From the window of constitutional history…..
The year 1976 is such a part of history of Bharat when many changes were made in the Constitution. During this period, amendments to the constitution were fundamental in the trend and associated with the soul of the constitution. In 1976, the 40th, 41st and 42nd amendments were made to the constitution. Of these, the 42nd Amendment was termed as the mini constitution because it changed the basic elements of the constitution. In fact, the 42nd amendment to the Constitution in 1976 was born out of the womb of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975. The decision of the Supreme Court on 24 June 1975 against the election of Indira Gandhi hurt the arrogance of Indira Gandhi and the Congress. The injury was so deep that on the very next day, 25 March 1975, before midnight, emergency was imposed in the entire nation.
42nd Constitution Amendment…..
After imposing the Emergency, the Congress made unlimited amendments to the Constitution using unlimited powers. These amendments were related to topics such as the Ninth Schedule, Fundamental Duties of Citizens, Reduction of Judicial Freedom and Reviewing Powers, Declaration of National Disaster in Bharat and imposition of President’s Rule. Apart from this, another important amendment was made when three new words were added to the Preamble of the Constitution, Socialist, Secular and Integrity. This was the time when the phantom of secularism was born from the tendency of exclusive use of powers. This phantom of secularism has taken an elusive form even today and has stood facing us in Bharat. This illusion of secularism seems to be welfare in appearance but in practical terms it has done damage to Bharat. This promulgated concept of the constitution proved to be completely anti-majoritarian which had the most impact in the lives of Hindus.
Secularism in words…..
In a nation like Bharat, where secularism is mentioned in the Constitution, it is necessary to know its proper definition. It is theoretically more comprehensive and inclusive in Bharat than the Western concept of secularism. Apart from Hindu Dharm, other religions also exist in the society of the Bharat, the Constitution gives equal respect to them all. The purpose of secularism is to establish mutual religious harmony in the society of our nation. Article 15 of the Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion. Constitutional secularism is fulfilled by the right to freedom of religion as provided in the Constitution, which are described from Article 25 to Article 28.
If you go to the words, this secularism of the Constitution appears to be grossly welfare for Bharat but the reality is something else. Ultimately, secularism is the state’s system of limiting the rights of the majority, as compared to minorities. Here the state is a constitutional term which means central and state government, local bodies, constitutional and non-constitutional authorities etc. Just as a medium is required for the transmission of sound waves, a medium was also needed for appeasement in Bharat. Secularism was chosen as the same medium. Secularism is the television from which appeasement is unilaterally broadcast. Secularism is a bribe by which the vote bank is guaranteed. In Bharat, it has been used to control the unlimited power of the majority. But which majority? Hindu! Hindus are the most tolerant caste of this entire world, what unlimited power and who can be threatened by them?
Secularism in Bharat…..
The misuse of secularism took place to an infinite extent in Bharat. Most worrying was the use of secularism by governments to make their appeasement politics successful. Be it the killing of Sadhus demanding cow protection law in 1966, the massacre of Kashmiri Hindus during 1989, the firing on Rambhaktas and Kar Sevaks in 1990, with people like Colonel Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya under the fictional concept of Hindu terrorism Hindus have been subjected to severe harassment, there have been constant attacks on Hindus under the guise of secularism and appeasement. Although these are very few examples, Hindus came to secularism many times. Even today there is government control over Hindu temples within our Nation. According to the different laws of many states, these states can use the resources of Hindu temples and institutions located within their borders, but mosques, churches and gurudwaras are independent of such imperatives. Apart from this, there is a big difference in the rights of majority and minorities in the case of educational institutions. Educational institutions run by Hindu organizations do not get any kind of support from the government. The RSS arranges itself for free education and food etc. in various remote and forest areas. There was also a time in Bharat when subsidies were given for Haj pilgrimage and no assistance existed on Amarnath and Vaishno Devi Yatra. Now think what is the fault of a poor Hindu pilgrim that he is born as a Hindu and does he have no right to get help from the government? However, the BJP does not do this kind of appeasement politics and is slowly trying to remove this inequality of secularism.
Current Perspectives and Reactions…..
The situation changed after the BJP government was formed in 2014 at the Center and several other states. Due to the Hinduvadi image of the BJP, the majority of India saw a ray of hope that the injustice done to them will reduce. The BJP also worked for this, but anti-Hindu political parties and media centers carried out their agenda using secularism and appeasement twice as fast as the BJP came.
For example, the riots in Delhi against the CAA were anti-Hindu and not in opposition to the CAA, but the entire riots, including other political parties and the Indian media, the international media also named the state-backed genocide against Muslims. Whereas the truth is that in these riots Hindus were killed only to be Hindus. When the entire mainstream media was bent on pursuing their anti-India agenda by calling these anti-Hindu riots anti-CAA, there were a handful of media organizations that stood by the truth. Media forums like Opindia, despite having negligible resources, did real reporting of the Delhi riots. Opindia reporters took the risk of their lives and went to know the ground truth in places where there were terrible situations against Hindus. Where there was no guarantee of life safety. Nobody knew when a petrol bomb would come and change the whole body structure. But Opindia also faced charges of being anti-Muslim.
The second example can be seen at the time of the current Covid19 crisis. In fact, many such videos came out where Muslims were seen spitting on fruits and vegetables. Apart from this, doctors and nurses in hospitals were also treated by members of the Tablighi Jamaat in the same manner. Seeing incidents such as washing fruits and vegetables with drain water and spitting on them, people refused to buy goods from Muslims. In such a situation, action was taken against those people who refused to buy goods in many states. Most of them were Hindus. Now the injustice of secularism can be seen that Hindus had to go to jail for their safety. The biggest feature of secularism is that crime is also committed against Hindus and Hindus become criminal. On the other hand, the actions taken against people like Omar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam, who wish to tear India apart, are described as actions against Muslims.
The contribution of media in maintaining secularism is also unprecedented. If a Muslim is a criminal, the headline does not even have a criminal name, while a Hindu criminal’s name is written in bold letters. The selection of news is also based on religion. If the crime is committed against a Muslim, then big intellectuals, journalists, writers and bollywood people start breaking their bangles. Bharat becomes insecure for Muslims in a moment, but if a crime is against Hindus, it does not have even a small portion of newspapers and television.
It does not end here. There are innumerable instances where Hindus have to bear the brunt of being mere Hindus. Who will be more tolerant than the caste that is living the life of refugees even after being majority in their own nation. Who will be more unfortunate than those Hindus whose rights are taken away and given to Bangladeshi infiltrators and Rohingyas. Who can understand the suffering of Hindus of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan for whom the current BJP government enacts a law like CAA to end their hellish lives but violent opposition to that law will start in their only shelter nation.
This has been happening for decades. Hindus are living in their own nation in the hope that a day will come when they will get justice without fighting. Hindus are dreaming of that future when they will follow their religion without any fear. Hindus are waiting for the day when no government will kill the interests of Hindus under the guise of secularism. Hindus want to see politics free of appeasement.
But it is also true that the democracy of Bharat is such that Hindus will have to fight for their rights here. For this it is necessary for the Hindus to be organized. Hindu unity is the first and last solution to the creation of great Bharatvarsh.
जय श्री राम।।