ಧರ್ಮದ ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದೇಶ ಕಟ್ಟುವ ಕನಸು ಸಲ್ಲದು !
ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ಧರ್ಮ ಒಂದೇ ನಾಣ್ಯದ ಎರಡು ಮುಖಗಳಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅದನ್ನು ಪಕ್ಕಕ್ಕಿಟ್ಟು ಧರ್ಮದ ಆಧಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ದೇಶ ಕಟ್ಟುವ ಕನಸು ಸಲ್ಲದು, ಸಲ್ಲದು, ಸಲ್ಲದು
I here by voice a strong opposition for the writing by Dr. Krishnamurthy Jois titled "Om shanti shanti". Its ironic that the author has given such a good title for such a partisan and immature articles. I do not understand why you have published a letter like this which is devoid of any human values.
Even if we accept that Hinduism is declining, the steps proposed by Mr.Jois are not the solution. The author does not seem to understand that secularism is the hallmark character of this country and forgetting this will be our greatest mistake. Democracy and secularism in our country go hand-in-hand. It will be wrong on our part to drop any one.
The 17 suggestions given by the author are not only wrong but dangerous to the nature of the country. I have to question the author about all his suggestions.
1. Vote and Elect only Hindu leaders
Shall we bar other community members from contesting? Should we have separate voter lists depending on community as it was once in British raj?2. Hire only Hindu candidates for Job
Shall we choose candidates just because they are Hindus without testing their competence? How shall we provide employment to other community members?3. Appoint only Hindu leaders.
Does the author claiming to create one more empire like Hitler?4. Defeat any political leader who does not support Hindus and Hinduism
Same as 1.
5. All religious organizations needs to come under Hindu management & Hindu Leadership, does not matter if it belongs to other religions, it is in Hindu country and it needs to be managed by Hindus.
This is a dilemma. The author does not deny other community members right to practice their religion. But want to take up the management rights. How shall we do it?6. In Government, Position higher than certain Grade level should be held by a Hindu, it does not matter backward or forward
Again the author is in favor of selecting Hindu candidates whether they are competent or not.7. Provide 100% protection to all Hindu organizations and declare Hinduism as Number One religion in India.
The constitution which we have accepted for our country has adopted declares India as a secular republic. So trying to convert India into a Hindu nation is out of question.8. Revive Hindu studies and Sanskrit teaching in Grade level.
Kindly do not declare Sanskrit as a Hindu language.9. Discourage non Hindu cloths, communication, tradition and culture in India.
Are we supposed to wear the leaves and tree barks clothes? Because saree and other hindu dress like kurta, paijama are also not Hindu. They have come from other cultures.10. Holidays only to Hindu festivals and No holiday, not even January 1st.
Holidays are given to every Hindu festival. Why deny others rights to celebrate?11. Revive Hindu culture at all levels of life in India.
Define what "Hindu culture" is first.12. Support or help only Hindu, if person live in India do not care to live like Hindu, Make them understand it is a Hindu country.
Are you suggesting that we create a "Taliban" culture here?13. Provide and support by Scholarship/ financial aids to Hindu applicants
What should we do the intelligent students of other communities?14. Breath, Eat, wear, teach and learn only Hinduism.
Define "Hinduism". How can one eat that?15. Government money goes only to Hindus causes first and then to others
When members of all communities pay tax, why should they be denied Government funding? Or shall we say that they need not pay tax?16. Learn from other countries to revive our religion and to build a religious country
Shall we learn from Afghanistan? Should Osama and Hitler be our role-models?17. Let Supreme Court of India pass a law that, any body commits crime or assaults Hindus and Hindu organization; such person should be punishable by death penalty.
Will the same law hold good for Hindus committing crime against other community members.The irony is that the author seems to be working for "United States Department of Agriculture" (I guessed this through his e-mail-id). I fail to understand that why a person working for a "Non-Hindu" organization is making such comments. I would have been happier if he had written about this in "Hindu" language and not in a "non-Hindu" language like English.
Sir, even I think some reforms are necessary for the survival of Hinduism in this century. But I beg to differ from the opinions given by the author.