India 1984 – when it backstabbed and betrayed with Sikh nation (Part-12)
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This document was published by the Hindi Weekly ‘Pratipaksh’ edited by George Fernandes (currently Defence Minister of India) in its edition of November 25, 1984 with the following editorial comment- “The author of the following document is known as an ideologue and policy formulator of the RSS. After the killing of Prime Minister (Indira Gandhi) he distributed this document among prominent politicians. It has a historical significance that is why we have decided to publish it, violating policy of our Weekly. This document highlights the new affinities developing between the Indira Congress and the RSS.
The Sikhs were killed uptil 3rd Nov but a veteran of RSS distributed a document in high ups within just one week where the need was to heal the wounds but it sprayed salt by this document. The writer of this document was unknown of ‘Operation Shanti’ so he just praised indira Gandhi and suggested Sikhs to come back in Hindu main stream. His this documents exposes the views of RSS top brass.
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The role of RSS in 1984 Sikh genocide…..
Recently, a crucial document has surfaced which may throw some light on the unhidden aspects of the genocide. It was authored and circulated by a luminary and veteran of the RSS, Nana Deshmukh on November 8, 1984. Interestingly, this document was published in the Hindi Weekly ‘Pratipaksh’ edited by George Fernandes (Defence Minister of India 1999-2004, and presently a great pal of the RSS) in its edition of November 25, 1984 titled ‘Indira Congress-RSS collusion’ with the following editorial comment:
“The author of the following document is known as an ideologue and policy formulator of the RSS. After the killing of Prime Minister (Indira Gandhi) he distributed this document among prominent politicians. It has a historical significance that is why we have decided to publish it, violating policy of our Weekly. This document highlights the new affinities developing between the Indira Congress and the RSS.
MOMENTS OF SOUL SEARCHING;
Indira Gandhi ultimately did secure a permanent place at the doorstep of history as a great martyr. With her dynamism borne out of her fearlessness and dexterity, she was able to take the country forward like a colossus for over a decade and was able to build an opinion that she alone understood the realities of the country, that she alone had the ability to run the decadent political system of our corrupt and divided society, and probably that she alone could keep the country united. She was a great lady and her death as a brave leader had added to her greatness. She was killed by a person in whom she kept faith despite several complaints. Such an influential and busy personality was killed by a person who had the duty to protect her person. This act came as a blow not only to her admirers in the country and the world but also her critics. This cowardly and treacherous act of killing not only ended the life of a great leader but also killed, in the name of the Panth, the mutual faith of humanity. Explosion of sudden arson and violent hysteria throughout the country was probably a direction-less and improper expression of the hurt, anger and feeling of loss of her followers. Lakhs of her followers used to see her as the only defender, powerful protector, and a symbol of united India. It is a different matter whether this is right or wrong.
For these innocent and uninformed followers, the treacherous murder of Indira Gandhi was the tragic culmination of the poisonous campaign of separatism, antagonism and violence conducted over the previous three years in which hundreds of innocents had to lose their invaluable lives and the sanctity of religious places was destroyed. This campaign assumed an ominous pace after the painful army action in June which, in the eyes of most of the people of the country, had become necessary to protect the sanctity of the religious places. Barring a few exceptions, the Sikh community observed silence for a long time on the barbaric massacres and heinous killings of innocent people, but they condemned the long-pending army action with anger and dangerous explosiveness. The country was stunned at their attitude. The army action was compared to the “gallu ghara” action of Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1762 to desecrate the Harmandir Sahib. Without going into the objectives of the two incidents, Mrs. Gandhi was pushed into the category of Ahmed Shah Abdali. She was termed the enemy of the Sikh panth and big prizes were announced on her head. On the other hand Bhindrawale who was guilty of heinous crimes against humanity in the name of religion was hailed as a martyr. Open display of such feelings in different parts of the country and abroad played a special role in increasing the distrust and alienation between the Sikhs and the rest of Indians. In the background of this distrust and alienation, stunned and bewildered people accepted the validity of the rumors of celebrations by the Sikhs at the heinous murder of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards in retaliation of the army action. Of these the most hurting explanation was that of Giani Kripal Singh who being the Head Granthi considered himself to be the sole spokesman of the Sikh community. He said that he expressed no sorrow at the death of Indira Gandhi. This statement added fuel to the fire of boiling anger. No immediate and natural condemnation of this despicable statement by an important leader came from responsible Sikh leaders, intellectuals or organization. Therefore the already angered common and unimaginative people took it as correct that the Sikhs celebrated the death of Indira Gandhi. Because of this belief, selfish elements could succeed in making the common people become violent against the helpless Sikhs.
