The pen is mightier than the sword has now got an Indian interpretation where students and men of letters are being equated with fighters. Pradhan Pracharak Narendra Modi has asked the students to be “Warriors” and Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has coined a hybrid term to define Sangh Parivar and BJP’s philosophy, “Bauddhik Kshatriya”.
One has been proclaimed as Hindu Hriday Samrat by his minions and the other heads an organisation which projects itself as the wholesaler of Hindutva. But sadly both are r “Baudhik divyangs” and purposely exposing ignorance of the fact that knowledge is the domain of intellectuals and not the warriors (Kshatriyas) in Sanatan dharma. Both have grown up in shakha wielding lathis and certainly don’t know that pursuit of knowledge is a penance. Or maybe they fear that recounting the exploits of Brahmins like Chanakya, who got rid of dictatorial rulers, may inspire New India.
The combative and aggressive attitude of these self-proclaimed swayamsevaks is reflected in their vocabulary. The phraseology was employed in a different context but exposes the way these people think and act. The rise of BJP to power in the last 25 years is based on violent confrontation whether it is in Ayodhya or Gujarat. Love jihad laws and court observations on Delhi riots and hounding of anti-CAA protesters are the scars being inflicted on New India by these narrow-minded bigots masquerading as Hindutva “warriors” or “kshatriyas”.
Narendra Modi mouths homilies of winning “sabka vishwas” but never hides his disdain for certain people whom he recognises by their attire. Though he does not sound like a warrior when he timidly dithers in calling out China for intrusion in Galwan, especially after 56 inch chest-beating of “ghar mein ghus kar marenge”. The Parivar of bullies justifies its communal politics as giving it back to the likes of Owaisi who claim to espouse the cause of religious minorities.
These self-proclaimed political “warriors” or “kshatriyas” have been waging a guerilla war on Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of India and his principles from before Independence.
They joined hands with the British and Muslim League but were left stranded when their allies left for England and Pakistan. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had asked his followers to physically stop these hatemongers. After Bapu’s assassination the hatemongers put on the mask of NGO and promised to stay away from electoral politics.
Flush with funds from Gandhi-hating former princely families, this “NGO” started the business of power laundering by floating a shell political party. It started infiltrating the four estates with sleeper cells and closet bhakts who gained courage to bare their fangs only after Narendra Modi showed that Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s “right man in the wrong party” mask was no longer required. The NGO had cunningly piggyback ridden the JP movement against Emergency to gain social and political respectability. Its crafty mask, aka the right man in the wrong party, dulled public senses even as raj dharma violators were deviously nurtured and planted across the nation.
A continuing part of attack of these Pinocchio “warriors” and “kshatriyas” on Gandhi’s India is their unending assault on the education system by trying to discredit the knowledge imparted post Independence and present their fake history and twisted facts as alternatives to support their lies. The “NGO” head had once stated that a pack of wild dogs can bring down a lion. His pack is unrelenting in their mission to tear apart India’s secular fabric and rationalise Godse’s assassination of Gandhi. They are neither “warriors” nor “bauddhik kshatriyas” but just pawns in the bigger game to convert citizens of India in general and followers of Sanatan dharma in particular from Vaishnavjan who feel the pain of others to hatemongering sevaks inflicting pain on others.
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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