Any close observer of the happenings in modern India would easily confirm that secular governments have unleashed a sort of war against Hindu saints. They have been framed in number of heinous crimes right from sexual crimes to crimes against national security. The paid media ensures that one-sided coverage gets highlighted not only within Indian landscape but also in International arena. In such matters wherein Hindu saints are involved, a striking feature is that news coverage is full of lies and twisted truths spread by secular press. None of the mainstream media dares to reveal both sides of the story in an impartial way.
One important reason is that most of the Indian media houses are in some way controlled by hidden powers in Western nations. How can we then expect truth to make its presence felt? After all, the mainstream media which harps about involvement of Sadhvi Pragya in blasts never found it important enough to report in same candid fashion about severe violation of rights of prisoners, about inhuman treatment meted out to her inside the jail! The same media is so hyper-sensitive about rights of Devyani who made mockery of India’s honour in West but yet she is being portrayed as if she committed no crime at all! That’s because she is part of the system. But anybody who dared to expose the misdeeds of government was branded as criminal in a well-planned manner!
What I am trying to ascertain that we have given way to era wherein propaganda has become more powerful than version close to truth. One of the most important job of media is to reveal the real picture but exactly opposite has taken place: Media has become carrier of falsehood and distorted versions. It’s main agenda has become to shield dubious powers in rule. Like a prostitute it keep changing its loyalty or, in other words, it generally speaks the language of rulers! Remember the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati in year 2004 in most humiliating manner for allegedly playing a role in murder of Sankararaman, manager of the Sri Varadarajaswamy Temple. The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,J Jayalalithaa, in an attempt to appear more secular than others and to give an impression that no one is above law ensured his arrest! The Kanchi seers were charged with” criminal conspiracy, misleading the court by giving false information, criminal trespass and supply of funds to carry out the criminal activity.”
The head of a 1,000-year-old Brahmin monastic order was presented as petty criminal in mainstream media and even before case was put to trial he was portrayed as accused. Let’s remember that Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is one of the oldest Hindu mutts in the country and Shankarcharyas belonging to this mutt command a great respect among Hindu communities across the globe. In fact, Swami Jayendra Saraswati is a highly respected figure having profound knowledge of Hindu scriptures. He like his predecessors provided new heights to this mutt established in 9th century by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, enjoying similar status the way Vatican enjoys amid Christians. However, clash of interests between J Jayalalithaa and DMK chief Karunanidhi, who represented anti- Brahminical movments, ensured that this highly revered pontiff got disgraced.
Prominent media analysts of that period conveyed the impression that “police would not have acted unless they had sufficient evidence.” Ironically, the prosecution at that time was supremely confidant about involvement of Kanchi seers in abetting murder of Sankararaman, claiming that it had “incriminating evidence”. The investigating officer Prem Kumar came out with version that made mutt head appear guilty: “We have strong evidence about the involvement of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi in Sankararaman’s murder. There has been animosity between the two for the past four years and further investigation is on to corroborate the evidence collected on the involvement of the Kanchi Acharya.” The allegations had deepened with revelations of Tamil magazine Nakkeeran. Amid these bizarre turn of events, the case got transferred to Pondicherry to ensure fair trial. To make the matters worse for Kanchi mutt head, even allegations of sexual exploitation surfaced. (The Hindu)
However, the truth had the last laugh when verdict delivered by a special court in Pondicherry acquitted all the accused involved in this sensational murder. The verdict was delivered on November 27, 2013 after nine years of suspense and drama of all sorts. They were acquitted of all the charges which included “criminal conspiracy, misleading the court by giving false information, criminal trespass and supply of funds to carry out the criminal activity.” The main witnesses failed to corroborate the prosecution’s theory. More than 80 witnesses went against the story presented by the prosecution.
