The BJP govt at the Centre is commonly referred to (sometimes in a derogatotry tone) as a Hindutva govt. I cannot recall a single law or policy by this govt that would indicate it’s Hindutva in anyway. In contrast, when Commies come to power they make their agenda quite clear. In Kerala the Commie CM wants to kill or subdue Hindus and take over temple properties. Commie Mamata has gone to the extent of changing “Ram” to “Rong” in Ramdhenu and feeds kids such garbage. A Samajwadi Party goon declares UP is only for Muslims and Yadavs, thereby treating all other Hindus as aliens. All this passes as Sickular crap in the media and among Commie Pigs. ModiSarkar has not even dared to modify the horrendous anti-Hindu RTE law. The Congress, when it came to power in 2004, first repealed the POTA to appease Muslims.
Subramaniam Swamy repeatedly points out that development alone is not enough. And I agree with him. ModiSarkar has consistently ignored social issues, especially protection of Hindu culture and traditions. AB Vajpayee, despite good governance and development, lost in 2004 being perceived as another Muslim-appeaser. Over the years a stream of PILs against Hindu practices, traditions or even temple-practices have found their way into High courts and the Supreme Court. There is, without a doubt, a very organised attempt by the West and their Indian foot-soldiers to destroy Hinduism and Hindu culture. One such participant in this criminal racket is none other than PETA. This so-called animal protection NGO is probably the most outrageous of Dhimmi organisations operating in India with an American-born as its Head. The Anti-Hindu folks have been consistently campaigning against any Hindu festival:
Water-less Holi, Cracker-less Diwali, against Kite-flying, Jallikattu or Dahi Handi on Krishna Jayanti. In some of these the SC has been issuing rulings much to the chagrin of the affected Hindu communities. And increasingly the SC is being defied by many groups and that is hardly a good sign for our democracy. The SC could have heard multiple interests and passed suitable protection measures rather than complete bans in some cases. The Dahi-Handi ruling of 20-feet height by SC was defied by groups in Maharashtra. This month on Pongal, the Jallikattu-ban was also defied by some groups in Tamil Nadu. The Jallikattu ban is not new. It was banned by the Madras HC in 2006 and the lawyer who petitioned the ban today claims he regrets doing so.
In the past couple of years, the outrageous and virulent PETA has been particularly more aggressive against Jallikattu and some other Hindu customs. PETA folks are also well-known for their own cruelty to animals and have even carried campaigns against ordinary milk and other causes. The sick PETA jerks have protested even the innocuous Pokemon game as cruelty to animals. Laughable! PETA has gone to the extent of dumping a ton of manure against a restaurant they were protesting against. Such sick campaigners should not find a place in India. PETA doesn’t have the guts to protest the violent killing of animals for religious purposes in India or even in the West. Take a look at this video of a Halal-killing in a “Non-stun” procedure (Stun procedure would render a painless death to the animal – video 3 mins – Caution: Contains disturbing images):
In India, when a PETA activist campaigned for a Vegan-Eid in Bhopal she was thrashed by Muslim goons and had to be protected by Police. Since then, their campaign against slaughter of animals by Muslims has remained dead. It is because Hindus do not respond violently that more campaigns are being seen against them. And folks at PETA dare to ask why Hindus point out their cowardice and hypocrisy:
More PILs are filed in courts against Hindu practices because this is an “organised racket” by forces funded by the West and Sickulars. PETA has also filed a petition in a Kerala against elephants in temples which is an age-old tradition merely to create ruckus. If there are violations, that can be brought to notice but PETA has no business to make petitions to withdraw existing orders of a govt. The Dahi-Handi petition claimed children participate and get injured or men get killed. The same claim has been made for Jallikattu too. What physical sports does not have a certain risk? Even in non-physical-contact sport like Cricket there have been deaths. Figure this out:
Over 130 footballers have died on the field.
At least 11 cricketers have died on the field. Should football and cricket be banned?
