Friends from India and abroad who are concerned about the increasing threats to the democratic-secular Indian polity from the Hindutva organizations have been writing to me for preparing 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 document is an attempt to accomplish this objective. It is hoped that equipped with this document all those who love India as a democratic-secular nation would be able to challenge the fountain-head of the Hindutva politics. This document is based solely on the documents drawn from the RSS archives.
This document underlines the following cardinal principles of the RSS world view:
(1) RSS IDOLIZES FASCISM & NAZISM.
(2) RSS WANTS MANUSMRITI TO REPLACE DEMOCRATIC-SECULAR CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.
(3) RSS HAS ETERNAL BELIEF IN CASTEISM.
(4) RSS DENIGRATES THE NATIONAL FLAG.
(5) RSS AGAINST DEMOCRAY AND FOR TOTALITARIANISM.
(6) RSS AGAINST FEDERALISM.
(7) RSS’ HATRED FOR MUSLIMS & CHRISTIANS.
(8) RSS AGAINST COMPOSITE INDIAN NATIONALISM.
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(1) RSS IDOLIZES FASCISM & NAZISM
Doubtlessly Hitler is a great hero for RSS. The RSS as great champions of
Hindutva want to deprive minorities of their all civil and human rights shamelessly and openly adhering to the totalitarian models of Hitler. This fascist outlook towards minorities specially Muslims and Christians was clearly elaborated by the senior ideologue of the RSS, MS Golwalkar, in his book, We or Our Nationhood Defined. This book published in the year 1939, gives an insight into the thinking of the RSS leadership. We find Golwalkar in this book idealizing the Nazi cultural nationalism of Hitler in the following words:
“German Race pride has now become the topic of the day. 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 Hindusthan to learn and profit by.”[MS Golwalkar, We Or Our Nationhood Defined, Bharat Publications, Nagpur, 1939, p. 35.]
Golwalkar unhesitatingly wanted to model his Hindu Rashtra or Nation on
Hitler’s totalitarian and fascist pattern as is clear from the following words of his in the same book:
“It is worth bearing well in mind how these old Nations solve their minorities [sic] problem. They do not undertake to recognize any separate element in their polity. Emigrants have to get themselves naturally assimilated in the principal mass of the population, the National Race, by adopting its culture and language and sharing in its aspirations, by losing all consciousness of their separate existence, forgetting their foreign origin. If they do not do so, they live merely as outsiders, bound by all the codes and conventions of the Nation, at the sufferance of the Nation and deserving no special protection, far less any privilege or rights. There are only two courses open to the foreign elements, either to merge themselves in the national race and adopt its culture, or to live at its mercy so long as the national race may allow them to do so and to quit the country at the sweet will of the national race. That is the only sound view on the minorities [sic] problem. That is the only logical and correct solution. That alone keeps the national life healthy and undisturbed. That alone keeps the nation safe from the danger of a cancer developing into its body politic of the creation of a state within a state.”[MS Golwalkar, We Or Our Nationhood Defined, Bharat Publications, Nagpur, 1939, p. 47.]
(2) RSS WANTS MANUSMRITI TO REPLACE DEMOCRATIC-SECULAR CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
RSS and its fraternal organization, Hindu Mahasabha were very angry when Indian Constituent Assembly adopted a democratic-Secular Constitution under the supervision of Dr. BR Ambedkar. VD Savarkar as leader of Hindutva believed:
“Manusmriti is that scripture which is most worship-able after Vedas for our Hindu Nation and which from ancient times has become the basis of our culture-customs, thought and practice. This book for centuries has codified the spiritual and divine march of our nation. Even today the rules which are followed by crores of Hindus in their lives and practice are based on Manusmriti. Today Manusmriti is Hindu Law”.
[VD Savarkar, ‘Women in Manusmriti’ in Savarkar Samagar