Well, it’s true that Kanchi seers got acquitted but in the process it caused irreparable damage to the reputation of an institution, which represented the collective psyche of Hindus. This “collective psyche” of Hindus made its presence felt again the way Kanchi Mutt Head responded to this verdict: ” Dharma has prevailed. Truth has won. That is what matters…I have been trained by my Guru to bear everything. There is no question of situation being tough. Times were challenging because we were facing completely new set of situations. ..There are several invaders who vandalized our temples. Today when you see the disfigured temples you remember the invaders and their acts of vandalism. What was perpetrated on the mutt has been termed as an act of vandalism by several people.” (Kanchi Sathya Org)
It’s really saddening that moments allegations against Hindu saints surfaces, the whole mainstream media goes berserk and paints them in wrong colours, forgetting that its main task is to report the incident and not to conduct trials. Worse, when the allegations are found false and saints get acquitted the same news item does not get prominence. Acquittal is never important than false stories planted by vested interests. No wonder acquittal of Kanchi’s Shankracharya did not get the same coverage. After all, it strengthens cause of Hindus, which is antithetical to secular spirit of this nation. The mainstream media is more interested in propaganda than emergence of truth.
The secular forces always convey the impression that no one is above law. And so will they dare to arrest Shahi Imam Syed Ahmad Bukhari against whom so many cases have been registered? Will they dare to bring in open and convict Christian missionaries involved in conversion of tribals in remote corners of India? That will never take place. The law exists only for Hindu saints. It’s an instrument of oppression for Hindus and all that which represents self-pride of Hindus. It’s there to support propaganda and not to sustain truth.
It’s really ironical that some people talk about crushing communalism of majority community, forgetting that it’s not the majority which is a real threat but it’s the devilish and sinister designs of minority community that have caused havoc not only in India but also in other parts of world. The conversations and debates on this issue merely lead to dichotomy and not clarity. The authentic voices on Hindu causes like Mr Francis Gautier have rightly stated that appeasement policies by so-called secular souls is the real cause why resentment is breeding in the heart of majority of Hindus. It’s not about right or left. It’s all about ignoring the ground realities. True, it’s hard to equate peace loving Hindus with hard core terrorists but can you deny the fact that secular press is hell bent to grant certain legitimacy to term ” Hindu terrorism” with its lies and half truths?
The truth is that Hindu community has learnt that it’s being fooled and being also taken for granted all in the name of hnouring the secular values. Is it a secular value that mass genocide of Kashmiri Pandits takes place in Kashmir and governments remain a mute spectator? Is it a secular value that people enter in violent protest to have the rights to visit their own religious shrine? Is it a secular value that people are beaten badly to hoist their own national flag while the separatists not only burn the Indian flag but also hoist the Pakistani flag and the government invite these very separatists to New Delhi to give anti-India lectures instead of putting them behind the bars? Is it a secular value that Hindu saints are treated like criminals but we cannot dare to touch likes of Bukhari even as they openly engage in criminal gestures? Remember, the way Bukhari threatened a journalist in Lucknow some days back in presence of other journalists.
Let’s not talk about right or left. It’s all about harsh realities. We find likes of Rahul Gandhi talking about Hindu terrorism with foreign delegates but he keeps mum over jihadi network operating in the nation? It’s all about double standards , it’s all about ambiguity while dealing with anti-national elements and it’s all about being honest about the needs of majority, which is fast losing its hold over mainstream affairs. It’s hard to find another nation that treats its majority in such an unfair and discriminatory manner. We are late in realizing that nations like U.S., Britian, France, Germany, Australia and others have felt the dangerous undercurrents inherent in multiculturalism and they have all begun to wipe out the dangerous elements. Do we remember the speech of former Australian PM Howard ? ‘
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
Though Howard was compelled to feel sorry for his uttering, the fact remains that most of the Western nations are working in the same line . It’s only in India, we find incompetent governments headed by “helpless” Prime ministers flirting with separatists and anti national elements. In fact, they are being given royal treatment. Only because they come from a minority class! It’s secular to give them red carpet welcome after every massacre committed by them. To shield them we can form extra judicial bodies, which will make the massacre committed by them look like an ” accident” ! Isn’t that a highly secular act?I remember a judgment delivered by the Allahabad High Court ,which suggested that Muslims are no longer the minority community in Uttar Pradesh. The judgment sent shock waves amidst the people playing minority card. Why are we not trying to ascertain the findings of that judgment ? I am sure the judgment contains elements, which are applicable to Muslims across the India. Are they are still a minority class?
It’s time to realize that it’s not possible to fool all the people all the time. Let’s have the guts to look for dangerous element, where they actually belong to, instead of painting the peace loving Hindu community in wrong colours. The great game being played in the secularism must stop immediately. After all, enough is enough.