In December 2021, the BJP’s tireless efforts became more apparent parivartan – to change our society, as it was promised in its electoral manifesto. The Karnataka Assembly passed the anti-conversion law, a Dharma Sansad in Haridwar called for genocide against Muslims, and our own promising young MP from Bengaluru also exhorted all of Pakistan to convert to Hinduism.ghar-vapsi ‘, in what can only be called Munna Bajrangi style.
There was a clear underlying thread to all of these actions or words – pure, unadulterated hatred and malice towards Muslims and Christians. There was also an invisible thread, an invisible hand, a ringmaster who told the BJP ministers and MPs when to introduce legislation, act or speak on a particular issue and then, upon his signal, withdraw acts or words, apologize or speak should pick up. They were certainly not acting at the behest of those who voted them to power, but someone far more powerful – one who controlled and coordinated all the various actions in the various states governed by the BJP. Is he an elected or an extra-constitutional authority?
It is almost a truism that Hinduism is in danger whenever the BJP comes to power. Not because Hindus are dying of poverty, unemployment, hardship or even Covid. This is because 14% Muslims and 2% Christians in our country are aggressively converting Hindus to their religion. The basic premise of the anti-conversion law is that the Hindu people, and therefore the Hindu religion, are in imminent danger of dying or disappearing from their homeland.
This specter of the dwindling Hindu race has been around for more than a century. A pamphlet published in 1909 by a UN Mukherji was entitled “Hindus, a Dying Race” in which he claimed, allegedly based on the census, that within 420 years all Hindus would be gone from the face of the earth.
It is now more than 111 years since that forecast, and the Hindu population has tripled from 305 million in the 1950s to 966 million in the 2011 census. In addition, the proportion of the population of Hindus, Muslims and Christians has remained relatively stable over the past 60 years. In addition, the fertility gap between Muslim and Hindu women has shrunk from 1.1 to 0.5 children. Obviously there is no prospect of the Hindu race becoming extinct, but the BJP needs to keep the pot boiling.
The majority of converts are Dalits and tribesmen. They are converted not because they are offered salvation in the next world, but because the missionaries here and now provide schools, colleges, and hospitals. What they seek through their conversion is social empowerment, equality with others, and dignity so outrageously denied by the Hindu caste hierarchy of injustice and oppression. What good is it for you to stay in the Hindu community but be denied by it? And, pray, who is the district judge who will judge my belief in a god or “Son of God” or prophet? My belief is my business, not that of the government, not that of the district judge, and certainly not that of the hateful sadhus.
Much has been written about the ‘Dharma Sansad’ in Haridwar and the poison of so many sadhus and sants, whose connections with the Sangh Parivar and the BJP have also become apparent. Among the prominent participants were BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, a former hate speech perpetrator, ‘Swami’ Prabhodan and Giri, who called for ‘ethnic cleansing of Muslims’, ‘Yati’ Narsinghanand, who wants a ‘Hindu Prabhakaran’ for the work , and Pooja Shakun Pandey, aka “Sadhvi” Annapurna, who sees the Hindu victory in the killing of 20 lakh Muslims.
At around the same time as the Dharma Sansad, a Hindu Yuva Vahini congregation founded by Yogi Adityanath met in Delhi to take an oath. Hundreds of attendees raised their hands in Nazi style salute and chanted, âWe decide to make India a Hindu nation and make it a pure Hindu nation. We will fight and die, if necessary, we will kill too. ”
It should be noted that Haridwar’s hate speech in Delhi was followed by an action-oriented promise right under the nose of the central government. This is not a secret conspiracy. There is an open and overt intention to commit genocide. The police who refuse to act can only be seen as accomplices.
All of this, of course, has a political sub-text. First, Yogi Adityanath is nervous about losing the upcoming UP election. If the situation worsens, communal riots could break out, as happened in Muzaffarnagar in 2013. Second, Yogi positions himself or is positioned as the true protector and defender of Hindutva against Modi and hopes to emerge as a powerful contender for the top job after the 2024 parliamentary elections. To do this, he must win the UP assembly election by a solid margin, without Modi’s help. Some analysts have speculated that Modi and Shah set themselves a challenging task – securing BJP’s victory, but not a decisive victory for Yogi.
However, the âtwin-engine governmentâ seems well-disposed to let the sadhus and sants blow the wind for a common fire. The February 2020 riots in Delhi were preceded by a demand from a BJP minister toDesh ke gaddaron ko, goli maro saalon koâAgainst anti-CAA protesters. Imagine what the Haridwar and Delhi calls could lead to the genocide of the Muslims.
The MP for ‘ghar-vapsi’
As if on cue, the young MP from Bengaluru Tejasvi Surya also addressed this urgent âexistentialâ question of the Hindu race and its survival. His cheeks red with anger, he asked Hindu seers to set targets to bring the Hindus back into the herd.ghar-vapsi‘Programs. Carried away by his own eloquence, he exhorted them to convert even Pakistani Muslims to the Hindu swarm. Probably this was the part he was going to take off the next day. Perhaps the Gambinos at Parivar were worried about what to do with the likes of Hafiz Sayed and Masood Azhar when they became Hindus!
In any case, honorable Member, where would you put all these converted Muslims, Indians or Pakistani, in our ‘Chatur Varna‘System? What caste would you put them in? You may be in a hurry to please your master and become Minister in the Union Cabinet, hence all this poison and antics. But instigators are now a dozen in the party and Parivar. You have to be and make it worse to get what you want. You have a long way to go.
(The author is a former cabinet