Why are people embarrassed to be Hindu?

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 08:20 EDT

When a country is 70% Hindu, and is the only historic home of the oldest of all faiths, then that country is home, wherever its sons and daughters may live.

For too long nations have limited their protection to their own citizens. India, must extend this principle – to cover all those whose ancestors continue to call Hindustan their home.

Because unlike those of all other faiths, Hindus have no traditional, ancestral home, except India. It must be the policy of your Government such that all Hindus wherever they are in the world will be protection by your Government.

From this day onward, the first determinant of your relations with any foreign government must be their treatment of the Hindu population within their borders. It has to be the business of this Government how Hindus are treated worldwide. If they want better relations with India, first make the best relations with Hindus in their own country.

This doctrine is not novel in international relations. The people of Israel provide protection to Jews wherever they are in the world, of whichever nationality. We shall extend no lesser protection to Hindus.

Nor should anyone ask, what of those of other faiths? Muslims, Christians, those of all other faiths who are Indian nationals will continue to have the full unwavering protections of the Indian State.

As Hindustan becomes an economic superpower, what use is this wealth, this status, the hands of friendship of other nations, if they do not respect our people, for Hindus wherever they are will always be Hindustani first.

You are often called a Hindu Nationalist. So be it. You have never been embarrassed of the title. This is Hindu Nationalism. This is an example of what it means. Justice for all, appeasement of none. The Hindu nation is not confined to borders drawn by a colonial power. We are the Hindu nation, world over. Hindustan holds dominion over us all.

Extend this Doctrine to all dharmic faiths who have no home except India – including the Sikhs, Jains, Parsees too.

I have termed this as the Modi-Patel doctrine in tribute to India’s first Deputy PM, Sardar Patel, who was responsible for bringing all the States into the Union at Independence and thereby earned the title the ‘Iron Man of India’. Hereafter India will be Iron-like in its resolve in the protection of Hindus.

The riots of 2002 are testament to why Hindus need and must be protected, for it was there that hundreds of Hindus were burnt alive, and the carnage and consequences for Muslims thereafter was truly horrific.

Therefore, expect the full support of the global Muslim population that Hindus should nowhere in the world ever feel a minority. We will no longer stand afraid of protecting our own, for fear of offending others. We will no longer feel a minority in our own homeland.

Moreover, please seek to move a Constitutional Amendment to have the name of India changed to Bharat, in keeping with the actions of local State Governments who have renamed great cities from their colonial names to their traditional names, such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Vadodara.

Jai Hind.

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