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Time to Plan the Survival of Vedic Culture
Stephen Knapp
 1. From the information that has been provided, we can fairly safely say that sinceIslam existed only from 622 A.D., the majority of Muslims in India and Bangladesh todayare descendants of captured, mistreated, or distressed Hindus. A blatant example of thisis the story of one Nazir Ali, which appeared in a Letter to the Editor in the WeeklyOrganizer (New Delhi, July 13, 1997). Nazir Ali was a Muslim man who had settled inthe United States. He and his family had been away from India for a long time andinvited his grandfather from Mehrauli (New Delhi) to come to America to get acquaintedwith his grandchildren. After the grandfather's arrival, the children would gather aroundhim in the evening for a nostalgic chat. On one such occasion Nazir Ali asked hisgrandfather as to why the male elders in their family always wore dhotis (the traditionalIndian Hindu dress) though they were Muslims. Thereupon, to Nazir Ali's greatconsternation and distress, the old man broke into uncontrollable sobs and tears, andstuttered out the words, "Beta, how should I tell you? Ours was a Brahmin family owninga Hanuman temple in Merauli. But 400 years ago as victims of an invading Muslim armysome of our ancestors were slain while some others with sword points pressed on theirthroats agreed willy-nilly to survive only as Muslims. But to keep alive the memory of ourHindu ancestry, our elders made it a rule that all males should invariably stick to thedhoti."2. Hearing the heart-rending account, Nazir Ali was in a great fix. Like Nazir Ali'sancestors, a number of so-called Muslims continue to tenaciously stick to tender tokensof their Hindu ancestry, such as imprinting Ganesh on their wedding invitations,retaining a tiny Bhagavad-gita inside the Koran, calling in a Hindu priest to apply a bindito a bride, and lisping the name of Lord Rama while doing the Namaz (Muslim prayers).Thus, Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus, some of whom still hold dear to theirhearts their ancient Vedic heritage. In this same line of thought, we can also point outthat most historic buildings and townships credited to Muslims are captured propertiesthat were once Hindu. In this way, it is time to recognize the glory of Vedic India andwork to preserve it and keep it the home of Vedic culture.3. We must realize, however, there is much that is working against this fromhappening. The deterioration of Indian Vedic culture is rapidly taking place. One thingthat is very prominent in causing the disintegration of Vedic culture is the so-called"secular" nature of the Indian government leaders over the past several decades.Secular should mean democratic, in which every religion is protected. However, for thesake of getting votes and approval, many politicians have pandered to the demands of
Muslims, promoting Islamic interests in India at the expense of the Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,and others. They have carved up Malabar district just to create the Muslim majoritydistrict of Malappuram. There are states in which the whole school gets half-a-day off onFridays to offer Namaz, even if only two students in a class are Muslim. Yet, for the realprogress of Muslims, which depends on education and modernization,
they have donenothing.
4. Other ways that Vedic principles are being eroded away can be recognized in thefollowing example:
Article 48
of the Indian Constitution states that, "The state shall takesteps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cowsand calves and other milch and drought cattle." This should mean a complete ban onthe slaughter of cows, bulls, and calves. Protecting and preserving cows is definitely aVedic principle. However, the courts have interpreted this article to mean that aged anddisabled bulls can be slaughtered. Taking advantage of this loophole, cattle are maimedand "certified" as disabled and then slaughtered. In the years from 1976 to 1992, beefsale has gone up from 70,000 tons to over 1,100,000 tons. This not only goes againstthe principles of India and Vedic culture, but it makes cows more scarce and milkexpensive.5.
Article 44
of the Indian Constitution says: "The state shall endeavor to secure forthe citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India." This would include auniform ban on polygamy, but the Muslims want to be free, and have been, fromfollowing such a law. Thus, Muslim men can easily have several wives. However, suchimplementation of the law would provide a greater security for Muslim womanhood, andalso prevent irresponsible Hindu males from converting to Islam simply to have morethan one wife.6. To show even further how Congress-trained politicians, though Hindusthemselves, have been following the suicidal policy of curbing Hindu rights andpampering all kinds of minorities by conferring on them special privileges can be seen ina special report. This was written by Dr. Edmund Weber and presented at the fifthInternational Hindu Conference in Germany in 1992. Some of the findings are: "Thereligious minority of 100,000 Ladakhi Buddhists are officially marked as Hindus andthey, in contrast to the over 100,000,000 Indian Muslims, have no right to follow theirtraditional marriage law."7. "The pseudo-secularism of India is not even today ready to fulfill the demands ofthe Hindu democrats to introduce the same civil code for all their citizens. This mentalityhas only the mind to maintain privileges of powerful groups. "The pseudo-secularismdiscriminates particularly the Hindus in the educational area. The education bills arevalid only for them, while the minorities constituted by the state are over privileged, e.g.they are exempted from all those rules.
"The Tamilnadu Education Acts do show in a special way (that a) Hinduinstitution must get permission before starting a school. Prior permission is notrequired in the case of minority [Muslim or Christian] schools.
"Hindu institutionsmust adopt communal representation for appointing teachers, i.e. Muslims, Christians,etc., but a Minority school need not (follow) that rule." This means that Muslim orChristian schools do not have to provide any Hindu teachers, although the communitymay be primarily Hindu. This is how the Vedic culture is disappearing. The most efficientway to take over a country or change the viewpoint of a population is to take over allforms of communication and the educational systems. This is the legal right that hasbeen given by the politicians to the minority groups in India.9.
The report goes on: "While every Hindu school must have a schoolcommittee including teachers, Minority schools need not have such committees.
The most dangerous kind of blockade against the renewal of Hinduism is that thegreat monasteries and temples in India were forced to have temple committees. . .while pseudo secularism, out of political opportunism, grants non-Hindu religionsfull autonomy (over) their holy buildings and places; e.g. in Kerala a non-Hinduwas deliberately (made a) member of the Guruvayoor temple committee. Thenomination was canceled only after a vehement protest and the non-Hindumember was replaced by a Harijan [Hindu].
10. "Those so-called secular governments who do not dare to interfere in anymanner in the management of churches, maqbaras, mazars and mosques [of theminority groups] make unjustified and most objectionable and unethical evil attempts totake over control of Hindu Mutts and Mandirs [temples]." This is further explained by Dr.Gopalacharya in his book,
World-Wide Hindu Culture
(p.v), "The anti-Brahminmovement started by the cunning policy of the Britishers was followed by the postindependent Indian secular Governments, which made laws to uproot (general Hindusociety) by the tenancy acts enabling the Government to make the temples, maths, andreligious educational institutions lose their lands and other resources for theirmaintenance. For want of resources, the above institutions became defunct. Thegreatest tragedy was that these laws were not imposed on non-Hindu religiousinstitutions. As their properties of the religious institutions were given special facilities,instead to get lump votes, the urgent need of the majority community is to get all theunjust laws repealed and choose only those which do justice to all the communitieswithout partiality."11. This is very important, otherwise many of these problems that we havementioned will only increase. You find these problems today as when you have collegesrun by the Catholic church in India who penalize you with a fine if you speak your nativetongue on their campus. They want English only because the vernacular languages areassociated with "heathen" deities. Bible and Christian prayers are mandatory at the start

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