What is the message of RSS ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in India?

Anyone can argue with the politics of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or the RSS. But few can renounce the party's political success.

 It can be said that they have swivelled the success of the vote into an ideological accomplishment. 

But its opposite is factual. On 5th August, the construction of the temple on the site of Babri Mosque in Ayodhya began with a piece of silver brick weighing 22.8 kg.

However, the significance of the event is not just a matter of brick-cement. The moment can be called a new starting point in the long history of South Asia.
What is the message of RSS ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in India?

On August 5, 2019, the Indian government rejected the political sovereignty of Kashmiris. The construction of Ram Mandir started on the same day the following year. These two goals have long been in the form of RSS aspirations.

They are advancing towards one goal after another by ascertaining themselves irresistible. Logically, Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared 5th August to India's Independence Day on 15 th August. Undoubtedly, it is a new construction of 'Indian' identity.

The journey of success, one after another in 95 years

RSS was born in 1925. In India, everyone calls RSS as 'Sangh-Parivar'. The credit of the success of anyone in the family goes to its supreme leader. He is the ultimate guardian of the family. In 1960, the 'family' first got involved in the politics of building a temple on the site of the Babri Mosque.

It took them 50 years to succeed. But they did not lose patience or hope. They were not as wrong about the conclusive result of the movement.

 In the 12th year of their struggle, they were able to demolish the mosque. For the next 28 years, the politics of building a temple were settled there.

The RSS achieved its goal by shattering India's secular tradition and ignoring the emotions of 180 million Muslim voters.

They have never been distracted on the path of this strategy of their politics. Prafulla Ketkar, editor of the RSS mouthpiece 'Organizer', wrote openly on July 26: The struggle to liberate Ram Janmabhoomi (birthplace of Hindu Lord Ram) was not a religious movement. It is a venture to rewrite the history of India.

The title of his writing is also significant: ‘Reconstruction of the Renaissance’. Chandrakant Sampura, the 77-year-aged old guy who is the original architect of the Ram temple, said he had visited the Babri Masjid, 30 years ago. And that time, he was accompanied by the leaders of the World Hindu Council.

A prominent industrialist inaugurated him to Ashok Singhal of the World Hindu Council. In other words, the goal of building a temple there is very old.

 Step by step they simply wiped out the obstacles by consolidating political power. Despite being banned four times, there is no precedent for the RSS to compromise on its own ideology.

Unprecedented game of gaining 303 seats from only 2 seats in Lok Sabha

RSS was banned for four times. Among them, three times by only the Congress government. That Congress is now virtually cornered in Indian politics by the 'Sangh-Parivar'. 

As the political party of RSS, the BJP won two seats in the Lok Sabha in 1984; which was 6 per cent of the total vote. After 30 years, in 2014, they got 272 seats; The vote increased at 31 per cent.

Their votes have intensified in every election in these years. After the demolition of Babri Masjid in 2019, their seats and votes increased more. This time they got 36 per cent of the total vote; their seats are now 303 seats. The BJP has already formed five governments in India, including the last two.

They are currently in power individually or jointly in 16 of the 31 states and union territories. 

All of this is a product of the politics of Ram temple and Hindutva. The essence of this brief image is much larger. The Sangh Parivar has not been deceived by making religion a product of voting.

Of course, in South Asia, they did not just do communal politics. But the secret of their success is that they work with sincerity and commitment, even, most of the time ruthlessly. Not only just in the form of political strategy; but also in the form of ideology.

The RSS's religiosity is not only changing the political and social life of India, they are also shaping the very nature of Hinduism. 

In the midst of so many spiritual and self-sacrificing images of the characters of gods and goddesses, they are imposing a political image. Adding slogans of the same style. 

The art of politics is finding a place in the place of belief. The more, the infrastructure of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be visible, the more the BJP's monopoly in northern India will be finalized.

 The RSS has allotted three and a half years for the construction of the temple. Yes, the next national election will be in 2024!, simultaneously, the next year marks the centenary of the RSS!

