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  RSS had informed planned massacre of Hindus and flag of "Pakistan" on the Red Fort  


By: V Sundaram, IAS, Retd.
April 15, 2006
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Omar Khayyam in his "Rubaiyat" wrote: "A hair perhaps divides the False and True". Truth exists. Only lies are invented. I am aware of the fact that it is very difficult and even impossible to discover concrete truth. And yet it is very easy to uncover patent falsehood. Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors. It is falsehood alone which needs the support of Government. Truth can stand by itself. Lies are as communicative as fleas; and truth is as difficult to lay hold upon as air. These thoughts came to my mind when I was studying about the criminal acts of Nehru Government let loose against Sri Guruji Golwalkar and the R S S during the period from January 30, 1948 till July 1949.

Nehru Government believed in the theory that a mischief-stirring falsehood is preferable to a peace-mingling untruth. The history of India and more particularly the political record of the congress party after independence are sown thick with evidence that a patent truth is not hard to kill and that a lie continuously told can be immortal.

In this birth centenary year of Sri Guruji Golwalkar, we have to take note of the calculated policy of the Government of Jawaharlal Nehru after independence to crush the R S S and particularly Sri Guruji at any cost. Nehru failed in his disgraceful attempt and Sri Guruji succeeded magnificently not only in preserving the R S S but also in developing it into a mighty organization covering all parts of India.

Soon after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948, a wicked canard was propagated by Pundit Nehru and the Congress Party to the effect that Sri Guruji and the R S S was responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi. In the second week of February, 1948 itself (within 10 days of the assassination) Sardar Patel made it clear to Nehru that neither the R S S nor Sri Guruji was in any way connected with Gandhiji"s assassination. Sardar Patel knew that the Assassin was not only not a R S S member but had, in fact, opposed R.S.S. for eight years for its "lukewarmness". But this fact did not matter with a Government which was only out to make sordid politics out of Gandhiji"s blood. On February 3 1948, Sri Guruji was arrested under Sec. 302 and 120B of IPC on the charge of having conspired to murder Mahatma Gandhi. The R.S.S. was also banned immediately. Simultaneously, hundreds were arrested on the same charge reading: "You are a member of R S S, a communal organization responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi".

Within three days of arresting Sri Guruji on this charge, Government of India withdrew the charge but detained him illegally till August 1948. Now the whole world knows that all the actions taken against R.S.S. and Sri Guruji from February 1948 till July 1949 were politically motivated, unfounded, illegal and unconstitutional. Indira Gandhi made yet another attempt to crush the R S S in 1976 and failed miserably. Narasimha Rao tried it again taking the legal route in an illegal manner in 1991 and kissed the dust. Now the leading congressmen including Sonia Gandhi have consigned Narasimha Rao to the political dust bin of history in a planned manner is another story. The most comical part of the story is that Arjun Singh who is physically unfit to do his normal day"s work seems to show tremendous gusto and enthusiasm in his endeavours to spread stories of falsehood about the R S S

Recently I was going through the records and archives of this period. A solid fact which has been hidden from public view by the Nehru Government in 1947 and later by all congress Governments relates to the plot which was hatched by the Muslim League to bump off the entire congress leadership on 10th September 1947 in New Delhi. The planned Muslim "coup" was unsuccessful because of the timely information given by Sri Guruji through his R S S volunteers to Sardar Patel about the attempted Muslim "coup". The Muslim coup was foiled on account of the sharp vigilance displayed by the R S S. Even at that time, there were many right-thinking, non-partisan people who duly recognised and admired the stellar role played by the R S S. One of the most notable among them was Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhagwan Das, a profound thinker and philosopher and the revered father of Sri Sriprakasha, Ex-High Commissioner for Pakistan and later Governor of Tamilnadu. Dr. Bhagwan Das declared in his article in the "Organiser" on October 16, 1948:

"I have been reliably informed that a number of youths of the RSS were able to inform Sardar Patel and Nehruji in the very nick of time of the (Muslim) Leaguers" intended "coup" on September 10, 1947, whereby they had planned to assassinate all Members of Government and all Hindu officials and thousands of Hindu citizens on that day and plant the flag of "Pakistan" on the Red Fort and then seize all Hind. If these high-spirited and self-sacrificing boys had not given the very timely information to Nehruji and Patelji, there would have been no Government of India today, the whole country would have changed its name into Pakistan, tens of millions of Hindus would have been slaughtered and all the rest converted to Islam or reduced to stark slavery....Well, what is the net result of all this long story? Simply this: that our Government should utilise, and not sterilise, the patriotic energies of the lakhs of RSS youths."

And yet Nehru Government was guilty of infidelity to Sri Guruji and R S S immediately after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948. Sri Guruji wrote to Sardar Patel on February 1, 1948: "Let us shoulder the responsibility that has fallen upon us by the untimely passing away of that great unifier, keeping alive the sacred memories of that soul who had tied diverse natures in a single bond and was leading them all on a single path. And let us, with the right feelings, restrained tone and fraternal love, conserve our strength and cement the national life with everlasting oneness". Just after sending this letter, Sri Guruji was arrested on the false charge of conspiracy to murder Mahatma Gandhi.

The disgraceful anti-national and treacherous role played by the Communist Party of India during the days of Quit India Movement in 1942 is now a proven fact of history. Immediately after the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, the same Communist Party of India (CPI) started launching a tirade against the R.S.S. holding them responsible for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. K.M. Munshi, Union Congress Minister, wrote in "Organiser" on October 4, 1949: "CPI is the enemy of Indian Nationalism, tied to the chariot wheel of USSR; R S S is fanatically Nationalist, worshipping Bharath Mata with high powered emotion, looking to ancient India alone for inspiration. CPI seeks to undermine the foundation of well-ordered life in order to bring about an upheaval; R.S.S. builds up the foundation of an unyielding discipline to take over, should the Nationalist Movement fall before the CPI. To CPI, Lenin, Stalin and USSR are the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; to R S S India is the Divine Mother, at whose altar self-immolation is bliss. What is USSR to CPI, ancient Bharath is to R S S The Church of CPI is materialism; the Church of R S S is Dharma buttressed with ancient traditions".

Continuously during the last 50 years, the maligners of RSS have believed in the notorious Goebbels doctrine: "Repeat a lie hundred times, and it becomes truth". However, that "doctrine" has been totally belied in this case. The people, except a few gullibles, have long since opened their eyes to the truth and refused to be led into the trap laid by the Congress Party, first under Nehru and later under Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimha Rao.

What do we learn from the daring life and deeds of Sri Guruji Golwalkar? He seems to give us this message: We should not forget the fact that it is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a courageous man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples often build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression, prejudice and resistance. What one should have is courage "moral courage, the courage of one"s convictions, the courage to see things through. Our world is in constant conspiracy against the brave. It is the age-old struggle" the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of our conscience on the other.

V Sundaram, IAS, Retd.

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