This was a most explosive situation which needed utmost patience and skilful conduct on behalf of our Sikh brothers. I am saying this, being a life member of the RSS, because on January 30, 1948 a Hindu fanatic, who was a Marathi and had no relation with the RSS, rather was a bitter critic of the Sangh, committed unfortunate killing of Mahatma Gandhi. On this occasion we also suffered the sudden eruption of hysteria, loot and atrocities of misdirected people. We ourselves saw how selfish elements who were well acquainted with this incident, deliberately declared a murderer to be a member of the RSS and also spread the rumor that the RSS people were celebrating throughout the country death of Mahatma Gandhi, and thus they succeeded in diverting the love and the feeling of loss and hurt in the hearts of people for Gandhi. Such feelings were spread against Swayamsewaks (Volunteers) and their families, particularly in Mahrashtra.
Having gone through such experiences myself, I can understand the strong reaction and feeling of innocent Sikh brothers who became of victims of sudden eruption of people’s violent hysteria. In fact, I would like to condemn in strongest words the inhuman barbarity and cruelty on Sikh brothers in Delhi and elsewhere. I feel proud of all those Hindu neighbors who protected lives and property of troubled Sikh brothers without caring for their lives. Such things one being heard from all over Delhi. These things have practically increased the faith in natural goodness of human behavior and particularly faith in Hindu nature.
I am also worried at the Sikh reaction in such delicate and explosive situation. As an activist engaged in national reconstruction and unity for half a century and being a well wisher of Sikh community I am hesitating in saying that if reactive armed action by Sikhs is even partly true then they have not been able to evaluate the situation correctly and comprehensively and as a result could not respond according to the situation. Here I wish to draw the attention of all my countrymen including Sikhs that in a similar difficult situation arising out of murder of Mahatma Gandhi when in the hysteria against the RSS crimes of destruction of property, heinous burning alive of children, inhuman cruelty etc. were being committed and the news was reaching Nagpur from all over India, then the ‘dictator’ of the RSS known as the so-called big private army, the then head of the Sangh late M.S. Golwalkar issued an appeal in Nagpur on February 1, 1948 to the lakhs of armed young followers throughout the country in the following unforgettable words:
‘I direct all my Swayamsewak brothers that despite spread of provocation due to lack of understanding, they should adopt cordial attitude towards all and remember that this mutual distrust and improper hysteria is the result of the love and respect that the whole country has for Mahatma who made the country great in the eyes of the world. We salute such great respected departed soul’.
[Note : What a silly suggestion to a brave community? He forgets the valor of khalsa as only two examples are given in the beginning of the book. Khalsa prefers to get martyrdom then to surrender and beg for his life. The history of Sikh is full of such examples. He suggests that Sikhs should have requested to spare their lives but not to retaliate or taken the arms in hands to resist and defend themselves. He wants to make us cowardice like they themselves are? Sikh religion clearly demand heads from its followers as; JE TAO PREM KHELAN KA CHAO SIR DHAR TALI GALI MORI AAO!! Means if you love me, than keep your head on your palm to offer me before you embrace into a khalsa.
Not only this but see the next line: ITT MAARAG PAIR DHARIJE SIR DEEJE KAAN NAA KEEJE !! Means when you take such steps, don’t retreat but never hesitate to sacrifice yourself.
Sikh religion gives birth to warriors not to cowards, they should know it before they give a foolish suggestion].
