-Shri K.S. Sudarshan
TO slurry the image of the Hindu society, which is showing signs of awakening after a deep slumber of centuries, all the anti-Hindu forces, both indigenous and foreign, appear to be ganging together. A campaign of calumny is being unleashed against all Hindu revered icons. This iconoclasm starting with Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, the ideologue of Hindu rashtra, has now made His Holiness the Shankaracharya of revered Kanchi Kamkoti mutt its next target. He has been arrested most humiliatingly by involving his name in the murder of a former accountant of the mutt in September.
While investigating the above case, Acharya had been cooperating with it. Under such circumstances, all of a sudden to arrest him in Mehboobnagar, to transport him to Chennai in the middle of the night by a special plane of the government of Tamil Nadu, immediately take him by car to Kanchipuram and next morning producing him before a magistrate and get a judicial remand of 15 days, not allowing him to cook his own food and ridiculously insinuating that he was thinking of fleeing to Nepal, all point to a well-planned conspiracy of sullying the name of such a highly revered Shankaracharya. It is really a matter of great concern that in doing so, all the guidelines given by the Supreme Court to arrest any person have been flouted and human rights trampled with impunity.
It is but natural that the Hindu society is expressing its resentment in its traditional dignified ways. All the sants, mahants, acharyas, mahamandaleshwars and the different Hindu organisations have been expressing their opposition in the most democratic manner. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Swayamsevaks have always been with the society and are now also giving expression to the pent up anger of this society in cooperation with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other Hindu organisations. Our Sarkaryavah has sent instructions to that effect to all our provincial centres. More such smear campaigns may be carried out in future. The need of the hour is to consolidate all the Hindu forces and increase their power of resistance against injustice to the society. The Sangh expects the Swayamsevaks to work in that direction. Only an awakened and organised Hindu society will be able to defeat all such onslaughts.