Whenever someone hears the word “Hindu Rashtra” or “Ram Rajya”, there are a lot of images that run in their mind. For nationalists, it symbolizes the ideal Nation State with justice, peace and prosperity. Of course, with proper borders and secured by a strong external and internal defence force. This is very much similar to the rule under Maryada Purushottam Ram. It’s the Indian concept of a model State which is the homeland of the Hindu civilization.
Abolition of Article 370, Ram Mandir and CAA
On August 5th 2019, Article 370 became history. It was supposed to be repealed in the 1950s, before the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly. With this, the separatists lost their voice and started fading away slowly. Shortly thereafter, Ladakh was freed from the clutches of these charlatans who ruled the valley. This created ripples on a global level.
After nearly 500 years of struggle, it was in 2019 that the Supreme Court of India ruled in favour of the Ram Mandir. The title suit was settled with Ram Lalla getting back his birthplace. Land would be allocated elsewhere, for the Babri Masjid (this is NOT similar to the Hagia Sophia’s status change, recently). It was a fight between 2 forces. One, who fought for the Ram Mandir and the other who did not want it to come. Marxist historians and ‘secular’ parties being the latter.
In December 2019, the Citizenship Amendment Bill became an Act as both houses of the Parliament passed it. This was a small harmless amendment which let Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis etc get an Indian citizenship. The main beneficiaries being poor Hindus. This gave the world a signal that Hindu persecution won’t be taken lightly anymore.
These were the signs of the changing times and our growing influence in the world. Though there were noises within and outside our borders, today’s leadership did not budge. This sent a strong message. But, there was one point common to all the above. All of these were done within the framework of our Constitution and the legal system established under it.
Indian Constitution and the Independence Movement
Though the troublemakers of today have become self proclaimed saviours of the Constitution, their interest is restricted to a selective interpretation of 2 words in the Preamble. Both these words were not present in the Constitution adopted by the Constituent Assembly and they were added hurriedly, later. There has been very less emphasis on “Sovereignty”. Nor is there an emphasis on Fundamental Duties especially the one which calls upon every citizen to protect India’s integrity.
Our independence movement was a struggle to make us Sovereign, Democratic and Republic. Leaders like Gandhi, Tilak and Patel etc knew that a revolution in India can’t come without the element of a cultural inspiration involved in it. They wholeheartedly imbibed in it and used it to fight for the cause. This cultural inspiration had a civilizational touch. It was based on the common heritage of a great civilization. This is why Communism cannot succeed in India, at a national level.
We have the Ashoka Chakra as a State emblem, the Dharma Chakra in our flag and other national symbols. The Indian Constitution also has many such – so called ‘communal’ signs. The troublemakers of different hues know it and they have found safety valves to express their anguish. (Safety valves – use tricolour to protest violently against an Act, attack brahmins, draw bogus Hinduism vs Hindutva tables, accuse BJP/RSS/Modi for communal clashes etc)
This culture of our’s has been facing the onslaught of many inimical forces since centuries. It is because this is the same culture that unites us across various geographical regions. Yet, the political correctness of today thrives on belittling and attacking it. ‘Secularism’ becomes the beating stick for such purposes. It’s this bunch of people who have made that word look funny, today.
National integrity and Hindutva
National integrity is the basis for a strong Nation state. In a diverse and vast nation like India, it’s Hindutva which links everyone as one Nation. Without this, we will fall apart very soon. From the age old bogus Aryan Invasion theory, to the recent campaign of “Tamils are not Hindus”, the aim is one. To break people’s connection with their cultural roots has been the first step before enslaving them.
The caste & communal wars played out by secular parties to prevent Hindu consolidation have nearly met a dead end today. The same politicians who once opposed the Ram Mandir, tooth and nail have started taking credit for that. Politicians who were super secular in the 1980s have reinvented themselves to be Hindu leaders of today. Every Indian has a cultural bondage with Bhagwan Ram and the pride of getting back his birthplace will strike a chord even with those outside India.
A Hindu Rashtra may not be like how certain people on both sides of the political spectrum show it. For some it’s a nightmare while others show it as an unrealistic theory. This Rashtra does not get formed by suddenly changing a book or a flag or by passing an Act. Today, it’s a work in progress to restore the old glory India rightfully enjoyed, in the world. This process of putting India on its path to glory has made certain people desperate. This is because they thrived on the politics of breaking it.
The Nation where it’s citizens are protected and use their rights and duties for the national well being is the end result. It’s where a just ruler rules fearlessly with the will of the people backing him. A Nation which will welcome and give refuge to persecuted members of our civilization and become the voice of its people globally, will arise.
Our Constitution, National flag and other symbols are those which many patriots have given up their lives for. This is the State which is the last homeland for Hindus. An attack on these symbols is an indirect attack on Hindus. Today, they are doing their part in making India a “Hindu Rashtra” which is the ideal State. It’s under the framework of the same Constitution which Hindus have got back their political power, today. As India will continue to march forward and become the world leader, let’s commemorate every freedom fighter on the 74th Independence day of India.