Report on Hindu Unity Day in Newyork

published on August 13, 2009


In three to four years Pakistani army will be completely talibanized and will attack India . That will be the time to wipe out Pakistan from the world map. (Dr. Subramanian Swamy)

It is a privilege to be born as a Hindu. (Francois Gautier)

it is incomprehensible to fathom as to why Muslims and Christians who have been the ruling class in India for more than one thousand years should be given the “first right on national resources”.

Reported by Narain Kataria and Sri Sidhwani from New York

Braving inclement weather, traffic problems and parking difficulties about 1,000 Hindus wholeheartedly and enthusiastically participated in the 15th Annual Hindu Unity Day celebration Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Hindu Temple Auditorium in New York. Many of them came from Pennsylvania , Maryland , Massachusetts , Connecticut and New Jersey . Many of them travelled 200-300 miles.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, , Francois Gautier and a prominent Veer Raas Kavi Gajender Solanki, from India thrilled the audience with their superb oratory/poetry.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, former Law Minister, Govt. of India and President of Janata Party has been guiding Hindu movement in this country for a very long time.

Criticizing the present Manmohan Singh government on the unfair treatment of Hindus in India, Dr. Subramanian Swami said, it was incomprehensible to fathom as to why Muslims and Christians who have been the ruling class in India for more than one thousand years should be given the “first right on national resources”. For them the government offers subsidies to visit their religious places, but for Hindus there is no such subsidy.

Additionally, Dr. Swamy said the events like “Hindu Unity Day” are important in our life because there is identity crisis among the Hindus. We Hindus must dispel this crisis and proudly proclaim Hindutva to be our true identity. Let us on this principle of Hindutva form a new Brihad Virat Akhand Hindustan with the ideology of Integral Humanism.

Dr. Swamy also quoted Savarkar on the issue of “our shared and common ancestry” while lauded Swami Vivekananda for “absolute compassion for fellow Hindus.” He expressed his disgust saying that despite Article 370, 500,000 Hindus have been driven out of Kashmir . They are still languishing in filthy camps in Delhi and other cities in subhuman condition.

He said that there are about 900 millions of Hindus all over the world. One out of six people walking on the Earth is a Hindu. Hindus by nature are peaceful, law abiding and secular people. However, it is a matter of great regret that Hindus are not being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. The reason for this is that we are not united on national and international level. Hence, he insisted on the audience to take the following pledge:

· “I shall try my level best to restore dignity to Hinduism. I will work for the unification and consolidation of Hindu Nation.

· I will volunteer, support and work for any organization/association/temple that promotes Hindu cause.

· I will devote my time, energy, intellectual capability and financial resources in the service of Brihad Virat Hindutva.

· I will try to learn Sanskrit and encourage my children and grand children to do the same

· I will campaign against the dowry system, untouchability and seek to eradicate them from Hindu society.

· I will stand up and be counted if any injustice and humiliation is heaped on Hindus.

· I will try to learn about the real History of India .

· I will support our Hindu temples run by our community.

· I will support and back leaders who pledge to be supportive of these Hindu interests. Hence, I will support with Tan (body) Man (mind) and Dhan (wealth) anyone promoting Hindu causes.

Francois Gautier, prominent French journalist and author, who was keynote speaker said that Hindu Civilization has deep and arguably the longest continuous history of existence. But its children know very little about her past. During Islamic period the civilizations North, North-west, central, eastern and eventually even its southern reaches were devastated. During that traumatic period Hindus suffered incalculable damage and trauma. When Hindus’ internal struggles against this foreign tormentor were about to succeed the country faced another foreign threat and was colonized by the European colonizers.

The European colonizers changed the medium of our literary language and alienated us from our internal narration, our own story and in turn with our world view. In the process they usurped from us the right to narrate our own story and our world view. They became the experts on our story and we became the receivers of that fable. In the process we looked at them as the experts of our history. They mutilated and created for us a story that was entirely alien to us. Their motivation was to serve their ends of colonization and create internal conflicts among us. A divided home could never muster enough strength so as to stand on its own.

After independence our native leadership, educated in the western schools of the then prevalent European thought, took over the reigns of our country. Most of this leadership had no education and understanding of our past and civilization. They could only understand it through the language of our colonizers. They continued to impose the colonial education system, colonial legal system and the colonial world view on us. They had believed all that colonizer had written, and they ruled us with those colored glasses. Hindu never got to tell his own story as to what happened to them; and never got to communicate Hindu world view. Our voices have been trapped well within us by our own.

Current Hindu History is concocted and manufactured within India by the Left elite who rule the corridors of power. They have this strange notion that real history will offend those of us who for historical reasons aligned themselves and adopted the ethos of the invaders. They think that they can create the new edifice of modern and free India on the foundations of concoctions and lies. Even though the ruins and remains of that past, they want to lie about, is for every one to see around the nation and passed through folk stories. New edifices can not be erected on the foundations of concoctions and lies. Hence it becomes imperative for those of us, who care about India ’s civilization, that they strive to bring forth their story in their own narration.

It is worthwhile to mention here that Francois and FACT-USA Directors were successful to get a resolution passed in US Congress. Francois continues on with development of the exhibition on Bangladeshi Hindu genocide, Aurangzeb’s iconoclasm. He is currently developing a Museum of Hindu History particularly under the Islamic and Colonial period. Even after encountering numerous obstacles put forth by the Govt. of India and the usual culprits, he is on his way to establish this Museum. He is currently creating a Hindu Holocaust Museum in India .

Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of Hindu Temple Society of North American and renowned Hindu leader in New York said that temples are the foundation of our culture. Hence it is necessary that we should support temple managements all over the country. Dr. Mysorekar deprecated the penchant among some Indian Americans for taking Western names or shortening their names.

Earlier welcoming Francoi Gautier, Narain Kataria, President of Indian American Intellectuals Form (Forum) said that Hindus should develop discernment and gumption to solve the problems with which Hindu society is confronted. He admired the efforts of Dr. Subramanian Swamy who has been organizing and mobilizing Hindus and spearheading and guiding Hindu movement in this country.

Enclosed herewith also please find the copy of the resolutions which had been passed and made part of the souvenir which was distributed to all:

“ India ” is the garbled English rendering of Hindustan . Hence ‘Bharat’ to be declared ‘ Hindustan ’ to signal the end of a systematic undermining of Hindu Sanatan Dharma or Hindu.

THAT all anti-Hindu provisions of the Constitution such as Article 370 and Article 30 to be abrogated. Uniform Civil Code should b introduced, so that each citizen is treated equally – one nation – one law – like any other secular nation.

THAT management of Hindu temples presently in the hands of Government of India, must be returned to the representatives body of Hindus such as the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha.

THAT half a million Hindus of Kashmir who were brutally chased are still scattered in filthy refuge camps have to be resettled back with full dignity and protection in their own land. The Government of India should arm one million ex-servicemen to first go and settle in Kashmir Valley to restore the demographic composition of pre-1953 period.

That the abominable act of conversion by foreign missionaries, a relic of colonialism, which is in fact “buying souls” at bargain basement price, is practiced not in Muslim countries of Bangladesh and Pakistan , but in India . This attests to Hindus being under siege.

Mr. Arish Sahani, Vice President of the Forum proposed a vote of thank. The program was compered by Ms. Rene Lobo, Director of Community News at ITV.

Mr. Rabinder Koul also contributed to this report.

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