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Dear CJI, Swami Vivekananda asked Hindus to be religious and stand up for fellow Hindus; he didn’t preach secularism

Hindu icons and their actions and views are being increasingly appropriated, distorted, and force-fitted into the ‘secular’ narrative of the country.

CJI wants Hindus to practice secularism

CJI N.V. Ramana called for instilling the ideals of Swami Vivekananda in the country’s youth. Participating in the 22nd Foundation Day Celebration of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, on Sunday, the Chief Justice said Swami Vivekananda advocated the concept of secularism in India.

“He firmly believed that the true essence of religion was the common good, and tolerance. Religion should be above superstitions and rigidities. To fulfill the dream of making India resurgent through the principles of common good and tolerance, we should instill the ideals of Swami Ji in today’s youth,” the Chief Justice stated in his virtual address from Delhi.

Views of Swami Vivekananda on Hindu Dharma

Misquoting or taking quotes out of context or selectively using the quotes of Hindu stalwarts in order to preach ‘secularism’ to Hindus is the order of the day. While Swami Vivekananda spoke of universal brotherhood, he never wanted Hindus to let go of Hindu Dharma. We shall take a look at some of the quotes of Swamiji on Hindu Dharma and his advise to Hindus.

Swamiji’s advice to Hindus PC: vivekvani.com

He always wanted Hindus to follow their religion and stand up for it when the demand arose.

“Mark me, then and then alone you are a Hindu when the very name sends through you a galvanic shock of strength. Then and then alone you are a Hindu when every man who bears the name, from any country, speaking our language or any other language, becomes at once the nearest and the dearest to you. Then and then alone you are a Hindu when the distress of anyone bearing that name comes to your heart and makes you feel as if your own son were in distress.”

Sai Deepak in his recent debate with Tharoor spoke about Swami Vivekananda’s Hindu Dharma. Deepak pointed out to Dr. Tharoor that Swamiji was clear about the fact that universalism can’t come at the cost of pixelation of history. He also highlighted how Swami Vivekananda was against proselytisation by taking Hindu toleration for granted. He cited the example of Swamiji threatening to throw a missionary overboard when the latter was constantly spewing venom against Hindu Dharma.

All lessons of secularism in the country are reserved for Hindus who are expected to bear the burden placed on them by the secular state. No wonder, the system places all kinds of restrictions on Hindu festivities alone even as the constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

The judiciary is also biased against Hindus as is evident from differential judgments pronounced by courts for similar offences by persons belonging to majority and minority communities. Hindupost had earlier reported how judiciary has time and again been biased against Hindus.

Bharat is probably the only country in the world where time and again the majority community is victimised by the system; from media to police to the courts. In the age of Social Media, freedom of speech and expression seems to be reserved only for Muslims and Christians.

Close on the heels of a Hindu girl, Richa Bharati, from Ranchi being ordered by Judicial Magistrate Manish Singh to distribute Quran as a ‘punishment’ for her ‘communal post’ (said order was subsequently withdrawn after a huge uproar), Chennai High Court has ordered a Hindu youth to pay Rs. 25,000 each to Christian and Muslim charity organizations so as to secure bail for his alleged ‘communal post’ on Facebook.

We had also highlighted the institutionalised attack on Hindu Dharma. Those belonging to the system like the CJI have often reserved such lectures as the ones asking to practice secularism at the expense of Dharma for Hindus alone.

(With IANS inputs)

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  1. India is the only country in the world where majority being taken to task because they are Hindus.By their tolerance towards minorities ,they are victimized.Hindus in India are reduced day by day due to conversion and adopting the county’s family planning program.Minority Muslims are bent upon increasing their population to make India an Islamic country.OUR democratic govts are not at all concerned about this impending danger of making Hindu a minority when there won’t be any democracy or secularism prevails.


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