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Indian Fascism

Bijla Singh                                                                                                                                             December 25, 2012

Due to the propaganda and hate campaigns carried out by the Indian media with Hindu backing, the Khalistan movement has been invariably presented in a negative manner to the general public of India and the rest of the world. The Indian agitprop against the Khalistan movement reached such heights that it essentially equates the movement with terrorism and fascism. However, the facts of the matter speak differently, and as we shall analyze, evince that it is the Hindus themselves who are the true proponents of fascism. Rather than looking at the historical and political facts, the vast majority of Indian Hindus is impoliticly indoctrinated by its crooning government and fails to notice the gross human rights violations in Punjab and the suppression of the Sikhs. In this article, we present enough evidence to show that fascism is being widely practiced and propagated in certain circles of the Hindu elite.

Firstly, it would be beneficial to consider the definition of fascism and then establish whether the definition holds any ties with the Khalistan movement.

The Oxford English Dictionary[1] provides two definitions of fascism. The first is:

  1. An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

The above definition does not apply to Khalistanis since there is no Khalistan government or any social organization within the Sikh nation promoting right-wing ideology. The political system of dictatorship is opposed by the ideals of the Gurus. As advocated by the Sikh Gurus, the nation must be led by not one, but five leaders who are to be selected by the entire Sikh nation. This is democratic in nature. The second definition of fascism is:

  1. In extended use: the advocacy of a particular viewpoint or practice in a manner perceived as intolerant or authoritarian.

From the very beginning, Sikhs have been a highly accepting and tolerant nation. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji sacrificed his life for the sake of freedom of religion. He saved Hindus from being persecuted and forcibly converted to Islam. Sikhs, despite being strictly against idol worship, have never destroyed any Hindu temples. During the 18th century when many Hindus turned against the Sikhs, the latter never destroyed any Hindu religious place. Gurbani very eloquently preaches oneness of humanity and Sikhs adhere to these principles. Thus, it is both blasphemous and iniquitous to brand Sikhs as fascists. This labeling can only be attributed to the Hindu Indian government’s deep-set hatred and intolerance towards the Sikhs.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fascism as follows:

a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.[2] (bold ours)

The Sikh polity does not promote any ideology that fits the above description. On the contrary, Sikh history is testimonial to the fact that the Sikh nation has held no animosity towards any community. During the Misl period and the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, non-Sikh subjects were treated on equal terms to Sikhs. Hindus and Muslims were given high ranking positions in government without any discrimination. Such was not the case in the Mughal Empire nor is it the same in India today.

Brahmanism – Hindu Fascism

What exactly is Brahmanism? Swami Dharma Theertha defines it as:

Brahmanism is the name used by historians to denote the exploiters and their civilization. It may be defined as a system of socio-religious domination and exploitation of the Hindus based on caste, priestcraft and false philosophy, - caste representing the scheme of domination, priestcraft the means of exploitation, and false philosophy a justification of both caste and priestcraft.[3]

In Brahmanism, Brahman (Hindu) priests are at the top of the order and everyone else is below them. The Brahmans are the rulers and leaders of the Hindu community. There is not a single event in a Hindu’s life that goes unchecked by the Brahmans. According to the caste system, the society is divided into four categories and the Brahmans preside over all of them. In the fourth category, at the bottom of the hierarchy, are the so-called Shudras who are the slave force of the Hindus. These so-called Shudras have no human rights and are considered inferior compared to all others in society. Swami Dharma Theertha notes:

Kings as well as Brahmans were interested in keeping the people weak and submissive for exploitation. The caste system served effectively to divide them into groups and prevent their rising against oppressors. It was the most deadly weapon of imperialistic domination ever invented by the human brain.[4]

Thus, Brahmanism is an exploitation system built upon the caste system that defines the social order of the Hindu society. The system, invented by the Brahmans who currently rule the Indian masses, is against the concept of freedom. Shudras have no right to excel in society, raise their social status, gain education, enter temples or inter-mingle with the upper castes. This leaves no doubt that Brahmanism, commonly known as Hinduism today, is nothing short of fascism in which: (i) a Brahman is the dictator and authoritarian leader; (ii) the caste system is the organized social system that promotes divisions and denies freedom to the majority of the Indian population; and (iii) is extremely intolerant of views opposed to its false beliefs. Unmistakably, it is a system full of discrimination, oppression and subjugation.

