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Common Smaashana ( Cemetery ) for All Hindus

Dasari Rangayya Smaaraka Smaashana Vaatika

By constructing a common cemetery for all castes, Metpally village is one step ahead of other villages in social harmony (sāmarasata). All castes share a common cemetery in Metpally (chinna) village, Keshavapatnam mandal, Karimnagar district.

EntranceDasari Rangayya Smaaraka

By allowing all the opportunity to enter into Siva’s ground, the village elders have inaugurated a movement to create social goodwill in all, which is unmatched in the history of the state. Like many other villages, they have demonstrated splendid ideals by taking a step forward, at a time the tangled knots of untouchability in Hindu society are being loosened.

Sukti Details

The sub-inspector of Husnabad, Sri Bhoomaiah, Sri Tummala Sriram Reddy were the chief l eaders of this divine activity. At a time when caste divisions are playing into caste politics, for providing a common facility for last rites to everyone, they alloted 20-30 kuntas, spent Rs. 20 lakhs, and built a cemetery that looks like a beautiful park. The facility is large enough to allow two cremations simultaneously. While cremations normally cost Rs. 15,000, here the cost of a cremation is estimated at only Rs. 5,000. With contentment, one can watch here the rites that enable the departed soul to reach an auspicious end.

The daily upkeep and organisation of the facility are being looked after by Sri Satyam, who runs a mechanic shop, Sri Ravi, Sri Ellareddy and other close companions. The cemetery was inaugurated in February, 2016, this year. It has witnessed so far (till June) nine cremations including those of two from Scheduled Caste community. Arrangements have been made for water for bathing and for wood so as to avoid inconvenience to the users.

This achievement of Metpally village is like a slap on the face of those who shout themselves hoarse from any available mike that the atrocities of the forward castes have increased, and is a standing reproof to those who support untouchability by arguing that all fingers are not created equal. It is also a lesson – instead of fighting, all village elders and youth should accord respect to everyone irrespective of caste, and build the feeling of harmony.”

In his Vijayadashami address in 2015, Sarsanghchalak of RSS had called for Hindu society to work towards ensuring that all HIndu have common access to temple, cemetery and water sources. Metpally village stands as an example in that direction.  This is #Hindutva in action.

News Source in Telugu by  Sri Appala Prasad, Samajika Samarasata Vedika

3 From Telangana Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS

The Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested three people from Nagpur airport for trying to join Islamic State (IS), according to media reports.

“The three men were planning to join ISIS. The three men are from Telangana and have been handed over to Telangana ATS,” said Maharashtra ATS in a statement.

This week, three Mumbai youth were suspected to have joined ISIS, but were traced near Pune. Two former Indian Mujahideen members are also suspected to have joined ISIS. A 16-year-old Pune girl was also on her way to join the group before being apprehended.

Read More at Source DNA India

Linguistic division of states needs re-appraisal

– Ayush Nadimpalli

A Background :

On 17 June 1948, Rajendra Prasad, the President of the Constituent Assembly, set up the Linguistic Provinces Commission (aka Dar Commission) to recommend whether the states should be reorganized on linguistic basis or not. The committee included SK Dar (retired Judge of the Allahabad High Court), JN Lal and Panna Lall ( Indian Civil Service officer. In its 10 December 1948 report, the Commission recommended that

“the formation of provinces on exclusively or even mainly linguistic considerations is not in the larger interests of the Indian nation“. 

Soon after the report was published, the Congress, at its Jaipur session, set up the “JVP committee” to study the recommendations of the Dar Commission. The committee, comprised Nehru and Sardar Patel, in addition to the then Congress president Pattabhi Sitaramayya. In its report dated 1 April 1949, the Committee stated that the time was not suitable for formation of new provinces, but also stated “if public sentiment is insistent and overwhelming, we, as democrats, have to submit to it, but subject to certain limitations in regard to the good of India as a whole

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar submitted a Memorandum (dated 14 October 1948) to the Dar Commission, supporting the formation of linguistic provinces, specifically the formation of the Marathi majority Maharashtra state. To address the concern of national unity, he suggested that the official language of every province should be same as the official language of the Central Government.

