Golwalkar, a “great thinker”? : RSS Archives Have an Answer (PART 1)

RSS regards followers of Islam and Christianity as emigrant or foreigners and demands their cleansing as these two religions are declared to be foreign religions.

Golwalkar

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – Bharatiya Janata Party (RSS-BJP) Rulers Declare Golwalkar, a Die-hard Casteist, Male Chauvinist, Conspirator, Hindutva Bigot, Habitual Liar, Denigrator of secular-democratic Indian Polity & Follower of Nazism, as New Father of the Nation!

In-charge minister of the Cultural Ministry in the current Modi government, Prahlad Singh Patel, for the first time in the history of independent India, has shocked the nation by glorifying MS Golwalkar, the second Supremo of the RSS and the most prominent ideologue of the RSS till date, on his birth anniversary, February 19. In a tweet he wrote:

“Remembering a great thinker, scholar, and remarkable leader #MSGolwalkar on his birth anniversary. His thoughts will remain a source of inspiration & continue to guide generations. @prahladspatel @secycultureGOI @PMOIndia @PIBCulture @pspoffice”.

There are facts about and activities of Golwalkar recorded exclusively in the archives of RSS.

Golwalkar in the RSS archives

RSS was formed in 1925 to oppose the freedom movement for a democratic-secular India. Golwalkar was the second Supremo of the organization and as the most prominent ideologue of the RSS denigrated every symbol which represented an all-inclusive India.

  1. Golwalkar’s deep-rooted hatred for the Tricolour

Golwalkar while addressing a Gurupurnima gathering in Nagpur on July 14, 1946, stated:

“It was the saffron flag which in totality represented Bhartiya [Indian] culture. It was the embodiment of God. We firmly believe that in the end the whole nation will bow before this saffron flag.”

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On the eve of independence when the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted Tricolour as its National Flag, the English organ of the RSS, Organiser, in its issue dated August 14, 1947, denigrated this choice in the following words:

“The people who have come to power by the kick of fate may give in our hands the Tricolour but it will never be respected and owned by Hindus. The word three is in itself an evil, and a flag having three colours will certainly produce a very bad psychological effect and is injurious to a country.”­

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Even after independence, it was the RSS that refused to accept it as the National Flag. Golwalkar while denouncing the choice of Tricolour as National Flag in an essay entitled ‘Drifting and Drifting’ in the book Bunch of Thoughts wrote:

“Our leaders have set up a new flag for our country. Why did they do so? It is just a case of drifting and imitating….Ours is an ancient and great nation with a glorious past. Then, had we no flag of our own? Had we no national emblem at all these thousands of years? Undoubtedly we had. Then why this utter void, this utter vacuum in our minds?”

 

  1. Golwalkar hated democracy

The RSS, contrary to the principles of democracy, constantly demanded India be ruled under a totalitarian regime. Golwalkar while delivering a speech to the 1350 top-level cadres of the RSS in 1940 declared,

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Golwakar || Courtesy: Wikipedia

“RSS inspired by one flag [saffron], one leader and one ideology is lighting the flame of Hindutva in each and every corner of this great land.”

This slogan of one flag, one leader and one ideology was directly borrowed from the programmes of Nazi and Fascist parties of Europe.

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  1. Bury deep the Federal Structure of India: Golwalkar

The RSS is also dead against the federal structure of the Constitution, again a ‘basic’ feature of the India polity according to the highest court of justice in India. This is clear from the following communication of Golwalkar which he sent to the first session of the National Integration Council in 1961. It read:

“Today’s federal form of government not only gives birth but also nourishes the feelings of separatism, in a way refuses to recognize the fact of one nation and destroys it. It must be completely uprooted, Constitution purified and unitary form of government be established.”

The holy book of the RSS, Bunch of Thoughts (collection of writings of Golwalkar and a RSS publication), has an exclusive chapter titled, ‘Wanted a unitary state’ in which Golwalkar demanded,

“to bury deep for good all talk of a federal structure of our country’s Constitution, to sweep away the existence of all ‘autonomous’ or semi-autonomous ‘states’ within the one state viz., Bharat and proclaim ‘One Country, One State, One Legislature, One Executive’ with no trace of fragmentational [sic], regional, sectarian, linguistic or other types of pride being given a scope for playing havoc with our integrated harmony. Let the Constitution be re-examined and re-drafted, so as to establish this Unitary form of Government…”

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Golwalkar as Guru of Hate celebrated the Holocaust & planned to execute it for cleansing Indian Muslims & Christians

MS Golwalkar (known as Guru Golwalkar in the RSS fraternity) who is credited by the present Indian PM to have groomed him into a political leader declared:

“If, as is indisputably proved, Hindusthan is the land of the Hindus and is the terra firma for the Hindu nation alone to flourish upon, what is to be the fate of all those, who, today, happen to live upon the land, though not belonging to the Hindu Race, Religion and culture.”

