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South Indians Are Black: Tarun Vijay Learned It Sitting At The Feet Of His Guru Golwalkar

South Indians Are Black: Tarun Vijay Learned It Sitting At The Feet Of His Guru Golwalkar

Tarun Vijay, the former editor of RSS Hindi organ, ‘Panchajanya’, a prominent ‘ideologue’ of the organization (in-charge of the RSS project of spreading Hindutva politics in Tamil Nadu), ex-member of the Rajya Sabha, who also heads India-Africa Parliamentary Friendship Group, has come out with another gem of wisdom. The Gulf-based news channel Al Jazeera sponsored an online discussion last week[Read More…]

Rahul Pandita’s New India: A Hindutva India On The Ashes Of Democratic Secular India

Rahul Pandita’s New India: A Hindutva India On The Ashes Of Democratic Secular India

[It is in response to Rahul Pandita’s piece ‘Gorakhpur and the Ghost of Gangadhar Adhikari: Whether liberals like it or not, the story of Hindu consolidation is not over yet’ appeared in Open Magazine on March 24, 2017. My response is a lengthy one, as reproduction of many original documents from the RSS/Hindutva archives is needed to evaluate many beliefs[Read More…]

Death Penalty/Life Sentence For Cow Slaughter: For RSS/BJP Charity Does Not Begin At Home

Death Penalty/Life Sentence For Cow Slaughter: For RSS/BJP Charity Does Not Begin At Home

  Gujarat Assembly on March 31, 2017 passed a new law on cow-slaughter. Anybody involved in this would be awarded life sentence. Next day, in order to outdo Vijay Rupani, CM of Gujarat, the CM of Chattisgarh, Raman Singh announced that anybody found doing it would be hanged. These two chief ministers, if they are serious in revering mother cow,[Read More…]

UP Chief Minister Hailed As Anandmath Sanyasi: Anandmath Preached Cleansing Of Muslims And Hailed The British Rule

UP Chief Minister Hailed As Anandmath Sanyasi: Anandmath Preached Cleansing Of Muslims And Hailed The British Rule

The senior RSS/BJP ideologues lately have been hailing UP chief minister, Mahant Yogi Adityanath as sanyasi(Hindu ascetics) of novel Anandmath (Abbey of Bliss) penned by Bankim Chander Chatterjee (1838-94)[i]. Anandmath, novel written by Bankim in Bengali, was the first most important work outlining the concept of a Hindu Rashtra. Anandmath is the Bible even today for the believer in the[Read More…]

Killing Of H Farook: Another Sacrifice At The Altar Of Religious Bigotry

Killing Of H Farook: Another Sacrifice At The Altar Of Religious Bigotry

Atheist H Farook’s killing at Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) is another sacrifice at the altar of religious bigotry. Before this murder, we witnessed gruesome murders of Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi, great rationalist, secular activists and researchers.Indian sub-continent is becoming the most dangerous zone in the world for scientific minded persons who naturally become atheist. Farook died for a[Read More…]

On 86th Martyrdom Day Of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev: British Rulers Hanged Them Once, Indian Rulers Hang Them Everyday!

On 86th Martyrdom Day Of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev: British Rulers Hanged Them Once, Indian Rulers Hang Them Everyday!

  Bhagat Singh iss baar naa lenaa kayaa bharat-vaasee kee, Desh-bhakti ke liye aaj bhee sazaa milegee phansi kee Bhagat Singh don’t take birth as Indian next time, You will be again hanged for the crime of patriotism. [From Shankar Shailendra’s long Hindi poem of 1948] On March 23, 2017, we will be commemorating 86th year of the great martyrdom[Read More…]

Mahant Yogi Adityanath As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Why Hindutva Juggernaut Rolls On?

Mahant Yogi Adityanath As Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Why Hindutva Juggernaut Rolls On?

