Sanatan Dharma holds a significant value for millions of people spreading humanity, peace and harmony with a noble vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is One Family). The Hindus are known for their rich culture, tradition and spiritual practices. There are over two million temples in Bharat for Hindu faith and immense spiritual seekers from across the globe. Over centuries, many temples were looted and destroyed by Islamic invaders. Subsequently, the British colonial rule sought to uproot Hindu Dharmic system. Time and again, all these efforts to spread hatred failed due to the collective efforts of Hindu Dharmic faith. DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin’s recent conspired outrage on Sanatan Dharma caused widespread disappointment to the Hindus in Bharat and diaspora. Addressing a Marxist outfit, TNPWAA, conference on “Eradicate Sanatan Dharma 2023” (ESD2023), Jr Stalin called for “Just like dengue, mosquitoes, malaria, or coronavirus need to be eradicated, we have to eradicate Sanatan Dharma”. Subsequently, Marxism embraced Abrahamics and atheists including DMK MP, A Raja, MK Stalin, and I. N. D. I. A persistently expressed its Hinduphobia in public. Consequently, there has been a mixed response from political and social leaders seeking legal action against Udhayanidhi. While the hatred sequel has raised fundamental questions among common civilians.
Quest of Common Man
- Does Marxism embraced Abrahamics and Atheists nexus conspire to spread hatred on native cultures such as Sanatan Dharma, perpetrating communal disharmony?
- Was DMK’s 2021 election manifesto made to lure 87.9 per cent Hindu population in Tamil Nadu?
- Does Bharat need a rational screening on election manifestos of political parties and its implementation by competent authorities like the Election Commission or NITI Aayog?
- Why do only Hindu ashrams and temples are under Government control excluding mosques and churches?
- Were the constitutional authorities like Chief Justice of India sensitive to intervene and protect common man’s beliefs in Sanatan Dharma?
- Why are atrocities on Hindus including Love Jihad and Missing 53,780 women, and girl cases reported during 2016-2020 are not of concern to Tamil Nadu?
It is a proud moment for every citizen that after 75 years of Independence from British colonial rule, Bharat, as a nation, is rising on its strengths in every domain including economy, governance, security, infrastructure, science and technology, education and International affairs. Specifically, the world’s scientific diaspora was astonished with ISRO’s recent Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 remarkable success. Abrogation of Article 370 and induction of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 scrapping colonial-era criminal laws strengthened democratic spirit. The G20 presidency further demonstrated Bharath’s strength to the world. Also every citizen of Bharat is looking forward to achieving more with Vision@2047 aspiring to raise Bharat as a superpower. Conversely, Marxism embraced Abrahamic atheists’ conspiracy attempt on Sanatan Dharma largely to affect the sensitive boundaries of society such as integrity, equality, and freedom.
Evangelism Dominant Colonial Footprints
According to a Cambridge University PhD thesis titled ‘The British administration of Hinduism in North India, 1780-1900, the British changed their attitude towards Hindu pilgrimage during the 18th century, picking control over famous Hindu pilgrimage centres especially post-1857 and traditional religious leaders. Consequently, to curb Hindus unique Dharmic unity and freedom, the Evangelical-dominant British firstly in 1817 introduced a rule in Madras presidency, subsequently religious Endowments Act 1863, and Madras Religious and Charitable Endowments Act 1925 commonly for Hindus, Muslims and Christians excluding Sikhs. Responding to a protest, the act was reformed as ‘Madras Hindu Religious and Endowments Act 1927’, excluding Christians and Muslims. The British successfully launched their divisive impulsive policy. After the Independence continuing colonial era, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act XXII of 1959, was effective from April 28, 1960. Now Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HR & CE), Government of Tamil Nadu controls over 46,086 temples, including mutts, charitable endowments along with their assets 4,78,283.59 acres of lands, 22600 buildings and 33665 sites.
Abrogation of Article 370 and induction of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, scrapping colonial-era criminal laws, strengthened democratic spirit. The G20 presidency further demonstrated Bharat’s strength to the world
As per HR&CE information to Madras High Court, in 2020 more than 37,000 temples are failing to engage a priest to perform essential daily pooja services. In many cases non Hindu believers from Marxist, Atheistic, or Abrahamic backing employees are being appointed causing further disruption to the Hindu temple activities, devotees welfare and temple assets. A study reveals annually Hindu temples, mutts, ashrams generate huge revenues out of which, in some instances, 65 to 70 per cent of its revenue is being spent for non-temple activities or administration. This informs a need for stringent regulation to protect Hindu spiritual centres’ sanctity and their assets.
Marxist, Atheistic and Abrahamic activist groups inherently choose sensitive strategies such as ‘Secularism’ or ‘Human rights’ to advocate their ideologies. Impact of this nexus activism is visible in many parts of the world including Africa, America, China, Malaysia, Burma, Australia and Indonesia often resulting in demographic changes, marginalisation or suppression of traditional beliefs such as ‘Sanatan Dharma’ and directly influencing geopolitics. As per historical archives, there are many sects and subcategories within Islam and Christianity, some of them were engaged in theologically-motivated political atrocities and organised religious conversions. But these facts were hardly questioned either by Atheistic or Marxist leadership, rather they were complemented by collaborative activities conflicting the Sanatan teachings, spiritual beliefs and practices.
