Hindu Agenda for the State
OUR GLORIOUS MOTHERLAND
Our Bharat - the land of divine
incarnations - has an antiquity untraceable by history. This is the land
treaded by Purushottam Ram and sages and seers. Our rivers and hills have
sacredness and sanctity. We are the inheritors of this great civilization,
an ageless civilization. This land of ours had been the soul of the universe
radiating wisdom and knowledge - both of material sciences and spiritual
experiences. Our Vedas and the Upanishads and the Gita are not just religious
texts but treasures that transform men. It is to these Upanishads that
Schopenhaur - the German thinker - referred to as "the solace of his life
and the solace of his death". Thus everyone born in this Punyabhoomi must
consider himself as the fortunate son of this land and its great heritage.
No less a person than that evolved
soul - Swami Vivekananda - was overwhelmed with emotion whenever he talked
of this Punyabhoomi that made him say: "Each nation has an identity and
destiny. As far as Bharat is concered Hindu is its identity and religion
is its way of working".
A NATION MUST HAVE ITS OWN AGENDA:
Our Bharat becoming free after thousand-year
subjugation must shape its own destiny, must have its own identity, method
As far as Bharat's destiny is concerned,
its destinty must be based on Hindu ideals as Dr Annie Besant asserted.
A foreigner, she propagated for the preservation of Hindu ideals and values
and said, "India perishes if Hinduism perishes". This Hindu ideal is the
basis of our nationalism. Maha Rishi Aurobindo in a speech at Uttarpara
proclaimed, "Sanatana Dharma is our Nationalism".
This Sanatana Dharma is a living
continuity for thousands of years encompassing the religious, spiritual
and cultural needs of diverse peoples of Bharat and has woven into us a
national ethos. An independent Bharat state has a duty to preserve this
great Dharma as it is the foundation of our state. Samuel Hattington in
his book "The Clash of Civilizations" asserted that "that state only would
last long which is based on its own culture and civilization" and concluded
that Bharat has a chance for a long survival as a nation state because
of its ancient culture and civilization.
Thus the state in India has a duty
to uphold and preserve this unifying ancient culture and civilization.
Hindu Rashtra and Rama Rajya
Establishing a strong Hindu
Rashtra is our long-term goal. Hindu Rashtra is a perception about this
nation in which all sections of people, though having different forms of
worship, consider this land, its heritage as their own and as they belonging
to one race, culture and civilization.
"Ram Rajya" is another goal before
the State and the people in which the happiness of all people will be achieved
through just laws, just actions and just values in public and private life.
There will be no discrimination against any section - poor or rich. There
will be justice for all and appeasement of none. Under Ram Rajya economic
welfare will be achieved through Dharmic measures. The State will be based
on the principle of "Sarva Jana Hitaaya, Sarva Jana Sukhaaya".
The economic welfare program will
consist of the following measures:
1. Family - Each Hindu family must
2. For Youth - Job-oriented economy
3. For Industry - Internal liberalization
free from Licence Raj;
4. For Farmers - Agriculture-based
In order to achieve our goal of
Hndu Rashtra and Rama Rajya, the following steps must be taken.
RESTORE SRI RAMA JANMA BHUMI TO
The Temple at Bhagwan Ram's birthplace
was destroyed in 1528 CE and the Babri structure was built in its place.
The objective was a political one to provide an ocular reminder to the
Hindus that Islam ruled over their holy land. Thus it was a monument of
The struggle to repossess the birthplace
of Bhagwan Ram has been going on for the last 478 years. It is a program
for upholding the dignity and showing devotion to Bhagwan Ram. Lakhs of
Hindu lives have been sacrificed in this struggle.
The right of the Hindus to the holy
site of Rama Janma Bhumi has been well established through evidences provided
by the VHP in December 1990. The literary, historical, archaeological,
revenue and judicial records clearly establish the Hindu case. The excavations
carried in 2003 have confirmed the existence of a temple at the site. Hindus
have made sincere efforts to get the site back through negotiations also.
Discussions were held with three prime ministers - V.P. Singh, Chandrashekhar
and P.V. Narasimha Rao. They were not allowed to be taken to the logical
conclusion and floundered at the altar of Muslim vote bank. In these conspiracies
to dislodge the sincere efforts of the Hindus, the so-called secularists
played an active role.