In words of Swami Dharma Theertha:

In its details the Hindu social order is simply a menace to freedom, unity and peace.[5]

Therefore, India is not a democratic country since it is being ruled by those who know not of democracy, but only of dictatorship. Dharma Theertha further elaborates:

Freedom with caste is a mockery.[6]

It is the same caste system that was openly supported and sanctioned by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the itular “Mahatma”. He states:

It will be a chaos if every day a Brahmin is to be changed into a Shudra and a Shudra is to be changed into a Brahmin. The caste system is a natural order of society. ... I am opposed to all those who are out to destroy the caste system.[7]

The caste system was so grossly ingrained in him that he found the concept of equality abhorrent and alien. According to Gandhi, one’s profession was determined not by  skills or qualifications, but by ancestry; through birth and was hereditary. He states:

In accepting the fourfold division I am simply accepting the laws of Nature, taking for granted what is inherent in human nature and the law of heredity. ... [But] it is not possible in one birth entirely to undo the results of our past doings. ... So ugly did he find Western-style competition that he would prohibit anyone who acquired a skill other than his "hereditary" one from earning a living by the new one.[8]

It is bitterly ironic that Hindus continue to label Khalistanis, who wish to establish a state of equality, as fascists, yet praise Gandhi, an advocate of an explicitly fascist caste system, as a “freedom fighter”.

It is the same caste system that is being advocated and supported by the current Indian government using the methods of reservation systems. According to this system, the so-called low castes have reserved seats in educational institutions and government grants available only to them. Everyone including the Sikhs who do not adhere to the caste system is required to report their caste name in order to determine whether they qualify for reserved seats or not. In this way, everyone is being forcibly coerced into the caste system. This is not at an attempt to raise a person’s social status, as the Brahman regime claims, but rather an attempt to keep the entire nation within the confines of Hinduism thereby simultaneously safeguarding the caste system. If it were not for this governmental system of social management, the suppressed low castes would leave the shackles of Hinduism behind and adopt other faiths like Sikhism in which they will be granted and assured of equal status in the social system. If this were to occur in reality, it would not only tear the fabric of the Hindu exploitation system apart but it would also increase the numbers of the Sikh minority. To ensure that this does not occur, the austere Brahmin regime employs the reservation system.

If the freedom of religion truly existed in India; for the purpose of the reservation systems only Hindus would be required to report their caste name and the separate identity of the Sikhs would be acknowledged. However, religious freedom does not exist in India, and the Sikhs are not officially recognized as a distinct nation and religion. This is another attempt of the fascist Brahmin regime to force the Sikhs back into the fold of Hinduism and compulsorily subvert the Sikhs identity, culture and religion. The Sikhs wish to destroy the shackles of slavery not only for themselves but also for the rest of the Indian population. Thus it is not coincidental that the Brahman Hindus are employing all means and methods at their disposal to brand Sikhs as terrorists.

India’s Freedom Fighters and the Nazis

Even before the independence of India, some of the Indian freedom movement leaders were eager to join forces with, and seek the assistance of, the Nazis to end the British rule. Perhaps the foremost example is that of Subash Chandar Bose. Due to his anti-British activities, Bose was put under house arrest, nevertheless he soon escaped in the guise of a pathan and traveled to Germany to seek alliance with Hitler.

In Germany, he met the higher officials of the Foreign Department and expressed his desire to form an 'Indian Government in Exile' and expected its immediate diplomatic recognition from the Axis Powers. He established himself as the leader of India and was so influenced by Nazi ideology that he adopted the title of “Netaji”, the Indian equivalent of "leader" or "Führer". Bose also desired to form an Indian Army consisting of Indian prisoners of war from North Africa. In the draft proposal of the same, he submitted the following recommendations:

  1. The Axis Powers would sign a treaty with the ‘Free Indian Government in Exile’ guaranteeing India's independence from British rule once the war was won;
  2. The Indian Army would consist of 50,000 soldiers of Indian origin;
  3. After liberating India, Germany would hand over responsibility to the Government in Exile headed by Netaji himself.[9]

In Berlin, he founded the Free India Center and created the Indian Legion by recruiting Indian prisoners of war. Its members swore the following allegiance to Hitler and Bose: "I swear by God this holy oath that I will obey the leader of the German race and state, Adolf Hitler, as the commander of the German armed forces in the fight for India, whose leader is Subhas Chandra Bose".[10]

