Advantage Modi-4/2015 15 Jan 2015
Passing off fiction as fact
Ancient India made many landmark scientific achievements but mythology cannot replace history to glorify the ‘Hindu civilization
This latter development has a bearing on us, with the current ruling dispensation increasingly showing tendencies of all power flowing from the Prime Minister’s Office. The authoritarian trends are increasingly seen with the strengthening of the current ‘ordinance Raj’. The Union finance minister has reportedly said that while the Rajya Sabha can have “it’s say”, the government will have “its way”. President Pranab Mukherjee’s reported unprecedented cautioning of this government of frequent recourse to take the ordinance route seems to be falling on deaf ears.
The former development, once again, shows that rousing religious passions spreading intolerance lead to unpardonable crimes against humanity through terrorist attacks. Aggressive pursuit of the Hindutva agenda and sharpening communal polarization through campaigns of ‘love jihad’ or ‘ghar wapsi; engender such tendencies in our country. Communalism and fundamentalism in our country grow by feeding on each other. In order to strengthen themselves, they seek to glorify the past, to conquer the present and capture the future. To glorify the past, mythology replaces history and masquerades as the repository of scientific advance. Thus, there is a tendency to continue to refuse to learn the correct lessons from these developments.
The RSS/BJP are Vigorously working to transform, by sharpening communal polarization, the modern secular democratic Indian Republic into the RSS project of a rabidly intolerant fascistic, Hindu Rashtra’.
As narrated by Sitaram Yechury HT 13 Jan 2015