.
  • To allow Hindus to possess firearms without license for self-defense.
  • To close Aligarh Muslim and Jamia Milia Islamia Universities, Urdu medium schools and Madrasas as they are hindrance for Muslims to join the mainstream of Indian society.
  • To ban use of loud speakers in Mosques, offering namaz in public spaces and to stop giving subsidies for Haj pilgrims.
  • To ban Muslim men from practicing polygamy and Muslims couples from having more than two children.

The new party should be named as Akhila Bharateeya Sanatana Dharma Punaruthaan Samithi. The new Hindu party should not stand for elections and instead concentrate on building a strong mass cadre of dedicated men and women of integrity and commitment. Making a stand that it is opposed to electoral politics will prevent power hungry, unscrupulous and rowdy elements from joining the party. The support base for the BJP is from those who are in the corporate sector, English educated upper and middle class, army generals, IAS/IPS officers and legal luminaries. The new Hindu party should be a platform for the vernaculars, rural, lower and lower middle class, hawkers, self-employed, daily wage workers and for ordinary sepoys and policemen; as it is these people who are rooted in this land and devoted to its religion and culture.


How Kashmir is bleeding Hindus

The present state of Jammu&Kashmir consists of Kashmir inhabited by 100 percent Muslims, Jammu by 70% Hindus and 30% Muslims and Ladakh by Muslims and Buddhists in the ratio of fifty-fifty. About 1/3rd of the original Jammu&Kashmir State is under the control of Pakistan and called as Azad Kashmir. Pakistan says that until the Kashmir issue is resolved peace cannot be possible between Pakistan and India. It wants India to give up its hold over Kashmir. In 1947 when the British relinquished their hold over India and several Princely States, the Nizam of Hyderabad wanted to stay independent and later wished his State’s merger with Pakistan. But as the majority of population in Hyderabad was Hindus, the Government of India took police action and got Hyderabad merged with India. On the same logic Pakistan wants Kashmir to be handed over to it even though the ruler of Jammu&Kashmir has signed the instrument of accession with India, as the majority of people of Kashmir are Muslims. India and Pakistan have fought several wars over the issue of Kashmir and India is spending five crores per day to maintain Siachen a strategic outpost for maintaining its control over Kashmir. Leaving sentiments aside, the time has now come for Hindus to introspect about the whole issue of retaining Kashmir.

Zero benefit to Hindus

The Kashmir valley is inhabited by Muslims who hate India to the core. To retain control over Kashmir, the Indian government is spending crores of rupees in the form of salaries to the Muslim bureaucracy of Kashmir, grants for development which are siphoned by the Muslim politicians and for maintaining law and order in the valley. In what way is the Indian Government or the Hindus of India benefitted from Kashmir? Even earlier tourism used to benefit the Muslims of Kashmir and the sale of products like carpets, Kesar, etc. used to profit Muslim manufacturers. The Hindus have not only lost their lives and money but also earned the hatred ness of the Kashmir Muslims. The Hindus cannot own property in Kashmir and now the situation is such that, they even cannot go there as tourists to enjoy the scenery.

The solution

With Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs, the government of India should take up steps to solve the Kashmir issue once for all. Narendra Modi is very keen to develop India economically for which peace and precious resources are important. With his popularity at its zenith Modi should create a favourable public opinion for solving the Kashmir issue through a settlement with Pakistan by –

  • Transferring the valley of Kashmir to Pakistan along with the Muslim population of Jammu and Ladakh.
  • Merging the Jammu region with rest of India and
  • Ladakh to be converted into an independent Buddhist State (like Vatican) by transferring the Tibetan refugees residing in India and the responsibility of its security should be handed over to the UN.

This move would save India hundreds of crores which it could utilize to fence its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh and make it foolproof. With regards to the millions of Bangladeshi refugees who have already entered India, they should be given an option of staying in India provided they embrace Hinduism; otherwise they should be deported back to their country. The Indian government should induce poor Muslims to convert to Hinduism by providing cash incentives. The government should also ban conversion of Hindus to Islam, ban the practice of polygamy by Muslim men and restrict Muslim couples from having more than two children. If not their population will rise and after some 50-100 years, once again the Hindus will face a threat for their existence.

A New Krishna Temple for Non-Brahmins at Udupi

The present situation in India is such that if no drastic measures are taken, within 50 to 100 years the population of Hindus would be reduced to 40% from the present 80%. This alarming situation calls for some serious thinking on the part of Hindu leaders and religious heads as to how to arrest this trend; consolidate the Hindus and put a united fight against its adversaries. Unfortunately in the temple town of Udupi in Karnataka we find discrimination while serving food with separate arrangements made exclusively for Brahmins. Temples and holy centers of yore are places meant for unifying devotees. But in the Krishna Mutt at Udupi devotees are made to feel inferior due to their caste, as if the Lord himself has sanctioned discrimination. Recently a women belonging to a non-Brahmin community was forcibly made to leave the dining hall where only the Brahmin community is allowed to partake food. It is said that the non-Brahmin communities silently undergo this humiliation as they are deeply devoted to the Lord and overlook the arrogance for the people who manage the affairs of the temple. But the future generation may not tolerate this and even become atheists. Hence a new temple for Lord Krishna should be built at Udupi and managed by non-Brahmins.