Therefore, it is doubtless that Bose was heavily and insidiously involved with the fascist Nazi regime. The evidence presented above, absolutely clarifies that the Indian fanatics were leaving no stone unturned in their quest to free India from British rule. They were even willing and eager to ally with the cruel and oppressive Nazis. The precipitous hypocrisy of the Hindus is axiomatic in the fact that they, without a shred of evidence, malign the Khalistanis by branding them fascists, yet sing the praises of Nazi allies whom they adorn with the title of “freedom fighters”. If the Hindus truly hate fascism and reject it in its entirety  then they should disown Bose and declare him a traitor.

Hindu Nazi Groups – RSS and its Families

One may very well wonder that in the modern world, India surely cannot be supporting fascism and concurrently advocating democracy. However, such questions and discussion are fruitless, because the fact of the matter is that India and Hindus are not what they portray themselves as to the world: there are many Hindu terrorist groups advocating far right-wing ideology in India.  One of the largest, most nefarious and notorious is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, popularly known as the RSS. It is an extremist militant group that promotes Hindu supremacy over the entire country. RSS was founded by a Brahman, Hedgewar, and most of its early theorists too were Brahmans and advocates of fascism. Furthermore, the RSS is overly ruled by the Brahmans who as described previously wish to keep Indian population at the fingertips to be used and exploited at will. Basu et al., state:

The RSS, from its inception down to today, has been overwhelmingly middle class Brahmin or Bania in composition, drawn together on the basis of a far psychosis directed against other social groups: Muslims, most overtly, but by implication also lower caste Hindus.[11]

RSS was started to militarize Hindus and promote Hindutva i.e. Hindu culture as supreme and possessing dominance over all minorities. Its branches are called shakhas and other affiliated groups like Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal etc. with similar ideology are referred to as “parivaar” or family.

The early RSS leaders kept personal contacts with fascist leaders such as Mussolini and Hitler.  Marzia Casolari states:

The interest of Indian Hindu nationalists in fascism and Mussolini must not be considered as dictated by an occasional curiosity, confined to a few individuals, rather, it should be considered as the culminating result of the attention that Hindu nationalists, especially in Maharashtra, focused on Italian dictatorship and its leader.[12]

The first Hindu radical to become explicitly connected with rising fascism in Europe was Dr. B.S. Moonje who was Hedgewar's mentor and major influence[13]. On his return from a round table conference in 1931, he took a tour of Europe and made a long stop-over in Italy. There he visited some important military schools and educational institutions for the purpose of adopting the same methods to militarize the Hindus. The highlight of the visit was the meeting with Mussolini. Being much impressed by the organized military schools, he stated:

Leaders should imitate the youth movement of Germany and the Balilla and Fascist organizations of Italy. I think they are eminently suited for introduction in India, adapting them to suit the special conditions. I have been very much impressed by these movements and I have seen their activities with my own eyes in all details.[14]

After returning to India, he spared no time in quickly getting to work and organizing Hindus on the lines of a fascist agenda. He found one such school, the RSS, as being most suitable for his plan. Relating fascism to the RSS, he states:

The idea of fascism vividly brings out the conception of unity amongst people... India and particularly Hindu Indians need some such institution for the military regeneration of the Hindus: so that the artificial distinction so much emphasized by the British of martial and non–martial classes amongst the Hindus may disappear....Our institution of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of Nagpur under Dr. Hedgewar is of this kind, though quite independently conceived. I will spend the rest of my life in developing and extending this Institution of Dr. Hedgewar all throughout Maharashtra and other provinces.[15]

Commenting on the purpose of the physical training provided by the RSS, Moonje states:

This training is meant for qualifying and fitting our boys for the game of killing masses of men with the ambition of winning victory with the best possible causalities of dead and wounded while causing the utmost possible to the adversary.[16] (bold ours)

Thus, Moonje played a crucial role in molding the RSS along fascist lines.[17]

As explained in the definition provided at the beginning of the article, fascism is completely in opposition to democracy and advocates dictatorship. A single dictator’s whims are considered more useful and more binding to an entire nation than those of separate democratic institutions. This framework proves to be an almost exact fit for the RSS: the successor is decided solely at the discretion of the current leader, and a voting system in the organization is totally nonexistent. Its organization is entirely dictatorial and built upon a fascist agenda. Describing the organization’s structure of RSS, Basu et al. state:

