Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dr. Swamy's Hindutva Book published in Hindi

Hindutva and National Renaissance , a very popular book written by Dr. Subramanian Swamy ( published by Har-Anand in 2011) is now being published in Hindi by Prabhat Prakashan,New Delhi.

The book has been translated into Hindi by Prof Arvind Chaturvedi ,General Secretary, Janata Party. The book will be on displayy and sale during the World Book Fair starting February 4,2013 in Pragati maidan , New Delhi.


जनता पार्टी अध्यक्ष डा. सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी द्वारा लिखित  चर्चित पुस्तक “ हिन्दुत्व एन्ड नेशनल रेनेशांस” ( जो 2011 मे हर-आनन्द द्वारा प्रकाशित की गयी थी) का हिन्दी अनुवाद “हिन्दुत्व एवम राष्ट्रीय  पुनरुत्थान “ हिन्दी में प्रकाशित हो रही है.

पुस्तक का हिन्दी अनुवाद जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव प्रो. अरविंद चतुर्वेदी ने किया है तथा पुस्तक का प्रकाशन प्रभत प्रकाशन द्वारा किया  है.

पुस्तक को विश्व पुस्तक मेला ( 4 फरवरी 2013 से  प्रगति मैदान, नई दिल्ली में प्रारम्भ) के दौरान बिक्री के लिये  उपलब्ध कराया जायेगा.

Swamy writes to PM on NAC members

Janata Party President ,Dr Subramanian Swamy has raised the issue of NAC members asking for clemency for Kasab ,the Pakistani terrorist ,who was hanged later.

The  text of the letter is reproduced below:

Dr. Manmohan Singh,                                 January 28, 2013.
Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi.

Dear Prime Minister,

With this letter I enclose a news clipping from today’s Pioneer newspaper. From it, you can see two who are/or have been members of the National Advisory Council, had written to the Rashtrapatiji seeking clemency for the killer terrorist in the Mumbai 26/11 horror viz., Kasab, who had been sentenced to death by the Supreme Court as not only rarest of rare but also necessary for the “collective conscience” of the nation.

Since the NAC is a Government body set up by the Cabinet Secretariat, and paid for from tax payers’ funds, it is imperative for you to take appropriate action for this anti-national support to a brazen terrorist from Pakistan who killed so many innocent Indians and tried to terrorize the nation.

Since, that clemency plea was written with heir designation as NAC member, hence, the Chairperson of the NAC is equally culpable, judging by your Government’s standard of holding RSS as an organization responsible for even ex-RSS workers, let alone office bearers.

I demand therefore that you either remove Ms Sonia Gandhi from the Chairperson position or wind up the NAC. Ms Sonia Gandhi of course has long term links with organizations which have been called terrorists or terrorist- friendly. The late Rajiv Gandhi once told me that she financed those Palestinian families which had lost a member who had been recruited as a suicide bomber. He in fact asked me to meet PLO Chief Yassir Arafat to check if the money she was sending was in fact reaching the families. Hence, I made a trip to Tunis where Arafat was hiding those days, and met him on October 10, 1990. Arafat confirmed that the money was reaching the Habash group of the PLO I had written about this in my book Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi (published by Konark in 2000).

Ms Gandhi also keeps the company of a Pakistani lady called Farida Ataullah, on whom the IB did a background check in connection with Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s assassination, according to a recent book of a journalist Tavleen Singh.

It is well known also that Ms. Sonia Gandhi financed the education in UK of daughter of Ms. Nalini who was awarded the death penalty by the TADA Court and which was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Hence, it is imperative that unless cleared of these charges, Ms Sonia Gandhi is unfit to occupy any position in any Government body. Therefore, lyou are duty bound to have her sacked from the NAC.

Yours sincerely,


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dharna by Bihar unit in Patna

Bihar Pradesh janata party workers led by state president Dr Devendra Prasad singh staged a day-long dharna at JP Golambar in Patna on January 14,2013.

The dharna was organised by state unit to demand action against rampant corruption ,price-rise, unemployment and atrocities on women .

Prominent people who addresses the gathering included Prof raghunandan sharma,Prof Awadh Kishore , National secretary of janata Party Murali Manohar singh, Vinay shankar Dube, Chandradeo Sharma, Pras Rai,Manoj Kumar Singh, Shyamal Shyam and others. 



President of Janata Party

Swami Vivekananda told a rapt Harvard University Law School audience just before going to Chicago to deliver his famous address in 1893 that Hinduism, by its premises has never and can never be opposed to Science due to the fundamental belief in the search for truth. It was this belief in truth  that led to the development and growth of science and knowledge in ancient India far ahead of any other country.  Swamiji fervently believed in the Hindu identity of India, which today we call Hindutva.
Every nation  must have an  identity to be regarded distinct. Even  in United States of America, a relatively young  nation created  by an  influx of immigration from diverse countries, to define the identity of an American, Samuel Huntington penned a book titled Who Are We? [Penguin Books, India 2004] to define  American's identity as a “White Anglo-Saxon Christian who speaks English”. It seems contrived since majority of Americans are not ‘White’, but Huntington is emphatic.

