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On a few of @sanjukta's spaces I've come across a few votaries of #Hindutva. They make a claim that drives me to have a rant. I am a "proud Hindu", they say, and then proceed to make tall unsubstantiated claims. Here's my issue. What does it mean to be a PROUD Hindu?
I can understand the following,
-"devout" Hindu (you spend your day in puja, bhajan, homams, abhishekams and chanting mantras)
- practising Hindu (you have a day job but are a good fellow generally and take part in a puja come it at the end take Aarti and prasad and go your way
-"atheist" Hindu - you were born a Hindu but ove the years youve given up, moved on and become an atheist.
-"militant" Hindu - you do 'battle' at every opportunity with 'militant' religionists from other religions.
But what does it mean to be a "Proud" Hindu?
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This day 58 years ago on 27 May 1964 India was cast into a dark pall of gloom and shock when All India Radio (as #Doordarshan then was) announced the death of the first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. "The light is out" said The Times of India
In the 16 years or so as Prime Minister of a country that was born amidst the cauldron of a bloody #Partition, he succeeded in weaving a diverse nation of many languages, religions, groupings, political views and opinions into a functioning modern State
He was the ultimate modernist, technophile, scientifically-minded, internationalist leader any post-colonial country could have hoped for. Did he have flaws? Hell, yes! He was a human after all not a God, and thank goodness for that.
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Amidst the controversy that erupted over the renovation of the Jummah Masjid in #Malali in #Mangalore, #Karnataka. #Hindutva organization on Wednesday performed ‘Betel Leaf Astrology’ (#TambulaPrashne) to ascertain the #Masjid was a #Temple before being turned into a #Mosque. ImageImage
After the #Hindutva organizations protested over the renovation of the #Masjid alleging the #Mosque was once a #Temple, the Court issued a stay order, following which the Betel Leaf Astrology (locally known as #TambulaPrashne) was performed on Wednesday by Hindutva activists.
A #Kerala-based astrologer #GopalaKrishnaPanikkar was invited to perform the astrology Panikkar at the Shri Ramanjaneya Bhajana Mandir near #JoduThadameya at #ThenkaUlipaadu village here.
#Karnataka #Mangalore #Bajpe #Malali #VHP #TambulaPrashne ImageImage
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In this🧵I will expose Journalist #MehdiHasan a rabid Islamist who has been demonizing #Hindus & spreading hatred on international platforms for years.
I will expose his Technique, his Line of arguments & his Fraud
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His latest outburst, in which he falsely insinuates Hindus In India lead by #NarendraModi are planing to inflict genocide in India. Gullible international audience is eating out of his hands !!
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Little do they know only genocide that has happened in Independent 🇮🇳 is committed by Muslims on Hindus of Kashmir where they are a minority.
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#USCIRF will release its annual report today
degrading India as a Country of Particular Concern!

Islamophobia,Fascism,Genocide...

DisinfoLab Unearths a 50 year old plan hatched to Bleed India with a Thousand Cuts- Operation Tupac

Investigation: thedisinfolab.org/operation-tupa…
Behind all the labels - #Islamophobia, #Fascism, #Genocide etc - there are always same set of individuals & fronts –an intricate web of multiple fronts - all connected to a core network.

We will dissect all the fronts, but first the Core.
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Fronts worried about India’s human rights -IAMC, Kashmir Civitas, OFMI, London Story, Polis Project, HfHR, Equality Labs, SWK - all setup in US/ EU & operate with same set of ppl with diff names.

ALL connected to a core–Justice for All (JFA)!
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Short thread to make #Hindutva wingers aware of a latest Congressi fraud.

