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41. Dr. Vinay Kumar Sinha

 

41. Dr. Vinay Kumar Sinha

I quite agree with what Dr. Godbole has opined about Islam and Christianity and the concept of Secularism or Sarvadharma Sambhãv or Sarva Panth Samãdar etc.

Yes, it is utterly wrong to bracket Hinduism (and its offshoots like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism) with such exclusivist ideologies as Islam and Christianity. It is in fact wrong to regard Christianity and Islam as Dharmas. Let us discuss why.

Dharma is a way of life based on certain principles as enunciated by the great Manu - his ten principles and so on. The basic difference between the Sanatan Dharma and the prophetic religions is that whereas Dharma is the result of the experiences acquired by our seers and sages for a period spread over thousands of years, the Semitic religions are based exclusively on the principles and practices enunciated by a certain individual or a certain scripture and are the by-product of certain special historical and political circumstances. Whereas prophetic ideologies do not permit any deviation from the set principles, Hinduism allows the individual the freedom to march towards greater intellectual and spiritual heights. The door to knowledge is kept wide open in contrast to the prophetic ideologies which actually blind one�s intellect.

A Christian is a Christian only so long as he has exclusive belief in the Sonship of Jesus Christ. Likewise, a Muslim is a Muslim only if he has hundred percent faith in Quran and Hadith. A Hindu has no such binding. Being in permanent bondage, the followers of prophetic ideologies cannot but believe that they are following the path of righteousness, and that others are on the wrong path. For them, there is the kingdom of heaven with gardens under which flow rivers; for us, the non-believers, only the hell of fire. They have not only exclusive ideologies but their special Gods as well who are kind to them and them only. So says the Bible: �He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned� (Mk XVI: 16). And so says the Quran more than once: �And fight them until persecution is no more and religion is for Allah �� (II: 193); �O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for (your) friends in place of believers �� (IV: 144); �And slay them wherever you find them (II: 191). As has been pointed out, Islam is an exclusivist ideology which isn�t under any circumstances prepared to accord respect or recognition to any other ideology howsoever tolerant the latter may be towards it. According to Ibn Taymiah and Syed Qutb the entire globe belongs to Allah and his messenger and Muslims and Muslims only are rightful heirs to it!

As Dr. Godbole points out, some Hindus think it is against Hinduism to criticize other religions. Still other Hindus genuinely seem to believe that resurgence among Hindus would cause permanent damage to the Hindu society and that by destroying what they term �our composite cultural heritage� and �unity in diversity� we would be making our country weak. Far from it. To them I would like to point out that the so-called �composite culture�, �unity in diversity�, �Sarvadharma Sambhãv� etc. have been mere myths; they have never been achieved nor is there any likelihood of their taking shape in future also. If some of our ancestors ever talked of it, it could only be said to have emanated from a state of desperation which they may have found themselves in owing to more than a thousand years of political subjugation. Political subjugation often leads to intellectual deterioration resulting in perverted thinking as well. It is sheer self-deception to believe that the alien cultures which the invaders brought with them mingled with our ancient culture, or enriched it further. It is also a folly to believe that Hindu culture fully assimilated the alien cultures. Such a thing never happened. Moreover, the imperialist forces did not invade India to establish a society where Sarvadharma Sambhãv would prevail. It is only we who have fallen prey to such illusions. Muslims and Christians never talk of it; they have never had such illusions.

Strangely enough, a thesis is being propounded by the so-called secularists that every Indian is a Hindu! This is an attempt to devalue the importance of the term �Hindu� and to reduce it to a mere noun from an adjective. A Hindu is not a geographical creature. Hindus are a nation unto themselves; any attempt to use this term for Muslims and Christians is to deny the existence of a Hindu nation which has been a reality for thousands of years.

Peaceful coexistence with Islam is just not possible. Sambhãv with Christianity is an impossibility too. Such ideas are totally alien to these ideologies. Any attempt to try to assimilate them is bound to meet a dismal fate, as it has for centuries.

Secularism in its Indian form is a highly repugnant term. The very basis of this Secularism is anti-Hinduism. BJP turned secular long time ago (assuming that it was ever committed to Hindutva). Now the R.S.S. too has followed suit. Compared to the self-proclaimed secularists, these neo-secularists masquerading as votaries of Hindutva are more dangerous, more poisonous. For it is they who are making the already intransigent Muslims more and more intransigent, more and more demanding, more and more obstinate. What we need to do is to expose them thoroughly, to punish them to the hilt, for it is these people who are the greatest enemies of the Hindu Nation.

