Over last few months of Agniveer movement, there has been a growing curiosity over ‘Who is Agniveer?’. The people wanting to discover this belong to several categories. Some ally with the Agniveer mission and hence want to know further details. Others want to track down the Kafir to perhaps earn the title of Gazi! There are also those who themselves claim that they are real Agniveer and are posting material against our ideology, to create confusion.
The reason we had to write this post is that we are getting names of a large number of people going round to be blamed as Agniveer. We keep getting mails where the sender informs us that ‘He knows that Mr X is Agniveer’. We have at least 15 names for Mr X. Several of these people have also been receiving threatening mails, calls from Middle East and SMS predicting death or harm or hell in near future.
Thus it would be pertinent that we provide more information on Agniveer so that innocent people are not forced to face the brunt of (mis)deeds that we have been doing.
a. Agniveer started as an individual effort but is no more so. It is a network of volunteers today working both in virtual and real world to promote Vedic Dharma and counter falsehood.
b. Majority of Agniveer leadership emerges from people with high qualifications. Thus we have experienced professionals, scholars/ faculty from IIT/IIM, Chartered Accountants, Doctors, Scientists etc. We also have as experts several Vedic scholars, Sanskrit experts, Arabic masters and researchers in comparative religions in our team.
c. The purpose of Agniveer movement was, is and will remain to rise above petty self and perform noble actions at a societal level. That is why we refrain from projecting any individual(s) and be ecstatic with short-term fame. This urge for petty individual fame, seen even in most knowledgeable and seemingly selfless people is one of the greatest bane hindering our collective progress. Thus we are inspired not by urge to have our photos in different poses and with different hero/heroines doing rounds all around, but by the conviction that we shall bring certain tangible ground level changes in near term.
d. Most of the people alleged by different groups to be Agniveer are not even connected in our network directly. Many of them are merely patrons who perhaps forwarded a couple of our articles that they liked. The last thing that we would like is to see them being victimized unnecessarily.
e. Thus we urge all our haters to stop witch-hunting and spare these innocent people. Please understand the mechanism of internet. The cat is out of the bag. The articles we have written are already widely circulated. Even if you get the site banned or inflict damage to some innocent guy thinking him to be Agniveer, that is not going to stop the movement. Even if you track and hunt down an active member of Agniveer, even that will not work. Because neither can you stop the already written articles from circulation, nor can you hunt each and every Agniveer. Because each supporter of this ideology becomes an Agniveer himself or herself.
f. The only way for our detractors to counter or defeat or destroy or kill Agniveer is to prepare and distribute equally logical and rational content opposing our stand. So far we found none. The voice of pen cannot be silenced by sword, especially in today’s information age.
Let us make our approach and goals very clear:
– This movement shall continue like wildfire as a collective non-individualistic movement
– Writing is a small step of this movement. The movement is and would continue more powerfully at ground level until power of Vedic Dharma is restored, at least at national level.
– Our goal is complete annihilation of birth-based caste system, gender bias and dominance over fanatic ideologies breeding hatred for non-believers and immorality. In brief, Vedic Dharma in practice.
– Character, non-violence, universal compassion and Satya are our key weapons and we believe that no other weapon is more powerful than these.
– We shall teach, through examples, how one can be both fearless and compassionate regarding the detractors at the same time. We shall love the people but hate the ideology of hate.
– We shall be flexible and dynamic in our approach but not in principles.
We request all truth-seekers to support the Agniveer movement in all possible ways and be yet another Agniveer.