First a plot of land measuring about three to four acres near the vicinity of Udupi should be purchased for building a temple for Lord Krishna. This temple should be modeled on the temple of Mahadeva at Ittagi in Raichur district which is built on the Kalyani Chalukyan style of temple architecture and called Devalaya Chakravarthi (king among temples). Similar to the Golden Temple at Amritsar this temple should be surrounded by a tank with fresh water with a passage to reach it. Surrounding this tank should be a beautiful garden with green lawn, flower alleys and sculptures in the midst. A human sized image of Lord Krishna playing flute and leaning behind a cow, carved in granite should be placed in the garbhagudi. The garbhagudi should be well lighted and doing abhishekas to the idol should be avoided. Aartees should be done thrice a day and incense burnt in front of the idol decorated with minimum flowers. The premises should be kept hyper clean and silence maintained. The prayer hall should have sculptures and paintings of devotees like Kanakadasa, Purandaradasa, the avatars of Vishnu, scenes from the Puranas, etc.

With regards to the maintenance of this temple, eight communities namely the Bunts, Billavas, Mogaveeras, Yadavas, Dalits, Kurubas, Idigas and the Vaishyas should in turn be allowed to manage the affairs of the temple for one year beginning a week prior to Krishna Jayanthi. The community managing the temple affairs of that particular year should have its own priest to offer prayers to the Lord. In this temple instead of wholesome lunch, sweet pongal should be offered as prasada to devotees and this should be prepared exclusively by a Dalit cook in a highly hygiene method and that the prasada is prepared by a Dalit should be well advertised. This temple should be opened to all irrespective of people of different religious faiths and devotees should be asked to cover their bodies and people without shirts should not be allowed inside. The community managing the temple should organize cultural activities like Yakshagana, Bayalaata, folk dance, Harikathe, during various auspicious days like Ramanavmi, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Ugadi, Dasara, etc.

In short by building an aesthetic temple and holding regular cultural activities, this temple will become a beehive of tourists from all over the world. More than anything this temple will give a sense of pride to various non-Brahmin communities including Dalits.

Basavapratapism, the ideology to unify Hindus

Cuba a small island situated near the backyard of USA has been defying the world most powerful nation for over five decades. North Korea in the face of worldwide censure and rebuke and economic sanction and political isolation is in a confrontation mood with USA and other countries. Iran has been pursuing its nuclear program with impunity in spite of economic sanction. Way back in 1975 the Vietnamese had given a bloody nose to USA for interfering in their affairs. Contrast this with the position adopted by India when faced with terrorist attacks by Pakistan or intrusion by China. The weak foreign policy of successive Indian government has made our youths hang their head in shame. Terrorist are striking at will and every time a terror attack takes place the government asks the citizens to stay calm. In spite of knowing from where these terrorist are coming no action is being undertaken. When this is the case where was the need for India to acquire nuclear weapons at a huge cost? Moreover the Indian government says that it will not use these weapons at the first instance and will be used only if other countries strike at it first. But common sense tells us that if at all Pakistan or China fires a nuclear missile upon India not only lakhs of population but also our facilities where nuclear weapons are stocked will be destroyed by them. Who will be there to strike at them?

It is due to lack of ideology that our youths are directionless, without hope and lack pride in their religion, culture, language and country. The role models for our youths are actors and cricket players. Especially educated youths look for opportunities to fly overseas and feel embarrassed of their country’s corrupt political class. Today there is an urgent need for an ideology to be adopted in India to mobilize all sections of the society irrespective of caste, class and language to transform India into a powerful state capable of providing leadership to the world in all aspect.

An ideology is needed to mobilize and galvanize the masses for a cause. We have seen the success of such mobilization in Tamilnadu from the Dravidian ideology, in Maharashtra from the Hindutva ideology with Shivaji as the rallying point and in Punjab from the formation of Akali Dal espousing the cause of the Sikhs.

One such ideology which can unite Hindus all over the country is Basavapratapism based on the ideals of 12th century philosopher saint and social reformer, Basaveshwara and of that of 16th century fearless Hindu patriot and the ruler of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. While Basaveshwara stood for establishment of an egalitarian society based on ethical values, proselytization and upheld the dignity of labour, Ranapratap stood for preservation of self-respect, fighting spirit, fierce independence, courage, chivalry and manliness. A combination of the ideals of these two sons of Bharatamata has to be adapted and put into practice to revitalize the Hindu society and for India to shed its image of being a soft, corrupt and an immoral state.

While Basaveshwara’s concept of social justice, eradication of caste and bringing people of other faiths under one religion would help in the abolition of caste and class distinction in India and also help bring Indian Muslims and Christians back into the Hindu fold, an assertive foreign policy as enunciated by Ranapratap if followed will see that our hostile neighbours think twice before undertaking foolish adventures like that of Kargil episode. While concepts of eradication of castes and establishment of an egalitarian society will attract people from the lower strata of society, the concept of proselytization, pro-active foreign policy including a plan to reclaim the lost territories of India will attract people belonging to middle and upper class.

Sanatana Dharma- A Universal Dharma and a Way of Living

Hinduism is the only religion which is non-dogmatic, amenable to criticism, adaptable to new situations and has the power to reinvent itself. Hence it does not hinder a practicing Hindu to live according to changing times and in different parts of the globe. It is these qualities which has helped Hinduism to survive the onslaught of Semitic religions like Christianity and Islam.

In its journey in pursuit of Reality, Sanatana Dharma has come a long way. In the beginning our sages looked at nature with awe and showed reverence to various forces of nature like wind, fire, thunder and lightning. In the next stage they composed hymns to propitiate these nature forces and expected boons from them. In the third stage they composed elaborate rituals and believed that if correctly conducted the gods will be forced to give them the boons so desired. The fourth stage was the stage when they transcended from the materialistic plane of worship and contemplated on concepts like karma, rebirth, soul, ultimate reality and (moksha) salvation. The result of this contemplation was the Upanishads, the essence of Hindu philosophy.

