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Monday, June 5, 2023

Is ‘Mahatma’ Really Worth His ‘Rajghat’?

SATYAM VADA PRIYAM VADA” is a wonderful element of Bharatiya  ethos and culture. Over the years, it has been misused and exploited by all anti-Hindu  forces so much so that we have been preached this very ideal whenever Hindus called a spade a spade, just as we are taught the bogus theory of secularism while we have been ardent practitioners of the doctrine of VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM for thousands of years.

It has consumed so much of Hindu blood before an illustrious Hindu Arun Shourie could demand “a jaw for a tooth”, “both eyes for an eye” publicly…it is now the opportune moment of our history that we shed this ideal-turned-inhibition for better times to come, and call a spade a spade with full emphasis at our command.

One of the cruel jokes this nation had been enduring all these decades is that a thin, diminutive, shrewd old man, surviving on goat-milk and watery Khichari without Papada, is the liberator of this country from shackles of the exploitative / parasitic / devilish British empire, even though his QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT 1942 died a pitiable demise by 1946 in addition to Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movements.

His dedication to the cause of Kemal Ataturk / Ali Brothers, with the ostensible purpose of winning over Muslim support, bordered on utter lunacy. This Mahatma went on wooing Muslims while fanatic Muslims went on wooing something else. His brazen advice to hapless Hindus to repent and be penitent after Moplah riots was sheer anti-Hindu to boot.

Mahatma then watched as the partition of the country took place, followed by fierce riots and human carnage of monumental dimensions with Hindus the worst sufferers. Trains loaded with dead bodies of Hindus arriving from Pakistan carried slogans, “AZADI KA TOHFA”. And he professed to be a devotee of Sri Rama!

Had Mahatma been there alive at that time, he would have done his best to pressurize Sri Rama through those anarchic fasts, to partition Ayodhya and handover a portion of it to Lanka instead of slaying Ravana for the benediction of all.

This pro-Muslim / anti-Hindu  Mahatma often pontificated over the wisdom of Gita, proclaimed it as his personal guide-book, yet NEVER referred to Sri Krsna‘s  teaching of lifting arms for slaying sinners among Kauravas in the battlefield. He only reveled in how to shun / renounce, how to encourage Hindus to traumatise themselves, without slaying perpetrators of brutalities.

Srimadbhagvadgita, that was Karmayoga Sastra, further refined into Gandiva Sastra, was converted into Ahimsa Yoga Sastra  very conveniently by the Mahatma. The Mahatma never completed the Mantra  of “Ahimsa Paramo Dharmaha” to “Ahimsa Paramo DharmahaDharma Himsa Tathaiva Ca” before the masses that adored him innocently and ignorantly. So much for his understanding of the greatest human manual, that is Gita! Mahatma always preached one-sided version of Gita. Never the counsel of Sri Krsna  to pick up arms and slay sinners.

Mahatma supported Khilafat in 1921, while even Jinnah opposed that movement as “religious zealotry”. It was so disastrous that the riots that followed saw around 5000 Hindu-s being massacred and many thousands  converted to Islam at sword-point. Mahatma  never unequivocally condemned the actions of those Muslim beasts.

In 1926, Swami Sraddhananda  was brutally slain by one Abdul Rashid. Mahatma called him ‘My Dear Brother’ and condemned nationalistic movement of the SwamiMahatma called Guru  Gobind Singh, Maharana Pratap, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, ‘MISGUIDED PATRIOTS’, as if he was the only one rightly guided!

Mahatma was very careful while demanding freedom from British slavery. Most of the time, he was struggling for ‘SwaRaja’ under British domination just as Dalai Lama has been struggling for an Article 370-type autonomy for Tibet under Chinese occupation.

Else, Mahatma would have been eliminated by the British brutes in no time. Do you believe such a brutal regime of British would have tolerated people like Mahatma and JL Nehru had they really been big threats, given the fact that British were hunting, torturing and slaughtering every unyielding freedom-fighter?

How brutally / inhumanely they tortured Vinayaka Savarkar ? From all accounts, it is clear that Mahatma had an understanding with the British to not cross certain boundaries, while poor , malnourished,  innocent Hindus of the country were mesmerized by his sainthood.

On the contrary, Netaji Bose was fiercely against British rule in any form, and brooked no compromise at all. And for that very reason, Mahatma was very hostile towards Netaji just like the British occupiers.

When Netaji  Bose was elected Congress President in 1939, Mahatma doggedly supported Pattabhi Sitaramaiah against Netaji  and forced him to resign ultimately.  Netaji gracefully quit because he did not want freedom movement to be split into two. Mahatma never brooked dissent and “Either you are with me or against me” was his Mantra.

After the Jallianwala Bagh genocide in 1919, wherein hundreds of innocents were mercilessly slaughtered, it was Mahatma who opposed prosecution of Reginald O’ Dyer, the British butcher who ordered that uninterrupted, cold-blooded killing.

Mahatma condemned Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajguru and did not use his full influence with the British Government to save them from going to gallows. The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed after Bhagat Singh was hanged to death, and saw release of many political prisoners across the country.

On May 6, 1946, Mahatma advised Hindus to sacrifice their lives at the hands of Muslim League.  Mahatma advised Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu & Kashmir to take Sannyasa (renunciation), go to Kasi  and do penance for ruling over a kingdom with Muslim majority. At the same time, Mahatma had no hesitation in supporting brutish rule of Nizam in Hyderabad over a Hindu  majority.

Sardar Patel was favored to be elected President of Congress at the Lahore Congress in 1929, yet was edged out by the Mahatma who brought in Nehru as his replacement. He selected Jawaharlal Nehru to take over as first PM of the country, overlooking administrative talent and nationalistic zeal of Sardar Patel. Out of 15 Pradesh Congress Committee members, 12 nominated Sardar Patel as Prime Minister while none voted for Nehru. Even then Mahatma vetoed in favour of Nehru. Why was Mahatma so much enamoured of Nehru? Why did Mahatma raise so many bogies in favour of Nehru ? Why did he scuttle Sardar Patel and Netaji  Bose at every crucial turning point of the freedom  movement?

Jinnah demanded complete exchange of population after partition, something supported by even Ambedkar, and Mahatma spiked it. Thereafter, it has been a perpetual friction between Hindus and Muslims of the country since then.

When Hindu  refugees coming from Pakistan took shelter in Masjids, it was on Mahatma’s insistence that they were kicked out in the open, exposed to rain and cold as he regarded Namaz of Muslims more important than security and comfort of Hindus.

Nehru’s Cabinet rejected the demand of Rs. 55 Crores to Pakistan as recommended by Mountbatten. On Oct. 22, 1947, Mahatma sat on ‘Fast Unto Death’  to pressurise Government to remit the amount to Pakistan.  Mahatma insisted that no Government money be used to renovate Somnath Mandir but supported renovation of Masjids in Delhi using Government funds. On Jan.13, 1948, Mahatma sat down on fast for that purpose alone.

Mahatma vociferously opposed the demand to legislatively ban cow-slaughter. Mahatma always preached  non-violence to Hindus alone. never to Muslims. Mahatma had no qualms in preaching Koran sitting on pulpits of temples. However, he never preached Bhagvad Gita  in premises of Masjids.

During World War I, Mahatma wanted Bharatiya soldiers to fight for the British, tormentors and plunderers of our nation. Yet, he was an Apostle Of Peace and Ahimsa ?

Mahatma was / is known to practise a very strange kind of Brahmacarya, never seen or heard before by anyone. In addition to the title of ‘Mahatma’, he was also anointed as ‘Father of the Nation’ by ‘Chacha’ Nehru whom he was so fond of. ‘Father of the Nation’ of this ancient nation, hundreds of thousands of years old, raised by scores of Rsi-s / Maharsi-s / Muni-s / Siddha Yogi-s / Avatara-s !

It is not that Mahatma’s contribution to freedom movement was zero. He merely kept the cauldron of freedom movement percolating while maximum / decisive credit to attain freedom goes to Netaji  Bose and his INA – so also declared by the then British Prime Minister Clement Attlee in Kolkata thereafter.

And his dubious legacy continues. We do not know how long it will.

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Ramakant Tiwari
Ramakant Tiwari
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