Dr Balaram Mishra
HOW do you feel if someone abuses you for no fault of yours? And what will you do if our honb’le Home Minister himself calls you a terrorist indirectly and impliedly? He had no compunction when he said that the training camps RSS and BJP conduct produce terrorists. Having been proudly associated with RSS since late1940s or early 50s, having attended hundreds of RSS training camps including ITC, OTC 1st ,2nd and 3rd years and worked in the Mission in various capacities, from Gat Naik to Nagar Sangh Chalak and attended a 2nd year RSS training camp as aVargadhikari and held responsibilities in various outfits of the Sangh Srushti for many years, I can aver that there has never been an instance that may suggest terrorism. I have gone through lot of RSS literature for a research project and written hundreds of articles and letters in support of RSS.
I have never come across even a shred of evidence to say that RSS or BJS/ BJP are terrorist organisations. On the other hand I and my family members owe quite a lot, since very childhood, for incessant and obstinately compelling efforts of unknown and un- related RSS pracharaks to strengthen personal family, social and national character in Swayamsevaks. I found no smell of terrorism anywhere. I have studied from primary school to various institutes and universities for Ph.D., Pali and Russian having strong RSS networks. No air of terrorism was found anywhere. While earning and learning since the very start of my career, serving many institutions including various outfits of our Armed Forces, all having especial regard for RSS, I found no trace of terrorism anywhere. On the other hand, my substantial contributions in Service to Bharat Mata without expecting anything in return, in different capacities and fields at different places, I earned quite a lot of honour and strength from even the top brass. No element of any type of terrorism was felt anywhere. It was always gratifying to note that most of our top brass had close association with RSS at certain stages of their life.
It was Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru who invited RSS Swayamsevaks to marshal a wonderful route march on the 1963-Republic Day parade in New Delhi. It was a great pleasure to know the H.E. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Pt Dwarka Prasad Misra (father of Sri Brajesh Misra, P.M. Atal ji’s security advisor, and close advisor to the hon’ble Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi ) and H.E. Dr Zakir Husain had close contact and high regard for Sri D.B. Thengadi, one of the greatest RSS ideologues. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had at least three meetings with RSS 2nd Chief MS Golwalkar, popularly known as Sri Guruji, and exchanged many letters with him on certain important national matters. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri made it a point to consult Sri Guru ji before leaving for Tashkent. Home Minister Sardar Patel wrote in clear words to Prime Minister Nehru that RSS had no hand in the unfortunate assassination of Poojya Gandhi ji. Great leaders like Gandhi ji and Jai Prakash Narain and the Congress leaders like Pt Madan Mohan Malaveeya had expressed very high opinion about RSS. Prime Minister Narasimha Rao often consulted RSS- Chief Rajju Bhaiya on matters of national importance.
Arif Mohammad Khan , while canvassing for his Parliamentary elections in the Kaisar Ganj constituency of district Bahraich in U.P. worked almost like a RSS pracharak when he quite often quoted from the books written on Sri Guruji to tell his Muslim voters that neither RSS nor BJP were anti-Muslims. The 5th Sarsangh Chalak K.S.Sudarshan had very close relations with Muslims. In fact it was his inspiration that made many Hindu and Muslim leaders including Mohammad Afzal Khan and Reshma Khan to organize the famous patriotic Muslim forums like My Hindusthan and the Rashtrreya Muslim Manch, which are doing wonderful work to build everlasting social homogeneity and national development. None of the said leaders had talked about any so called RSS-generated terrorism.
It is absurd to say that the Home Minister is entitled to use the democratic right of self- expression. He is no ordinary citizen. He happens to be the hon’ble Home Minister of India. It will be great of him if he apologises to the Hindu community. If he is still firm on what he has said he must act a Home Minister and ban BJP and RSS. He cannot eat a cake and have it too.
It is surprising to note that NDA partner JDU does not want to have any alliance with a so called communal party like BJP because it is likely to succumb to the pressure from the Sants who want Narendra Modi to be PM of India. The main objection of JDU and its so called secularist friends is that Narendra Modi slaughtered about 1000 Muslims after the ill famed burning alive of 58 karsewaks returning from Ayodhya at Godhra railway station. That is why they dub Narendra Modi as Anti-Muslim, deliberately ignoring the rapprochement and social harmony and homogeneity during his subsequent terms as Gujarat Chief Minister. That is why they seem to have decided to break all relations with the communal BJP and ally with the so called minority friendly Congress party. That only can secure their and their human rightist secular image. It is quite ridiculous to note that the secularist lobby of India fails to remember the slaughter of more than 3000 Sikhs in 1984. They do not want to open the chapter of 1948 in which Congress PM Jawahar Lal ruled government had massacred about two lakh Muslims. Congress wanted to brush the sad incident under carpet. It was Maulana Azad who prevailed on Nehru and compelled him to have the said massacre inquired into. The Muslim massacre was inquired by Sundar Lal, but his inquiry report was suppressed by the Congress rulers. Then there was no coalition compulsion and Congress could have easily published the inquiry report, had it have any love for secularism. However, the Scotland born (1965) writer and historian William Dalrymple has leaked and published that report not only for India, but for the entire world to see. In his book The Age Of Kali the historian writes that about two lakh Hyderabadi Muslims were slaughtered under the Congress rule of Jawahar Lal Nehru. Now the quantum of the so called secularism must be re- assessed by all the self- proclaimed Indian and foreign secularists like Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Shivanand Tiwari, Ram Vilas Paswan and so many others who are never tired of calling BJP and RSS as communalists and anti-secularists. Who is more communalist, BJP leader Narendra Modi , who slaughtered one thousand Muslims, Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi, who slaughtered three thousand Sikhs, or his grandfather Prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru who slaughtered two lakh Muslims? If the secularists really love secularism they should align with only BJP whose leader Narendra Modi scored only the lowest, one thousand Muslims’ slaughter, not the Congress party which scored two lakh Muslims’ slaughter and three thousand Sikhs’ slaughter. It is really a pity to note that in spite of this clear chart of scores of minority’- persecutions in India it has become a fashion among the self proclaimed secularists to dub RSS and BJP as communalists and anti- secularists. Fortunately all enlightened minority communities have now known the political game of the ruling Congress party that calls RSS and BJP as terror mongers.