Defining Hindutva by Ambassador OP Gupta

Hon’ble Delegate to the WHC 2014,


          As you know Hindutva is a hotly contested concept in contemporary Indian politics having international implications, and, different people present it differently to suit their ideological interests. Therefore a need was felt to present Hindutva principles in capsule form for its easy propagation.

             The print edition of DEFINING HINDUTVA was released in February 2014 by Shri Mohan Rao Bhagwatji, Sarsanghchalak of the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the Vivekanand International Foundation, New Delhi. Its revised version has been e-published on so it is now easily available to global readers. E-version contains more chapters and commendation letter of Shri Ashok Singhalji, Patron of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and, letter of good wishes to the print edition release function from Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, the then Chief Minister Gujarat. A letter from the then Prime Minister Atalji laying downrajdharma has also been enclosed.

                   Defining Hindutva is designed basically to arm Hindutva supporters and pracharaks with bare facts so as to assist them to participate in ideological debates with much more clarity, confidence & conviction. Quoting Vedic richas the book shows that the principles of Hindutva are, in fact, the sacred Vedic commands for equality by birth of all Hindus, gender equality and social harmony among all Hindus, and, there is nothing to be defensive about Hindutva. The book shows that Hindutva is not anti-minority and is an inclusive term.

         Hindutva is now global in its reach and assures right of abode in Bharat to all Hindus living abroad who face religious persecution in their home country.

               The two chapters on the Prevention of Communal violence Bills show anti-Hindu bias of the Congress party as in these Bills a statutory presumption was going to be thrust upon Indian police and Indian courts to treat all Hindus, whether living in India or abroad, as criminals till proven innocent in Indian courts. All crimes under the Bills proposed by Congress Party were non-cognisable meaning as soon as a NRI Hindu or a PIO Hindu landed at Indian airport he would be put in jail if there was a complaint against him made by any minority. Identity of minority complainant was not to be told to that Hindu. Fortunately with change of Government in India these anti-Hindu Bills lapsed. But all NRI Hindus and PIO Hindus should read these chapters carefully so as to be vigilant and put pressure on visiting Indian dignitaries not to bring up such bills in future before the Indian Parliament.

I was in the HOTA Forum at the World Hindu Congress, New Delhi.

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With kind regards

Yours Sincerely

OP Gupta

Ambassador [retd]

National President, Sanskritik Gaurav Sansthan,

25 GF Surya Niketan, Delhi 110092 India

Source: WHN Media Network