It would be like the Jews under Hitler and Mussolini. Thus Golwalkar glorified the Holocaust in the following words:

“German Race pride has now become the topic of the day. To keep up the purity of the race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races—the Jews. Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindusthan to learn and profit by.”

[Golwalkar, MS, We Or Our Nationhood Defined, Nagpur, 1939, pp. 34-35.]

Golwalkar, finally, following in the footsteps of Hitler, arrived at the following solution for the minority “problem” in India; Muslims and Christians who were declared belong to foreign races,

“From this stand point, sanctioned by the experience of shrewd old nations, the foreign races in Hindusthan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but those of the glorification of the Hindu race and culture, i.e., of the Hindu nation and must lose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment not even citizen’s rights. There is, at least should be, no other course for them to adopt. We are an old nation: let us deal, as old nations ought to and do deal, with the foreign races who have chosen to live in our country.”

Golwalkar described Indian Muslims & Christians as ‘internal threat’ number one & two respectively

Bunch of Thoughts has a long chapter titled ‘Internal Threats’ in which Muslims and Christians are described as threat number one and two respectively. This chapter opens with the following statement.

“It has been the tragic lesson of the history of many a country in the world that the hostile elements within the country pose a far greater menace to national security then aggressors from outside.”

While treating Muslims as ‘Internal Threat’ number one, Golwalkar goes on to elaborate,

“Even to this day there are so many who say, ‘now there is no Muslim problem at all. All those riotous elements who supported Pakistan have gone away once for all. The remaining Muslims are devoted to our country. After all, they have no other place to go and they are bound to remain loyal’….It would be suicidal to delude ourselves into believing that they have turned patriots overnight after the creation of Pakistan. On the contrary, the Muslim menace has increased a hundredfold by the creation of Pakistan which has become a springboard for all their future aggressive designs on our country.”

He goes on to spit venom against common Muslims in the following words,

“…within the country there are so many Muslim pockets, i.e., so many ‘miniature Pakistans’…The conclusion is that, in practically every place, there are Muslims who are in constant touch with Pakistan over the transmitter…”

According to him every Muslim in India is untrustworthy and disloyal,

“Even today, Muslims, whether in high positions of the Government or outside, participate openly in rabidly anti-national conferences.”

While deliberating on the ‘Internal Threat’ number two, he says,

“Such is the role of Christian gentlemen residing in our land today, out to demolish not only the religious and social fabric of our life but also to establish political domination in various pockets and if possible all over the land.”

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The English organ of the RSS, Organiser, on the very eve of independence (August 14, 1947) when Golwalkar was the boss of the RSS, editorially chalked out its concept of the Hindu nation in the following words excluding all minorities from the Indian nationhood:

“Let us no longer allow ourselves to be influenced by false notions of nationhood. Much of the mental confusion and the present and future troubles can be removed by the ready recognition of the simple fact that in Hindusthan only the Hindus form the nation and the national structure must be built on that safe and sound foundation…the nation itself must be built up of Hindus, on Hindu traditions, culture, ideas and aspirations.”

Sikhism, Buddhism & Jainism not independent religions: Golwalkar

RSS regards followers of Islam and Christianity as emigrant or foreigners and demands their cleansing as these two religions are declared to be foreign religions. However, RSS has no respect for Indian religions like Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism as these are not treated as independent religions but part of Hinduism. Guru Golwalkar set the agenda by declaring that,

“The Buddhists, the Jain, the Sikh are all included in that one comprehensive word ‘Hindu’.”

In fact, Golwalkar learnt this denial to Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism the status of independent religions from senior Hindutva icon, VD Savarkar who believed that the followers of,

“The Arya Samaji, the Brahmasamaj, the Devasamaj, the Prarthana Samaji and such other religions of Indian origin are Hindus and constitute Hindudom, i.e., the Hindu people as a whole.”

This is a two-part article. Part-2 of the article can be read here- India in the Eyes of Golwalkar: Undemocratic and Nonsecular (Part- 2)

 

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