Sometimes it may appear strange that the way majority of Hindus worship is in contradictory to the philosophy of Upanishads. Why did our spiritual leaders allowed the continuation of the ritualistic practices instead of encouraging the practice of contemplation and meditation as enunciated in the Upanishads? This is because our wise seers knew the nature of human mind. Men have different aptitudes, mental set-up, desires and goals which in total was called gunas by our ancients. These gunas were categorized into sathvika, rajasika and tamasic. The practice of contemplation and meditation could have been followed by those possessing the sathvika guna, but what about others? If our seers had insisted only in one medium as a path for realization for a spiritual aspirant, a large number of people with rajasika and tamasic gunas could had turned irreligious. Hence they allowed the continuation of the old rites and rituals so that at least they do not turn into atheists.

Different Paths for Salvation

In fact the Bhagavad Gita gave a death blow to the performance of Vedic yajna and nishkaama karma (activities without expectation of results) took the place of kaamya karma. But the Vedic mantras survived as it was uttered by the Brahmins during their daily prayers. In imitation to the Vedic worship, the tantric form of worship came into vogue and was adapted by all class of people. In this form of worship devotion is the chief element. While the Upanishads propounds the Jnanamarga (knowledge path), the Bhagavad Gita Karmamarga (activity without expectation of results), the most popular form of Self Realization was enunciated by the saints of south India, the Alwars and Nayanmars, which is Bhaktimarga (devotional path). It was the saints who followed this path who tried to reform the Hindu society and spoke against the futility of caste inequalities and meaningless rituals associated with Hinduism. They created awareness among the masses the need to develop true love towards god and consider all men as the children of god. These saints played an important role in unifying the Hindu society and strengthening its morals.

Hinduism is the only religion which has shed practices considered obnoxious. One may point out that Hinduism too had their share of prohibitions and discriminatory practices as evidence in their dharmashastras and smriti texts. But just notice the so called ancient texts of the Hindus. It comprises of the Vedas, Vedangas, Upanishads, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, epics (Ramayana and Mahabharatha), Dharmashastras and Aagamashastras. Of these only the Dharmashastras which are works of Brahmins prohibits sea travel, inter caste marriages and dining; and has expiratory rites and rules for worshiping manes, all meant for Brahmins who form a minuscule percentage of the Hindu population. This has nothing to do with Hinduism. The reactionary views on women and non-Brahmins found in these works were written by unscrupulous persons with an intention to protect their interests. One may find offensive and derogatory remarks against women and non-Brahmins even in the epics and Bhagavad Gita. This is due to the interpolation done at the time of putting the texts into writing or during subsequent revisions once again by unscrupulous persons. At that time few people knew Sanskrit and hence only after these texts were translated into English that we know these kinds of omissions done to our religious texts by a microscopic minority for selfish ends. The real philosophies of the Hindus are contained in the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedanta theories propounded by our Acharyas. While Buddhism and Jainism denied the infallibility of the Vedas, they did not repudiate the philosophy of Upanishads. The main grouse of these two religions was against the burden of ritualism and domination of the Brahmins in the religious sphere.    

Hinduism has no qualms even in adapting practices followed by religions which grew as a protest against the Vedic practices of ritualistic worship. Under the influence of Buddhism and Jainism, Hindus gave up animal sacrifice and adapted idol worship. The devotional form of worship as enunciated in the tantra form of worship also gave impetus for idol worship. Hinduism gradually incorporated the folk gods into its fold and these folk gods were associated with the Vedic gods. For instance Thimappa of Tirumala became Venkateshwara or Balaji, another name of Vishnu and Manjunatha of Dharmasthala was associated with Lord Shiva and in these temples the Vedic form of worship was introduced. Today new gods like Ayappa and Shirdi Sai Baba has crores of adherents who come from all castes and classes of the society. For devotees who take vows to visit the shrine of Ayappa at Shabarimalai, the initiation is given by mostly non-Brahmins.

Universal appeal of Hinduism

The uniqueness of Hinduism is its philosophy contained in the Upanishads which has a universal appeal. One may be an atheist, an agnostic, may question the infallibility of the Vedas, could be a theist but anti ritualistic, may be a follower of any faith; but still by adapting the path enunciated by the Upanishad could realize his true nature and obtain salvation. Over-all the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is

  • Universally applicable for all times
  • Have different paths for people with different temperaments for achieving self-realization.
  • Hinduism does not believe in attracting adherents by using force, by inducement or by trickery.
  • It is not a religion with dogmatic rules and regulation. Even followers of other religions without giving up their faiths can obtain salvation by following the teachings contained in the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.
  • Hinduism does not believe in a God sitting in the cloud, dictating people to do this and not to do that and punishing those who do not obey him or promising a place in the heaven for sense indulgence for those who obey his orders.
  • Normally in all religions an adherent prays and begs God to fulfill his/her wishes; seek blessings and repents for his/her sins so that he may seek a place in the heaven. But in Hinduism one can transcend from this materialistic mode of worship and seek for the ultimate bliss by knowing his true Self. Who I am, is the enquiry a Hindu makes and finally realizes that he is a part of the divine.
  • While in other religions it is a sacrilege even to praise or show reverence to gods of rival religions, Hinduism believes that everything (animate and inanimate) is a manifestation of Brahman (God), Sarvam Brahmamaya. This was a bold declaration by our ancient seers. When each one of us is God, where is the need for fear, to feel guilty or even the need to put efforts for salvation? The only thing is to realize our true being and this realization happens through contemplation and meditation.



Lessons from Arvind Kejriwal’s Fiasco

 What lessons can the patriots who are dreaming and striving for a better India can learn from the recent success of the Aam Aadmi Party in New Delhi?