Opposition to Linguistic Division : K.M.Munshi, a staunch nationalist and the founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan opposed the linguistic reorganization proposal, saying that “the political ambition of a linguistic group can only be satisfied by the exclusion and discrimination of other linguistic groups within the area. No safeguards and no fundamental rights can save them from the subtle psychological exclusion which linguism implies”.

The Congress Manual of Mis-handling :

The formation of any state is a very complex matter. Emotions and tempers run high especially when the issue is about division of states which were formed linguistically.

 The way the Congress has handled the state division of Andhra Pradesh is a manual of “How Not to Handle A State Division” . It has caused a great amount of bitterness in the people.

Basis of Re-organization :

The population of the country has grown 4 times since the time of Independence and it is natural that the local aspirations of people are growing. The government needs to re-look at various aspects of statehood demands. 

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh warned that the linguistic basis of division of states is laced with problems for the future. When the “Jai Andhra & Jai Telangana” movements were In their peak, Shri Guruji in this discussion with Pujya Swami Vishveshvar Teertha in 1973, clearly states what the basis of formation of states must be on the basis of administrative convenience and national security. He prophesised that the way the government was going about the issue, the formation of Telangana will happen but not after a great deal of struggle and bitterness among both sides. Guruji on Telangana- Full Text in Hindi & English

More recently in 2010, the RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat during his visit to Hyderabad also spoke on the demand for division of states. In the turmoil in which the people are in, it is important to heed the words of this statesman and align ourselves with the national goals. His full speech :

Excerpts : 

Leaders say that the country can be united only by emotional integration. But what is the basis of this emotion? This emotion cannot be achieved by language, there are more than 3800 dialects. This emotion can neither be achieved by caste or regionalism. It can be achieved only the basis of the Hindutva, the feeling that we are all Hindus.

There is a lot of politics that is being played around statehood. This is a simple issue which is being politicized. The size of a state must be determined on the following factors:

Ø      Administrative convenience,

Ø      Developmental convenience,

Ø      Aspirations of the people & peace

Ø      Security of the country

The size of the state can be big or small based on the above factors. But, politicians are playing with the lives of students on this. The state of Madhya Pradesh was carved into Chattisgarh & MP because they understood each others aspirations.

We must realize that Akhand Bharat from Himalayas to Sri Lanka, from Kabul to the east of Chindwin river must be realized and the demarcation of states is a matter subservient to that aspiration. Forget your division and work for the same.

We are the children of the same forefathers, we have the same Hindu heritage. Scientists have established that for the last 40,000 years the same DNA is prevalent among all people in the Indo- Iranian plateau. The difference of caste, state are superfluous before our bigger goal of seeing the glory of Bharat Mata & ensuring that Akhand Bharat is once again established. The country can be made great on the basis of our culture and that is what the basis of the greatness of our country will be. Live and Die for the country

References :

1.  Virendra Kumar (1976). Committees And Commissions In India Vol. 1 : 1947-54. Concept. pp. 70–71

2. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1948). Maharashtra as a linguistic province: statement submitted to the Linguistic Provinces Commission. Thacker.

3. Guruji Samagra in Hindi Vol 9, pg 256

Shri Guruji on Telangana in 1973

तेलंगाना पर पूज्य श्री गुरूजी और पूज्य स्वामी विश्वेश्वर तीर्थ के बीच हुए वार्तालाप – ६ फरवरी १९७३, उडुपी

स्वामीजी – आन्ध्र प्रदेश के विभाजन के लिए तीव्र आन्दोलन हो रहा है l

गुरूजी – दोनों ही ओर जन आन्दोलन का इतना अधिक प्रभाव और इतनी अधिक पकड़ दिखाई दे रही है, कि आन्ध्र और तेलंगाना के रूप में आन्ध्र प्रदेश के विभाजन की संभावना प्रतीत हो रही है l