These were not empty words to hide cowardice and helplessness in the hopeless situation. In those life threatening serious moments he proved that every word of his appeal had a meaning. On the evening of February 1, hundreds of Swayamsewaks in Nagpur urged for armed resistance and resisting till the last drop of their blood to stop the probable attack on their leader the same night. And some associates of Guruji told him of a conspiracy against his life and requested to shift his residence to a safe place before the attack, Guruji told them in such a black moment also that if the same people whom he had truly and with full ability, served throughout his life wanted to take his life, then why and for whom he should save his life. Thereafter he cautioned them in stern voice that even if a drop of blood of his countrymen was shed in saving him, then such a life would be useless for him. History is a witness that lakhs of Swayamsewaks (hundreds of thousands volunteers) spread throughout the country followed this directive word by word. Though they had to digest vulgarities in exchange of their patience and tolerance but there was a faith to give them patience that whatever may happen to them in present condition, history will definitely prove them innocent
I hope that in present difficult situation my Sikh brothers will also show the above-referred patience and tolerance. But I am deeply pained to know that rather than displaying such tolerance and patience at some places they have retaliated against the crowd with arms and played into the hands of such selfish elements who were eager to spread the trouble. I am surprised how a section of our society considered to be most disciplined, organized and religious, adopted such a negative and self-defeating attitude. May be they could not get proper leadership at the moments of such a crisis. Through my scanty study and understanding of Sikh history I consider that such a nonpolitical reaction of Sikhs in moments of such a crisis came from their complete involvement with teachings of love, tolerance and sacrifice of Sikh nature. Warrior nature of Sikh religion was a short time provision against barbarity of foreign Mughals which was taught by tenth Guru. For him Khalsa was a relatively small part of a broad Hindu-Sikh brotherhood and was designed as an armed hand to defend Hindu community and its traditions. Guru Govind Singh laid down for Khalsa followers five KS (Kesh, Kripan, Kangha, Kara and Kachha) and ‘Singh’ in the name of Khalsas. This was a symbol of their being soldiers. But unfortunately today these only are being projected as basic and necessary forms of Sikh religion.
[Note: here Nana Desmukh attacks on Sikh religion by trying to merge them into mainstream of Hinduism as he misguides them to give up their distinct & sovereign identity with their mandatory five symbols of faith given to them at the time of creation of Khalsa. He has not gne through the commands of 10th master to his followers who initiated into khalsa as.……
JAB LAG KHALSA RAHE NIARAR !! TAB LAG TEJ DIO MAIN SAARA !!
means that ….as long as Khalsa lives with it’s distinct identity, he will always enlighten the panth and always take care. But Guru ji also warns his khalsa as ……whenever it turns its back from commands and follows the Brahminic rituals, I shall not take care of them.
JAB EH GAHEB BIPRAN KI REET !! MAIN NAA KARON INKI PARTEET !!
The Hindus should know that Guru Gobind Singh condemned the classification of society and rejected the supremacy of Brahminis. Equality in every mankind is the motto of Sikh religion].
I am sorry to say that Sikh intellectuals too have failed to understand that conversion of Sikh religion into Khalsaism is a much later event and this was due to deliberate plan of British imperialists to divide and rule in Punjab. Its aim was to cut the Sikhs off from their Hindu environ. Unfortunately, after independence power hungry politicians kept alive for their own interest the unnaturally born problems of separation and equal existence, and carried forward the game of imperialists to divide and rule by their vote bank politics. This improper equating of Sikhs with militant Khalsaism is not only the basic root of separatist tendencies in some parts of Sikh community, but it also raised militancy and faith in the power of weapons to the level of religious worship.
[Note: (here Nana Desmukh seems ignorant of creation of Khalsa by 10th master of Sikh religion Guru Gobind Singh ji on 31st March 1699 at Kesgarh – Anandpur sahib, which falls on now 14th April every year due to change of Gregory calendar in 1752)].
This religious worship gave rise to terrorist movement like Babbar Khalsa in the second decade and recently Indira Gandhi was killed as a result of terrorist wave under the leadership of Bhindrawale and a long ‘hit list’ is yet to be executed.
I used to imagine that Sikh community has freed itself totally from illiteracy, ignorance, frustration and defeatism in which it was in the fifth decade of 19th century after losing its freedom and which was exploited by cunning British imperialists and selfish Sikh elites for their selfish interests. It is clear that in eighth decade Sikhs adorning the places of high responsibility represent highly educated, laborious, vigilant, relatively rich, enlightened and active section of Indian society in every walk of life. In nineteenth century their experiences and vision was limited to the boundaries of the then Punjab but today they are spread not only throughout India but throughout the world, and they are in a situation to directly know the conspiracies of big powers which are being hatched against independent and united India rising strongly in the world. In such an advantageous situation they should know their historical development as an integral part of India.
[Note: Why does he not reminds the Indian govt. and RSS to follow the commitments of Congress party and Mhatma Gandhi which he made before Sikh nation.
During the 1929 Congree session at the bank of the river Raavi at Lahore, a resolution was passed which carried these words,” The Congree party confirms to the Sikh nation that in the free India there won’t be any constitution that would not be acceptable to the Sikh nation.
