150 Hindu outfits to discuss possibility of ‘Hindu Rashtra’, abolition of J&K special status

Srinagar, June 9: Approximately 150 Hindu outfits will meet in Goa from June 14 to17 for a convention to chalk out a programme for establishing a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in India by 2023, Hindustan Times reported today.  The conclave is being organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), the sister outfit of Sanatan Sanstha which was caught up in controversy after the murder of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, the report added.

According to Uday Dhuri, spokesperson, HJS, the people of India are amenable to the idea of Hindu Rashtra, the report said. “The recent election of Yogi Adityanath, who is a strong proponent of Hindu Rashtra with a brute majority shows that people want a Hindu Rashtra in India. Our conclave will provide direction on how to proceed in this mission,” said Dhuri.  He said that the Hindu Rashtra will come into being in the year 2023 and the HJS wants to unite all Hindu outfits to work together in this mission, the report added.   

The various topics to be discussed at the conclave include love jihad, religious conversions, protection of Hindu religious places, defamation of Hindu saints and change in the demography of population where local Hindus are being shunted out. “We will devise ways to stop atrocities on the Hindu population. Our Hindu nation will be based along the lines of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s rule, where all religions were respected and none were appeased,” said Dhuri.  Although the HJS described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their ‘own man’, they expressed reservations that the BJP led Government was not able to do much for the Hindus.

“There are so many pending issues like uniform civil code, abolition of Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, as well as construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya which has not been tackled so far,” rued Dhuri.  The HJS was established by psychiatrist Dr Jayant Balaji Athavale, who was also the founder of Sanatan Sanstha on October 7, 2002 and its aim is to establish a Hindu nation and protect the Hindu culture, the report added.

The Congress said the entire Hindutva programme of HJS has the blessings of the BJP, the report said. “These outfits carry out subversive activities with impunity, thanks to the support from the BJP-led government. The government has enough material and proof to ban the Sanatan Sansthan and its sister outfits like HJS, but it turns a blind eye towards them and allows them to take law into their own hands,” said Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant.  In 2013, anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, who pursued the Anti-Superstition and Eradication of Black magic Bill was shot dead. This bill was described by his opponents as an anti-Hindu bill. Last year, the CBI arrested Virendra Tawde, who was associated with both Sanatan Sanstha and HJS for this murder.

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