इस समस्या का दुखदायी पहलू केवल यही है कि हिम्साचार, बसों, रेलों, डाक – तार जैसी सार्वजनिक संपत्ति की क्षति होने के उपरांत तथा उभय क्षेत्रों के बीच गहरी कटुता उत्पन्न हो जाने के बाद ही यह हल होगी l

 किसी आन्दोलन द्वारा हिंसक रूप धारण करने के बाद ही किसी माँग को स्वीकार करने का प्रदेश व केंद्र सरकारों का दृष्टिकोण तथा आन्दोलानकारीयों का क़ानून व्यवस्था की दृष्टि से विचार न करना अत्यंत खतरनाक है l क्योंकि इससे वैधानिक शासन के प्रति लोगों में आदर की भावना कम होगी l अतः हिंसा की प्रतीक्षा क्यों की जानी चाहिए ? यदि माँग न्यायपूर्ण और तर्कसंगत है, तो उसे स्वीकार कर लिया जाये l

जहाँ तक आन्ध्र प्रदेश की इस समस्या का प्रश्न है, आन्ध्र ( समुद्र तटीय) और तेलंगाना, विभाजन की माँग कर रहे है, इसे स्वीकार किया जा सकता है l एक ही भाषा के एक से अधिक प्रदेश बनाने में कोई हानि नहीं है l युद्ध की दृष्टि से महत्वपूर्ण एवं सीमावर्ती क्षेत्रों में अधिक प्रदेशों का निर्माण करते समय, सतर्कता आवश्यक होती है l किन्तु असम, नेफा, मणिपुर, त्रिपुरा क्षेत्रों से नागालैंड, मेघालय, मणिपुर, अरुणाचल प्रदेश जैसे छोटे-छोटे प्रदेश अराष्ट्रीय शक्तियों के दबाव में आकर जब बनाये जा सकते है, तब फिर सौहार्दता के साथ आन्ध्र प्रदेश का विभाजन क्यों न कर दिया जाए ?

वास्तव में भाषा के आधार पर प्रदेशों का पुनः गठन अपने आप में एक गलत कदम था l अब भी भाषा के आधार पर नहीं अपितु प्रशासनिक सुविधा आदि का ध्यान रखकर नए सिरे से प्रदेशों का पुनरगठन हो, तो विघटन की प्रक्रिया रुक जाएगी l मेरा अभी भी यह मत है कि शासन की एकात्म-प्रणाली अपने देश के लिए सर्वाधिक अनुकूल है l

गुरूजी समग्र – Vol ९, Pg २५६

Translated into English 

Shri Guruji on the demand for Telangana on 6th Feb, 1973 at Udupi – In discussion with Pujya Swami Visweswara Teertha.

 The division of Andhra Pradesh seems imminent. The tragedy however is that this would happen only after a lot of violence and a bitterness among both areas. 

 It is a practise of the state and central governments, not to heed to people’s movements unless they become violent. At the same time, the people leading the movements make a mockery of law and order. This is dangerous because it leads to a a lowering of respect of constitution and law in the eyes of the people. If the demand is logical and just, why should the government wait till it gets violent ?

 As far as the issue of the division of Andhra Pradesh is concerned, the division of the state into coastal Andhra and Telangana must be accepted. There is no harm in forming more than two states of people speaking the same language.

 Coastal states have a big role to play in the security of a country and therefore a lot of care needs to be taken while making decisions on the same. It is unfortunate that very small states like Assam, NEFA, Maniour, Tripua, Arunachal Pradesh were formed due pressure from anti-national forces. However, the division of Andhra Pradesh is a formation which is not due to pressure from anti-national forces. Why not allow a smooth formation of two states ?

 In fact, the formation of states on the basis of language is in itself a wrong step. Even now, I suggest the formation of states must be on the basis of administration convenience. This would strengthen the country and will stop creation of fissures. I am also of the opinion that an Integral system of government would be best suited for our country.

