HINDUISM FACES ECLIPSE
Enclosed herewith please find an article “ HINDUISM FACES ECLIPSE” prepared by our group. This article explains in details as to how the anti-Hindu forces within and without India are working in tandem on an insidious mission to destroy our civilization and culture, and obliterate Hinduism from the Indian soil.
In nutshell the articles says that what the Hindus of India are facing today is not terrorism. It is something much worse and sinister. It is a jihad proper, raw and gory in its medieval and macabre form, launched by Pakistan and other radical groups. The Hindu leadership must realize that today Jihad is the only fully globalized enterprise across the world with millions of shareholders and franchises in more than 60 countries, including India, who are working overtime to destroy all non-Muslim nations
Warning Hindus the article further says that in this holy war, terrorism will be used as a strategic tool. However, it has been kept under wraps by political leaders and mainstream English media to lull naïve and gullible Hindus into believing that everything is just fine.
The article runs into 12 pages. It requires a serious reading. Please save it and study it at your leisure.
Indian American Intellectuals Forum
HINDUISM FACES ECLIPSE
Future of A Besieged Civilization
“There was a siege going on; it had been going on for a long time, but the besieged were the last to take notice of it.”-Paula Fox
The conquest of India by Islamic invaders is a long and dreadful narrative of multiple ferocious wars between the invaders and the valiant Hindu Rajas who ruled over different parts of India during medieval times. The barbaric invaders, including Muhammad Ghauri and Babur, took morbid delight in building towers of the skulls of slaughtered ‘kaffirs’ (read Hindus), a stark fact, proudly recorded by a number of Muslim historians in great detail. Most braveheart Hindu rulers zealously defended their motherland, their subjects and above all their honor at a terrible cost; unlike the Arab conquest of the Persian empire within a short span of two decades and similar fate of Byzantine empire and smaller kingdoms of central Asia. In sharp contrast, the Islamic invaders had to fight multiple tortuous, gut-wrenching battles for centuries to subjugate the Hindus. The resistance offered by the masses to invaders and freebooters was formidable indeed. Occasionally there were some traitors, too, like Raja Jaichand of Kannauj, whose name has become synonymous with treachery.
The hostility between two kingdoms, namely the Chauhans of Rajasthan and Gahadwala Rajputs of Kannauj was a major cause of the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan in 1192. Had the armies of two gutsy Hindu rulers stood united in the battle of Tarain, the invading armies could have been defeated.
The atrocities committed by Muslim rulers on Sikhs of Punjab and Marathas in south were horrendous. Jahangir had murdered the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev in a most diabolical manner. The epitome of courage Arjan Dev was made to sit on a hot plate and hot sand was poured on him to torture him to death. Later on Aurangzeb, the cruelest of all Muslim kings not only beheaded Guru Tegh Bahadur, but also murdered four gallant sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Two elder sons, Sahibzade Ajit Singh and Junjhar Singh attained martyrdom in 1704 during the battle of Chamkaur Sahib, while the younger sons Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh were bricked alive in 1705 at Sirhind by Faujdar Wazir Khan, under orders of Aurangzeb.
Starting with the invasion of Sind by Muhammad bin Qasim in 712 A.D. the next 900 years witnessed a relentless onslaught by hordes of Muslim invaders pouring in through Khyber and Bolan passes. Among the barbaric murderers and freebooters were Mahmud Ghazanvi, Muhammad Ghauri, Babur, Ahmad Shah Abdali and Nadir Shah. In fact, Guru Nanak has given in the Babur Vani a vivid description of the atrocities committed by invaders on the hapless Hindus of Punjab and north-western India. According to the eminent historian, Will Durant, “the Mohammedan conquest of India is perhaps the bloodiest story of history”. He calls it a discouraging tale, for its only lesson was that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace could be overthrown at any time by barbarians invading from without and multiplying within.”[Source: Will Durant, The Story of Civilization,Part I, p. 459].