Lesson one– In the present system if one has to come to power they have to compromise with their ideals and principles. This is because to get votes in the elections one must have to appease one section of the society or the other. For instance the AAP had to take a populist measure of providing free water which actually benefits those sections of the people who can easily afford to pay. This they had to do as they had promised to do so in their election manifesto with an intention to attract voters vote for their party. Also take for instance the subsidy offered to domestic gas cylinders. There are lakhs of state and central government employees drawing more than 30,000 per month. Similarly thousands of people working in the corporate sector draw more than a lakh per month. Will an extra 500 rupees per month (for a gas cylinder without subsidy) be a burden to them? Just imagine how many crores of rupees the government can save per month by withdrawing gas cylinder subsidy to these sections of the people and how this saved money could be utilized for providing basic amenities for the poor or in building infrastructure in the country? But no political party is ready to take this step for fear of losing votes.

Lesson two-The Chief Minister of Delhi sitting in dharna to get a few low-level corrupt policemen suspended shows how helpless even a CM is against the bureaucracy created by the British to sustain their rule. Has anyone ever thought over how come the Indian politicians have lost the fear of the masses and dares to loot the state in broad day light? Has anyone ever wondered how come he flaunts his arrogance and oppresses the people at will in spite of all the so called laws to protect the commoners? Have you ever pondered how does the government official get the courage to demand a bribe openly or siphon public money?  This is because they are protected by the police force, which was created by the British to brutalize those Indians who questioned their authority or demand freedom for their country. These policemen who earlier used to salute their English bosses now do salam to their Indian political bosses.

Hindu leaders (if they ever existed or just to identify them by their names) of the Indian National Congress in their eagerness to enjoy power committed two great blunders when the British left India in 1947. The first blunder was to allow the partition of the country on religious basis. At least they could have seen that the entire Muslims of the country migrated to Pakistan so that the present communal tensions between the two communities could have been avoided. But the more serious blunder which they committed was to retain the bureaucratic set-up including the police and army created by the British. Just five years earlier during the Quit India Movement, these policemen had mercilessly beaten and tortured men; assaulted and raped women and had sentenced them to prison terms all for asking the British to leave India. Remember these heinous acts were committed by Indian policemen under the orders of their British superiors. Even as per the statement given by the Home Department, the statistics of dead by the end of December 31, 1943 was 1941. (Tara Chand- History of the Freedom Movement in India, Vol 4, Publication Division, 1972, p 380). Once the Indian National Congress came to power why did they not institute an enquiry commission to punish the culprits who had committed atrocities on freedom fighters? After all these victims were the followers the Congress party and had taken part in the agitation due to the call given by none other than Mahatma Gandhi.

The answer is very simple. The power hungry Congressmen to whom the British had transferred the power to govern the country wanted to use the same mercenary force to rule and browbeat their opponents. Today the nexus between the politician and the bureaucracy is so well organized that successive government which take turn to rule make use of this bureaucracy to loot and oppress the people. Arvind Kejriwal should be really appreciated for speaking openly against the policemen for demanding hafta and harassing the people. Thought this is an open secret known to one and all, no Indian politician especially after coming to power has the guts to speak like this.

With regards to the role of the Indian Army the less said the better. Even when the country is burning with issues like drain of the country’ wealth on unprecedented scale due to the loot by politicians, large scale encroachment of territory by the Chinese, proxy war by Pakistan and drastic demographic changes in various states due to illegal migration, the top brass of the Army keeps aloof in its safe haven called cantonments. The leadership in the Army does not take initiative for solving the above problems as it has a ready stock of gullible poor Indian low ranking soldiers who in the time of emergencies serve as fodder to enemy’s bullets either during the Kargil crisis or during the Mumbai attack by terrorists.

The Indian Army has not changed a little bit even after several decades of independence. It has retained the same old designations, the same old caste and linguistic based regiments and is proud of the history of the various regiments raised during the British to fight against their fellow Indians. For them it is just a change of master from the British to the politicians. Just like in earlier times it is the pay, pension and privileges which matters the most to them. They don’t hesitate to use brute force against their fellow Indians even now (for instance in North-Eastern states of India). Lt-Gen. B.M.Kaul regarding his experiences serving in the Army during the British era says that many of his colleagues who later rose to occupy the highest military post in independent India during frequent discussions in the mess and elsewhere poured unwarranted and critical comments on our national leaders and praised the British Raj just to please their masters. (B.M.Kaul- The Untold Story, Allied Publishers, 1967, p.41). In the preface of the said book he writes that there were two types of officers in the army during the pre-independence period, a few who supported our struggle for freedom and the many who were either hostile or apathetic to this struggle. It is a pity that instead of reorganizing the Indian Army under the leadership of those who had supported Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the then government which took power after 1947 allowed the continuance of this British created mercenary Army.

To summarize

  • The Indian bureaucracy has been well entrenched for more than 150 years. It will not allow policies and programs which will reduce its power and privileges. For a real change in the present status quo, political activists should be ready to use force and for any sacrifice (ready to give up or take lives in their fight with evil minded people who like a rabies effected dog has to be eliminated).
  • When it comes to self-interest verses national interest, the former gains an upper hand for the masses. Hence no drastic changes in policies and programs can be made by eliciting the opinion of the masses especially in our country wherein most of them are politically illiterate and have poor knowledge of the country’s history. Keep in mind that nothing can be changed by participating in so called elections.
  • Political activists should adopt a pro-active Sanatana ideology (Not to be mistaken for the weak-kneed Hindutva ideology of the BJP.) as the basis for restructuring the country politically, economically, socially and spiritually. Sanatana ideology is evolved by incorporating the teachings of Lord Krishna, Sri Shankaracharya, Sri Basaveshwara, Sri Narayana Guru, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswathi and the ideals of Maha Rana Sanga, Maha Rana Pratap, Bhagat Singh, Lala Hardayal and Subhash Chandra Bose, to name a few of the hundreds of eminent personalities of Bharath.

Why should Muslims Vote for Modi?