A meeting of prominent RSS workers at Nagpur on 9-10 November 1929 decided to formalize the institutional structure. The key principle adopted was that of ek chalak annuvartita (following one leader), and, as proposed by Appaji Joshi, Hedgewar was chosen as sarsanghchalak, supreme director on a life-time basis. Thus the RSS decided to avoid internal democracy, and opted for a totally centralized command structure, which Hedgewar would be free to expand and elaborate as and when required.[18] (ours)

Therefore, the RSS leadership is entirely dictatorial with the current leader personally appointing his successor. Andersen & Damle explain:

The RSS has experienced no major succession crisis probably because swayamsevaks believe that a sarsanghchalak has the right to choose his successor. Golwalkar was announced to be Hedgewar's choice as the next sarsanghchalak….Golwalkar's successor was also accepted with little overt opposition.[19]

The leader makes all the rules and whatever he says is obeyed by the members. The members are not encouraged to read, advance their mental thinking, or to question the leadership. They are expected to obey like servants and never to utter a word. The members are provided physical training in order to defend themselves from the “minority threat” and “protect” the Hindus from minority attacks. Hindutva is not the majority voice within democratic parameters but rather the majority voice of the Hindu population. Basu et al. differentiating RSS ideology from democracy explain:

In democracy, however, no majority is ever assumed to be permanent, or based on a single unchanging identity alone: a majority is constructed from issue to issue and can change from programme to programme. The majority that Hindutva claims to represent, on the other hand, is by definition, permanent, for it is constituted solely by the fact that 85 percent of the population are, by census statistics, Hindu.[20]

The main goal of the RSS is to exert the superiority of the Hindu majority over the entire nation. They mean to achieve this by denying minority rights and assimilating other religions into Hinduism to the extent that any other unique religious identity is subverted or forever made subservient to the Hindu rule:

The notion of Hindu culture that is propagated in its (RSS) shakhas is a definition of a majoritarian and authoritarian rashtra where Hindus, under RSS direction, will lay down the rules by which the minorities must abide. Its version of Hindu culture is inextricably mingled with antagonism against the non-Hindu.[21]

The RSS seeks to promote nationalism on communal lines. According to communalism, the interests of society as a whole are neglected in favor of only the interests of the majority community.

The RSS advocates a form of Hindu nationalism, which seeks to establish India as a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu Nation), and rejects the notion of a composite Indian identity brought about by a synthesis of different cultures and faiths.[22]

RSS members are regularly brainwashed with the often repeated tutelage that non-Hindus must be assimilated into the Hindu way of life.[23] Furthermore, the RSS training exercise ends with the authoritarian nationalist slogan, 'Hindustan Hindu Ka, nahi kisi ke baap Ka’[24] (India belongs to Hindus and not to anyone’s father). The slogan makes it explicitly clear that India is a Hindu country and does not belong to anyone else be it Sikhs, Muslims, or Christians. This is comparable to Nazis claiming Germany to be exclusively for Germans where there is no place for Jews.

Thus, according to the ideology of the RSS, all non-Hindus are traitors of India and must either be wiped off or forced to submit to the Hindu rule. Drawing inspiration from the Nazis, Golwalkar (the second RSS leader) states:

To keep up the purity of the Race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races—the Jews. Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for Races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by.[25]

He then proceeds to spell out the Indian implications of what he had learnt from Nazism with enviable clarity:

From this standpoint sanctioned by the experience of shrewd old nations, the non-Hindu people in Hindustan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and revere Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but the glorification of the Hindu nation i.e. they must not only give up their attitude of intolerance and ingratitude towards this land and its age-long traditions, but must also cultivate the positive attitude of love and devotion instead; in one word, they must cease to be foreigners or may stay in the country wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment, not even citizen's rights.[26]

All Muslims, in particular, are by definition traitors:

They have also developed a feeling of identification with the enemies of this land. They look to some foreign lands as their holy places. They call themselves Sheikhs and Syeds ... They still think they have come here to conquer and establish their kingdoms. So we see that it is not merely a case of change of faith, but a change even in national identity. What else is it if not treason, to join the camp of the enemy leaving the mother nation in the lurch?[27]

It is noteworthy that the same statement by definition applies to the Sikhs since many Gurdwaras and holy sites fall far beyond India. Hence, Sikh holy places are not limited to few parts of India alone but many parts in foreign countries like Pakistan, Turkey, Bengal, Iran, Iraq, Tibet etc. are also equally important.