A detailed narrative of the tyranny and atrocities committed by Muslim invaders was given by a well known Muslim author and thinker, Rizwan Salim, who wrote in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, on December 28, 1997, an article titled, “What the invaders really did?” justifying the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Rizwan Salim highlighted that the wrecking of Hindu temples went on from the early years of the eighth century to well past 1700 A.D. a period of almost 1000 years. [Source : The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, December 28, 1997]. Every Muslim ruler of Delhi (or Governor of the Province) spent most of his time fighting the Hindu kings in the north and the south, the east and west. Rizwan continues emphasizing that “savages at a very low level of civilization and no culture worth the name began entering India from the early eighth century onwards. Islamic invaders demolished Hindu temples, destroyed unaccountable sculptures and idols, plundered innumerable palaces and forts of the Hindu kings, killed vast number of Hindu men and carried off Hindu women. This story, the educated – and lot of even the illiterate Indians – know very well. The history books recount it in a remarkable detail. [Source: Ibid].
Barely 66 years after independence, India’s Hindu identity and centuries old ethos are again in grave peril. Sharply growing attacks on innocent Hindu citizens, their temples and targeting of unarmed pilgrims going to Amarnath and Vaishnodevi and repetitive attacks on Hindu festivals are clear pointers to the rising crescendo of a virulent jihad being waged against Hindus of India. Soon after Al Qaeda’s attack on twin towers on September 11, 2001, a proclamation was made on Al Jazeera Television channel in October 2001 that in addition to the Christians and Jews, henceforth the so-called ‘Hindu India’ will also be the target of Islamic jihad. Within two months of that announcement a determined and indoctrinated group of Pakistan-trained Jihadis (including Afzal Guru and several others) attacked the Indian Parliament on December 13, 2001. Thereafter thousands of terrorist attacks have been made across the country from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari. The avowed goal of jihadi warriors has been to destroy the faith of Hindu masses by terrorizing them in a bid to destroy their resolve to fight back – a strategy ordained in their scriptures and elaborately explained by a retired Pakistani Brigadier S.K. Malik in his book, The Quranic Concept of War. Unfortunately, the two most important facts that a regular jihad has been declared against Hindus of India, and that terrorism will be used as strategic tool in this holy war have been kept under wraps by political leadership and mainstream English media.
In India’s decadent culture of political correctness and pock-marked ‘taqaiyah’ of “paid news”, when no national leader dare muster the courage to speak truth, it fell to the lot of that irrepressible police officer, K.P.S. Gill , to speak out boldly in September, 2006, at a gathering of college students in Mumbai that the jihadis were trying to destroy the Hindu civilization. Gill’s bluntspeak was indeed a timely warning. It is time, we Indians, smelt gunpowder rather than smelling coffee. We must realize that the dice of terror is heavily loaded against us on many counts, both internally and externally. Sandwiched as we are between the two terror factories of Pakistan and Bangladesh, the millennia-old Hindu civilization is under siege. Yet the ruling political dispensation continues to blame the peace-loving Hindus of unleashing ‘saffron terror’ against the Muslim minority. Although the sacred saffron color has been the traditional symbol of the valor and sacrifices of Hindus and Sikhs in defense of our motherland, today it is used in a pejorative sense by vote-bank besotted politicians and our ‘paid media’. They don’t understand that freedom-fighters had placed ‘color saffron’ on top of Indian tricolor to boost and promote the spirit of sacrifice among Indians. These anti-national dimwits need to be reminded that it was not for nothing that Sardar Bhagat Singh sang, “Mera rang de basanti chola” to his mother while he stood in Death Row. A clumsy attempt is being made to pass a law titled ‘Prevention of Communal & Targeted Violence Bill’. The bill is being pushed in the Parliament to harass the majority community by blaming them for the rising crescendo of communal riots across India.
In her seminally researched tome, ‘The Politics of Communalism’, published in 1989, Zenab Banu, a Muslim scholar, had analyzed 74 cases of Hindu-Muslim riots which occurred between 1953 and 1977. She found that in 75 percent cases the rioting had been started by the Muslim community. To comprehend what causes communal violence, the National Advisory Council (NAC) and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson are advised to read Zenab Banu’s scholarly book.
