Headline, September 24 2021/ ''' '' GLOBAL HINDUTVA GLANCE '' '''


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THE LATE 70s TO 80s ARE THE PEAK TIME for drugs, hippie culture, and Harry Krishna Harry Rama. The idea of salvation in colorful, mythical magic land on the name of Ashrams and the Yogis was a popular phenomenon.

Especially youth, in the quest for finding meaning for their existence on earth, followed the centuries-old mythologies which looked exotic and at one point and harmless on the other.

That was why no one paid attention to the forthcoming tsunami of ideas based on these mythologies. India - the land of colors, diverse-cultures, magic and Hinduism, got attention in the west. People from India opened their religious training centers, called Ashrams, and thousands of Indians living abroad decided to take 'Yogue' as a profession.

People paid to live in those religious centers to learn a different way of life featuring centuries-old wisdom and philosophy. The exotic yellow became fashionable besides nose piercing.

Western academia and intelligentsia seemed comfortable with that till the basic crux of these practices ''Hinduism'' got politicised - unfortunately, not by outsiders but from India itself - and that tainted all that colorful salvation rituals, providing the infamous term Hindutva.

''Dismantling Global Hindutva'' : Western academic perspective :

Noted speakers at the conference included Gyan Prakash, Christophe Jaffrelot, Meena Kandasamy. Anand Patwardhan, Jens Lerche, Pritam Singh, Vamsi vakulbharnaman, Gajendran Ayyanthurni, Meena Dhanda -

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND ONLINE international conference titled : ''Dismantling Global Hindutva'' which was the first academic attempt initiated by academia to understand the undercurrents of Hindutva and its impact on the western societies including western campuses of renowned universities.

The conference was addressed by speakers from leading universities in the world including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, University of Chicago and Berkeley. Over 600 academics across the world attended the online event.

Participants expressed their concerns that Hindutva is becoming a global phenomenon and western universities are also not safe from its influence among South Asian students.

They were of the view that hatred is being generated by the Hindutva narrative and this is not against any religion rather against humanity because the philosophy places Hindutva as a vehicle, and the message is actually the supremacy of Brahmin Varna over any human.

Speakers were of the view that in the western world, Hinduism was promoted as a culture rather than a religion during the last half of the century but now it has changed its face as a brutal and extremist religious monster that wants to kill everybody except Brahmins.

Hindutva wants to change the outlook of followers to see the world with only Hindutva extremist ideology. This purist approach is contrary to basic human rights ensured by the modern world to people.

Hindutva has a history of ill-treatment of women, zero respect for transgender rights, minority exploitation, and extreme policies towards Muslims, Christians, Jews and non-Brahmins. It violates the basic fundamental right of everybody who is not Brahmin.

The conference highlighted that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh [RSS] is promoting Hindutva. Motivated by the Nazi ideology, its regulatory principle is to transform India from a secular democracy to a Brahmin state where Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities are demoted to the position second-class citizens.

Speakers were of the view that Hindutva is a political philosophy styled after European fascism of the early 20th century, an ideology that privileges a cult of personality and authoritarian leadership.

In the name of Hindutva - the current government of India has instituted discriminatory policies including beef bans, restrictions on religious conversion and interfaith weddings, and the introduction of religious discrimination into India's citizenship laws.

These measure led to a horrifying rise in religious and caste-based violence, including hate crimes, lynchings and rape directed against Muslims, non-confirming Dalts, Sikhs, Christians, Adivasis, and dissident Hindus.

Women of these communities are specifically targeted. Speakers of the conference were of the view that the term Hindutva is a strategy based on violence, hatred and terrorism.

It is an enemy to democracy and has been targeting freedom of speech since the BJP came into power. Several cases of harassment of journalists were cited by speakers and participants.

And incontinuation of noted speakers : Bhanwar Megawanshi, Leena Manimekalai, Aklansha, P Sivakami, Mohammad Junaid, Arkotong Longkumer, Yasmin Saika and nandini Sundar, Raja Bhattar, Brij Maharaj, Sunita Vishwanath, Anjali Arondekar, Demetrius Eudell and Deepa Kumari.

We have read in history that power-hungry groups had used either social norms or religion to grab the society strongly so their deeds cannot be questioned.

Today, India is going through the same phase where Hindutva is being used to subjugate non-Brahmins while the majority of the Hindus are desperately raising voice that this idea and the group has nothing to do with their practices because Hinduism over the last -

Last one thousand years interacted and mingled with several religions and even with indigenous cultures, and established the philosophy of coexistence and harmony.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Times & Tides and the rise of Hate and Subjugation, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Shazia Anwer Cheema. The author is a PhD scholar of Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication at Charles University Prague.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of India and then the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society :  wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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