Immediate steps should be taken
to handover the entire site to the Sri Rama Janma Bhumi Nyas. Similarly,
temples of Kashi Vishwanath and Bhagwan Krishna at Sri Krishna Janmasthan
which were similarly destroyed, must be restored to the Hindus.
RELEASE TEMPLES FROM GOVERNMENT
From times immemorial our places
of worship have been centers of spiritual experience, social cohesion and
Magnificent temples were built by
Avantivarman in Kashmir to Raja Raja Chola far in the South proclaiming
Hindu devotion, divinity and architectural skill of our artisans. They
served as centers of all Hindu activity - fine arts, cow protection, hospital,
library, Langar (feeding the poor) and even courts of justice. No modern
engineers could erect a similar edifice of such loftiness and magnificence
Hindu blood boils at the state of
Neglect of our Shrines.
Why this Neglect? Because of the
laws of the secular Governments of various states temples have been taken
over by the State, their properties running into crores have been taken
over by the Governments leaving the temples in shambles - without Pujas
While secular Governments take over
only Hindu Shrines, the Churches and Mosques are left to be managed by
the respective communities. Is this secularism? Can a secular state manage
Even after takeover the governments
have misused the funds of the temples for un-Hindu purposes and secular
activities. Many Land Reforms Acts have been brought about reducing the
income of the temples from the lakhs of acres the temples possess. All
these laws have been made possible by the facilitating provisions in the
Constitution under Articles 25 & 26. Hence such laws should be abrogated
and the temples handed over to the specially constituted Dharmic Councils
for administration. We need "Samaajikaran" not "Sarkaarikaran".
BAN COW SLAUGHTER
From times immemorial "GOMATHA"
is our life's sustenance, a reflection of our compassion for all living
animals. Cow is a part of a Hindu family, a Hindu farmer and his farm.
The nation state has a duty to take
into consideration the way of life of people and their aspirations.
It is a tragedy of unimaginable
lengths to see our venerable GOMATHA butchered in millions under our very
eyes. HINDU SOCIETY has become a helpless spectator as the laws allow this
The Constitution has taken a lukewarm
stand as far as meeting the aspirations of the Hindus in Art. 48 (Directive
Principles of State Policy) indirectly advising Government to preserve
cattle wealth and cows. Kerala and West Bengal serve as the nation's slaughter
states to which our cows are marched to meet their death.
Ganga is the holy river of the Hindus
and their lifeline in Uttar Bharat. Its preservation in its pristine purity
is the duty of the society and the state. Similarly, the state has an obligation
to preserve the purity of other sacred rivers like Yamuna, Godavari, Cauvery,
Preservation of Religious, Historical,
The government must recognize the
significance of our ancient religious and historical sites and take steps
to preserve and develop them for the benefit of our progeny.
SANSKRIT -------------OUR NATIONAL
It is a pity that the study of Sanskrit
- a unifying classic language of great antiquity - has been neglected in
independent India. There is no provision for study of Sanskrit in our schools
The state must restore Sanskrit
- the vehicle of all knowledge - to its prestigious place in the educational
institutions besides encouraging the study of Sanskrit in centers of learning.
ELIMINATE JEHADI TERRORISM AND SECESSIONISM
Taking root in Kashmir, Jehadi terrorism
is spreading and threatening the life and liberty and peaceful existence
of the people. Indoctrinated in the Madarsas and abetted by inimical Pakistan,
the Jehadis indulge in bomb blasts, sabotage and killings. This Jehadi
threat must be countered and eliminated with full will and force along
with centers within India where they are harboured.
All secessionist forces like the
ULFA, NSCN in the North-East who are aided and supported by the foreign
Christian Missionaries must be put down with an iron hand. In this the
role of the ISI must be identified and exposed.
In the heartland of India is the
threat and violence from the Naxalites of various shades having links with
the violent communist organizations in Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
The state must launch a manhunt for these rebellious groups and fight them
out in jungles and cities.
In this context, government has
a bounden duty to destroy all the training camps of all types of terrorists
whether Jehadis or Naxals or ULFA situated within the country.
BAN RELIGIOUS CONVERSIONS
Another factor of internal turmoil
is the growing religious conversions. A Nation State has a duty to see
that the foundations of the State are not shaken by demographic changes
reducing the Hindus to a minority in their own land.
Change of religion leads to change
of nationality. Wherever Hindus are reduced to a minority, secessionism
begins to raise its head.