Already Muslims have seen the BJP ruling for six years at the centre and for several decades in various states of India. I just want Muslims to introspect.  What drastic changes have you seen in their rule so as to fear the BJP coming to power under Narendra Modi in the 2014 elections to the Lok Sabha? Even if the BJP gets two third majority-

  • Do you think they will declare India a Hindu nation and ban religious conversion by Muslims and Christians? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think they will introduce Uniform Civil Code applicable to all citizens of India? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think they will take over mosques which were earlier built by demolishing temple and rebuild temples over it? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will take over Waqf property? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think they will introduce law which will prevent Muslim men from marrying Hindu women and converting them to Islam? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think they will launch programs like Shuddhi so as to encourage Muslims to come back to the Hindu fold? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think like in France they will ban wearing of burqa? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will stop the azan from blaring over loud speakers so as not to disturb the majority non-Muslims? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will stop subsidy for those going to Hajj? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think like in Poland they will ban slaughter of animals during Bakrid? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will encourage Muslims to adopt family planning measures given the fact that their population is growing dramatically? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will close exclusive Muslim Universities like Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Universities considered hot bed of radical Islam? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will recover Pakistan held Kashmir? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think that they will declare war against Pakistan for training and sending terrorist to India? Absolutely Not.
  • Do you think they will stop funds coming from Gulf countries for construction of mosques and madrasas and for promoting jihadi mentality among Muslims? Absolutely Not.

Muslims have been living with Hindus for so many centuries and have you not still understood the nature and mentality of Hindus? A Hindu may talk. But he will not act. Being timid he hides behind the screen of ahimsa (non-violence). Even if you kick him, he will thank you saying that by your kick he got his back sprain cured. A Hindu is very much addicted to sensual pleasures. This is the reason why Hindu politicians vie with one another to appease Muslims and adopt measures even if it means harming their country and religion in the long run, just to retain or come to power.

Just recall History, even when Pakistan was killing our soldiers in Kashmir, Gandhiji launched a fast to force the Indian government to release money for Pakistan. Following the footsteps of the Father of Nation, the nationalist BJP government invited and embraced Parvez Musharraf, the author of Kargil episode where hundreds of Indian soldiers lost their lives. The same government also released a terrorist and sent a Cabinet Minister to escort the terrorist to Afghanistan. Those poor fellows could not even set right the historical fallacies existing in History text books which was denationalizing our children.

In fact the Muslims will be benefitted if the BJP comes to power. To show the world that they are not anti-Muslim, they will launch various schemes for their benefit. Take for instance in Karnataka where for the first time the BJP came to power in 2008. Though not a single Muslim showed even interest to contest on a BJP ticket, leaving aside loyal party workers who had sweated for bringing the BJP to power, a Muslim who had joined the party a few days ago was made a Minister. The BJP Chief Minister also boasted that he had allotted more money than the previous governments for the welfare of Muslims.   Also remember that even if the BJP comes to power at the centre, in U.P., Bihar, Assam, West Bengal and Kerala where Muslims are in huge numbers, there will be governments ruled by pro-Muslim political parties. Similarly in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and in fact except for a few state ruled by the BJP, everywhere there will be pro-Muslim political parties in power. Hence Muslims need not fear or worry if the BJP comes to power at the centre as the new government will be just old wine in a new bottle.

Eradicating Corruption in Government offices

One has to bow to corrupt employees to get one’s work done in a government department. This malaise is found in every country particularly in third world countries where its level has reached alarming proportion. In India Anna Hazare began a movement to curb corruption by pressurizing the government to appoint an independent Lok Pal with wide powers even to prosecute the highest authority in the legislature and judicial wing of the government. But we know that in states like Karnataka where an anti-corruption body called Lokayuktha exists, the rate of prosecution of the corrupt officials is very low. In spite of raiding the houses of corrupt officials and seizing their ill-gotten wealth, it has not created fear in the hearts of the corrupt and many a times they even get promoted though their cases are pending in the Lokayuktha court.

The present system of recruitment to various government posts is undemocratic as only a small percentage of the population gets several privileges like perks and pension. They get regular salary even for dereliction to duties. The higher officials are given vast powers in deciding the fate of the common people but are not held accountable for lapses. The common people who visit government offices are harassed and forced to pay bribe to get their work done. This state of affairs in government offices is a legacy left by the British who ruled India for 200 years as they needed a bureaucracy which would carry out its order without questioning.

A peep into history shows that till the firm establishment of British rule in India there was no clamour for government jobs among our youths. Due to British economic policies Indian agriculture and industries were ruined. This led to unemployment among farmers, skilled artisans and manufacturers and for livelihood they began to look for government jobs, then the only major source for their employment. Competition for jobs led to demand for reservation of jobs on the basis of castes and communities causing fissure in the Indian society. Just for the sake of government jobs many historically and culturally rich communities declared themselves backward. In the long run, this stunned the growth of self confidence and self-esteem among its youth.

But eradicating corruption in government offices is not that difficult and we only have to change the rules and regulation regarding the recruitment of personnel in government departments. Some of the changes which could be made are –

