By JG Arora
Though the creation of Pakistan for Muslims as demanded by the Muslims was supposed to end the Hindu-Muslim problem, India’s history since 1947 is the terrible saga of bogus secularism and Muslim appeasement culminating in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion in 2006 that Muslims must have the first claim over national resources.
Though the term ‘secularism’ is all embracing and non-discriminatory, it has been debased by its false followers in India. Literally, the word ‘Secular’ means worldly as against religious; and historically and politically, ‘secularism’ implies separation of state and religion; and non-discrimination on grounds of religion. But for chorus singers of ‘secularism’ in India, anything which is anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim, divisive, sectarian, and even anti-national, is ‘secularism’.
Bharat Varsha comprising the present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and even Zabol in Iran was Hindu land with zero Muslim population till Muhammad bin Qasim’s Arab army attacked Sindh in 711. Despite fighting valiantly to defend themselves during repeated Muslim attacks for over a thousand years, Hindus lost areas now known as Afghanistan in 987, and Pakistan and Bangladesh to Muslims in 1947.
Logically in 1947, on India’s Partition on religious basis and creation of Pakistan for Muslims as demanded by Muslims, truncated Bharat should have been declared a Hindu republic to re-assert its Hindu identity. Instead, a perverse ‘secularism’ signifying anti-Hinduism was foisted on India.
Elaborate hoax called ‘Secularism’ in India is fiercely anti-Hindu; appeases non-Hindus and targets Hindus for discrimination and disempowerment. Helped by this farce, with each passing day, India is being made more Islamic and more Christian and less Hindu.
Only a few examples of havoc brought by charade of secularism are given as follows:
Genocide and eviction of Kashmiri Hindus
During 1980s and 1990s, terrorists killed thousands of Hindus in Kashmir, and drove out several lakhs of Hindus from Kashmir making it a Hindu-less region. There can be no worse national shame than Kashmiri Hindus living like refugees in their own country. But due to secularism, successive Central and State governments have done nothing to rehabilitate Hindus in their homes in Kashmir and to punish their tormentors.
Though the creation of Pakistan for Muslims as demanded by the Muslims was supposed to end the Hindu-Muslim problem, India’s history since 1947 is the terrible saga of bogus secularism and Muslim appeasement culminating in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion in 2006 that Muslims must have the first claim over national resources. Unfortunately, pre-1947 situation which created Pakistan is being re-enacted in India through divisive ‘communal budgets’ and through Sachar Commission and Ranganath Mishra Commission reports and through the proposed reservation for Muslims in jobs and educational institutes though such measures are unconstitutional, and also unwarranted after the creation of Pakistan.
Such baneful moves are bound to trigger far more dangerous demands which will demolish India.
Though a secular government cannot punish or reward its subjects on the ground of religion, Jawaharlal Nehru-led Congress government started the "Haj subsidy" for Muslims in 1959. Though none of 57 Islamic countries pays such subsidy, successive Indian governments have continued this funding.
Chasing bogus secularism, Congress government nullified even the Supreme Court’s judgement reported as Mohd. Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum (AIR 1985 SC 945) by passing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 which made section 125 of Criminal Procedure Code inapplicable to Muslims.
After regaining power since 2004, Congress has been pursuing skewed secularism with renewed vigour. ‘Secular’ Congress is sharing power with Muslim League which had demanded and obtained Pakistan for Muslims.
Secularism has made India a soft state inviting frequent Pak-Bangla terrorist attacks. Though these attacks have claimed thousands of innocent lives, the government takes no deterrent action in the matter. Rather, in 2004, Congress-led government repealed Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act the way it had repealed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in 1995.
Disempowerment of Hindus
In India ‘Secularism’ implies appeasement and special privileges for non-Hindus; it also implies disempowerment and discrimination towards Hindus. Following facts amply illustrate this aspect.
Though secularism commands separation of state and religion, many State governments in India have taken over all prominent Hindu temples. And only Hindu temples have been brought under government control whereas no Christian church or Muslim mosque has been touched.