Shri Guruji Samagra – Vol 9, Pg 256

RSS Sarsanghchalak at Bhagyanagar ( Hyderabad)

Translation of Pu. Sarsanghachalak, Maa. Dr. Mohanji Bhagwatji’s speech during Bhagynagar Sambhag Sanghik

Maananeya Samavedam Shanmukha Sarmaji, Maa. Kshetra Sanghachalakji, Justice Parvatha Raoji Maa. Prantha Sanghachalak, Sri Deshmukhji, Maa. Vibhag Sanghachalak, Sri Dr.P.T.Chandramouliji, Mothers, elders and swayamsevaks bandhus,

After taking charge as Sarsanghachalak, I have been touring all the state headquarters to meet swayamsevaks and am in Bhagyanagar as part of the same. I have noticed that wherever I have gone, people know the name of Sangh, if not the full name atleast know it by its acronym, “RSS”. However, most of them do not know the work of Sangh. Even swayamsevaks need to put effort to understand Sangh.

The reason for this is that for centuries, this sort of work has not been done in the entire world. Whenever, we learn something, we learn it in comparison with something else and since there has not be an equivalent to Sangh work, it is difficult to understand it by comparison. Just as there is no equivalent to the sky, to the sea, to Rama-Ravana yudham (war), the same is the case with Sangh. There is no parallel to it.

Some advocates in Europe asked me, “Is Sangh a paramilitary organization ?” When I replied in the negative, they asked, “then what about the uniform & the military like drill etc..”I asked them, “Do you not have similar work in your schools, say the Boy scouts. Do you call it a para-military organization?” We exercise in Sangh, but it is not a gymnasium, we sing songs, but it is not a music college. We discuss here, but it is not a discussion forum. We cannot understand Sangh by reading about it. To understand Sangh, you must come into the Sangh. Join the RSS for 1-2 years and learn about it by experience. If you do not like it, you can leave at your will. If you like it, you can continue to work. Therefore, it is my belief that no matter what I say, you cannot understand the Sangh, except by experiencing it first hand. There is no fee to join. Why depend on 2nd hand information when you can experience it first hand. Then you can write about it. However, I will give some basic  information about our work.

Our chief guest said that the Sangh protects Hindu Dharma. Yes, the swayamsevak does take a pledge ( pratigya) to protect Hindu Dharma. However, the Sangh is not the sole caretaker of the Hindu Dharma. It does not want to play the role of the protector while the society looks on as bystanders. The Sangh’s organization goals are clearly stated in its Prarthana ( prayer) “ “Param Vaibhavam Netum etat Swarashtram”, which is to take our nation to its pristine glory by “Vidhaayaasya Dharmasya Samrakshanam”(protection of our Dharma). How? By Vijetri cha na samhata karyashaktir (by a strong & united society) and who are we, the swayamsevaks ? Vayam Hindurashtrangbhuta ( parts of the body of the Hindu society). Therefore, it is the Hindu society which will protect our Dharma, the swayamsevaks would act as the catalyst for this by creating awareness.

Today, the whole world requires the Hindu view of life. The world has experimented with various theories and failed and now is looking for a viable alternative.

A few thousand years back, in most parts of the world, there were only tribes and the king was treated as supreme power. This model failed and then they looked upon “their God” as the supreme. Taking this concept, they started spreading across the world to make people accept “their God”. They took to fraud by acting as if they are serving people selflessly and then tried to rope them into their faith. They used lure, force & went to the extent of extermination as well. All in the name of God, promising permanent heaven for the believers and permanent hell for the non-believers of their faith.

When this model failed, there emerged a new breed of scientists, who said that they will believe anything only if it is proved in their test tube. The scientific developments in modern world lead to the industrial revolution & to a situation of a few dominating the rest. As a reaction to this, communism started & an era of bloodshed was unleashed by the communists that is continuing to date.

