United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Believing is no harmless. Some fifteen percent influential and powerful Hindus believed that eighty-five per cent Hindus were Shudras, untouchables and Chandals. Living under a false sense of security these handful of Hindus represented by Brahmans and Kstatriyas themselves became the most degraded and degenerate clauses of Hindus had already given away their manhood. So when few of Muslims invaded India the whole Hindudom fell at their feet.
It is a fatal belief for any people and any government to think that because country’s population and because they have political power, economic power and military power, they can crush and keep under subjection in a state of humiliation or drive out the helpless minority of the population. History has an account to settle with the Hindus and the Muslims of India and of Pakistan. How that account can be settled will depend on the manner and the spirit in which the minorities are treated by the majority community, both in India and in Pakistan.
Political organizations which do not believe in the equality of all Indians will first of all break up Hindus unity itself. Look at the bloodshed caused by the attempt to impose Hindi on South India. Hindu communal political parties, though they hide themselves behind nationalistic names and banners, are, the enemies of Hindus themselves belonging to the poorer classes. That is to say they are enemies to ninety per cent of Hindus. Posing themselves as champions of Hindu interests, they are attempting to support the Vanashrasma system and the caste system, which have proved fatal not only for the poorer Hindus but for the whole of India. Hindu communal political parties, though they hide themselves behind nationalistic names and banners, are in realty enemies of Hindus themselves belonging to the poorer classes. That is to say they are enemies to ninety per cent of Hindus. Posing themselves as champions of Hindu interests, they are attempting to support the Vanashrama system and the caste system, which have proved fatal not only for the poorer Hindus but for the whole of India a mentioned at the outset of this essay.
Unity of the Indian people is undividable. The idea of Hindu supremacy or Hindu Rashtra will not result in Indian unity. It will make about more than fifteen crores Indians as enemies of India. It will undetermined or destroy the loyalty of Muslims in the police force in the three wings of the army, in civil services and in other walks of life. It will blow up India. This belief is also giving a chance to foreign imperialist powers to play off Hindus against Muslims, to bring about, sabotage and disorder throughout India, to weaken and undermine our Five-year Plans to bribe and buy our legislators and ministers, and to paraylse the entire national life of India.
Hinduism and Hindu culture can be honored only if in a free India, minorities feel equally honored. To suppress them or to compel them that they are second class citizens living at the mercy of the Hindus is to play in the hands of enemies of India and to invite disaster. Indian unity can never mean only Hindu unity. The Indian Rashtra should never mean Hindu Rashtra. A minority of seven or eight crores driven to desperation can bring about India’s downfall. We cannot afford to disregard that united we stand, divided we fall. Having the opposite belief has already done tragic harm to India and Indians. Wrong political beliefs of communally-minded Indian political parties are a danger signal to the whole of India.