Avowedly towards a make-believe ‘world Hindutva’ motion and presence, these activist-academics’ objectives are clear: permit for the deracination and delegitimisation of Hindus, demonise Hinduism and balkanise India
FP is satisfied that Dismantling International Hindutva (DGH), a three-day on-line convention (from Sept 10-12) deliberate by nameless organisers within the US, is a partisan and politically-motivated occasion designed to malign an historical faith and its adherents. Via columns and reported items, this FP sequence exposes why such programmes are deceptive, agenda-driven, and nothing however thinly-veiled Hinduphobia.
Good Hindus, involved journalists and teachers have already weighed in, right here, right here and right here, for instance, on the so-called convention titled “Dismantling International Hindutva”, and what the occasion and its provocateur-instigators’ agenda portends.
Advocacy organisations such because the Hindu American Basis have demanded of universities and schools, whose assist the convention organisers have claimed, to reply for his or her involvement on this demonising – if not genocidal – mission of portray Hindus right into a nook and suffocating them. That is one other model of anti-Semitism. We all know what that led to.
Avowedly towards a make-believe “world Hindutva” motion and presence, these activist-academics’ objectives are clear: permit for the deracination and delegitimisation of Hindus, demonise Hinduism and balkanise India. These activists’ agenda will not be new. It’s merely a brand new battlefront within the 2000-year-old try by monopolists, supremacists and violent ideologies and their cultist followers to cleanse the world of heathens and pagans, hasten the tip of the world, and allow the fulfilment of their millenarian, apocalyptic imaginative and prescient. We Hindus have identified such women and men as daityas, danavas and rakshasas, and are conscious of their avowed need to disrupt sacred rites, destroy peace and produce dysfunction. So, it ought to come as no shock that the rakshasa lineage continues. However what ought to frighten us is their rising power; main Indian and world establishments, together with Western educational establishments, have come underneath the sway – if not taken over – by some within the rakshasa military.
It has been already famous that this “world convention” was introduced the day the Taliban took over Afghanistan on 15 August, and that it’s slated to be held between 10 and 12 September on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 assaults on the USA. That we have fun Ganesha Chaturthi this 9 September mustn’t even be forgotten. Others have expressed concern that we do not know who the organisers of the occasion are and who in actual fact the audio system on the occasion are, aside from the paltry few well-known rabble-rousers who sport their extremist credentials as badges of honor. What we additionally do not know is that there isn’t any details about the tutorial departments and programmes which can be sponsoring the occasions, the rationale for his or her involvement, and the monies and time they’re providing in assist of this blatantly partisan, political and Hinduphobic occasion masquerading as an instructional convention.
Some commentators have additionally questioned if Western educational establishments would dare maintain conferences on Islamists, fundamentalism in Christianity or left-extremist actions.
Right here now we have to level out that there isn’t any comparability between Hindutva and these millenarian/monopolist ideologies. However, on the identical time, most of the world and Indian establishments are commandeered by those that owe allegiance to those millenarian spiritual and political ideologies. In truth, what mustn’t shock us is how left extremist and proper extremist teams have joined palms to tackle their widespread prey: the Hindus. We’re the final remaining bulwark towards the violent, harmful and monopolist millenarian ideologies, which have already commanded a lot of the bodily, materials and mental area on the earth.
Given this, and given the massively standard petition that the Hindu American Basis has crafted and managed, what else will be accomplished to problem these scheming actors and their genocidal agendas? R Jagannathan, writing in Swarajya Journal, makes a very good begin in suggesting to the Narendra Modi authorities that they have a look at the schools sponsoring the convention, and “actively discourage Indians from searching for admissions in universities the place Hindus will probably be focused by issuing an advisory on this regard”. The Hindu American Basis and others have recommended a extra cautious strategy, saying that the mischief of some people and a few departments in a college shouldn’t be laid on the door of the entire college. I feel the cautious strategy now not works. Think about what the Chinese language would have accomplished if there was a convention titled “Dismantling the Communist Occasion of China” or “Difficult Chinese language International Hegemony” – supported and funded by American and Canadian universities. The ton of bricks the Chinese language would heap upon these universities and the flight of 400,000 Chinese language college students out of the US and Canada in the midst of the semester would carry down each the American and Canadian governments, and Wall Avenue would see stockbrokers leaping off home windows as they did on 19 October, 1987.
Right here, subsequently, is a chance for the Modi authorities to ship a very stern warning: determine all Indian universities which have signed Memoranda of Understanding with any of the 40 universities supporting the convention and order the schools to nullify these MoUs instantly; ask college students to not attend any of those 40 universities; search from American and Canadian ambassadors rationalization for such anti-India, anti-Hindu actions being sponsored by universities of their nation; demand particular safety for all Indian college students on these 40 campuses; and deny all visa requests from teachers at these 40 establishments.
Universities are countenancing their professors who’re portray us Hindus as fascists, Nazis, akin to White nationalists, and racists; they’re permitting the deliberate distortion of our work, our texts, our ancestral legacy in probably the most vicious method in order that no baby of ours will once more be capable of learn and revel in our epics, our puranas, and our punya-kathas with out flinching. These violent, illiberal individuals have homed in on us as a result of we’re the final bastion towards their untruths. Taking part in good with such brokers and businesses has not paid India and Hindus any dividends. We have to perceive that the “Dismantling International Hindutva” convention is a provocative and harmful try to demonise Hindus and Hinduism, and make us Hindus — a micro-minority in each the USA and Canada – targets of hate crimes. This convention threatens the lifetime of all Hindus, anyplace on the earth. The organisers of the convention are mere fronts for world businesses and pursuits that search to undermine Indian democracy and demonise Hinduism. There isn’t a different approach to describe them. Petitions is not going to assist when the gamers do not play by the principles and are usually not punished for breaking guidelines. If good sense has to prevail, and Hindus and Hinduism celebrated and acknowledged for his or her contributions to humanity, then these goons needs to be stopped of their tracks, whether or not they come sporting white hoods, black masks or educational robes.
Ramesh Rao is a professor of communication research at Columbus State College, Columbus, GA. Views expressed listed below are private.
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