Huntington's contribution  to definition of an identity lies  is in seeing the two components of this identity: Salience, which is the importance that the citizen attributes to national identity over the other many sub-identities. Second, Substance, which is what the citizens think they have in common, and which distinguishes them from others of other countries.

We in India today  have Salience  imbedded in the concept of Chakravartin, which Chanakya had spelt out with great clarity, while Substance  is what Hindus have always searched for and found unity in all our diversities in, thanks our spiritual and religious leaders, especially Swami Vivekananda.. And that substance in Indian Identity invariably is the Hindu-ness of our people, which we now call as Hindutva.
Is  today’s India as a nation state, a British imperialist by-product, or is an ancient nation of continuing unbroken civilization? In other words, in the past was the word ‘India’ used the way we today  use ‘Africa’ or ‘Europe’ to denote a sub-continental region of separate nations and cultures or was India always a nation of one culture of a people with a common history?  The battle to settle the answer to this question is on today-- between the  nationalist Indian and the internationalist liberal.

             Dr.Ambedkar, whom  Swami Vivekananda would have adopted  as his true sishya had he lived then, had  in his paper presented  in the Department. of Anthropology of Columbia University’s seminar in 1916 titled “Castes in India, Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development”.  It was published in Indian Antiquary Vol XLI, May 1917, p81-85. On page 84, he concludes as follows:
            “I venture to say that there is no country that can rival the Indian peninsula with respect to the unity of its culture.  It has not only a geographic unity, but it has over and above all a deeper and much more fundamental unity—the indubitable cultural unity that covers the land from end to end”

We are one indigenous people according the recent DNA genetic studies.  It is thus Hindu culture and religion gives the geographical area of India its distinctiveness. 

            I define therefore an Indian as one who is a Hindu or one who acknowledges that his ancestors are Hindus.  This concept would include willing Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Jews.  Thus, religion of any Indian can charge, but not the Hindu civilization culture. Thus Hinduism provides the foundation or the defining characteristic of an Indian.
Swami Vivekananda defined  Hindutva, upon  returning   from Chicago in 1896 in an address in Lahore as follows:
“Mark me, then and  then alone you are a Hindu when the very name Hindu sends through you a galvanic shock of strength. Then and then alone you are a Hindu when every man and woman who bears the name Hindu, from any country, speaking our language or any other language, becomes at once the nearest and dearest to you. Then and then alone you are a Hindu when the distress of anyone bearing the name Hindu comes to your heart and makes you fell as if your own son or daughter were in distress” [Collected Works, vol 3, page 379].

Paraphrasing thus what Veer Savarkar had said, the following is what enlightened Hindus need to tell India's minorities and others:
“If you come along with us, then with you. If you do not, then without you.
 If you oppose us, then inspite of you. Hindutva shall prevail”.

Thus, we should invite Muslims and Christians to join us Hindus on the basis of common ancestry or even  their voluntary return  to our fold as Hindus, in this grand endeavour as Hindustanis, on the substance of our shared and common ancestry.

Hindu Rashtra thus defined, is our nation which is a modern Hindustan Republic today, whose foundation of which is also in the long unbroken Hindu  civilisational history. Throughout this history we were a Hindu Republic and not a monarchy [a possible but weak exception being Asoka's reign]. In this ancient Republican concept, unlike in Europe, the king in India did not make policy or proclaim the law. It was the Brahmin who lived by his vows of pursuing knowledge and not material prosperity.

Hindutva  has to be inculcated in our people from values and norms that emerge out of  a Hindu renaissance, that is, a Hindu theology which is shorn of the accumulated but unacceptable baggage of the past as also by co-opting  new scientific discoveries, perceptions and by synergizing with modernity. And Deendayal Upadhyaya outlined how to modernize the concepts of Hindutva as follows:
“We have to discard the status quo mentality and usher in a new era. Indeed our efforts at reconstruction need not be clouded by prejudice or disregard for all that is inherited from our past. On the other hand, there is no need to cling to past institutions and traditions which have outlived their utility”. This is the essence of renaissance.

           This is the only way that Hindustan can become a modern Hindu Rashtra.

However, to defend this Hindutva it is essential to resolve an intrinsic paradox of Hindutva arising out of the individual freedom afforded  by Hindu  theology. The individual-centric distinctiveness of Hinduism, makes it possible to see millions of Hindus, for example, to come to Kumbh Mela on their own, without a fatwa or invitation, or travel subsidy, or even any publicity about date and  place of   the  Mela, and peacefully and without guidance or dictation, perform their pujas and then depart. It is purely voluntary even as the state does not provide any organization. This is individualism par excellence.