I note some RW people promoting Aryavartha Express newspaper, just because some liberal Congressis att@cked it. LOL. 😂😂

Read this #thread to know the reality.
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Prashant Goenka is the editor of the Aryavartha Express newspaper. Let's see his Twitter profile.
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Uh Ohh!
It turns out that Prashant Goenka, the editor of Aryavartha Express, is a big fan of:

#Congress politics,
Arfa Khanum Sherwani,
Rakesh Tikait and
Rajdeep Sardesai!
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हा हुंकार हिंदुत्वाचा आहे..!
- प्रशांत पोळ

गेल्या एक – दीड महिन्यात अनेक घटना फार वेगाने घडलेल्या आहेत. महाबलाढ्य रशिया ने युक्रेन वर आक्रमण केले. साधारण दोन – चार दिवसात युक्रेन चा पूर्ण पाडाव होईल हेच सर्वांचे भाकीत होते. मात्र तसे झाले नाही. नाटो देश आणि
अमेरिका यांनी प्रत्यक्ष मैदानातून माघार घेऊनही युक्रेन सारखा लहानसा देश, आज सदोतीस दिवस झाले तरी चिवटपणाने झुंजतोय. लढतोय. ह्या दरम्यान दोन गोष्टी घडल्या. एक – पाच राज्यांच्या विधानसभा निवडणुकांचे निकाल लागले आणि दोन – दिनांक ११ मार्च ला ‘द कश्मीर
फाईल्स’ हा सिनेमा प्रदर्शित झाला. विधानसभांच्या निकालांनी एक गोष्ट परत अधोरेखित केली की उत्तर प्रदेश सारख्या महाकाय राज्यातली जनता हिंदुत्वाचे समर्थन करणार्‍या भाजपा च्या मागे उभी आहे.

‘द कश्मीर फाईल्स’ ने मात्र जणू एखाद्या क्रांतीची सुरुवात केली. सुमारे चौदा कोटींचा हा सिनेमा.
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Open supporters of Khalistan have no right to use the term 'anti Sikh' to frame Hindu objection to separatist activism in this country. The court ruled in the Vishal Jood case Khalistan is not a religion. Stop vilifying Hindus as anti Sikh. They are against a political ideology.
@MehreenFaruqi you might want to explain how your 'informants' have convinced you to use this anti Sikh conflation to defend these separatist activists in our parliament.
List of media articles calling Vishal Jood 'anti Sikh' in the Australian media and about Jood from abroad.

google.com/search?q=anti+…
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A thread: What is the @INCIndia to do ahead?

There has been flurry of writings, tweets and interviews that have speculated on the possible future of @INCIndia - ranging from 'continuing ahead as usual' to 'hope' to explanation in terms of radicalization in Hindus 1/n
There is a sense of anger and grief. Exemplified here by @Schandillia at the large section of population that has endorsed #BJP whose policies hurt these voters more. 2/n
Then the brilliant incisive analysis looking at the patterns of Hindi voter, something I myself mostly agree with by @ShivamShankarS , the author of very engaging Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities.
3/n

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Thread on fraudulent #AudreyTruschke

It is been almost 1000 days since the great professional historian #AudreyTruschke blocked me for just fact-check on #Hindutva.

& her audacity kept thickening.

Recently she made baseless allegations of plagiarism on @vikramsampath
Each charges made by her appeared so laughable & was exposed so well by @sanjeevsanyal

But then came the time to look at her own works. One would expect looking at her charges that her book would be full of citations way more than Dr Sampath in terms of % but...
I was taken aback. The size of her biography on Aurangzeb itself has total size= size of @vikramsampath ‘s citations.

Interestingly she quotes so many people but the book is devoid of any citation, footnotes, referencing. Check these pages
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🪡 A cute question on the #HijabRow in #Karnataka is: “Why can’t the CM stop it when it’s ruining the State’s image?”

Answer: “Have you seen @BSBommai’s record?”

He was home minister for 23 months from Aug 2019. It was because he met all the KPIs that he was made @CMofKarnataka
2️⃣ @BSBommai was home minister when school children in #Bidar were charged with sedition, for a line in a play that “insulted” @narendramodi during the anti-CAA protests. Bommai had the temerity to say: “It is a very serious and sensitive case.”

