Take a look at this screenshot.
It contains a picture of a recent caste based indignity in Vellore in Tamil Nadu, where the body of a Dalit man had to be lowered from a bridge because the mourners were refused passage to the cremation ground. This shameful incident went viral and people were understandably outraged.
Now take a look at the accompanying text in this screenshot. Do you see what Scroll has managed to do here? They have managed to drag in RSS while discussing this incident. Remember that this happened in Tamil Nadu, a state where the BJP does not have a single MLA. Possibly never did.
Now you get the true picture of the brazenness of Indian ‘liberals’. How could any reasonable person possibly think of RSS while discussing social evils in Tamil Nadu?
How absurd. How infuriating. Yet not surprising. Indian ‘liberals’ have held power almost continuously for six decades. And yet, they manage to look everyone in the eye and act as if the long term opposition BJP is responsible for every problem in India. Without a trace of embarrassment or shame or irony. Even in states where BJP did not even get to sit in opposition benches, like Tamil Nadu. Somehow, it is all the fault of RSS and BJP, who had no resources, no power and no traction in the state ever.
This strategy is so unbelievably brazen that it sort of works.
The reason I am giving this example is so that the Hindu right does not get bullied by hypocritical ‘liberals’ who demand that BJP/Modi can no longer blame older regimes for structural problems with India.
The BJP has merely entered its second continuous term in office. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with blaming Nehru loudly and clearly for the problems in Kashmir. If ‘liberals’ are going to suggest that RSS is to blame for caste injustices in Tamil Nadu, it is absolutely fitting and absolutely relevant that the Hindu right lay the blame for Kashmir issues at the door of Nehru where it belongs.
Don’t even try the defense that Nehru has been dead for 50 years. BJP didn’t rule Tamil Nadu ever. BJP wasn’t even the opposition party in Tamil Nadu ever. Still ‘liberals’ are blaming them. Why can’t Nehru and Congress who ruled India for 60 years take responsibility and blame?
Let’s be clear: all the social problems with India, from gender issues to caste issues, every single thing is the fault of the Congress, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and its political fellow travelers.
Hey ‘liberals’, did you know about this?
The caste related aspects of manual scavenging is known to all. Who should I blame for this situation in Tamil Nadu? RSS?
Or did you know about this?
How many MLAs does BJP have in West Bengal? Maybe 3-4 out of 292, until recently. Who is to blame for this situation in West Bengal? RSS?
Haryana has the worst gender ratio among all Indian states. Who is responsible? Haryana got its first BJP CM only in 2014. And since then, the gender ratio has steadily gone upwards.
And yet you will see Indian ‘liberals’ who never fail to act as if problems of caste discrimination and patriarchal mindset somehow have something to do with RSS.
What the Hindu Right needs to learn here is not to get so easily bullied. Remember that Nehru created the catastrophe in Kashmir. Never be embarrassed to point out that the current problems in the economy have to do with the bad loans given by UPA under Manmohan Singh.
Do not give in easily to ‘liberals’ who act as if they have a saintly counter-argument: Stop blaming what happened in the past because it’s over. Except the ‘liberal’ side is happily blaming the Hindu Right for all problems all across India, even if those places don’t have a single BJP MLA.
Now it’s all very well to say that ‘blame games’ don’t help anyone. And they don’t. Isn’t it better to focus all the energy on doing things right rather than blaming those who did wrong? But such a blame game is a necessary evil in a democracy, where there is always a political game to be won. If you lose the political argument, then you lose all power to effect any positive change whatsoever. That’s worse, isn’t it?
So let’s get this clear. His Majesty Jawaharlal Nehru and all his heirs and successors are 100% responsible for India’s problems in Kashmir. Every bit of expense, every bit of suffering that India has gone through in Kashmir is due to their strategic blunders.
Every time they point one finger at RSS for things the RSS has literally nothing to do with, the Hindu Right should point four fingers back at Nehru. Until they stop telling lies about the Hindu Right, keep telling the truth about them.