Alas! the greatest misfortune of the Hindu Society has been that it has never in its long history turned communal. This incidently is the greatest reason leading to our subjugation from time to time. If we want to keep alive the spirit of Hindu Nation alive we Hindus have got to be communal. Without Hindu communalism, the Hindu Nation has no future whatsoever. True nationalism resides in Hindu communalism, not in foolish Secularism.
 

Footnotes:

The writer is a highly qualified medical practitioner living in Ranchi in Bihar.
 

     

 

Time for Stock Taking - Whither Sangh Parivar?

Sita Ram Goel
Chapters
Introduction
1. A Call for an Intellectual (Bauddhika) Kshatriya
2. Ideological Defence of Hindu Society
1. G.V. Ashtekar
2. Professor G.C. Asnani
3. Deep Chandra Awasthi
4. P. N. Awasthi
5. S. K. Balasubramanian
6. Abhas Chatterjee
7. G.C. Chaudhary
8. S. K. Dalvi
9. Ashoke Dasgupta
10. Jitendra D. Desai
11. Nachiketa Dogra
12.  Adwayanand R. Galatge
13. K. B. Ganapathy
14. Padmashri Shalil Ghosh
15. Bhagwati Prasad Goenka
16. Shiv Goud
17. S. C. Gupta
18. B.L. Jaju
19. H.C. Joshi
20.  Dr. S.D. Kulkarni
21.  S.D. Laghate
22.  Professor K. Lakshminarayana
23. Professor K.S. Lal
24. Professor R. R. Mangasuli
25. T. G. Mohandas
26.  Professor S. G. Mujumdar
27.  P. R. K. Naidu
28.  S. Omkar
29. Virendra V. Parekh
30. Hem Raj Prabhakar
31. Baljit Rai
32. Dr. H. Ramarao
33. B.K. Rao
34. (Mrs) Veda Sampath
35. Smt.  M. Sandhya
36. K. Satya Deva Prasad
37. Jagannath Sharma
38. Ajit Singh
39.  Ram Autar Singh
40. Vikram Singh
41. Dr. Vinay Kumar Sinha
42. Shrikant G. Talageri
43. Mrs. Leela Tampi
44. B. K. Verma
45. R. C. Waswani
46. P. S. Yog
47. Brief Responses
1. Sarva Dharma Samabhãva or Sarva Dharma Sambhrama? 
(Unity or Confusion of Religions?)
2. Meaning of Conversions
1. Roll Over, Rushdie
2. Standing Up to Scrutinize Islam
3. Turning away from Mecca
4. Islam is religious fascism
5. Courageous author puts his life on the line
6. Far more dangerous than Nazism
1. Legacy of hate
2. BJP shifts stand to woo Muslims
3. BJP promoting a �minority-friendly� image for elections
4. BJP looks for Muslim plank to move towards Delhi
5. BJP girds up to appease Muslim
6. Khurana�s go-slow on migrants issue irks hawks
7. Pampering the minority ego
8. BJP to bring out Koran in Sanskrit
9. Vajpayee for diluting stand on �Hindutva�
10. More Space for �namaaz� urged
11. Chhabildas sticks to his guns on minority votes
12. Advani allays minorities fears
13. Secret of BJP�s success
14. Advani woos Indian expatriates in London, assails Govt�s Kashmir policy
15. BJP bid to woo Muslims
16. �How can any Muslim in this country say that he does not respect Ram?�
17. Malhotra�s statement on Ayodhya annoys Chavan
18. BJP bid to win over Muslims
19. RSS wants Muslims for friends
20. Babri or �Barabari�?
21. Bihar BJP�s first-ever Muslim leader emerges
22. J.K. Hindu exiles eulogise Thackeray
23. Secularism is the very colour of our blood: Vajpayee
24. A good augury
25. Muslims in Behrampada voted in a pragmatic way
26. Joshi sparks off row over Religion Bill
27. VHP drops plan to �liberate� Kashi, Mathura
28. Govt seeks revision of order on Naib Imam
29. BJYM�S meet on June 7
30. Vande Mataram �dispute� at BJP Muslim meeting
The Tabligh Movement or Millions of Bearded Militants on the March
1. Population Explosion in West Bengal: A Survey