A symposium on ?Threat of Red Terror in India? was jointly organised by Vivekananda Kendra International and National Democratic Teachers Front (NDTF) at Conference Hall of Delhi University on September 12. The symposium widely covered all the pros and cons of one of the most critical issues that India is facing today. The key speakers were Dr Subramanian Swamy, former Union Minister and president of Janata Party, president of Vivekananda Kendra Sri P. Parameshwaran, Sri A.K. Doval, former chief of Intelligence Bureau, Sri Vijay Kapoor, former Lt. Governor of Delhi, and Dr Inder Kapahi, president of NDTF.
The symposium witnessed a wondrous response from the audience that constituted of teachers, students and intellectuals. The gathering was overwhelmed by the eye-opening series of lectures given by the very learned speakers. The talk by Dr Subramanian Swamy was a call on the carpet for the ignoble friendship between the red terrorists, the Islamic terrorists and the Christian missionaries who long on to jeopardise the nation and its civilisation. He said even the left political parties who participate in the democratic process are engaged in Red Terror. He asked who kills RSS workers in Kerala or political opponents in Bengal?
Sri P. Parameshwaran urged the audience to unite against the very perilous condition and to develop a conscience that respond swiftly against such vulnerabilities. He said we have to understand that India did not get Independence just for survival. ?That is not enough. We have to be successful in our mission. India must fulfill its mission. And what is that mission that we have to understand. We have through times immemorial developed a way of life to accommodate everyone. This way of life is the way to peace and prosperity. When we gained Independence in 1947 it was an opportunity to show the world our own way of life. But instead we followed the foreign model based on materialism. First, through the socialist inclination and then by opening fully to the western way. But both these have failed humanity. And the intellectuals of the globe want a third alternative. India has that philosophical alternative way of life. But we need actual strength to put this into practice. The universities have to do this. Swami Vivekananda'smassage has this potential. But it needs a thorough research and study in depth in all the aspect of Indian Paradigm,? he added.
Sri A.K. Doval gave a captious analysis of the magnitude of the danger carried by the Red Terror philosophy. He said the problem is not only a law and order problem, but much deeper. It needs more that just police solution. But to say that poverty and other inequalities are the reason amounts to over simplification. He said the truth is that the left wing extremists are opposed to all kinds of development as poverty is their breeding ground. He stressed the need for a counter-ideology. Dr Inder Kapahy conducted the proceedings and Sri Vijay Kapoor proposed a vote of thanks.