Few well-meaning friends with genuine concern about the future of our democratic-secular polity are shocked by the decision of the 315 MLAs of BJP and its allies unanimously choosing Adityanath (original name, Ajay Singh Bisht, Mahant of Gorakhnath Temple, one of the richest in India) as CM of largest State of India. They feel it has happened out of blue[Read More…]

ICHR’s Post-Truth: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Is The Latest Victim

ICHR’s Post-Truth: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Is The Latest Victim

  Once a prime national centre of historical research, ICHR has been totally handed over to the RSS pracharaks. It is nobody’s argument that RSS cadres have no right to influence research in Indian history.But as George Orwell in his masterpiece NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (1949) wrote,it should not be left to the whims of a section of the sectarian ruling elite[Read More…]

Modi’s Muslim Bashing In U.P Elections: Carrying Forward The RSS Legacy

Modi’s Muslim Bashing In U.P Elections: Carrying Forward The RSS Legacy

As the multi-phased UP assymbly elections progress, PM Modi as the only mascot of BJP’s campaign is becoming more belligerent in his communal polarizing rhetoric.  Speaking in an election rally on (February 20, 2017) at Fatehpur, PM while raising the issue of appeasement of Muslim minority in the State by the current Samajwadi Party government he went to the extent[Read More…]

Return Of Untouchability

Return Of Untouchability

It is terribly sad, in fact, shattering that a shocking report in a prominent English daily of Delhi (The Times of India, ‘Dalit nominee sits on floor, carries own cup’, February 9, 2017 by Alok Sharma)[i] about practising of Untouchability, what to talk of creating ripples, did not even become a news for more than a day. It did not[Read More…]

Modi Cult Building Is Part Of Hindu Rashtra Building

Modi Cult Building Is Part Of Hindu Rashtra Building

There has been a universal belief among the modern historians and political scientists that history does not repeat ever. But recent happenings in the ‘largest’ democracy, India and the ‘greatest’ democracy, USA seem to have presented a challenge to the above dictum. It was in the mid-20th Century that world witnessed the rise of totalitarian ideologies like Nazism and Fascism[Read More…]

Anti-National RSS: Documentary Evidences From RSS Archives

Anti-National RSS: Documentary Evidences From RSS Archives

Friends from India and abroad who are concerned about the increasing threats to the democratic-secular Indian polity from the Hindutva organizations have been feeling the need for a concise document on the anti-national game-plan of the RSS and other like-minded offshoots. The need of such a document is rightly felt for countering the Hindutva propaganda at all levels. The following[Read More…]

An Open Letter To Home Minister Rajnath Singh: Pakistan, RSS And Democratic Secular India

An Open Letter To Home Minister Rajnath Singh: Pakistan, RSS And Democratic Secular India

Shri Rajnath Singh ji, Namaskar. It was heartening to note that as the Home Minister of a democratic-secular India you warned Pakistan, an Islamic State, not to be misled by the illusion that the latter could divide Indian on the basis of religion. You were absolutely right when addressing a public meeting at Kathua, Jammu, on December 12, 2016 you[Read More…]

The Hindutva Terror Nexus

The Hindutva Terror Nexus

Sanathan Sanstha, being probed for bomb blasts and assassination of three great democratic-secular intellectuals of India, Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi, is an offshoot (or vice versa) of Hindu Janajaguriti Samiti (HJS) which has openly been demanding conversion of democratic-secular India into a Hindu rashtra and celebrating ‘vadh’ of Gandhi ji. One shocking fact about HJS, not known[Read More…]

67th Anniversary Of Democratic-Secular Indian Constitution: Hindutva Demolition Squad Waiting To Undo It

67th Anniversary Of Democratic-Secular Indian Constitution: Hindutva Demolition Squad Waiting To Undo It

There is no doubt that despite many infirmities Indian Constitution as framed by the Constituent Assembly (CA) of India on November 26, 1949 was a fine document of liberal democracy. It’s emphasis on all-inclusive polity assuring social, political and economic justice was, in fact, continuation of anti-imperialist legacy. But Indian Constitution today faces most critical challenge to its existence. It[Read More…]

Demonetisation: Modi Must Answer These Questions

Demonetisation: Modi Must Answer These Questions

It is sad that Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the world every three months has to remind about his humble origin, personal sacrifices (nation needs to hear from his wife, Yashoda Ben on this issue) and his allergy to ‘occupy chair’. It does not show his strength but weakness which amounts to EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL of the people who[Read More…]

Suicide Of Two Dalits To Save Democratic-Secular India

Suicide Of Two Dalits To Save Democratic-Secular India

These are sad times for India. Rohith Vemula, a Dalit, committed suicide on January 16, 2016 due to gross injustice done by Hyderabad University bosses and BJP central ministers. The State, its police organ and BJP rulers instead of looking into the injustice done to him and showing any sympathy with the cause and the ‘killed’ young scholar started a[Read More…]

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free?

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free?