Read: tinyurl.com/2p8vnuc9
3️⃣ @BSBommai is an “educated” politician, an engineer. In #Bidar, the school children charged with sedition were between 9 and 12 years of age. Najumunissa, 35, a single mother, spent a week in jail because police under Bommai’s watch charged her Class V daughter. @IndianExpress
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🪡 Much of the outrage on the #HijabRow asks the naive question: “Why is it happening in #Karnataka?”

Answer: “Why are you surprised?”

The startup state was an early-stage investor in #Hindutva. Its reputation as a #Hindutva laboratory precedes #Gujarat and #UttarPradesh.
2️⃣ #BJP’s political quest for the Babri Masjid only began in the late 1980s. In #Karnataka, the ground to reclaim Baba Budangiri, a Sufi shrine in #Chikamagalur district, had been laid a decade before #Ayodhya became common parlance, in 1978.

Read: tinyurl.com/49frfruk
3️⃣ In 1990, when L.K. Advani’s ‘Rath Yatra’ passed through #Karnataka, seven people died in Bidar in communal riots. But 600 km away, in and around #Bangalore, at least another 33 people died in clashes in 5 locations. It was not an accident.

Map: courtesy Prof Mushirul Hasan
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1/n #SadarPranam to Ishvara within you @quizzicalguy !

It was fun reading this hilarious thread by you centered on displaced views about #Netaji & how so called Indian Right looks at him.

This thread has point wise rebuttal. Do respond should you have enough substance.
2/n Firstly, you must know that even once Savarkar wrote lullabies in name of Hindu-Muslim unity, only to latter turn into whom you might call "Hindu Communalist."

Who knows had #Netaji seen the phase of #DirectActionDay, how would he have behaved?
3/n Dear @quizzicalguy , I don't know if you know it or not but once SR Goel whom too you might dismiss as Hindu Communalist stood being a Gandhian & Communist only to change opinion after he had to save his life during #DirectActionDay
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Your periodic grim reminder, given the recent US attention to anti-Semitism --

If you oppose anti-Semitism, you also oppose Hindu nationalism (Hindutva), a hateful political ideology that still uses anti-Semitic slurs at times.
scroll.in/article/901309… #Hindutva #antiSemitism
If you're not familiar with Hindutva, you might be wondering -- Does that salute in the photo looks kinda Nazi? Yes, and not accidentally.

Hindutva is a global phenomenon, with significant support in the US. Educate yourself.
What else do Hindu nationalists do while giving a Nazi-inspired salute? Promise to commit genocide.

This is no exaggeration. This happened a few weeks ago, and is still trickling into international news: cnn.com/2022/01/14/asi… #Hindutva #genocide
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A religious conclave held in #Haridwar witnessed inflammatory and provocative speeches by proponents of #Hindutva. Political parties and concerned citizens have termed these as ‘hate speech’.

Do existing laws cover inflammatory and provocative talk?

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What is ‘hate speech’?

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How is it treated in #Indian law?

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|| The Man who 1st coined the word : Hindu Rashtra ||

Benoy Kumar Sarkar (1887–1949) was an Indian social scientist, professor, and nationalist. He founded several institutes in Calcutta, including the Bengali Institute of Sociology, Bengali Asia Academy, Bengali Dante Society.
In his book "হিন্দুরাষ্ট্রের গড়ন" (Structure of Hindu Rashtra), he discusses the governance skills, trade system, economy, military prowess, cultural excellence and civilizational greatness of the Hindu nation. #HinduRashtra #Hindutva
In 1925 Sarkar started as a lecturer at the Department of Economics of University of Calcutta. He praised Nazism as "form of benevolent dictatorship", and advocated the establishment of a fascist dictatorship in India. His philosophical works were translated in German by Thule S.
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Hindi news media has long been an undisguised ‘kar sevak’ of #Hindutva in the gau belt. With #UPElections2022 round the corner, the line between government and party, editorial and advertorial, and journalism and propaganda has all but vanished, as owners eye a windfall. (1/3)
Exhibit A: ‘Dainik Jagran’ (2/3)
Exhibit B: ‘Amar Ujala’ (3/3)
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Alright folks, upon request a brief #THREAD on Shivaji and caste.

