Arise Awake and Receive
Uttishthat, Jagrit, Prapya Varannibodhat..So Says The Kathopnishad. The Upanishad mantra exhorts us to be awake and alert in standing position to receive the best from the knowledgeable souls. We receive the superior knowledge so that we may share with the rest of the society. In any social order there are some privileged people gifted with good brains and memory whereas there are others who are not so gifted.
However, the leaders of our social order enjoin on the gifted ones not to leave the less privileged sections behind. In the ideal situation we must all “sangachhadhwam samvadadhwam samvo manasi jantam…” that is we walk to gether, we speak the same language and our Ideas should create harmony among men and women for the benefit of one and all.
Thus the social order will prosper and move forward on the path of progress. We have to be physically fit, mentally alert and well equipped for both peace and war. Indeed our Vedas command us to be united to face the adversaries whenever we are under pressure to defend our values and our Dharma.
Challenges Must Be Met
From time immemorial we have been hearing that whenever and wherever a Yajna is performed, Rakshas are bound to appear and reappear ro disturb, destroy and demolish the Yajna and its appurtenances. Will the organizers of the religious Yajna allow the devilish men and women prevail on the organizers of the Yajna? No, certainly not.
Here is a clash of cultures and the good one should leave no stone unturned to beat and defeat the bad one. The battle between the Noble and the Evil is incessantly going on. The Ram - Ravan Yudh is going on even today. The Krishna - Kansa duel for Vijay is not yet over. Therefore, it is the sacred duty of the Aryas to remain united and organize themselves in such a way that they remain with the Noble, go to the assistance of Ram and Krishna for the Vedic values that they stand for.
The scenario changes. Living in Bharat we find that the Vedic values are being trampled upon by those who are not with us and oppose us tooth and nail. In our own country where our like-minded people form an overwhelming majority, the law is framed and enacted periodically in such a way that the Vedic Dharmis and their like-minded men and women are at a disadvantage. It is so because the non-Vedic dharmis manipulated in such a way that they came off with flying colours and settled in positions of power to rule the roost. Unfortunately they manouvred the legislative process and had such laws enacted that let them always be in the commanding position.
The latest example of their machination is the proposed Prevention of Communal Violence Bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha in 2014 winter session. The draft of this bill was prepared by the National Advisory Council comprising of people who do not see eye to eye with the Vedic Dharmis.
Those who are in the adversary camp made many attempts to table the bill in the Lok Sabha but met with stiff opposition even from their political allies. The bill in its present form is viewed as an anti-Hindu piece of proposed legislation. It is loaded heavily in favour of the minority community, read Muslims.
The logic of National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi and buttressed by her cronies put forward the logic that since Independence there have been many communal riots and Muslims have suffered most. Therefore, the present piece of proposed legislation is so framed as to protect the minorities and Scheduled Castes and Tribes.
On a close examination we find that the Scheduled Castes and Tribes have rarely, if at all been aggressive to cause a communal riot. The timing of bringing this legislation at this time is doubtful. The Congress party is bending backwards to woo the Muslims to do well at the hustings. How can the majority community allow this to happen and suffer from its ill effects subsequently.
Another major lacuna in the proposed bill is that it undermines the Federal structure of the Constitution of India because it envisages the Central government to intervene in the communal riots by sidelining the State governments. Law and Order is a State subject and the State government cannot be made subservient to the Central Forces sent to control the riot situation.
The officials taking control of the situation have been made accountable for not protecting the minorities. Thus their morale is going to be adversely affected if the proposed legislation becomes law.
The Blame Game
The statistics on riots speak for the majority community because in most of the cases of communal violence the riots were started by the Muslim community. Now if the new law proposes to punish the majority community for the fault of the minority community, it will indeed be a travesty of truth. The principles of Jurisprudence will go haywire.
Just to get a handful of vote of the minority community the Congress party is likely to play a dangerous game that will not be in the national interest. The proposed law will lower the morale of 82 to 85 per cent people of this country and disorganize the bureaucracy by punishing them for no fault of theirs. To save one’s skin the Blame Game will be played by one and all to the extent of putting the permanent executive at sixes and sevens and break the iron frame of administration.