  • The entire bureaucracy should be divided into two categories; class one (the present I.A.S., I.P.S. officers) and class two. For appointment to class two posts any graduate or PUC should be the minimum qualification prescribed. As in the present form, reservation to people of different castes/religion and states (in case of employment in central government services) should be provided. For class one, posts should be reserved in the following manner.
  1. One third for persons who come up with innovative ideas like how to save energy, generate revenue without burdening the common man, how to plug revenue leakage, unique poverty alleviation program, flood control measures, solving drinking water shortages, etc.
  2. One third of posts should be reserved for those who have done a stint in the military as short term Commissioned Officer or those who had worked in private companies and have good work experience.
  3. The remaining one-third of posts in class one should be given to those who are working in class two and had successively received good feedback from the public for four consecutive times.
  • Instead of appointing personnel permanently for a post, appoint them for a term of three years and based on the positive feedback given by citizens who have to interact with the personnel to avail various government services, the contract of the personnel should be renewed for three more years. This process should continue till the retirement age which should be fixed at 60.
  • Government employees should not be given pensions but only fixed salary able to lead a decent life.
  • Government employees should not be allowed to form unions as government departments are meant to serve people and not make profit. There is no need for the employees to form unions to fight/negotiate for a share in profit? Those who want higher salaries/perks should either join private companies or start their own business.
  • All services provided by the various departments of the government should be within a stipulated time frame, failing which the concerned employee should be penalized with a hefty fine.
  • For demanding bribe and embezzlement of public money severe punishment like hefty fines, lengthy prison terms and in very serious cases even death penalty should be given and these cases should be tried by special courts constituted for this purpose within a time frame (say three months). There should be no recourse for appeal to higher courts.
  • Government offices frequented by public should be opened for twelve hours at a stretch, six days in a week to help the public access services quickly. These offices should work in two shifts of six hours each. As employees are allowed to work in only one shift, this move would result in generating more employment and also less stress to employees.

Akand Bharath- A Model for World Peace and Prosperity

The European Union represents countries cherishing Christian values. Similarly we have the Arab League representing countries cherishing Islamic values. At present some of the countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Colombia have come together to form a bloc to safeguard their interests. One thing common which we find in these countries is leftist nationalism, Spanish language and catholic religion. The above types of union will establish regional peace, promote economic cooperation and provide political stability. Bharath as an originator of civilization should form such a union called Akand Bharath as a prelude to world peace and prosperity and provide leadership to the world in solving all issues which the world at present is facing. Akand Bharath will be a federation of countries consisting of Bharath, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri-Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius.

Why Akand Bharath?

But why should the above mentioned independent countries join a federation with Bharath? The reasons are many. First of all in present India, though known to the world as the largest democratic country, for the ordinary people it is nothing but oppression and poverty. The situation is similar for the commoners of the countries mentioned above. Hence by joining the federation the voices of the masses of all these countries will be strengthened and a new system of governance based on equality, liberty and opportunity for the people to live with dignity and prosperity can be established. Secondly before the invasion of the Muslims all the above mentioned countries were parts of Bharath sharing similar history and tradition. Thirdly people in countries like Tibet, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar and Bhutan practice Buddhism and in Nepal they are followers of Hinduism, both these religions being evolved in Bharath. Even Bangladesh where Islam is dominant, their language and literature is closely allied with an Indian language, Bangla. In spite of the dominance of radical elements in Pakistan, the language, customs, cuisines and traditions of the people living in Punjab, one of the largest provinces in Pakistan is common with the people of the state of Punjab in India. Fourthly by joining the federation huge amount of resources now spent in the form of defense expenditure, wasteful projects with a view to embezzle public money by politicians and bureaucrats can be diverted for developmental activities like establishing power plants, industries, in employment generation schemes, providing education, health services and on other welfare programmes intended to mitigate the suffering of the masses whose plight has not changed since ages.

Being a part of Akand Bharath does not mean a centralized authority imposing its administration, language or culture over the federated areas. On the contrary except in subjects like defence, currency, uniform civil and criminal laws, foreign affairs and communication, each state/federated country will be independent to carry out its affairs in all other subjects of administration and have the right to have its own state flag and anthem.

Unique rights and protection

But high standard of living and social welfare systems in the form of old age pension and free health services are provided by many western countries. So what is that special privilege a person finds in Akand Bharath which he will not find in other countries? Yes, in Akand Bharath people will be provided with certain rights and protection by which they can lead not only a peaceful, dignified life without fear but also a painless death with dignity. Some of these rights are-

Right to bear arms without license

Before the Arms Act was enacted in 1878 during the Governor Generalship of Lytton Indians were free to keep arms for self-protection. The British enacted this act so as to weaken Indians and see that they do not make attempt to fight injustice or oppressive laws heaped on them. The same policy has been followed by the present Indian government. This has resulted in making Indians impotent and unable to fight oppression, corruption, injustice and irregularities. To keep the people in perpetual submission the government on one hand exhorts them to place their grievances through peaceful means which it never tries to solve. On the other hand it maintains the police and defence force, the men of which are at the beck of the call of the powers that be to use brute force against masses fighting for justice. The masses devoid of any means to fight back are always at the mercy of these unscrupulous politicians who have replaced the British after 1947.

The concept of not fighting against evil and for self-preservation is indeed unnatural. In nature we find even birds and meek animals fighting for their survival and to protect their offspring. Even our gods including female deities can been seen possessing weapons to fight evil forces. Lord Rama did not sit in dharna/sathyagraha to get the release of his wife Sita. Lord Krishna exhorts his followers to fight evil and adharma even if it means to fight against our own close kith and kin. It is the basic right of every man to protect his life, property, honour of his family and country apart from voicing his opinion against the injustice prevailing in the society. For this he needs weapons especially to confront uncivilized persons who are ready for any eventuality. More than reservation in government jobs and educational institutions if at all we want the oppressed and poor people in this country to live in dignity they should be allowed to possess arms and ammunitions as one person had rightly said that power flows from the barrel of the gun. Power begets respect and limits the scope of oppression by those in authority. With arms freely available physical intimidation by the strong on the weak will cease. So also it will boost the confidence of women to stay or travel alone, and instances of eve teasing, ragging, mugging and robbery will drastically come down. This will also help the common people to fight against terror attacks and make them less dependent upon police force.