Equally relevant for understanding the cause of fast-rising communal tension in India and abroad is the judicial verdict pronounced by Z.S. Lohat, Metropolitan Magistrate of Delhi on July 31, 1986, in a case under sections 153-A and 295-A IPC filed by Delhi police against two Hindus, Indra Sain Sharma and Rajkumar Arya, for publishing and circulating a poster in Hindi citing 24 ayats of the Quran under the caption, ‘Why Riots Take Place in the Country’. The ayats cited in the poster were taken verbatim from an authentic edition of the Quran translated in Hindi and published by a Muslim scholar, Mohammed Farooq Khan of Maktaba al-Hasnat of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. In his book the author had provided the original Arabic text of the Quran, along with Hindi and English translations reproduced in parallel columns. On the basis of a complaint lodged with the police the two Hindu activists were arrested and charged under Sections 153-A and 295-A of the Indian Penal Code for circulating 24 ayats of the Quran which commanded the Muslims to fight against the followers of other religions. The ayats of Quran cited by the two accused persons were 9.5, 9.28, 4.101, 9.123, 4.56, 9.23, 9.37, 5.5, 33.61, 21.98, 32.22, 48.20, 8.69, 66.9, 41.27, 41.28, 9.111, 9.58, 8.65, 5.51, 9.29, 5.14, 4.89 and 9.14.
The poster further added that “there are numerous other ayats of the same sort. Here we have cited only twenty-four ayats. Obviously theseayats carry commandments which promote enmity, ill-will, hatred, deception, fraud, strife, robbery and murder. That is why riots take place between Muslims and non-Muslims in this country as well as (the rest of) the world.” The poster claimed, “In the above mentioned twenty-four ayats of the Quran Majid, Mussalmans are commanded to fight against the followers of other faiths. So long as these ayats are not removed (from the Quran), riots in the country cannot be prevented.
On behalf of the government the Assistant Public Prosecutor argued that the ayats at serial No. 2,5,9, 11 to 19 and at serial No.22 in the poster were either not in the Quran, or that they were distorted version of the ayats in the Quran. The accused, however, rebutted the arguments of the government prosecutor and asserted that theayats cited by them were part of the Quran and had been taken verbatim from the book of Mohammed Farooq Khan and these do exhort the Muslims to fight against the followers of other faiths. They submitted that so long as these ayatscontinued to be part of the Quran Majeed, communal riots in India cannot be prevented.
After hearing both sides and discussing their arguments, the learned Metropolitan Magistrate discharged the two Hindus, Inder Sain Sharma and Rajkumar, on the ground that prima faciethere was no case made out against them. No charge could be framed against the two accused persons because the ayats reproduced in the poster were found to be true and correctly reproduced. The learned Magistrate stated in his order, “I have personally compared the disputed ayats with Quran Majeed (translated in Hindi) with notes by one Mohd Farookh Khan and found that the most of the ayats have been reproduced in the poster in the original form as is available in the Quran Majeed”. The learned Magistrate concluded, “In view of the above discussion, I am therefore of the view that there is no prima facie case against the accused as the offences alleged against the accused do not fall prima facie within the four corners of Sections 153-A /295-A.” The aforesaid judicial verdict clearly endorsed the view that certain ayats in the Quran have the potential to create communal violence! It is a matter of record that no appeal was filed against the historic judgment by the leaders of the Muslim community on whose complaint the two Hindus were arrested and prosecuted by the police. Apparently they knew very well that their holy book did preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims and for that reason they dare not challenge the judicial verdict by appealing to the High Court. Equally important is the fact that the Delhi government, too, did not think it prudent to file an appeal against the judgment and allowed the judicial truth to remain on record unchallenged. It is high time that the partisan members of the NAC read the aforesaid historical judgment and the relevantayats of the Quran to understand the growing cult of communal violence, even after partition of the country !
The proposed law, invented by NAC, gives the right to veto exclusively to the minority community in matters concerning communal violence by defining them as ’the group’ and by vesting extra-constitutional powers in a seven members super-outfit called the National Authority for Communal Harmony. This super-outfit comprising four members of the minority communities (including the Chairman and the Vice Chairman, both belonging to the minority community) has been assigned the responsibility for directing and overseeing the administration of the proposed vicious legislation. The deliberate inclusion of a provision sidelining the majority community in constituting the so-called National Authority shows the immense distrust in the majority community and aims at promoting hatred against them. Interestingly the term ‘group” used in the bill applies only to the minority groups (both religious and linguistic). The draft bill does not make even a cosmetic pretense of protecting the so-called majority against violent attacks by members of the ‘group’.
