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Alright folks, a little primer on Hindutva or the Hindu Right Wing, to which presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has ties. This is meant for Americans without much, if any, prior knowledge of India. #Hindutva #TulsiGabbard THREAD
Hindutva & Hinduism are two separate things, in two separate categories. Hinduism is a religion. Hindutva is a political ideology. They are as far apart as Christianity vs. white supremacy. I've no beef with Hinduism. But basic justice & equality are incompatible with Hindutva.
What is Hindutva? In brief, it is the notion that India ought to be land for Hindus, by Hindus. It condemns other Indians to being second-class citizens and accepting increasing Hindutva-fueled violence against minorities in the form of lynchings, morality enforcing mobs, etc.
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I am writing a thread for supporters PM Narendra Modi .
I am a professional , a Doctor , with no intention to join active politics but I take interest in politics to support the efforts of PM Narendra Modi. It doesn't make me supporter of any political party including Bjp! 1/n
After yesterday's defeat of my Prime minister's party Bjp in 3 Assembly Elections, I am too feeling low but in view of larger battle of 2019 for my PM , I am seeing silver lining in the cloud vis a vis yesterday's mandate that I would like to share in this thread . 2/n
One cannot ignore the fact that Bjp had incumbent Governments for last 15 years in Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh & for last 5 yrs in Rajasthan with same term for incumbent CMs.Anti incumbency was natural in these states & especially in Rajasthan, people were unhappy with CM.3/n
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Popular Hindu Myths
1. Hindus more progressive than Muslims
2. Hindus more open to reforms
3. Hindu reformation took place under Nehru
4. Not burning widows alive is a major reform
5. Pakistan wiped out its Hindu population
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
Popular Hindu Myths
6. India is a secular country.
7. Indian institutions protect constitution.
8. Hindus are secular by nature.
9. Muslims live under tyranny of fatwas.
10. Muslim women need Hindu saviors.
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
Popular Hindu Myths
11. Tighten laws at social problem bring swift reform
12. Pak is d epitome of evil
13. India is d best place for a Muslim
14. There's nothing like Hindu terrorism
15. Hinduism not religion, is a way of life
#Hindutva #Atheist #atheists #Religious #Islam #Logic
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#Rajasthan textbook explicitly lists “demerits of democracy,” “democracy teaches a person to be selfish, cunning& illusive, “democracies do not produce economic development”,& they are particularly weak “in times of crisis.” #BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও #Hindutva kractivist.org/indias-rewritt…
The new textbooks promote the BJP’s political program and ideology.
History is twisted to promote Hindu supremacy&islamophobia. Maharana pratap won battle of haldighati, India won sino india conflict, Nazis were good etc etc #BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও #HinduRashtra
these textbooks are essentially political manifestos.
#Rajasthan’s 7th-grade book directs students to “prepare a chart of the advertisements published by the Govt abt its different schemes&with the help of your teacher discuss the benefits of these schemes.”
#BJP_ভাগাও_দেশ_বাঁচাও
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#Thread on #Hindu #Hinduism & #Hindutva. I saw this as an imprudent need & hence the thread as below cc @vivekagnihotri @RatanSharda55 @Sanjay_Dixit @_NAN_DINI @GitaSKapoor @sankrant @DikshitSmita @Shubhrastha 👇🏼Pic: Trimurti Sadashiva sculpture on Gharapuri Island
2/n #Hinduism is a reduced nomenclature given to the Sanatana Dharma by British in 1830s. The word Hinduism is formed by adding suffix ISM to Hindu.

ISM is defined as a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement.
3/n It must be understood that Hindu term always had geo-cultural meaning covering for people residing amid Sindhu River, Himalayas & Indu Sagar. Then in this case adding suffix ISM is nothing but mocking English Language. Eg, u can’t add Ism to Japanese and call Japaneism.
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Zainul Ansari, an 80 yr old non hindu, hacked to death, then burned in public by the #hindutvaterrorists.
Thread on that and on the role of Sitamadi's SP Vikas Burman:
19/20 October, 2018. Sitamani, Bihar.
The police laid out all routes for the procession of Durga Pooja. But it got hacked by the #Hindutva who forcefully took it through Madhuvan, a muslim dominated area.
After the 1992 riots, few areas of Sitamani are considered extremely sensitive, and hence, taking religious processions through them is not allowed by the police. Madhuvan is one of those areas. Still, the #hindutvaterrorists forced their way in.
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Due to a long rule of #Congress, many Hindutva stalwarts of India's Struggle for Freedom...were not given their due recognition..

I am starting #AurobindoGhosh in this #RightFactsThread series...

Let's begin:

1. #AurobindoGhosh
2. Aurobindo’s life

👉In 1879, he went to England for education & Moved back to Calcutta in 1906

👉he was a teacher, a poet, a journalist & an underground revolutionary leader.

👉Also known as "poet of patriotism", "Prophet of nationalism" & "saviour of humanity"

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3. He was influenced by

👉Integral Humanism of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

👉Vivekananda's unity in diversity
& thought India as a nation will benefit the world. World should Actively support India's rise
👉 #Hindutva in his Sachitananda concept, himself was a #HinduNationalist

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Anytime you ever want to see the "tolerant" nature of the #VHP's World Hindu Congress look at the alarming way they talk about Americans who are concerned about the normalization of #Hindu Fascism. " #StopHinduFascism #WHC2018 #WHC2018CHICAGO
Ultraleftists", "Islamists", and "Evangelists" so many slurs in one sentence. From Islamophobia, Redbaiting, to attacking Christians this is the #VHP showing its true colors.#StopHinduFascism #WHC2018 #WHC2018CHICAGO
This is why these people are so dangerous. Behind their shiny marketing campaign is frightening bigotry & worse. Only when #DalitBahujans who are resisting their campaigns of violence speak up do they suddenly lose their "safe space." #StopHinduFascism #WHC2018 #WHC2018CHICAGO
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"Yet, if the 'rewriting of Indian history' was lurching ahead on the Hindutva fringe of academia, mainstream science was steadily advancing in quite another direction."
indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/c…
'cause some of you may not read this amazing story, I felt compelled to put this up. #Hindutva
must confess though; I do like the idea of the North Pole being in India.
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As a follow-up to my #InternetMahabharata, I want to reflect--briefly--on the actual #Mahabharata, its increasingly overlooked importance, and the #Hindutva undermining of the epic. Thread:
Let me start with the personal - I love the Mahabharata. It is an incredible, awesome tale. In fact, many have asked what started me on the road of studying India. The answer is the Mahabharata. I took a class on the epic in college, and I was hooked for life. #Mahabharata
What makes the Mahabharata so fascinating? A lot of things - It's a window into social, cultural, and religious practices ~2,000 years ago (roughly when it was written). It is almost unbelievably detailed and intricate. It's a profound meditation on moral questions. #Mahabharata
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