Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home Media The Wire declares that two Sadhus of Juna Akhara, victims of Palghar lynching, were...

The Wire declares that two Sadhus of Juna Akhara, victims of Palghar lynching, were not Hindus at all: Here is the truth

The Juna Akhara traces its origin to Adi Shankaracharya himself, one of greatest Hindu philosophers and theologian, the promulgator of the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

The conduct of propaganda outlet The Wire, which is headed by American Siddharth Varadarajan, has been atrocious for a very long time. Its track record of spreading fake news is second to none. It is not due to incompetence alone but sheer malice towards the Hindu community. If it were only incompetence, then a fair share of its propaganda would have been in favour of Hindus as well. But that hasn’t ever been the case. And the extent of its malice is such that The Wire has not abandoned its propaganda even in the wake of heinous mob lynching of two Sadhus associated with the Juna Akhara at Palghar in Maharashtra.

The Wire doubts the Hindu identity of the Sadhus

In its report on the incident, The Wire insinuated that the Sadhus were not Hindus at all. They claimed that social media was quick to ‘identify him as a Hindu and Sadhu’ and said that ‘however’, “two of the deceased belonged to the nomadic tribal community and were part of a religious sect affiliated with an akhaara or a religious group in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.” What The Wire attempts to hide here is that the Juna Akhara is an explicity Hindu ascetic order and there can be no misinterpretation about it under any circumstances unless one is motivated by malice to state otherwise.

The Wire doubt Hindu identity of two Juna Akhara sadhus, victims of Palghar lynching
Source: The Wire

As it turns out, it is precisely the polar opposite of what The Wire had itself said about the Juna Akhara in its earlier report. The inconsistency is so blatant that there is not even a scope for any defense here.

What The Wire said about Juna Akhara in the past

In February last year, during the Kumbh Mela, 32-year-old Kanhaiya Prabhu Nandgiri, formerly a resident of Azamgarh from the Dalit community, attained his position as a mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara. By all accounts, it was a momentous occasion worthy of much celebration but The Wire, obviously, was not pleased. It called the Juna Akhara a ‘Brahminical ascetic order’ and implied that it was a ploy of Hindutva forces to consolidate the Dalit vote bank ahead of the General Elections that were to occur later that year.

Source: The Wire

Thus, an institution that is a ‘Brahminical ascetic order’ when it elevates a person from the Dalit community to an important position loses its Hindu identity, as per The Wire, when two Sadhus associated with it become victims of a brutal mob lynching. The hypocrisy of it all and its malice is quite astounding for the sheer audacity of it alone.

What it tells us about The Wire and the Liberal Establishment

Quite clearly, the allegiance of The Wire, or the liberal establishment for that matter, is not to truth or objectivity. Truth, honesty, integrity do not matter in the liberal world. The only thing that matters here is the concerted campaign against the Hindu community. Facts can easily be twisted to fit the narrative. Facts that don’t suit the narrative are merely a minor inconvenience one has to work around. Because the larger objective is not to report objectively on events. The larger objective, the only objective, is to constantly undermine the interests of the Hindu Community.

There can be no doubt that the Juna Akhara is Hindu, it’s abundantly clear when one mere glances through the website of Baba Rampuri, one of the most prominent faces of the Juna Akhara. And no amount of propaganda by The Wire The Liar could ever change that fact. The malicious agenda of The Wire is so evident that a Hindu organization like Juna Akhara is decreed to be non-Hindu and that too, after the merciless lynching of two of its sadhus.

What is the Juna Akhara, the organisation that the two Sadhus, victims of the mob-lynching in Palghar, belonged to?

According to the website, “With more than 400,000 sannyasi members, Juna Akhara is by far the largest order of sadhus in India, today, the vast majority are Naga Babas. They have been called the defenders of the Sanatan Dharma. The word Naga, in this case, is derived from the Sanskrit word, nagna, meaning “naked.” And indeed Naga Babas are known for marching naked, covered with ashes, during the colorful sacred bathing rites at the Kumbh Mela.” To be clear, this is the same organization, which The Wire tells its reader is not Hindu. And no, this is not a joke.

source: rampuri.com

The Juna Akhara traces its origin to Adi Shankaracharya himself, one of greatest Hindu philosophers and theologian, the promulgator of the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. The websites states, “In the 7th century A.D., 52 lineages within the Order of Sannyasis formalized their age-old network into an elite brotherhood, a society, that was known originally as Dattatreya Akhara, then Bhairon Akhara, and after other new akharas were formed, it simply became known as Juna Akhara, the “old” akhara (as juna means “old” in Gujarati Language), or the “Ancient Circle”.”

About its administration, it says that the Juna Akhara does not resemble modern religious or spiritual organizations but is a traditional society. “Juna Akhara is a traditional society in which the sadhu families of the 52 lineages are represented by their acknowledged elders in a grand council of the akhara, which in turn is represented by elected Secretaries and a Sabhapati (President). Once elected to any position, the appointment is for life,” it says.

It adds, “The decisions of the greater and ruling councils have to do with the operation of the society as a whole, not with the functioning or behaviour of a lineage, family, or individual. All matters are divided into two main categories, “samaj“, dealing with the society as a whole affecting all, and “ghar”, that which relates to a sadhu family. These council members are all Naga Babas.”

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rana Ayyub tells Harvard University students how to speak ‘truth to power’, after spreading fake news over Ghaziabad fake hate crime

Rana Ayyub interacted with the students of Harvard University over challenges facing journalism and 'speaking truth to power'.

Mamata Banerjee, after promising monthly stipends for women, faces ‘financial shortage’ in keeping her poll promise

West Bengal government might have to cut down on fund allocation to other Departments to keep Lakshmi Bhandar scheme afloat.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced mass religious conversion accused Mohammad Umar Gautam was felicitated by AMU alumni for ‘spreading Islam’

Mohammad Umar Gautam and his associated at the Islamic Dawah Centre(IDC) preyed on vulnerable and poor people, those with listening and speaking disabilities, and converted them to Islam

The MVA report card: Maharashtra government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

10-min read: As the Maha Vikas Aghadi struggles to keep itself afloat, here's a snapshot on the Maharashtra government's handling of the pandemic.

Congress Toolkit team now comes up with a ‘white paper’ on COVID management, here is how it is flawed

Congress has released a white paper cautioning on the third wave of COVID-19, which appears as an extension of the toolkit that was exposed last month

86 lakh vaccinations: Why BJP had the most perfect day yesterday

Rahul Gandhi has done the BJP a favour, as usual when it comes to criticising the recordbreaking number of COVID vaccination.

Recently Popular

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people

After MC Kode, Vastavik Muhfaad abuses Lord Krishna while dissing another rapper, songs laced with expletives and drug promotion

In another ‘high on abuses’ song, Muhfaad refers to Hindu gods Ram and Sita in a similar depreciative manner.

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,363FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe