By Dipankar Bhattacharya
Per week forward of the seventy fifth anniversary of Independence, India commemorated the eightieth anniversary of the Stop India motion on 9 August 2022. The Congress management had been arrested instantly after giving the Stop India name from the All-India Congress Committee session in Mumbai, however the name triggered a well-liked upsurge in a number of elements of India and gave rise to even 4 parallel governments – Ballia in UP, Tamluk in Bengal, Talcher in Odisha and Satara in Maharashtra. The Satara parallel authorities in reality lasted until 1947, turning into the historic bridge between the Stop India motion and the ultimate exit of the British colonial rulers.
Historical past has nonetheless performed a merciless joke on India. Energy has handed into the arms of forces whose predecessors had not simply stayed away from the liberty motion however collaborated with the colonial rulers throughout numerous phases for the reason that 1857 struggle of independence. In 2014 Narendra Modi got here to energy with the decision of a ‘Congressmukt Bharat’, an India free from the Congress. Right this moment Residence Minister Amit Shah boasts in regards to the BJP ruling India for 50 years and BJP President JP Nadda talks in regards to the BJP turning into the one celebration in India! Opposition dominated governments are being destabilised and toppled one after one other, opposition celebration workplaces are being raided and encircled by the police and opposition leaders are being harassed relentlessly by the ED.
When the Structure and Nationwide Flag have been being adopted, RSS had explicitly rejected each, insisting on recognising the Manusmriti as India’s foundational code and the saffron flag as India’s nationwide flag. The RSS opposition to the constitutional course of free and fashionable India was not confined to simply ideological polemics. It did every thing attainable to destabilise and derail the fledgling republic. The assassination of Gandhi was half and parcel of this bigger conspiracy.
One other conspiratorial occasion occurred in Ayodhya on the night time of twenty-two December 1949, only a month forward of the formal enforcement of the Structure on 26 January 1950, when a Ram idol was clandestinely put in within the Babri Masjid with the blessings of the Ayodhya Metropolis Justice of the Peace Guru Dutt Singh and District Justice of the Peace KKK Nayar, each of whom subsequently joined lively politics beneath the banner of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the organisational predecessor of at present’s BJP.
It’s pertinent to recollect the phrases of Sardar Patel, India’s first Residence Minister, who needed to ban the RSS within the wake of the Gandhi assassination. The communique issued by the Authorities of India made it clear that the ban was necessitated to root out the forces of hate and violence that have been placing the nation in peril. In his letters to Shyama Prasad and Golwalkar, Patel took observe of the communal poison being unfold by the RSS and its disastrous penalties which claimed many lives together with that of Gandhi. The ban was finally lifted on 11 July, 1949 after the RSS had given in writing its acceptance of the Structure and the Nationwide Flag. The communique issued whereas lifting the ban expressed the hope that the RSS, as promised, would perform as a democratic organisation within the cultural sphere, eschewing secrecy and abjuring violence. With the ban lifted, the RSS in fact went again to its outdated methods as India has been experiencing at such nice value.
Right this moment the Modi authorities is utilizing the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s independence as a mega alternative to distort historical past and hijack icons of India’s freedom motion. It has amended the Flag Code to show the flag right into a enterprise merchandise, eradicating it from its historical past as an emblem of wrestle for self-reliance and revival of India’s as soon as thriving handloom business which was decimated by the British colonial rule to advertise Britain’s cotton mills. It has additionally robbed the phrase Azadi of its core which means. Azadi in our freedom motion meant not simply freedom from colonial rule but in addition freedom from every kind of social bondage and oppression
From the standing of a topic individuals beneath British rule and numerous kingdoms, we, the individuals of India grew to become free residents of a free nation with the adoption of India’s Structure. Right this moment all these liberties of Indian persons are at stake. Residents are being persecuted for telling the reality, in search of justice and demanding rights. Despite the trauma of Partition, India had resolved to maneuver on as a secular democratic republic respecting the social range and composite tradition that outlined the Indian mosaic. Right this moment that very resolve is being sought to be reversed because the constitutional aim of a sovereign sdemocratic India is being successfully changed by the century-old dream of the RSS of turning secular India right into a fascist Hindu Rashtra.
As a part of our sustained ‘We, the individuals of India’ marketing campaign to have a good time the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s independence, allow us to subsequently observe a particular weeklong marketing campaign from 9-15 August to resume our resolve to construct the India of the goals of our nice martyrs. We, the individuals of India have one mission – Save our Freedom, Democracy, Structure!(IPA Service)
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