Before the freedom of India, and to win the confidence of Sikhs, Mahatma Gandhi talked about fulfilling the promises made to Sikhs in full congregation at Sisganj gGurudwara in Delhi and said, “My Sikh brothers ! I request you to please believe me and the resolutions passed by the Congress party. What to think of deceiving your entire nation, we cannot even think to deceive any single one of you. If ever the Congress party tries to do that, believe me it will call its own destruction. It is my earnest request to you taht please take these doubts and suspicions out of your mind. I say this in the presence of God that all the promises which i and the Congress party have made will be fulfilled at any cost. I believe that Congress’s belief in the non-voilence is the firm guarntee of its promises. Apart from this, the Sikhs are a brave nation and they know how to defend their own rights by using the Kirpan (Sword) which is the part of their code of conduct and dress.
It was a call to woo the Sikh community with false assurances so that they may not shake hand with Muslim League in making Pakistan or to share power in Pakistan].
Such a revaluation of history will give them the opportunity to see many wrong formulations of their own religion and past which has been systematically drilled into their brains by wrong and distorted historical writings by British administrators and intellectuals about nature and development of their religion. Such an attempt will take them to their real roots.
[Please see this note also; Later on after independence when Sikh leaders approached Nehru to get the favor. Nehru just betrayed and replied that the circumstances have been changed and he can’t fulfill the commitment. This was the commitment of leaders and betrayal of congress with Sikhs. Now our destiny is with India. No doubt we love it. We have given more sacrifices than the rular Hindu community. They will always be the rulers because of their strength of population (majority) and in democracy they share the maximum strength, more than any other community. Even Muslim have reached to there desired strength in voting power by their increasing population but Sikhs are still outnumbered].
This is the time that our Sikh brothers should search their hearts so that they can get rid of the false description inserted by British imperialists and power greedy opportunist people into their basic religious nature. Removal of such false descriptions is necessary to bridge the gulf of distrust and alienation between two communities of similar destiny, nature and similar traditions. I am afraid that without such a self-introspection and revaluation of history they would not be able to live with peace among themselves and with other countrymen. A disinterested analysis of their own enlightened interests will be enough to make them understand that their fate is indivisibly linked with the destiny of India. Such an understanding will save them from falling prey to the disruptive and destructive interests of foreign powers.
I disbelieve (sic) that my Sikh brothers will accept the cautious words of spiritual expression of a well-wisher.
Lastly, it is not to deny the truth that sudden removal of Indira Gandhi from Indian political scene has created a dangerous void in the Indian common life. But India has always displayed a characteristic inner strength in the moments of such crisis and uncertainty. According to our traditions, responsibility of power has been placed on the inexperienced shoulders of relatively young person in a lively and peaceful manner. It will be hasty to judge the potentialities of his leadership at this time. We should give him some time to show his ability.
On such challenging juncture of the country, in the meanwhile he is entitled to get full cooperation and sympathy from the countrymen, though they may belong to any language, religion, caste or political belief.
In the capacity of a nonpolitical constructive worker I only hope and pray that God bless him with more mature, balanced, inner strength and ability to give an impartial Govt. to the people so that he can take the country to real prosperous unity and glory.
Guru Nanak Divas
November 8, 1984
[Note; I would like to remind Nana Desmukh that it was the majority Hindu community which betrayed Sikhs and jeopardized the mutual faith of centuries. It was the congress which betrayed with the saviors of Hindu community and attacked the Harmandar Sahib (GOLDEN TEMPLE) in 1984. before this was last attacked by Abdali in 1761 to revenge the Sikhs who got liberated the 22,000 Hindu girls and boys of Maratha’s (Which were captured from Panipat) from the forces of Abdali which were being taken as slaves to sell in the markets of Kandhar, Kabul and Gajni.In Punjab, Sikh girls were raped, imprisoned and killed in fake encounters by Indian security forces and Punjab police. Now the next generations of these so-called Hindu fanatics are ruling and attacking Sikh culture and shrines.
Whereas Indira Gandhi had discussed a plan to air attack on border districts of Punjab to kill Sikhs and than to attack on Pakistan. (code name — Operation Shanti, which is already discussed in this book). It was leaked to Beant Singh who with the help of Satwant Singh assassinated Indira Gandhi to save his people from defamation and the nation from another war with Pakistan. Thanks to both of them.
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