The CSHF report also finds the Hindutva movement comparable to that of the Nazis and seeking to destroy all other minorities in Indian society. They summarize as follows:

The Hindutva movement is a violent sectarian movement seeking to create a Hindu Rashtra (an ethnically 'pure' Hindu Nation) in India, in many ways similar to the Nazi idea of a pure Aryan Germany. It seeks to exclude or eliminate religious minorities such as Muslims and Christians and fix Dalits and Adivasis into an internal hierarchy of caste.[28] (bold ours)

One of the prominent personalities in the RSS was Savarkar who is attributed to the invention of the politically recognized definition of the term ‘Hindu’. Professing his support for fascism, he states:

Who are we to dictate to Germany, Japan, or Russia, or Italy to choose a particular form of policy of government simply because we woo it out of academical attraction? Surely Hitler knows better than Pandit Nehru does what suits Germany best.  The very fact that Germany or Italy has so wonderfully recovered and grown so powerful as never before at the touch of Nazi or Fascist magical wand is enough to prove that those political “isms” were the most congenial tonics their health demanded.  India may choose or reject particular form of government, in accordance with her political requirements.  But Pandit went out of his way when he took sides in the name of all Indians against Germany or Italy. Pandit Nehru might claim to express the Congress section in India at the most. But it should be made clear to the German, Italian, or Japanese public that crores of Hindu Sanghatanists in India whom neither Pandit Nehru nor the Congress represents, cherish no ill-will towards Germany or Italy or Japan or any other country in the world simply because they had chosen a form of government or constitutional policy which they though (sic) suited best and contributed most to their national solidarity and strength.[29]

Indeed, in speech after speech, Savarkar supported Hitler’s anti-Jewish policy, and, on October 14, 1938, he suggested the following solution for the Muslim problem in India:

A Nation is formed by a majority living therein. What did the Jews do in Germany? They being in minority were driven out from Germany.[30]

In order to exterminate the Sikh minority, the RSS formed a specific sub-group named the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat. This sub-group is assigned the specific duty of systematically eradicating and disintegrating the Sikh nation and assimilating whatever remains into the folds of Hinduism. In order to ensure the success of their nefarious plan, to this date, they have already heavily infiltrated Sikh organizations and religious bodies. They wish to establish control over Sikh Gurdwaras and then introduce Hindu practices that will cause internal conflicts within the community. They have coaxed many sycophantic scholars from different universities in order to employ them to rewrite Sikh history according to Hindu ideology. These ostensible scholars are distorting the actual facts of Sikh history, manipulating school syllabi to teach students that Sikhs are in fact not a separate nation, and using the mass media to promote anti-Sikh attitudes. Such tactics even exceed the malevolence of those used by Nazis to exterminate the Jews.

Brahman Imperialism knows no remorse. It is as cruel as ever. It would see its victims die under its weight rather than relax its deadly grip.[31]

From evidence presented above, it is conclusive that the Brahman ruled RSS and affiliated groups including Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena etc. wish to make India an all Hindu country. In this country desired by the fascist Hindu organizations, the Hindu language and culture take precedence over everything else and cannot conflict with anything, be it constitution, freedom, or human rights. All minorities will either be crushed or forced to live in submission to please the majority Hindus.

Realizing this fact far ahead of his time, Swami Dharma Theertha predicted prior to Indian’s independence, that the Hindus, once free, will follow the example of Hitler and subjugate all non-Hindus. He states:

Just as Hitler stopped at nothing, did not hesitate to adopt the most brutal methods to achieve his objects, people who think their so-called culture to be unique will, when they get power, use all means to preserve and propagate the injustices and atrocities which are masqueraded in the name of that culture. Give the Hindus independence and the necessary power, they will be as violent as imperialists, and as aggressive as other people, and in addition will do their utmost to propagate their caste culture and priestcraft, as “the unique Hindu civilisation.” All the arguments of the Bhagvad Gita and other sacred books will be used to justify bloody wars and the suppression of human rights. An independent and powerful Hindu India clinging to its caste culture will be a menace to civilisation and world peace.[32]

Hence, the Sikh freedom struggle, or the Khalistan movement, has a twofold purpose: i) to ensure the survival of the Sikh religion and ii) as instructed by the Sikh Gurus, to uproot the injustice, oppression, suppression, and cruelty of a governing regime; in this instance; Hindu Nazism. By fighting an armed struggle against Hindu tyranny, the Sikhs are engaging in a pious and noble endeavor against Hindu terrorism in the Sikh homeland.