The Bill aims at making the police, including the process of investigation, subservient to the whims of the minority-community-dominated National Authority. It is common knowledge that most communal riots cannot be controlled easily by the meager manpower presently available at a police station in India, or for that matter, even in a district. Worldwide there is a norm of at least 225 policemen for one lakh (one hundred thousand) of population. But in India the ratio of police to the population ranges between 125 to 150 per one lakh (one hundred thousand) of the total population. Despite repetitive jihadi attacks across the country and fast-paced spread of communal politics by vote-bank-besotted politicians, India remains the least and most ineffectively policed country. As against a measly manpower of 15-16 lakh policemen spread across 35 States and Union Territories, today the number of privately organized security guards in India stands at nearly 54 lakhs !
Apparently the members of the NAC of Sonia Gandhi do not know that every riot, especially a communal conflagration, erupts suddenly like a tornado and rips through its trajectory at a furious pace. Thereafter the storm of violence tends to slow down mostly on fourth or fifth day, after reinforcements are mustered and positioned. The NAC ought to know that it takes considerable time to collect additional manpower and procure reinforcements. The proposed Bill unfairly aims at penalizing the police officers and district magistrates on the bogus and trumped-up charge of partiality. Frankly, no member of the NAC appears to have the faintest idea of the anatomy and dynamics of riots. Nor are they aware of the ferocious momentum of riots and their un-anticipatable trajectory. They have no idea, absolutely none, of the methodology of riot control, much less any clue about the real cause of the mischief. None of the members of the NAC appears to have any “hands-on” experience of controlling a communal riot! Before embarking upon the anti-constitutional path chosen by them to blame Hindus for every riot, they will do well to learn a thing or two from the London riots of August 2011 which rapidly spread to nearly two dozen cities and could be controlled only after substantial reinforcements were spread across the riot’s trajectory and its furious pace had slowed down on the fifth day!
It is time that every Hindu and Sikh realizes that his ancient civilizational identity is under siege both internally and externally. The Hindu identity of India is under serious demographic threat, perhaps far more perilously than the Christian identity of Europe which continent is likely to become Muslim dominated in another 50 to 60 years. As pointed out by late Mari Bhat and Francis Zavier, two well known demographers, in a research study “the fertility of Muslims, which was about 10 per cent higher than that of Hindus before independence, is now 25 to 30 per cent higher than the Hindu rate”. Furthermore, they disclosed that during the next 95 years (i.e., by 2101) the Muslim population will grow by 130 per cent, while that of Hindus will grow by only 50 per cent, even though Hindus will continue to remain the majority community. The following two major demographic trends are clearly visible:
i) First, any time between 2051 and 2071 the combined Muslim population of the sub-continent (i.e., India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, all counted together) will exceed the total Hindu population of the sub-continent; and
ii) Second, by 2101 India will have a large number of Muslim majority districts in the country, spread out across nearly ten States, including Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The definitive clue to the alarming demographic crisis likely to engulf India in near future is written across Statement 7 on page xlii of the Census 2001 Religion Data Report which provides the details of religious composition of 0-6 years old cohorts. An analysis of the 0-6 years old children (cohorts) reveals the following facts:
a) Although in 2001, Muslims constituted only 13.4 percent of India’s population, their percentage in 0-6 years group was higher than Hindus by 21 percent thus giving them a headstart advantage of 7.6 percent in the matter of reproduction when these cohorts enter reproductive age, say any time after 2011 and beyond.
- b) It is well known, even officially admitted, that the acceptance of family planning among Muslims was 25 percent lower than among Hindus. The result: from 2015 on-wards for the next three decades the growth rate of Muslims will be much faster than what has been witnessed during the last three decades.
- c) Out of 35 States and Union Territories(listed in Census 2001 Report), the percentage of 0-6 years Muslim cohorts is higher than that of Hindu cohorts in as many as 31 States and Union Territories (excepting Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim and 2 Union Territories of Andamans & Nicobar Islands and Daman & Diu where Hindu cohorts have a marginal advantage).