Right to food

Every human being, nay every living being has a fundamental right to food. Since the beginning of civilization the masses had been forced to work for the elite on the threat of withholding their basic necessity for survival, food. It is the fear of not getting food that makes man to sell himself, his loved ones, stake his self-respect and even take to crime. Hence a scheme for providing two squares of meals to all who have no means to get food should be implemented. At present in places like Tirupati, Sringeri, the Golden Temple at Amritsar to name a few provide free food to devotees. Similarly in Tamilnadu a scheme to provide food for Rs five has been launched in Chennai. In the same pattern free food should be provided twice a day in various centres all over Akand Bharath. A small cess of two to five percent should be levied for this purpose to raise the necessary resources by all states. Merchants, businessmen, philanthropists, corporate houses and individuals should be requested to sponsor free feeding of food for a certain period of time or donate money or items like vessels, plates, cups, stoves, rations, vegetables, fruits, etc. The service of college students as volunteers should be taken to collect money and items. In each town/city stalls to provide free food should be set up outside the periphery of the city where volunteers would help in the preparation and serving of food to the destitute and those in need of it. Food for all scheme will prevents employers from oppressing and harassing their employees. Assured of food people will try to do those work in which they have interest and aptitude. This in turn will help boost production, develop quality and innovativeness and the country will have a happy, contented work force. Food security scheme will prevent people from doing professions which they think hurts their dignity.

Right to be addressed with respect

A law should be made by which all person above 10 years of age irrespective of the status, sex or profession they follow, be addressed in plural. In Indian languages people are addressed either in singular terms or plural terms. Normally it is the poor, illiterate and simple folks, those who are less educated, occupying lower hierarchy in jobs, who are addressed in singular terms while the rich and powerful are addressed respectfully in plural terms. Hence just to gain respectability in the society people want to get rich and become famous and for that they are willing to adopt any means. Hence a law should be made wherein it will be considered as a serious offence if people (all above the age of 10) are addressed in singular terms. In all Indian languages the singular term should be replaced with plural term (for instance in Hindi the word ‘thu’ should be replaced by ‘Aap’).

Right to choose one’s death

Every citizen above the age of fifteen should be given the right to die whenever he/she wish. What will be the benefits of choosing one’s own death? Enormous, first of all the fear of death will go away and one can feel free from tension and anxiety and enjoy life. We experience a sense of freedom, fearlessness and look forward to the dawn of each day with enthusiasm. The fear of poverty, oppression, humiliation, pain and suffering vanishes as we now have the power to escape from these things by leaving our mortal bodies whenever we wish. The constitutional right to die will lead to decrease in oppression and exploitation as people now has an escape route. The oppressor will think twice before he acts as if people die he will be at loss. Once this right is given every individual will be in charge of his life and can lead a dignified life. People will begin to appreciate and value love, relationship and will respect others rights and views. Pharmaceutical companies should invent poisonous tablet which are cheap and effective. Once a tablet or two is taken within seconds one should fall into coma and within a minute or so should die peacefully. Mass production of these tablets will lower the cost and it should be made available in chemist shops for all persons without a prescription very cheaply, just like an aspirin tablet.

While the above rights and privileges will allow the citizens of Akand Bharath to lead a dignified life, there will be laws which will protect them from being exploited and these laws would be strictly implemented. Some of these laws are-

Protection to children from being forced to work

It is pity that lakhs of children in our country are being snatched of their childhood, and forced to work, either as domestic servants or in factories, garages and hotels. Many work continuously for more than 12 hours for a pittance under severe working conditions apart from being physically and mentally abused. This is nothing but slavery. In many cases it is the parents who pledge their children in lieu for money. Hence the government should ban child labour completely and award death penalty for those who get their work done by children. (This law should not apply to those children (above 15) who work in their family business/vocation, either farming or other cottage industry in which their parents are involved) Similarly women should be barred from working in constructional sites, laying of road and other manual work. These measures will create more employment for young men.

Protection to women from being pushed into prostitution

India is a land where women are worshipped as mother god. But unfortunately it is also the land where crores of women from less privileged sections of the society are forced into prostitution. Once again this is due poverty where families have no food to eat and become desperate. This situation is utilized by unscrupulous elements who make false promise of getting these girls employment as maids in cities and young girls as little as nine years are forced into sex trade. More unpardonable is that law enforcers, bureaucrats and politicians are hand in glove with the agents involved in this trade. At any cost this practice should be banned and all those involved in this crime against humanity be punished with death.

Compulsory fixation of working hours to six hours a day

The work timing should be fixed for six hours a day for all employees in both government and private sectors. The government offices should be kept open for 12 hours in a day with employees working in shifts, each of six hours duration. The private sectors could be allowed to work 24×7 with several shifts, but employees should not be at any cost forced to work for more than six hours. This measure will provide more employment and give impetus to employees to develop their latent talent and skills and give them leisure to patronise literature, music, arts and they will be able to spend more time with their family members and friends.

Unifying factors in Akand Bharath

In Akand Bharath people practicing different faiths, speaking different languages and having their unique customs and traditions will be living together. To make them feel Akand Bharath as their homeland there must be certain unifying factors which will be as follows.

A new currency named Suvarna: Similar to Euro; Suvarna will be the common currency all over Akand Bharath and replace other currency in vogue in countries which have now federated to form Akand Bharath. The new currency will have the image of Goddess Saraswathi with the scripts of all languages spoken in Akand Bharath.

Sanskrit as Link language: Sanskrit language will now become the link language all over Akand Bharath. The three language formula will be followed all over Akand Bharath with the state language, Sanskrit and English being taught in schools and colleges.