Some Methods of Suppression

It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss every method being employed by the Indian regime to suppress and exterminate the Sikh nation; however, it is important to highlight key points related to this matter for the readers to be fully aware of Indian fascism at work against the Sikhs.

  1. Sikhs have been classified as Hindus in the Indian Constitution. This was done against the promises made by the Indian leaders prior to 1947. The Sikhs refused to sign the Constitution. Regardless, it was adopted by the Indian government. This was the first step to deny the Sikhs their naturally unique and distinct identity.
  2. The Sikh quota in the army was significantly reduced from more than 20% to less than 2% in order to keep their armed strength under control. This is directly and inanely against the Constitution because if Sikhs are considered Hindus then there is no need to consider them a minority and restrict their enlistment along the same lines.
  3. Sikhs are forced to register their marriage under Hindu Marriage Act. It is noteworthy, that the Sikhs had their separate marriage act during the British rule and they were allowed to register their marriages under the Anand Marriage Act. This was repealed by the Indian government when Hindus came into power. This was another step taken to further strengthen the Hindu stronghold on the Sikhs.
  4. Ever since the independence of India, numerous Gurdwaras have been attacked by the government. Darbar Sahib, the holiest Sikh shrine, was attacked in 1955 and 1984. In 1984, the damage was equivalent to the one caused by Abdali, a foreign invader. The Indian army desecrated the holy place and engaged in a cold-blooded massacre of innocent Sikhs. In November 1984, Hindu hooligans carried out mass murder of the Sikhs throughout India in a most gruesome, despicable, and merciless manner for many days. Sikh women have been dishonored in police stations of Punjab from 1984-1995. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Holy Scriptures) has been burnt and desecrated countless times. The perpetrators instead of being arrested for insulting the religion and hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikh community, have been provided with the highest level of Z+ security. Contrastingly, there has not been a single case of a Hindu temple being attacked, Hindu books being desecrated or Hindu women being dishonored. In other words, Hindus have not suffered the same fate which clearly proves our point that the government is deliberately targeting the Sikhs to suppress and destroy them.
  5. The government and Hindu media has been advocating mockery of the Sikh identity in movies, television serials, and advertisements. This constant downplay of the Sikh image is attempted character assassination: by maligning the reputation and misrepresenting the ideals of Sikhi, the Hindu media and government seek to discourage the youth from adopting the Sikh religion. All these methods are being employed to achieve an objective: to degrade the Sikh’s religious and cultural morale, self-confidence, and pride.
  6. Sikh history is being distorted and falsely presented in the books. Life events related to the Sikh Gurus are being given a distinctly Hindu flavor, and Sikh practices and Gurbani are being deliberately misinterpreted to make them in-line with Hinduism.
  7. The government has deliberately taken away Punjab’s rights of water and electricity to economically cripple the Sikh majority state. Furthermore, Punjab has been flooded with liquor and intoxicants in order to break away the next generation from the ideals of Sikhism. No other state has been meted out the same treatment.

The above points make it clear that the Hindu government denied and continues to deny basic human rights and freedom of religion to the Sikh nation. Sir P. C. Ray says:

Hinduism is only tolerant and catholic in mere empty words. In actual life it is rigid, cruel and repulsive.[33]

It is an undeniable fact that as long as Sikhs live in Hindu India, they will always be subjected to persecution, massacres, subjugation, slavery and barbarity. Our words are echoed by Swami Dharma Theertha when he writes:

No other people deny justice and humanity to their own kith and kin, their own co-religionists and compatriots without rhyme or reason as the Hindus do even today.[34]

It is a noteworthy fact that not even on a single occasion in the entire history of India has the Hindu rule been beneficial or prosperous for the majority. Every single time, it was governed by Brahmanism and repeatedly committed the most heinous crimes against humanity.

