How Hindu Supremacy Is Poisoning the Indian Military
January 5, 2017
The issue of the communalization of the Indian army has always come into focus when an RSS-driven National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has ruled the center.
In an interesting, if unsavoury, development, the Times of India reported on December 26 that it is Hindu religious heads who epitomize the fountainhead of India’s nationhood, a claim that is tinged with Hindu supremacy. "Do you know who is with the soldiers guarding the Siachen glacier — the Naga Sadhus. Both soldiers and sadhus lead a strict life in service of the nation and hence should get equal respect," said Amravati-based Jitendra Maharaj, whose devotees include alleged conmen Prashant Wasankar, Sameer Joshi and others now behind the bars for running Ponzi schemes. The discourse pushed the envelope further. Denigrating Mughal rule as ‘Muslim’ rule, the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, said that in the last 1000 years, "the people of this country did not get a chance to rule, when that should have been the case in a democracy." [. . .]
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