32 years back in the first week of 1984, thousands of Sikhs; children, women and men, all Indian citizens, were butchered, burnt alive or killed in the most sadistic manner in different parts of the country. There is no count of properties of Sikhs destroyed and seized. This massacre of Sikhs in independent India is often justified as a reaction[Read More…]

UP Elections 2017: RSS Pracharak/PM Modi’s Love For Muslim Women

UP Elections 2017: RSS Pracharak/PM Modi’s Love For Muslim Women

There has been no confusion about Narendra Damodardas Modi’s commitment to Hindutva politics which believes in two-nation theory, Casteism, natural inequality and hatred for minorities specially Muslims and Christians. Some people did hope that joining politics as BJP leader in a democratic-secular polity would secularize or democratise his world view. All such hopes have been belied in the course of[Read More…]

Muslims Didn’t Commit All These Crimes!

Muslims Didn’t Commit All These Crimes!

Whenever I write in defence of democratic-secular India, against persecution of minorities, Dalits, women and working class, the Hindutva zealots instead of responding to the issues raised by me, single me out for all kinds of degraded attacks. For them my name and religion become main target of venomous attacks. My family, my mother, her womb, my bringing up, my[Read More…]

Resurrecting Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Who Died A Mysterious Death For Shudhi Of Indian Muslims

Resurrecting Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Who Died A Mysterious Death For Shudhi Of Indian Muslims

PM Modi a senior seasoned swayamsevak of RSS who describes himself as ‘Hindu nationalist’ misses no opportunity to denigrate minorities of India specially Muslims. The latest was when on September 25, 2016 while addressing a national level BJP conclave at Kozhikode, Kerala he did not forget to share his belief with his captive audience about Muslims being ‘other’ or ‘different[Read More…]

Prakash Karat Unable To Locate Fascism In Hindutva

Prakash Karat Unable To Locate Fascism In Hindutva

Comrade Prakash Karat’s academic piece (‘know your enemy’, The Indian Express, September 6, 2016)[i] analyzing the character of Hindutva/RSS/BJP brand of politics/ideology suffers from confusion which greatly keeps parliamentary LEFT incapacitated at the national level against the rising tide of the Hindutva fascism. I am sure soon Hindutva public relation machinery will be circulating certificate from comrade Karat for disseminating[Read More…]

An Open Letter To Rashtriya Muslim Manch Of RSS On Its Plan To Hoist Tricolour At Madrasaas

An Open Letter To Rashtriya Muslim Manch Of RSS On Its Plan To Hoist Tricolour At Madrasaas

As per press reports Rashtriya Muslim Manch is to hoist National Flag; the Tricolour at some madrasaas across the country on Independence Day. Since your organization, a creation of RSS, has taken a unilateral decision we would like to ask few related questions. Before taking up the task of hoisting our National Flag on madrasaas you must prove your credentials[Read More…]

Quit India Movement And The Hindutva Gang: A Story Of Betrayal

Quit India Movement And The Hindutva Gang: A Story Of Betrayal

This August 8, 2016, we are commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Quit India Movement [QIM]. QIM also known as ‘August Kranti'(August Revolution) was a nation-wide Civil Disobedience Movement for which a call was given on August 7, 1942 by the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee. It began on August 8, with Gandhi making a call to Do[Read More…]

Fascists Under The Garb Of Islam

Fascists Under The Garb Of Islam

India with third largest population of Muslims in the world would have been a good recruitment place for Islam-o-fascists. But Indian Muslims have never been part of any such project in the past and there is no likelihood of their falling prey to such a nefarious project. It is heartening to know that out of almost 17 crores of Muslims, according to Indian intelligence agencies, less than fifty persons have joined Islam-o-fascist ranks

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee: BJP/RSS Hindutva Icon Was A Collaborator Of British Rulers And Muslim League

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee: BJP/RSS Hindutva Icon Was A Collaborator Of British Rulers And Muslim League

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee (1901-1953) is a prominent Hindutva icon for the RSS/BJP brigade. It was he who, on the advice of M.S. Golwalkar, the second chief of RSS and its most prominent ideologue, founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), precursor of present BJP, in 1951 and became the first president of the political arm of the RSS. He died[Read More…]

 Theocratic Criminals Strike In Pakistan

 Theocratic Criminals Strike In Pakistan

The criminals-cum-terrorists flying the flag of their ‘only true’ religions continue destroying whatever is humane, rational, creative and secular in the Indian-subcontinent. The latest victim is great musician and qawwal Amjad Sabri Saheb, one of the world’s best known Sufi musicians. He was known as a great practitioner/performer of genre of Sufiana verse with roots tracing back to 13th Century.[Read More…]