Sanatana Dharma and the philosophy of Vedanta: Sanatana Dharma is a way of life which upholds values like living a virtuous life in harmony with nature and respecting all living forms. It enunciates the beautiful system of Ashramadharma wherein man’s life is divided into various stages with certain duties to be performed; by following which he enjoys material prosperity and also spiritual enlightenment. The Vedanta philosophy is universal in its outlook. At the relative plane it recognizes a personal god and allows the worship of any god; Vishnu, Shiva, Buddha, Allah or Jesus. At the absolute plane Vedanta considers Reality as One and proclaims that each and every phenomena which we witness is nothing but Brahman. Liberation has to be realized by each and every one through the grace of god. Hence one may be a Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Christian, by following the path as articulated by Vedanta anyone can obtain liberation.

Uniform code of Laws: A modern code of civil and criminal laws relevant to the present times should be drafted by eminent jurists selected from all the states. These codes should be based on reason, impartiality and fair play and should be applicable to people living in Akand Bharath.

Compulsory National Service for Youths: All those who pass 10th standard and those passing their graduation should be made to compulsorily serve two years (one year after 10th and one year after their graduation) as volunteers in government centres (providing services) like old age homes, hospitals, relief camps, feeding centers, cleaning and afforestation campaigns and similar such activities.  The aim of this scheme is to have continuous manpower to carry out government service at low cost and to make youths appreciate the dignity of labour and provide them with life skills. In this scheme youths from one state should be sent to another distant state and this would foster national integration. As Sanskrit would be the link language, communication would not be a problem for them.

The unique rights/privileges and laws against exploitation which the constitution of Akand Bharath provides to its citizens can become a model for other countries to emulate.

For uprooting Evil, Force is inevitable

Can changes/reforms be brought in India through peaceful means? Well, it all depends upon the severity of the problems which India is facing. This is similar to how a doctor treats a patient with an ailment. If the disease is in the initial stage the doctor will prescribe a medicine to be taken orally but if it is in advanced stage the doctor will ask the patient to undergo surgery. If at all our grandfathers and fathers had nipped the evils called maladministration and corruption in the initial stages there would not been any need for the present generation to participate in agitation against corruption. But now the tumour called political debauchery/ corruption has grown so big that one has to do surgery to remove it.

Democratic institutions and parliamentary form of government will be successful in countries where the population is not huge and if its people are politically mature. But that is not so in India and hence a handful of men (British) were able to rule India for nearly 200 years and before them the Turks ruled India for nearly 500 years. If Indians were to be politically conscious this would not have occurred. Moreover in the present setup the politicians have fine-tuned their strategies of befooling the people with promises of reforms and good governance so well that people vote to them in every elections in spite of these wily politicians not fulfilling their earlier promises. To give an example in spite of all mega scams in which the present UPA government is involved, the people of Karnataka voted the Congress party to power (May 2013). This shows volumes of the political immaturity of the people in general.  We have institutions like the legislature to frame policies; executive to implement it and the judiciary and police to safeguard it. But when these institutions themselves are filled with unscrupulous elements how can citizens expect justice from them. While much earlier people of India, having lost all hope of any reforms in the legislature had some faith in the judiciary. But recent incidents have shown that men in the judiciary are in no way better than their political counterpart. In Andhra Pradesh judges have been caught after taking bribe from politicians to grant bail. Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan had accused Chief Justices of Supreme Court as corrupt and his son Prashant Bhushan also talked about considerable corruption in the higher judiciary. Even BJP leader Arun Jaitley has openly said that verdicts of judges are influenced by a desire for a post retirement job. This being the case, how common men can expect justice.

The problem in India is that of a fence eating the crops. We have the RTI. But even if the information provided by the act is published, no action is taken for violation of laws or embezzlement of money. Even after the Lokayuktha conduct raids and seizes assets of a corrupt official, the government just suspends him and after a few months he is reinstated and even promoted. All these have led to the disappearance of fear among the government servants involved in corruption and irregularities. One should go to a government office to see how helpless people are made when they refuse to pay bribe to get their work done. This system is flourishing as the bureaucrats are in hand in glove with the politicians, the latter getting a percentage in the bribe and all the embezzlement done by the officials. The people are helpless as if they raise their voice against the officials the latter takes the help of the police against the people saying that they are not allowing them to carry on their duties. Being a part of the system, the police always support the corrupt bureaucrats and their political masters, the politicians.

During childbirth both the baby and mother experience pain. One has to take a bitter pill to get oneself cured. Just because there will be a loss of blood during surgery we cannot call this an act of violence or in order to avoid experiencing pain if a patient refuses to undergo surgery he cannot be cured. Hence without pain there is no gain. If force is used for selfish purpose it is violence. For instance rape, mugging, etc. But if force is used for a good purpose it is not violence but an act of correcting. If at all we wish to change the present system all men who are passionate to bring about radical changes in the country’s political set up and are ready to sacrifice their life for it should come together. These men should have the combined characteristics of a medieval Rajput, a European Knight and a Japanese Samurai. They should plan meticulously and strike hard on their enemy and rest not till the goal is achieved. They should have the words of Lord Krishna to take up arms to fight evil ringing 24 hours in their ears. To achieve our objectives and fight against the present ruling political mafia we need a well-trained, disciplined force. For this there are two options

  • One is to persuade the Indian Army to organize a coup and help in running the administration of the country by appointing Administrators known for their ability and integrity. In the meanwhile a panel of eminent men from all fields should be constituted to frame a new constitution and till then there should be a moratorium for all elections.
  • The second option is to take the help from outside India. Today there are plenty of mercenaries from failed states who are ready to fight for money. If we have good financial backup the services of these mercenaries could be taken for achieving our cause. This may be anathema to many. But remember even Subash Chandra Bose solicited help from devil incarnates like Hitler and Mussolini in his fight against the British. As it is said everything is fair in war and love and end justifies the means. If at all we have to succeed in our effort to change the present system we should be very practical and not sentiment in our approach.  

Kaleidoscope of Indian civilization