The problem before the world is 4 fold :

  1. Fanaticism – People who say, Only my path is great and those who follow my path will go to heaven. These fanatics want to increase their flock by confusing, by fraud & by force. If all this fails, they even kill the other person. They want to have a uniform world because they do not know the concept of “Unity without Uniformity”. There is no spirituality in these faiths; only an external form which is packaged as spirituality.
  2. Imperialism & The Race for dominance: America has unleased its power by imposing its will over the world under the garb of globalisation. Today America which is 4% of the world wants control over all the natural resources of the world.

China wants to expand its land base. It has annexed Tibet, is laying its claim over Arunachal Pradesh, has influence in Burma, Nepal, Srilanka, Maldives and is extending its influence in Bharat throught the Maoists. This is China’s nature; that of expansion.

  1. Exploitation of Nature : The exploitation of nature is occurring because of the concept floated by the west & some other faiths that nature & human beings are separate. These faiths believe that God has created nature for enjoying. A movie called “ The Eleventh Hour” delves deeply on this subject and concludes that to save nature, we must feel that we are part of it. Milk nature and give back to it. Do not exploit it.
  2. Theory of Contract: The world is grappling with the problem of broken families. This is because of the same attitude of dealing things on the concept of contract and not relationships.

If we observe, these problems, we realize that there is only one idealogy which can provide succour & hope to the world, which talks about not giving pain to others, looking at nature as mother, belief in relationships and not contracts and giving space to each other to fulfil his/her life mission.  This is the Dharma of Bharat- Hindu Dharma.

This is the philosophy that talks about “isavasyam idam sarvam. yat kinca jagatyam jagat. tena tyaktena bhunjitha. ma grdhah kasya svid dhanam” – The whole universe is of Ishavara. This  philosophy looks at tulasi, ganga, ( plants & rivers) as mother. It is this view of life that promises protection to nature.

Well wishers across the world believe that Bharat should and will rise only on the basis of Hindutva. However, our political leaders lack the will to make things change. We must realize that we will rise not by trade but on the basis of our agriculture base and on the basis of technology which is driven by Swadeshi,viz, by the needs of the land. This cannot be achieved by gifting agricultural land to MNC’s for making the factories. This sort of development is lopsided and will give rise to clashes. Nowadays, even some political leaders are speaking this language and our Prime minister has also said that we must change our lifestyle. But, these words are only parroted & superficial but not being put into action.

We are discussing matters with Pakistan while it is engaged in terror. How can there be talks when they continue to attack us ? We must first silence them. Yes, it is true that Satya & Ahimsa are cardinal principles of our Dharma, however it is also true that the concept of Ahimsa can exist  only when the aggressor is silenced & vanquished. In Kashmir, there are talks of bringing people from the PoK. However, 3 lac Pandits languishing in the footpaths of Delhi for 20 years is not talked about. Their resettlement is not a priority. They are not involved in the talks regarding the future of Kashmir valley.  The reason is that they chose to remain as Hindus. Two generations of Pandits have lost their livelihood and future. The same is the case of the 1 lac Hindus who came into J&K from Pakistan after the 1948 war. They have not been given ration cards and are suffering till today.

Bharat is 85% Hindu, and yet the Hindu is unsafe. Hindus have taken up the movement for the Ram Mandir when in fact it is their right. There can be only be one birthplace & the birthplace of Ram should have been given to the Hindus without any issue. The Hindus have been fighting for this for decades. The government continues to put our patriots into jail and give biryani to traitors.

The country has faced problems whenever we have forgotten our Hindu values. If we survey the country on the problems it faces, you would find one of these factors as a primary reasons :

  1. Reduction in Hindu population
  2. Reduction in the feeling of Hinduness.

Wherever there are religious conversions, there is instability & the place becomes a hub for anti-national activity. The problem in  Kashmir has arosen only because the Hindu population decreased. Hindu Bhav ko jab jab bhule, aayi vipatti mahan. We lost our land which stand as Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh. Even after Pakistan split into Bangladesh on the basis of the language identity, Bangladesh did not merge into Bharat because the Hindu population was low in Bangladesh.