The Hindu State was similarly an instrument for the preservation of the master-slave culture of Brahmanism. It existed not for the advancement of the Hindu peoples, but for their suppression and exploitation for the profit of the Brahmans and their partisans. Under the rule of the Hindu Rajas, the Hindu masses never prospered[35]…. It has always existed for the profit of a small minority of high castes and the exploitation and suppression of the largest number. The scheme of Hindu life, social, religious and political, fundamentally remains what it was in the days of Manu when the people were nothing, the prince was little and the priest was everything.[36]

Overall, this article indubitably proves in reality that it is the Hindus who are the ones that deserve being branded and labeled as fascist, and not the Sikhs as is being falsely advocated by the Indian bureaucracy. By denying basic human rights and religious freedom to the Sikhs, India is unequivocally suppressing the Sikh nation and making every attempt to destroy this small community using the same methods that were once used to eradicate Buddhism from India. The outcome, however, will not be the same. Fascism once again shall perish and from its ashes will rise the Sikh state built upon the foundations of freedom, equality, and justice.

Notes and References

[1]. "Fascism". Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford University Press. http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/fascism (accessed December 19, 2012).

[2]. “Fascism”. Merriam-Webster.com. 2012. Merriam-Webster. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism (accessed December 19th, 2012).

[3]. Dharma Theertha, Swami. The Menace of Hindu Imperialism, 2nd ed. (Lahore: Har Bhagwan | Happy Home Publication, 1946), PDF file, p. 7

[4]. Ibid, p. 116

[5]. Ibid, p. 233

[6]. Ibid, p. 309

[7]. Ambedkar, B. R. What Congress and Gandhi Have Done to the Untouchables? (Delhi: Gautam Book Center, 2009). Print, p. 265.

[8]. Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand. The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, vol. XXIX. (Delhi: The Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India,  1958-94), pp. 410f.

[9]. Majumdar, Sisir. “Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany.” Revolutionary Democracy, Vol. VII, No. 1, April 2001: n. pag. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.

[10]. Thomson, Mike. Hitler's Secret Indian Army. BBC News, 23 Sep. 2004. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.

[11]. Tapan Basu, Pradip Datta, Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar and Sambuddha Sen. Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags: A Critique of the Hindu Right (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1993), pp. 16-17.

[12]. Casolari, Marzia. “Hindutva’s Foreign Tie-up in the 1930s, Economic and Political Weekly

Vol. 35, No. 4 (Jan. 22-28, 2000), pp. 218-228:219. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4408848

[13]. Walter K. Andersen & Shridhar D. Damle, The Brotherhood in Saffron (New Delhi: Vistaar Publications, 1987). Print, p. 31

[14]. B.S. Moonje on the Round Table Conference, an interview in The Mahratta, April 12, 1931.

[15]. Casolari, Marzia. Hindutva’s Fascist Heritage. Sabrang Communications & Publishing, March 2000. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.

[16]. Ibid.

[17]. Casolari, Marzia. “Hindutva’s Foreign Tie-up in the 1930s, Economic and Political Weekly

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[18]. Basu, T. et al., Khaki Shorts, p. 21.

[19]. Andersen & Damle, Brotherhood, p. 80

[20]. Basu, T. et al., Khaki Shorts, p. 1

[21]. Ibid, p. 13

[22]. The Foreign Exchange of Hate Report. Sabrang Communications & Publishing, 2002. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. <http://www.stopfundinghate.org/sacw/index.html>

[23]. Andersen & Damle, p. 95

[24]. Basu, T. et al., Khaki Shorts, p. 38

[25]. Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, We or Our Nationhood Defined (Nagpur: Bharat Publications, 1938), p. 27.

[26]. Ibid, p. 52

[27]. Golwalkar, 1966, p. 128

[28]. The Foreign Exchange of Hate Report. Sabrang Communications & Publishing, 2002. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. <http://www.stopfundinghate.org/sacw/index.html>

[29]. Casolari, “Hindutva’s…”, p. 223.

[30]. Ibid.

[31]. Dharma Theertha, Menace, p. 9

[32]. Ibid, pp. 304-05

[33]. Dharma Theertha, Menace, p. 307

[34]. Dharma Theertha, Menace, p. 302

[35]. Ibid, pp. 181-82

[36]. Ibid, p. 192