These are sports played in many countries throughout the year unlike some Hindu festivals that are celebrated for a day or two. Why are there no petitions against these sports where more people have died than in Dahi-Handi or Jallikattu? Over the years, footballers wear protection – like knee cap or shin-guards. Cricketers wear helmets, arm-guards, abdomen-guards and so on. Instead of restricting Dahi-Handi or Jallikattu the courts could have asked the Centre, in conjunction with concerned state govts, to make the practices safer. Sports like Jallikattu can be monitored under strict supervision to ensure no cruelty or harm to the animal and to ensure people wear sufficient protective gear. People have died in stampedes at many major festival gatherings, including multiple times at Mecca. Should we ban all such gatherings? Should we ban Haj travel?
Nothing calls for a total ban on traditions and practices. This always backfires. For instance, the longer Ganesh festival (particularly in Maharashtra) is supervised under strict laws and rules and is a lot more organised now. The same can be done with other Hindu practices too. But much of the PILs and anti-Hindu campaigns are actually cheered on bigger Hindu-haters in the media and politics. Some of the vilest ridicule and contemptuous remarks are made by these hate-mongers:
In Madhya Pradesh two villages have an annual ritual of hurling stones at each other. It’s a 300-year old practice. Obviously, this can be injurious or fatal. So, they slapped a ban on it. When the police tried to enforce the ban both villages united and stoned the police. The police had to withdraw and the ritual went on as usual – ban or not. The anti-police riot happened in 2009 but the ritual goes on (see video from 2016). What can be done is to educate the villagers and make them understand the dangers. The state did manage to convince the villagers to stop using slings but the ban had to be lifted. Maybe they can be given small rubber-balls (perhaps filled with light stones?) and to use that instead of stones.
There can be a way through it but banning traditions and rituals only provokes defiance and riots. Either way, foreign NGOs like PETA who are predominantly anti-Hindu and where foreign money influences their agenda should have no business to campaign against our traditions. Subramaniam Swamy is also seeking an investigation on the manner in which these organisations are funded to protest Hindu traditions. India is the last bastion of Hinduism in the world. Although we aren’t designated “Hindu Rashtra” our traditions and culture cannot be subjected to diktats of foreign crooks and NGOs. There are serious dangers to this that the ModiSarkar ignores.
In former parts of India, like Pakistan or Bangladesh, Hindus have been more or less wiped out physically. Hindu temples and shrines have been destroyed in those countries (and in India too). The sheer size of Hindu population in India makes it difficult for rouge NGOs and anti-Hindu racketeers to wipe it out physically. So many organisations, largely with foreign funds, methodically, systematically and surely want to gnaw at Hindu traditions and culture and destroy it bit by bit. Before you know it, Hinduism will be in danger of looking like a merger of Chrislam and some left-over form of Hinduism. Many stupid Hindus already wear Santa clothes and chant “Jeez” (a slang word for surprise or annoyance derived from Jesus) or teach their children the greatness of all religions but their own. Writer Amish Tripathi asks a very valid question:
Who are these foreigners and foreign NGOs to dictate Hindu culture and practices? As with the protests against the Kudankulam nuclear plant or the endless protests of Greenpeace against various projects, the GOI needs to throw out PETA too. Alternatively, GOI must bring appropriate laws that allow these NGOs to petition only govts and not any legal rights to file PILs to ban any practice or organisation. PETA is not even respected in the US or the UK. PETA was found by FBI to be supporting convicted arsonists and had financed criminals. PETA has a record of killing a large number of animals under its care as well.
In the West, there are other animal-welfare activists and NGOs that are far more respected than this unruly and violent PETA. The Animal Liberation Front that PETA tacitly supports is considered a domestic terrorist outfit by FBI. People considerate to animals advocate a more humane way of killing even for religions purposes. Hollywood, which often uses animals in movies, gets their animal-scenes supervised by the American Humane Association and not by publicity-seekers like PETA. In the UK too the govt has been repeatedly petitioned to stop non-stun Halal slaughter of animals for religious purposes. India too does not need junk-activists and NGOs like PETA. They are predominantly anti-Hindu and have no place in our society.