Leaders say that the country can be united only by emotional integration. But what is this emotion? This emotion cannot be achieved by language, there are more than 3800 dialects. This emotion can neither be achieved by caste or regionalism. It can be achieved only the basis of the Hindutva, the feeling that we are all Hindus.

There is a lot of politics that is being played around statehood. This is a simple issue which is being politicized. The size of a state must be determined on the following factors:

Ø      Administrative convenience,

Ø      Developmental convenience,

Ø      Aspirations of the people & peace

Ø      Security of the country

The size of the state can be big or small based on the above factors. But, politicians are playing with the lives of students on this. The state of Madhya Pradesh was carved into Chattisgarh & MP because they understood each others aspirations.

We must realize that Akhand Bharat from Himalayas to Sri Lanka, from Kabul to the east of Chindwin river must be realized and the demarcation of states is a matter subservient to that aspiration. Forget your division and work for the same.

We are the children of the same forefathers, we have the same Hindu heritage. Scientists have established that for the last 40,000 years the same DNA is prevalent among all people in the Indo- Iranian plateau. The difference of caste, state are superfluous before our bigger goal of seeing the glory of Bharat Mata & ensuring that Akhand Bharat is once again established. The country can be made great on the basis of our culture and that is what the basis of the greatness of our country will be. Live and Die for the country.

In our country, the Muslims and Christians are also from the same Hindu forefathers. They must realize this and work for the glory of Bharat. Therefore, the only source of “emotional integration” of Bharat is Hindutva. All great patriots who have worked, spoke or written regarding how to take the country forward have written on these lines only. They may not have used the word Hindu, but the message remains the same.

The Sangh’s work is not based on opposition to anybody. It is based on pure love for the motherland and for our Dharma. Sangh’s work is to fulfil not to oppose, not to destroy.  This is the same concept articulated by many patriots irrespective of their faith.

Dr.Abdul Kalam in his various speeches and books has talked about 3 factors to take the country forward

 Worship Shakti ( strength) : He mentions that India was attacked by aggressors and ruled by invaders for 1000 years only because we stopped worshipping Shakti. When he says invaders ruled us for 1000 years, he does also include the Muslim invaders.

  1. People’s strength : The strength of the country is not determined by its police or army. It is the strength of the people & their unity. This can be achieved only by spreading awareness and building the feeling of oneness.
  2. Shed selfishness and work towards the glory of the country.

Similarly, a person like Dr.Verghese Kurien, a devout Catholic Christian says that the country can progress only when sufficient work is done in educating the masses & not by elitist education.

Therefore, I appeal to you, do not hand over your future to others. Political parties, policies, leaders, philosophers can only assist you, but the prime responsibility of building the future of the country is dependent on the common Hindu. Sangh is working towards creating this environment and swayamsevaks have entered various streams of national life where they are rendering yeomen service. Swayamsevaks work in remote locations to serve the deprived and depressed classes. More than 1,57,000 service activities are run by swayamsevaks with the aid of common society & not by government funding.

Each of the swayamsevaks who came for this program today has purchased his own ganavesh and paid Rs.100/- towards fund for organizing the program. The sole driving force being “ Tan Samarpit, man Samarpit aur yeh jeevan samarpit, chahata hun deshki dharti tujhko kuch aur bhi dun” ( to devote my all to this motherland) and with the belief that we may last for a few days, but O Mother, your glory should remain for ever! ( tera vaibhav sada rahen maa, hum din chaar rahen na rahen).

I invite you to join this great movement of nation building and not remain only as sympathizers. The men can join the RSS shaka and the women can join Rashtra Sevika Samiti.  This is the proven way to the glory of the motherland and I wish all of you devote your time and energy in taking our country to its pristine glory.