Hindu hatred Is Legacy of DMKS & Marxists
Thanthai Periyar (1879 – 1973), a self-proclaimed neo-atheist, is known for professing Hindu hatred in the Dravidian movement along with Marxist and Abrahamic groups. Recent TNPWAA conference and Jr.Stalin’s outrage is a classic example of the ‘Trio’ collaborative works in public. There have been a numerous instances showcases their organised Hindu hatred:
- Strategic drive in spreading North – South divide and class hatred
- Institutionalised slandered canards on Hindu epics and spreading virulent lies from key personalities in ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharat’
- 1853: Karl Marx justified colonial British rule in India in his article ‘The British Rule in India.’ It has been a meta base for Marxist activities in India
- In 1953, Periyar organised agitations for desecration of Bhagwan Ganesha idols, extensively motivated to break thousands of idols
- In 1956, Periyar led a moment to burn pictures of Sri Ram
- 1974 saw organised Ravana Leela resisting Ram Leela led by Periyar’s wife, Maniyammai
- In 2007, DMK Karunanidhi manifested his Hindu hatred by describing Bhagwan Sri Ram as ‘drunkard’
- In 2007, Marxists rhetoric hatred on Hindus temple of worship and sacred rituals was showcased
- CPM and DMK Karunanidhi persistent efforts to defame Ram Setu as a myth in 2007
- In 2008, DMK CM Karunanidhi wrote off Hindus smearing tilak on their foreheads as regressive practices
- In 2013, DMK Karunanidhi made hate-filled remarks stating ‘Hindu’ means ‘thief’
- Members of I. N. D. I. A also widely expressed their Hinduphobia on many occasions
‘Eradicate Sanatan Dharma 2023’ is a sequel to ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva 2021’, USA.
Conceptualisation of ESD2023 conference was mostly inspired by the ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ (DGH) conference held in 2021, which was organised to build anti-Hindu narrative spreading falsehood among academic scholars and fueling next level activism. The DGH-2021 conference was cosponsored by more than 40 top American universities, engaging several Hinduphobic speakers. While the participants from India are mostly noted Naxal sympathisers or Marxist lean activists such as Anand Patwardhan, Kavita Krishnan, Audrey Truschke, Neha Dixit, Meena Kandasamy, Nandini Sunder, Bhanwar Meghwanshi and many others who were actively engaged in anti-Bharat activism. Similarly, ESD2023 organisers and main speakers were concurrently working towards divide, defame, and destroy Sanatan Dharma. Some of them include Venkatesan, CPI(M), MP; Udhayanidhi Stalin, DMK, MLA; K. Veeramani of Dravidar Kazhagam; Madhukkur Ramalingam CPI, Radhika Vemula (Mother of Rohit Vemula); and Adhavan Deetchanya member of TNPWAA and DMK Minister etc. Surprisingly these members represented diversified ideological and social affiliations, and portrayed themselves as social reformers. The Organisers conspired to choose specific topics such that the lectures delivered directly humiliates Hindu practitioners. (1) Deadly History of Sanatan (Sanatan Dharma); (2) Sanatan and Women; (3) Tamil Norms and Sanatan; (4) Caste Theory & Conspiracy Theory; (5) Tamil Music & Sanatan; (6) Sanatan Imposition & Opposition in Media; (7) What is the way to oppose Sanatan Dharma Politics or Spirituality; (8) Weapon to destroy Sanatan Dharma. Following two Udhayanidhi’s comments proves the synergistic relationship between TNPWAA and DMK, and their deep rooted interests.
- “Let us take a vow to win in all the 39 Parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu and the one segment in Puducherry (in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls). Let Sanatan fall, Dravidam win.”
- Everything should be changed and nothing is perpetual. The Communist movement and DMK were founded to question everything.
2021 DMK election manifesto to lure Hindu voters
According to the 2011 Census Tamil Nadu has a dominant Sanatan Dharmic population (88.06 per cent). The election manifesto reflects the contesting political party(s) vision for development, which plays a pivotal role in determining voter behavioural patterns. In the 2021 DMK election manifesto, many key promises were made to attract Hindu voters on the basis of religion/ caste/ Sects, including Hindu temple based employment, promoting Spiritual tourism, renovation of temples, establishing Vallalar International Center in Vadalur etc. As a result during the 2021 elections, in the midst of COVID-19, 73.63 per cent of voter turnout was noted. Out of 234 assembly constituencies, DMK+ secured 159 and the remaining 75 by AIADMK+. All contested candidates were depended on Hindu electorates for their success, but after conspired outrage on Sanatan Dharma hardly any response was observed condemning either TNPWAA or Udhayanidhi Stalin, which prompts a serious quest on credibility and sensitivity of political leaders towards Sanatan Dharma followers.
In a democratic civil society the constitution governs the State, while for a common Sanatan follower, Dharma upholds a significant value throughout their lives. The actions of elected public representative, Jr Stalin and ESD2023 organisers, TNPWAA are unconstitutional and liable for legal charges on their conspired vandalisation of Sanatan Dharma. But, the institutionalised Marxist, Atheistic, and Abrahamic ecosystem rampantly spread their Hindu-hatred narrative causing disharmony among common civilians. The ongoing challenge that requires thoughtful and respectful dialogue among political leadership, constitutional authorities, and heads of civil society for prevailing peace and harmony in the civil society. Whereas, the constitutional spirit of Bharat, shall be maintained by adopting ‘Uniform Civil Code’ along with essential law enforcement.