And Rahul Gandhi has thrown the gauntlet

No one should be blamed to conclude that RSS is learning to profit from the doctrines of Hitler. Its totally another matter that in its blind enmity against Muslims its favorite country in the world is Israel.

IT WAS vintage Rahul Gandhi, an embodiment of courage and honesty, a modest youth leader who has finally thrown the gauntlet in the court of obscurantist, communalists and fascists. In his press conference in Bhopal on Wednesday he equated Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India.

He said that both are preaching hard-line fundamental ideologies. SIMI was a proscribed outfit and RSS is a Nagpur based right-wing Hindu group. According to him,” Both these organizations preach fundamentalist ideologies. That’s a fact and nothing is going to change the fact.”

The Sangh Parivar reacted by saying – Only a sick mind can do it. He seems to have lost his mental balance. The RSS is an institute of nationalist thought while SIMI is banned by Congress government as it was banned by us when we were in power.

The writer is neither an particular admirer of Congress, Sonia Ji, Manmohan Singh or Rahul Baba. However, one must not fail to register the appreciation where and when it is due; one should not hesitate also to put the mirror if someone challenges the fundamental principle of co-existence and democracy.

Following are the pearls of wisdom from the top luminary of RSS and it is left for the reader to draw his own conclusions.

“To keep up the purity of the Race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races—the Jews. Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well nigh impossible it is for Races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by.”

– Madhavrao Golwalkar, We, or Our Nation Defined, Nagpur: Bharat publications, 1939, p. 37

No one should be blamed to conclude that RSS is learning to profit from the doctrines of Hitler. Its totally another matter that in its blind enmity against Muslims its favorite country in the world is Israel. All fascist movements have few things in common.

They begin as quasi-religious “spirited’ movements; they indoctrinate their follower to believe that they are in minority even if they are in majority and they put a lot of emphasis on health and purity of body. RSS is no exception. What they forget that the enlightened youth of India is not going to buy their anachronistic philosophy.

The ordinary Indian youth recoil at the thought that they could be bound together by the chains of dogma and prejudice. Needless to say that no Muslim has any problem with Hindutva as long as it doesn’t trample upon their fundamental rights; as long they are allowed to live with dignity; as long there is no apartheid.

They know that followers of other faith won’t accept the saffronization of their lives at any cost.

RSS has a flawed vision that inspires to debunk the secularism and adopt the undercurrents of TMI (Toxic Majoritarian Ideology). This is where Rahul Baba has hit them, this is where he has nailed them to the counter.

The time is not very far when the Indians would realize that this organization is trying to wring the last drop of juice from Hindu ideology. We have full trust in the emerging enlightened youth. Well done Rahul !

And to conclude the write-up: “As a final result of the poison, the country had to suffer the sacrifice of the invaluable life of Gandhiji. Even an iota of the sympathy of the Government or of the people no more remained for the RSS. In fact, opposition grew. Opposition turned more severe when the RSS men expressed joy and distributed sweets after Gandhiji’s death.” – Sardar Patel – freedom fighter, first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India

Naim Naqvi

Naim Naqvi

Did his graduation in Science discipline from AMU in 1972-73. He was Secretary of University Ali Society in 1970 and M.M. Hall Literary Society in early 70 's and member of Tayyabji Literary Society. Did his Diploma in Bakery Administration from HTT College Oxford Street London in 1987. Worked with National Herald - Delhi, Blitz - Bombay as Trainee Journalist and in Production Department with 'Naya Sansar Pictures' of Khwaja Ahmed Abbas at Bombay in early 70's. Traveled for study and training purposes to Germany, U.K., Switzerland, France, Dubai, Oman, AbuDhabi, Bahrain and Philepines.

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