Article 30 of the Constitution which grants special rights to minorities has divided the nation into majority and minority with damaging consequences. As seen from the Supreme Court’s judgement reported as Bramchari Sidheswar Shai & Others versus State of West Bengal (AIR 1995 SC 2089), even Ramakrishna Mission, a prominent Hindu organisation, felt compelled to claim a minority (non-Hindu) status to get the benefit of Article 30.
Late Pope John Paul II’s outrageous call to convert Asia to Christianity was given in secular India’s capital in 1999.
Since secular India did not help Hindu Nepal, combined power of Maoists, Christian missionaries and Pakistan’s ISI divested Nepal of its Hindu identity in 2006.
And to complete Hindu humiliation, allotment of a piece of forest land in 2008 to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board to provide temporary shelter for pilgrims visiting Amarnath shrine in Kashmir was cancelled by the State government due to violent protests from Kashmiri Muslims. This fact shows that in secular India, Hindu-majority areas belong to everyone but Muslim-majority areas belong to Muslims only.
Though Hindu identity of Bharat is being wiped-off by floodgates of phony ‘secularism’, Indian government’s affidavit filed before the Supreme Court in 2007 rejecting the existence of Sri Ram and Ram Sethu de-legitimised Hindu faith itself.
And Hindu history is being falsified by spurious secularists to rob Hindus of their national identity.
Terrorist and demographic invasion
To dismember India and plant more Pakistans and Bangladeshs on Indian soil, Pakistan and Bangladesh have sent countless terrorists and crores of their nationals into India. While India is being grabbed bit by bit by Pak-Bangla terrorists and infiltrators every day, steeped in secular stupor, the Indian government, mainstream media and political parties are silent spectators.
Despite the Supreme Court’s judgements delivered on July 12, 2005 and December 5, 2006 to deport infiltrators, no infiltrator has been deported by the ‘secular’ Indian government. Rather, Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla trains and buses are bringing more Pak-Bangla infiltrators every day. And instead of being deported, infiltrators are given voting rights.
Article 370: Country within a country
And though Article 370 of Constitution negates the very concept of one unified India and though this Article has brought genocide and eviction of Hindus from Kashmir, ‘secular’ political parties do not want its abrogation though the Constitution framers had inserted this Article in 1950 only as a "temporary provision". Because of Article 370, Kashmiris can colonise the rest of India but the rest of Indians cannot settle in Kashmir.
No Uniform Civil Code
Though Uniform Civil Code will make India a really secular country; though Supreme Court has emphasised its enactment in a number of judgements and though Article 44 of the Constitution stipulates that, "The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India", secularists oppose this move.
Beside other secular absurdities, Muslims are allowed four wives in India though even Muslim countries like Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, etc., permit only one wife.
Blatant fraud in the name of secularism is not only outrageous, it is beyond outrageous.
Sham ‘secularism’ has weakened nationalism, strengthened terrorism, separatism and evangelisation. It has helped the growth of organisations like Indian Mujahideen and SIMI which want to establish Muslim rule in India.
Since the so-called ‘secular’ India has proved to be a disaster, it has to be transformed into Hindu Bharat before ‘secularism’ completely destroys the Hindus and Bharat.
Since Hinduism is all embracing, Hindu Bharat will give justice to all and appease none. In Hindu Bharat, there will be one law and one nation; no distinction of majority and minority; no discrimination against any community and equal rights for all citizens. Hindu Bharat will save Hindu identity of Bharat and remove laws which discriminate against Hindus. It will re-settle Kashmiri Hindus in Kashmir and restore their homes and lands to them.
Hindu Bharat will dismantle fake-secularism and liberate the nation from Pak-Bangla terrorists and infiltrators. It will prevent the creation of more Pakistans and Bangladeshs on Bharat’s soil.
No one can object to emergence of a Hindu Bharat when all the 57 Muslim majority countries (including Pakistan and Bangladesh which used to be Hindu lands) are declared Islamic countries.
Since those who shun politics are governed by their tormentors, all nationalist individuals and organisations must actively participate in politics to acquire state power; and to transform the present fake ‘secular’ India into a really ‘Secular Hindu Republic of Bharat’ by all peaceful, constitutional and lawful means.
Ralph Nader has put it very aptly, "If you are not turned on by politics, politics will turn on you."
(Author is former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and can be contacted at email@example.com)