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Green Doves vs Saffron Hawks

Green Doves vs Saffron Hawks

Author: V Sundaram
Publication: News Today
Date: March 6, 2006
URL: http://www.newstodaynet.com/2006sud/06mar/1003ss2.htm

'Be ye men of valour and be in readiness for the conflict; it is better to perish in battle than to see the outrage of your altar' says the New Testament.

The biggest joke that I see in some of the English dailies controlled by the pseudo-secular elements (crusaders of Islamic secularism under the self-chosen protective umbrella of press freedom) after the wanton attack on the Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi two days ago is the statement to the effect that the Saffron Hawks are preparing to soar again after a brief lull.

These men in the mafia of mass media are viewing this whole episode as a battle between Green Doves and Saffron Hawks. These great journalists, champions of Green Doves of compassionate Islam, are condemning the decision taken by L K Advani to take out a Pada Yatra in the wake of the Varanasi blast.

As can be expected, the Congress spokesman Rajiv Shukla has declared with the usual pseudo-secular and anti-Hindu Congress political enthusiasm and fervour that the proposed pada yatra would only be in the nature of a 'Danga Yatra' (March of Riots) leading to the derangement of communal harmony in our country. According to him, the Hindus of India must continue to remain in a state of stupor.

According to Rajiv Shukla, UPA stands for Green Doves of Peace and Humanity unlike the BJP which only stands for Saffron Hawks and inhumanity. To say the least, this is nothing but calculated and mean political perversion and chicanery at its pseudo-secular worst.

I would like to invite the kind attention of all the pseudo-secularists in the UPA government in general and the Congress party in particular to the irrefutable facts contained in the two-volume Hindu Temples: What happened to them authored by Sita Ram Goel, Arun Shourie, Harsh Narain, Jay Dubashi and Ram Swarup (all known saffronite communalists!) in 1990.

In Volume I of this book, the authors gave a list of 2000 mosques that were built on Hindu temples. This list was based on the books of Muslim historians and the inscriptions of the mosques. Volume II of this book gave many excerpts from medieval Muslim histories and chronicles and inscriptions concerning the destruction of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. The authors pointed out that all the materials presented in the volume II were only the tip of an iceberg.

Hindu humiliation through the ages is a mild word if not an understatement. World famous history books beyond the purview of political revision or review by the Human Resources 'Destruction' Minister Arjun Singh clearly bring out the established fact of 'destruction and desecration' of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples and shrines by the Muslim marauders from 800 AD to 1700 AD.

In many cases the resulting rubble was re-used to build a Masjid. Jammi Masjid in Ahmedabad is an instance in point. In some cases, the temple was converted into a mosque after destroying the idols and defacing all other human figures. Scrupulous care was taken to ensure that no face was visible with its nose in place. Adhai-Din-Ka Jhopra in Ajmer is another telling example in this context.

Let me now come to Varanasi where there was a planned shower of 'secular' mercy two days ago. According to a Muslim chronicle, the mosque of Benares was built by the Mughal Emperor Alamgir Aurangzeb on the site of Bisheshwar Temple. That temple was very high and held as holy among Hindus. On this very site and with those very stones he constructed a lofty mosque, and its ancient stones were rearranged after being embedded in the walls of the mosque. It is one of the renowned mosques of Hindustan.

A non-saffron and secular Christian evangelist called Mathew Atmore Sherring wrote Benares, The Sacred City Of The Hindus which was published in 1868. He belonged to the London Missionary Society. He wrote: If there is one circumstance respecting the Mohammedan period which Hindus remember better than another, it is the insulting pride of the Musalmans, the outrages which they perpetrated upon their religious convictions, and the extensive damage of their temples and shrines in Benares. It is right that Europeans should clearly understand that this spirit of Mohammedanism is unchangeable, and that, if by any mischance, India should again come into the possession of men of this violent creed, all the churches and colleges and all the mission institutions would not be worth a week's purchase.

To the best of my knowledge, the RSS or the Sangh Parivar did not exist at that time. By saying this, am I giving some spectacularly seminal and secular ideas to Arjun Singh to be discussed in camera with the de facto Prime Minister so as to re-edit this book as well in the same way in which he is trying to re-write the Indian history textbooks of NCERT carefully tailored to suit the political purposes of the UPA government in New Delhi?

All the Hindus consider Benares as their holiest city. Yet Aurangazeb thought it fit to change its name to Mohamedabad. After systematically demolishing the temple of Bisheshwar, who was regarded as King of all the Hindu Gods, Aurangazeb used the debris of the temple for the construction of his famous mosque. Mathew Atmore Sherring saw extensive remains of this temple which were still visible and formed a large portion of the western wall of the mosque which was built upon this site by the 'compassionate oppressor'.

According to Sherring, the demolition of temples was not inspired merely by a hatred for idolatry or by greed for loot. It was solely driven by a desire to humiliate the Hindus. If the government of India and all the State governments do not wake up immediately to deal effectively with terrorism, it will not be wrong to conclude that the lurid tradition established by Aurangazeb would only get revived and enriched in the India of the future.

When the cartoon jihad began, I was mildly interested. As it became obvious the cartoon jihad was an Islamic fundamentalist strategy to maintain control of their base, I became more interested. As people died, and property was destroyed in Lucknow, I became even more interested. As the UPA reacted with self-doubt, and cowardice, I became keenly interested - to the point of crying out a warning: 'Watch Out'.

As Sir Winston Churchill once said: 'An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.'. The latest terror attack on Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi gives an interesting example - it could be not the crocodile one feeds, but one watching you feeding it.


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