Swami Vivekananda rightly cautioned
that the conversion of one Hindu does not mean one Hindu less, but one
Proselytisation is facilitated by
the flow of foreign funds to the Church, NGOs and to the Muslim groups.
These funds supposedly to be used for service projects or actually used
as inducements to convert poor Hindus. The state must monitor, control
and stop the flow of funds and their use for purposes of conversion.
In many districts, particularly
border districts of Bengal and Assam, the Hindus are being reduced to a
minority. In some States like Kerala, Hindus may become a minority in the
decades to come. This facility for conversion emanates from the rights
given to the minorities in the Constitution under Art. 25, 29 and 30(1).
This continuous conversion process will lead to breaking up of families,
villages and the society at large endangering the security of the nation
itself. Conversions to Islam and Christianity must be banned forthwith
by appropriate laws and changes in the Constitution.
INFILTRATION MUST BE STOPPED
Infiltration from Bangladesh has
been encouraged by secular politicians to create a vote bank. The infiltrators
have been provided with ration cards and their names enrolled in the voting
list. In some places, it is the foreigners who determine the election results.
Presently it has become a threat to national security since it has taken
a form of Islamic terrorism controlled by Pakistan. The demography of many
border districts of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam has been altered to the
disadvantage of Hindus. Infiltration also has become a source for committing
anti-national acts within. Hence, all steps must be taken not only to stop
any type of infiltration, but throw out the infiltrators already in India.
ABROGATE ARTICLE 370
Article 370 was envisaged as a temporary
provision in the Constitution. In the early 60s when Atal Behari Vajpayee
wanted to move a Bill abrogating Article 370, Pt. Nehru dissuaded him saying
that many provisions of the Article had already been diluted and the Article
was slowly getting eroded. This Article has created a sense of separateness
among some Muslims of Jammu & Kashmir. It is because of this terrorism
in the Kashmir Valley has flourished leading to the turmoil and Hindu suffering.
Real national integration can be ensured only with the abrogation of Article
370 and the state must take all legislative and constitutional steps.
HAVE COMMON CIVIL CODE FOR NATIONAL
National integration and the concept
of secularism demand that the laws are common to all and that all citizens
are equal under the law.
But it is not so in our "secular
state". There are various types of discrimination against Hindus - in inheritance,
marriage, and even in running an educational institution.
All these separate laws and privileges
for religious minorities have led to separatist thinking, behaviour and
even life style among the minorities. Such separate laws for Muslims have
resulted in frequent divorce of Muslim women making their life miserable.
Hence the State must abrogates such laws and Articles in the Constitution.
Thrice the Supreme Court had directed
the government to frame a common civil code. One provision that enables
the evolution of common laws is Article 44 (Directive Principles) of the
Constitution. These enable the State to frame common civil laws for all
citizens and ensure equality before law for all. This provision must be
taken advantage of by the state.
REVAMP EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
The State has a duty to give the
right type of education to the future citizens - education that will generate
patriotism, pride in the glory of their past, vision of the future, besides
character building through good moral codes and values.
Our education curriculum must be
overhauled to make every student a scholar and a patriot and a model for
his/her own progeny. Our scriptures and Dharma should also be included
in the curriculum. The history that our students study is a distorted one
suppressing, misinterpreting facts of our glorious past. In many cases
the acts of vandalism by invaders have been negated and in other cases
invaders are glorified. Hence, a thorough revamping of the study of history
must be done in the curriculum providing to our students a continuous,
truthful history making them take pride in their past and in the achievements
of their forefathers, creating in them a sense of belonging.
SAFETY OF PRAVAASI HINDUS
The Government of India has a duty
to ensure the life and liberty of the Hindus living abroad in the context
of periodical threats to their life and livelihood in their adopted countries.
Special concern must be shown for the Hindus living in Bangladesh, Pakistan,
Fiji and West Asian countries.
CALL TO POLITICAL PARTIES
Politicians and political parties
must correct all wrong perceptions, policies and programmes of their respective
parties and enable a rethinking that would ensure national unity and cohesion.
We appeal to them not to ignore any of the sections in this Agenda as impracticable,
but make earnest efforts to understand the aspirations of the Hindu majority
and consequently so reframe their policies and programs that would lead
to the implementation of this Hindu Agenda. All that is required is the
right perception, a vision of the future of the nation, the aspirations
of the Hindu majority and the political will.
We hope our brethren in politics
would do the right thing by serving the motherland and the priceless heritage
called Sanatan Dharma.