At last, the Congress knelt before the RSS

The historical rival of the RSS is the National Congress. The Congress leadership has supported Bhumipuja (one Kind of Hindu ritual) for the temple in Ayodhya. It is a chronological event. Its symbolic value is also considerable.

 Not only did Congress fail to hinder the politics of the RSS, they eventually succumbed to the politics of the RSS. 

This moment is more valuable to the RSS than the formation of a BJP government at the centre more than once, no matter how dangerous it may be for the entirety of South Asia.

The support of the Congress on 5th August in Ayodhya was not merely verbal. The Congress leadership from Madhya Pradesh has also announced to send 11 pcs of silver bricks to construct the temple.

Resistance to the demolition of the Babri Masjid on the one hand and the sending of silver bricks for the construction of the temple on the other is an awfully self-contradictory image of their political dogma. However, this is not the first time this has happened.

In the 1989 elections, the 'Secular Congress' launched its election campaign from Ayodhya only to clarify its religious bias. The kneeling of 5th August is inevitably more than all the past.

Indian politics will now shift from the moderate-rightist equation to the right-right equation. This is the high time the leftists should take a big decision who is the long-aligned ally of Congress.
What is the message of RSS ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in India?

Internationally, the situation is favourable for them

By building a Ram temple on the land of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, the RSS has turned its religious-nationalist politics into the centroid of Indian politics. It is a dream come true for any political power. The historian of Sangh-family will make good use of this opportunity.

 Translating the decades-old slogan, "Build the temple there," into action, the group can now assert that they are implementing what they want.

In the coming days, Sangh-Parivar will come to India with some additional new directions. That will happen shortly. They have full control over the situation. Whatever they want will happen now. 

As India is an ally of Washington and Europe in the Sino-US conflict, the RSS, no longer has to worry about being beaten to death for opposing ideologies.

 The lockdown in Kashmir over the past year has received little international attention. Nowhere, the estimation of New Delhi was so much accurate.

It is now speculated that the RSS may hastily want to change the country's constitution. This will enable them to outlaw secular politics, cultural pluralism and change in India. Their public goal is to officially declare India as a 'Hindu state'.

 India's national identity will be religious nationalism or cultural nationalism; The RSS can now decide on the fluctuations. In the form of a speech in Ayodhya on 5th August, Prime Minister Modi made such an indication.

In his words, Mahatma Gandhi also dreamed of Ram Rajya ( the State of Hindu Lord Ram). Ram Mandir will pave the way for this dream.
What is the message of RSS ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in India?

The RSS has already achieved the goal of Hindu Rashtra (Hindu State) in the field of politics. They may want to acknowledge that achievement on paper also. In today's Indian constitution, the identity of secularism is quite distinct.

Congress will raise some objections to any amendment in 'low voice'. Their 'confrontation' is no longer problematic for the BJP. Other democratic forces are divided into states. No geographical condition of their unity exists now.

Apart from this, mosques in Ayodhya and other places may soon be demolished and temples may be built. Religion is a good way to cope with the economic catastrophe of the Corona and the discomfort of not being able to cope with Chinese power on the border.

The RSS will now apply this tool en masse. Opponents call it the "strategy" of the RSS. But this is a big negligence. Hindutva and the establishment of Hindu Rashtra (State) are the politics, not the strategy of the RSS. And never had.

There is a reason for fear for everyone

The rapid surge of communal politics in India is a cause for concern for neighbouring countries. Honestly, it would make an impact on neighbouring countries. Neighbours cannot be shifted.

As a result, there is no alternative to conserving good relations with neighbours. But the disappearance of the Babri Mosque has left a deep scar on the minds of the Muslim people of neighbour countries. 

Ignoring this, it is not easy for policymakers here to maintain good international relations with them.

The irresistible state of the RSS in India will continue to indirectly justify similar religious politics and culture in other South Asian countries. 

On 5th August, part of the 'guests' in Ayodhya was the 'participants' who demolished the mosque in 1992. What are the consequences of the message it will send to other parts of South Asia?

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