What I am going to share is my concern.
Recently, one of my friends (a hardcore RSS supporter) sent a video of an interview with a retired high court judge. He was trying to justify the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh , a rightwing organisation well known for their communal views and activities, also a major ally of the ruling party in India now). He said that no court in India has proved their guilt in the assassination of the Mahatma… Mahatma Gandhi. So it was wrong to blame them.
Yes, to an extend he is right… The major conspirator was the hindumahasabha the parent association of RSS.Though RSS had threatened to do the same and even distributes sweets to ‘celebrate’ when light had gone out of our lives. Even Shri Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the iron man of India ( the one who was instrumental in lifting the ban on RSS and hence highly praised by the RSS and the BJP) accepted the authenticity of this action.
When I asked him the same, he replied that they were only indulged in distributing sweets but were innocent.
Yes, I agree they do are innocent. But will you ever distribute sweets for the death of a member from your family?
He had no reply. Even after much contemplation, he was not ready to accept that they were wrong. Between this he even called me an anti-national, i still don’t understand the logic behind that. See RSS was a troup who were hindunationals..They fought for the solidarity of Hindu community and ever wished to set up india as a hindu nation. They were against the notions of Gandhi and sought to support the British in many policies. They resisted their the cal to act againsts the british. And they were nationals? ?
This is how the RSS works. They kill the rational part in humans and teach them to grasp everything as it is. They teach people not to think or rethink. A accept what we say’ ideology. They train young ones and fill them with communal thoughts. They implant a lens which can differentiate people on the basis of caste.
Why does a huge majority of the intellectuals, thinkers, writers and such brains end up at a position away from them or oppose their ideas?
Let us be back to the point. RSS were innocent, but one cannot disagree that they were ill-wishers. They wanted to see Gandhi dead. The hindumahasabha even erected statues of Nathuram Godse (assasinator of Gandhiji) and sought to built temples in his name. Dont mistake it to have occured years ago, this incident happened just over some 400 days ago.
They threaten the ones who oppose them.. The current ruling party is no exception. They reckon the ones who oppose them as antinationals… That is their main agenda for growth. They grew themselves by weakening the opposition. They never answer the questions of the opposition, but rather insult them. But the poor Indians doesn’t understand this. The uncritical acceptance had worked so far. It is said that a group of people were appointed in social medias just to degrade and insult the opposition leader Rahul Gandhi. Such a terrible attitude. They are sticking on the ideal that ‘goal is more important than how you get there’. But now the things have begun to backstab. Even prominent BJP leaders like Yashwant Sinha, Subrahmanian Swamy has criticised the government policies. They people have begun to understand that they are not just worthless but harmful too.
Recently our prime minister Shri Narendra Modi uttered the name of the father of the nation ‘Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’ erroneously as ‘”Mohanlal” Karamchand Gandhi’. Can it simply be ignored as a tongue slip? He pronounces Swachh Bharat ( a programme to clean up india touted as a birthday gift to mahatmaji on his one and a half centennial birthday. Such an irony!) much clearly…
Now the BJP government has decided to confer Shri Madan Mohan Malaviya who passed away in 1946 with a Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civillian honour). It was as if they were in search of an idol and finally found one. Madam Mohan was the founder of the hindumahasabha! He was moreover a hindu-national. There it goes!
Yes, it will be too narrow to confer Gandhiji with a Bharat Ratna. And now truely Bharat Ratna doesn’t deserve Gandhi.
But did indians really deserve Gandhiji?