RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has rightly advised all Hindus to reach out to each other and thereafter they should connect with the world together.
So all “proud” Hindus must take note of it and embrace all Dalits as their own and award equal rights and dignity to them instead of discriminating against them right from schools temples to crematoriums.
And thereafter they must connect with the world instead of taunting Pakistani/ Australian cricketers at our home ground or terming alleged Bangladeshi “intruders” or Indians(with roots in erstwhile East Bengal) as “termites” who are required to be “exterminated”!
Also the world cannot get complete without the non-Hindu citizens residing within India whose right over the country is not an iota lesser than any “Hindu Hriday Samrat” also! So without questioning their “patriotism” or interfering in their personal domain of religious sites diet attire or practice (mosques churches beef hijab halal aazan), all Hindus must honour the religious “minorities” as absolutely equal as enshrined in the Constitution of this secular diverse country of all.
No thanks is enough for RSS and Mohan Bhagwat for their attempt to reform the Hindus who have all along created artificial boundaries within their own (through barbaric casteism and untouchability) and also kept away Children of God hailing from other religion or nationality as “aliens”!
Let’s hope that day will ultimately arrive when intercaste marriage will not lead to “honour killings” and inter-religious marriage will not invite ridiculous cheap accusation of “love jihad”! And by discarding the rude ugly heartless assertion of “India is not Dharamshala”, persecuted people in neighboring countries(irrespective of religious background) are not excluded from our warm embrace.
Will the Hindus succeed in living upto Rabindranath Tagore’s vision – – – “Bishwasaathe Joge Jethay Biharo, Seikhane Jog Tomar Saathe Aamaro”(“I too remain connected to you in the same way you move around connected to the universe”)!
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata