Thursday, June 5, 2014

God Save Hinduism from Ignorant Clots

The editor of “Hindu Voice” in Mumbai has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi advising him on “Simple ways to Hinduize Bharat.”

His 24 recommendations include:

1. Making “the slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ compulsory for every citizen, to ensure their absolute loyalty to India.”

2. Making “the singing of our National Anthem - Jana Gana Mana, and ending it with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ - compulsory for all candidates at the time of filing their nomination papers for MPs and MLAs.”

3. Banning “the word ‘minority’.

4. Bringing in an “Endangered Civilization Protection Act to save Sanatan Hindu Dharm.”

5. Giving “Moral Policing Powers to some of our Hindu Organizations.”

And so on, each more idiotic than the other and entirely against the spirit and tradition of the faith he claims to represent.

Recommendation 22 caught my eye as especially ignorant:

“Change the name of our Motherland to 'Bharat' by removing the ambiguity in the Constitution and the word 'India'.”

He seems to think the word India is a British creation.

It is not.

Arrian’s history of Alexander, written at a time when the Anglo-Saxon tribes were prancing around in animal skins, has a chapter on Indica.

India is from the same root as Hindu and Sindh, all derived from an ancient word for river.

Indians/Hindus are the People of the River.

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