With this kind of widespread voluntary commitment of Hindus, seen not only in Kumbh Mela, but in other pilgrimage occasions such as in Sabarimalai, Vaishno Devi, etc., and the reality of our tolerant civilisational history, can we feel secure  that we Hindus can and will unite with a collective mindset when it becomes necessary to defend against sinister, sophisticated, and violent threats that the religion faces today from within and from abroad ?

We cannot be sure, because the Kumbh Mela spirit not only represents the innate strength of Hinduism, but paradoxically also its main weakness. That is, those who assemble at Kumbh Mela do it as an act of individual piety. Hindus do not go to Kumbh Mela to be with other Hindus in a religious congregation, but because they believe that their individual salvation lies in going there. But the current threats to Hindu religion requires a coordinated collective response. Therein lies the paradox to be resolved.

Patriotic Hindus should understand this structural limitation in the theology of Hinduism, that is individualism, is mistakenly taken as apathy, but it is now required of  us to find ways to rectify it for the national good.

It is worthy of notice that, recognizing this limitation, Hindu spiritual leaders in the past have from time to time come forward to rectify it, whenever the need arose e.g., as the Sringeri Shankaracharya did by founding the Vijayanagaram dynasty or Swami Ramdas did with Shivaji and the Mahratta campaign. Such involvement of sanyasis is required even more urgently today.

In fact, this is the real substance of India as Swami Vivekananda had aptly put it when he stated that: “National union of India must be a gathering up of its scattered spiritual forces. A Nation in India must be a union of those whose hearts beat to the same spiritual tune.... The common ground that we have is our sacred traditions, our religion. That is the only common ground... upon that we shall have to build”

On this principle of Hindutva, we can shape events and form a new Brihad Virat Akhand Hindustan. Without such a virile mindset which is Virat Hindutva, Swami Vivekananda consistently held that Hindus will be unable to confront the subversion and erosion that today undermine the Hindu foundation of India.  This foundation is what makes India distinctive, and hence we must safeguard it with all the might and moral fibre that we have.  National renaissance flows out from that.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dr Swamy appeals to Juvenile Court in rape-victim case

Janata Party President Dr Subramanian Swamy today appeared before the Juvenile Court in  Delhi  to seek intervention in the  Vasant Vihar mass-rape case .

Dr Swamy cited Supreme Court cases to first establish his locus-standi in this case .The objective was to seek court's intervention to lower the age of prosecution in the mass-rape case.

The court has fixed January 14 for the arguments, when the court will hear Dr Swamy's arguments "comprehensively".

Dr Swamy said that the current age limit for juvenile crime makes no sense and it should be lowered to 14 years. When a person can commit rape & murder ,how can he  be treated as 'juvenile', he asked.

Dr Swamy had earlier sought rapists be tried under terrorists act, as it is an act of terror on women. He also has expresses his views that the rapists should get the harshest possible punishment ,which includes chemical castration.

Dr Swamy will argue in the Juvenile court at 3 PM on january 14.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mohan Das takes over as President of Kerala state unit & Jayashankar has been appointed as All India secretary

Mr TG Mohan Das  has been appointed President of Kerala state unit of Janata Party. Mr. Das replaces Mr. S Jayashankar  , who has now been appointed as All India secretary of the party.

 These changes were made  on Tuesday ,January 8, 2013 through a press release by Janata party  President Dr Subramanian Swamy.

 Dr Swamy said :

 “By the authority vested in me by the Janata Party Central Parliamentary Board I have today appointed Mr Jaishankar as All India Secretary in charge of Karnataka and Mr. Mohan Das as State President of the Kerala unit of the party. Mr. Jaishankar was earlier the State President. Mr. Mohan Das is a prominent RSS worker of Kerala and has been active in public interest activities in the State”.

JP President also informed the press that the National Council of the Janata Party will meet in New Delhi on March 17, 2013 to chalk out the electoral strategy of the party for the coming Lok Sabha elections.


मोहन दास केरल प्रदेश इकाई के अध्यक्ष नियुक्त

जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष डा. सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी ने केरल प्रदेश जनता पार्टी का पुनर्गठन करने हेतु श्री टी जी मोहन दास को नया प्रदेश अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया है.  निवर्तमान अध्यक्ष श्री एस जयशंकर को पार्टी का राष्ट्रीय सचिव नियुक्त किया गया है.

श्री मोहन दास केरल के जाने माने सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता हैं. वह रा.स्व.स. से सम्बद्ध रहे हैं तथा अनेक जनहित याचिकाओं के द्वारा सामाजिक मुद्दों को उठाते रहे हैं.


डा. स्वामी ने आज नई दिल्ली में जारी एक प्रेस विज्ञप्ति में इन नियुक्तियों की घोषणा की. उन्होने यह भी बताया कि जनता पार्टी की राष्ट्रीय परिषद की बैठक नई दिल्ली में 17 मार्च को होगी, जिसमें आगामी लोकसभा चुनावों में पार्टी की रणनीति पर निर्णय होगा.