When another manufactured controversy over Hijab in educational institutions got a blow with the strongly worded verdict from the Karnataka High Court, the hidden history of Hindu exodus from the Kashmir Valley subject to Muslim fanaticism caught the imagination of Bharat. While a group of radicals prefers the regressive practice of Hijab over girls’ education, the usual thekedars of Secularism are still in a denial mode over the realistic depiction of Hindu genocide in the Valley. These two events look distant, but they constitute the core of the ‘secular hypocrisy’ being used to hide facts.
The verdict on the Hijab row is unambiguous. The Karnataka High Court, in the Hijab case filed by Muslim girl students, instigated by the Campus Front of India, has pronounced that the Hijab is not an essential practice of the Islamic faith. Therefore, all the petitions filed by Muslim girl students seeking permission to wear Hijab in educational institutions stands dismissed. The Court also found the prescription of school uniform as only a reasonable restriction, constitutionally permissible which the students cannot object to. Consequently, the Government has the power to ban wearing clothes that disturb equality, integrity, and public order in schools and colleges. The people who generally invoke the Constitution to defend democracy and minority rights immediately rejected the verdict. As Babasaheb Ambedkar articulated, democracy or Constitution is just a convenient tool to assert power vis-à-vis Hindus. Otherwise, Sharia is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, leaders claiming sole claim over Muslim votes again proved the diagnosis of Babasaheb right.
The Kashmir Files is a film backed by thorough research on the contemporary history of the Valley. Based on the testimonies of the victims of inhuman massacres, rapes, and exodus, the film immediately connected with the popular imagination. Doing away with the ills of Article 370 and 35A exposed the Constitutional fraud carried out in the name of special status to the Valley. Now the true story of the Hindu exodus exposed the hypocrisy carried in the name of ‘Kashmiriyat’. The ruins of Sharda temple and Saraswati civilisation are symbols of Islamic aggression. Jammu-Kashmir has a known history of more than five thousand years, which is core to the civilisational identity of Bharat. According to Hsuan Tsang, Northern India comprised the Punjab proper, including Kashmir and the adjoining hill States with Eastern Afghanistan beyond the Indus and the Sarasvati Rivers. Disconnecting with this civilisation was the fundamental idea called Pakistan. The same story continued in the Valley and a few parts of Bharat even after the Partition. Islamists seek to attack the core of celebrating diversity through religious laws and assertions. Hiding these facts is the pet project of Secularism practised in Bharat. The film The Kashmir Files is based on research juxtaposed with what happened and what has been projected about the Hindu exodus from Kashmir. Naturally, the fake defenders of Free Speech found it Islamophobic. The same people who stood for the Hijab in educational institutions as a Fundamental Right are now attacking free speech and denying Kashmiri Hindus even right to tell their side of the story.
With the growing civilisational resurgence across Bharat, the Hijab over the hidden history is being unveiled. As a nation, we must face the past as it is. Irrespective of religion, region, and caste, we need to connect with the shared heritage and disconnect from the denial syndrome about the social ruptures. Then only we can lead to amicable solutions.