Agniveer expresses its appreciation to the clarification of Sri Ramdevji on the very sensitive and controversial issue of reservations for Dalit Muslims under Article 341 as demanded by Sri Ramdevji on 12th May, 2012 while addressing a kind of gathering of a particular sect of Islam organized for reservation for Dalit Muslims under Article 341. (Click here for video). In his speech on that fateful day, out of emotional outburst coupled with ignorance of implications of Dalit Muslim getting benefit of reservations under Article 341, Sri Ramdevji announced his plans to initiate an agitation for Dalit Muslims even if Maulanas do not support them.
For reasons best known to him, Sri Ramdevji did not rest there but he thought it necessary and obligatory to openly shower praise and gratitude upon several people who, due to active financial and field support from Islamic fundamentalists and Christians, under the guise of spearheading the cause of Dalit Reservations have had in the past led several “conversion drives” of so-called Dalit Hindus to Islam and Christianity.
One such “HERO” and “IDOL” of Sri Ramdevji, who was also present at that selective gathering was Dr. Udit Raj who has dedicated his life to the mission for conversion of so-called Dalit Hindus in Islam and Christianity. In fact, for Dr Udit Raj (Narayan), Sri Ramdevji specially mentioned that he is one person “who has fought for Dalits on basis of truth and nothing else”.
Ironically, Dr Udit Raj rose to fame because of his belief that “so-called Dalit Hindus should adopt any religion except Hinduism” and the abuses he hurled on Maryadapurushottam Shri Ram – the role model of every nationalist.
Sri Ramdevji’s such admiration for a well- known and proclaimed Hindu hater and a speech in this special conference that clearly stated Muslim reservations in Article 341 as one of the main agenda (refer the large poster just behind Sri Ramdevji in the video) was indeed shocking not only for a large section of his followers and office bearers of Bharat Swabhiman Trust (BST) & Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust (PYPT) but for all those people of this great country who have love in their hearts for this motherland. All were equally aghast to hear this stand of Sri Ramdevji.
Despite our appreciation for many works done by him including his efforts in making Hathyoga popular as a household thing and that we have no personal issues of any nature with Sri Ramdevji, we could not ignore demand and request from millions of nationalistic souls requesting us to take this issue on behalf of “sons-daughters of motherland”. Thus representing the popular sentiments and emotions of a patriot and awakened common man, Agniveer was constrained to write a series of articles questioning the passionate demand of Sri Ramdevji of Muslim reservations in Article 341. A copy of these articles was sent by e-mail to Sri Ramdevji and officials of Bharat Swabhiman Trust.
It was analyzed and logically demonstrated to millions of rational and patriots of “Bharatmata” in India and abroad through those articles as to how this dangerous step and demand of reservations for Muslims and Christians in SC/ST category (wrongly called Dalits), if implemented, could bring more dangers for majority community than what they faced in last 1000 years of plunder first by fanatic Islamic invaders and then under British Imperial Rule put together. And overnight Hindus will be in minority in their own and only country.
Patriots took a sigh of relief when due to the unprecedented pressures from all walks of the society including those disgruntled in the BST & PYPT, in the interim, a Press Release came from Sri Ramdevji (whose copy was sent to us as well) that vaguely indicated that he was and is unaware of the provisions of Article 341 and implication of his demand. The press release further indicated that it was simply a mistake and that otherwise Sri Ramdevji is against any misuse of Article 341.
However in the recent interview Sri Ramdevji very clearly indicated that he only favors economic reservations. There are still some unanswered questions relating to his special praise of Dr Udit – who proudly asserts that all Hindus should become Muslims, Christians or Buddhists but never remain Hindus. Also, why did he choose to speak in favor of a sensitive and serious issue like Article 341 without due study in a selective and targeted gathering which very clearly listed Article 341 amendments as its main agenda in very bold fonts and was led by all prominent leaders of Muslim Reservation movement.
But we appreciate the concern of Sri Ramdevji and other responsible office bearers of BST & PYPT that since Sri Ramdevji is now in political arena, coming out very clear on these issues may not be a politically wise step and difficult and we wish to say no more at present on this issue.
However we appreciate the fact that Sri Ramdevji has realized his mistake before it could turn into a blunder and thereafter plunder this great Nation.
We don’t wish to hold back our appreciation for Sri Ramdevji for his categorically statement that he is opposed to Muslim or Christian reservations under Article 341. To best of what we understand, Sri Ramdevji implies that (and Sri Ramdevji or officials from his organizations may correct us if we are wrong):
1. He is opposed to any demands for minority reservations on the basis of religion.
2. He supports reservations ONLY on basis of economic lines irrespective of caste or religion.
3. He admits that he, at the time of his speech supporting Muslim reservations, was completely unaware of Article 341. But now he is extremely keen to work towards making a “reservation free” Nation.
We assume that it also means that unless there is a revised reservation policy only on the basis of poverty, he is completely opposed to any change in Article 341 provisions.
We welcome this statement and we support this revised stand of Sri Ramdevji which toes the line of Agniveer. We also welcome the recent judgment of Andhra Pradesh High Court that struck down the attempts of Center to create a 4.5% sub-quota for Muslims in OBC quota.
As per Agniveer, there should be no reservations for minority religions. And all economically and socially backward societies and individuals of the nation should be supported by affirmative programs that encourage them to improve upon their competitiveness and be meritorious. So that everyone of us can proudly claim whatever he or she deserves purely on basis of merit. In this evaluation of merit, there should be no place for any discrimination on basis of caste or religion. Special efforts should be made to drive our society towards a completely casteless society.
However, in the interim, as we evolve towards a complete merit-based system and existing system is phased out, reservations should be restricted only for Hindus and allied religions. This would justify the claim of Islam and Christianity of being casteless religions. And also ensure that there are no unethical conversions into Islam and Christianity – the top 2 religions of the world that clearly encourage conversion as a means to achieve Heaven, as per many schools of respective religions.
We congratulate Sri Ramdevji for coming a step closer to our dream of a meritocratic India. And we affirm our commitment to support him or any nationalist person in all means – tan, man, dhan – in coming even closer on common noble objectives.
Sri Ramdevji’s pain with inequality that caused him to give that speech can be subdued if he raises a movement in favor of Uniform Civil Code to remove all inequalities in the country. Let all Indians have one nation, one law.
Agniveer wishes Sri Ramdevji all the best for his upcoming movement against corruption and black money. We hope he will also raise voice against discriminatory Laws against Minorities and demand Uniform Civil Code for all. After all inequality and appeasement breed corruption.
Additionally, we also urge Sri Ramdevji and all patriotic forces of the country to work towards consolidation of votes of entire cultural and nationalist population of the nation. We should ensure that our votes do not split up because democracy demands unity of all noble forces.
May we soon realize the dream of a corruption-free “Akhand Bharat” where we have one nation, one family, one law for all of us.