BJP Is Right To Bring Up The Ram Temple Issue
Many countries in Africa and Asia had been subjugated, looted and humiliated by foreign invaders and imperial ruler-powers . The struggle for freedom has been long and painful but it triumphed in the end. Those who have thrown off the yoke of foreign invader imperial rule have demonstrated their self-respect , their love for their country and their history and their heritage. The most unkind infliction of the invader imperialists is the change in the names of the lands and cities therein that they conquered. After independence, the free countries have been recapturing their past and asserting their self-respect. The names the imperialists gave to their countries and towns are discarded.
2. Gold Coast has become Ghana; Rhodesia has become Zimbabve; Madagascar had become Malagasy; Burma has become Myanmar; Ceylon has become Sri Lanka and so on. Unfortunately, India has not yet become Bharat . It is due to the colonisation of the mind of English –medium, foreign educated aristocrats who had taken over this country after independence and established a Dynasty of presumptive rulers.
3. The former Soviet Union was ravished by Joseph Stalin in the name of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the Marxist concept of democracy. Millions were put to death by the cruel ruler . Whosoever was not liked or could become rival to the leader and his dictatorship were called enemies of the people, foreign spies and agents of imperialists and so on and shot. Historic names of cities had been changed but after the end of communist rule these names were discarded by the proud people of Russia. They restored their former names . St. Petersburg ( Petrograd) has replaced Leningrad. Volgograd has come up in place of Stalingrad.
4. Christian Spain was conquered by the Islamist Arabs from Morocco in the 7th century. The country’s’ name was changed to Andalucía. Many Churches were razed to ground and mosques were raised in their places. The majority of the population was, by force and
inducement converted to Islam. Nine hundred years later, a combination of Christian kings in Christian Europe defeated the Muslim invader -rulers and drove them out from Spain. The imposed name of Andalucía was given up. The mosques were pulled down and the Churches were restored . Those who were converted to Islam were given the option – come back to Christianity or go to Morocco along with the Arabs. 90% came back to their original, religion Christianity and those who did not, followed the invader -rulers back to the country of their ancestors.
5. Poland was conquered by Russia and ruled by the Czar. The chief catholic Churche in the capital, Warsaw was replaced by the Russian Orthodox Church. When Poland gained independence after the first world war, it pulled down the foreign imposed Church and restored their own brand of Church.
6. China under Mao Tse Tung was inflicted with foreign ideology, Marxism and glorification of Marx –Engles- Lenin. After Mao Tse Tung’s death in 1976, Deng Tsio Ping harked back to China’s historic heritage of work ethic and family values. Now China is building Confucius Centres (not Mao or Marx) in foreign countries telling them that China has a culture and philosophy propounded by Confucius and it is the values that the sage propounded and preached are the virtues that Chinese are cultivating. Germany builds Maxmuller Bhavans. China builds Confucius Centers.
7. In light of the newly freed nations’ record of self-respect and recapture of their own history, India must not forget the ravages that its Hindu people had been inflicted upon by the iconoclastic Islamic invaders and imperialists from central Asia. Scores of Bharat’s cities had their traditional names replaced by Islamisst name – Prayaga became Allahabad, Induru- Nizamabad; Palamuru- Mahaboobnagar, Manukota- Mahmoobabad and so on. Thousands of temples had been razed to the ground. In the places of many, mosques had come up. The Hindu people were imposed the zezia tax that is, if they did not convert, they had to pay a tax. The trinity of Sanatan Dharma that is, Hinduism’s gods are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva . Rama and Krishna are avatars of Vishnu . The temples dedicated to them in Ayodhya and Mathura and Kasi had been pulled down and mosques were constructed in their place. Not that there was not enough space in those towns for mosques to come up elsewhere; not that there were so many Muslims who had to have a mosque only where Hindu temples are, but in order to inflict the shame of defeat upon the conquered people were the mosques built. In Kasi that is, Varanasi just on part of the site and adjacent to Shiva’s temple is a mosque. Similar ones are there in Ujjain and so many other places.
8. Hindus, like Spanish Christians are not wanting to convert all the mosques back into temples. They ask for the release of these three sites in Mathura, Kasi and Ayodhya. The Allahabad High Court based upon scientifically conducted tests which revealed the existence of a Hindu temple below the Babri structure gave the verdict assigning one third of the disputed site in Ayodhya for those who want to build Rama temple. Yet, some sections of Muslims incited by the traditionally anti-Hindu “eminent” historians of Jawaharlal Nehru University, incited Muslims to oppose it and appeal to the Supreme Court.
9. The Hindu aatma will not have peace until the Rama temple is restored in Ayodhya. The righting of historic wrongs by the people freed from imperialist, especially iconoclastic aggressors and invader rulers is just and moral, and a duty of the people striving to be a free nation. Those minds which are colonised by imperialism have to be purged of the poison injected into their anti-Hindu thinking. Therefore the inclusion of the construction of Rama temple in Ayodhya by legislation, if the BJP comes to power, is a just and right issue in the manifesto of BJP in its electoral battles with many a de-Indianised elements in the population. (999 words)