Trigger Warning -- If you're into #Hindutva, think that the past somehow justifies your present-day bigotry, or hate historians, please, don't read further.
Shivaji was a 17th-century Maratha warrior who won himself a kingdom.

He was most well-known in his day for his guerrilla warfare tactics, which were remarkably effective against the numerically superior but bulky Mughal army.

He was most infamous for his caste problems.
Shivaji was born a shudra, in a world where caste mattered.

Shivaji could win a land-based kingdom on the battlefield. But you cannot use weapons to raise your status in the social hierarchy of caste. Shivaji wanted to be a kshatriya, the proper caste, many say, for rulers.
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1) मी इस्लामचा तितकाच आदर करते, जितका आदर मुसलमान हिंदू धर्माचा करतात.

2) मी अल्लाह चा तितकाच आदर करते, जितका आदर मुसलमान प्रभू श्रीरामांचा करतात.

3) मी कुराणचा तेवढाच आदर करते, जेवढा आदर मुसलमान गीता किंवा रामायण चा करतात.
4) मी प्रेषित मोहम्मद यांचा तेवढाच आदर करते, जेवढा आदर मुसलमान प्रभू मारुतीरायांचा करतात.

5) मी मशिंदींना तेवढंच पवित्र समजते, जेवढं मुसलमान मंदिरांना पवित्र समजतात.

6) मी मुस्लिम महिलांचा तेवढाच आदर करते, जेवढा आदर मुसलमान पुरुष हिंदू महिलांचा करतात.
7) मी मुस्लिम सणांचा तेवढाच आदर करते, जेवढा आदर मुसलमान हिंदू सणांचा करतात.

मग मला सांप्रदायिक/जातीयवादी कसे म्हणता येईल?? 🤓

#Hindutva
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THE FIREHOSE OF FALSEHOOD

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The Model —
High numbers of channels/messages and a shameless willingness to disseminate partial truths or outright fictions: New Russian propaganda entertains, confuses and overwhelms the audience.
rand.org/pubs/perspecti…
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Sputnik —
"Its mission wasn’t really to report the news as much as it was to push a narrative that would either sow doubts about situations that weren’t flattering to Russia or its allies, or hurt the reputation of the United States and its allies."

politico.com/magazine/story…
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Sputnik —
"Stanton said he initially took the job at Sputnik because of his interest in Russia and because he needed the paycheck. He said he only started believing that Sputnik was a propaganda site after about a month of working there."

pbs.org/newshour/arts/…
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"Hindutva means the Indian culture and not merely the Hindu religion" - The Supreme Court of India, 1995.

But

#SalmanKhurshid in his new book compared 'Hindutva' to the ideology of #BokoHaram and #ISIS.

This thread is a rebuttal to this outrageous claim.

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1/ Minority Rights

Boko Haram & ISIS: No place for minorities.

India: Minorities constitute about 19% population. India is the birthplace of many religion such as Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc. Version of Islam such as Ahmadiya movement & Sufism found home in India.
2/ Tolerance

Boko Haram & ISIS: Co-religionists who do not adhere to the specific endorsed version are persecuted too. Eg: Shia persecution

India: Hinduism is known for its diversity & tolerance. Every region has different manifestation. Yet they coexist peacefully.
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The arguments that the US-based Hindu Right is trotting out to defend casteism and to absurdly try to paint the discriminators as victims ... I've heard it all before. It is structurally very similar to white supremacist arguments. #Hindutva #caste #WhiteSupremacy
Both argue--in remarkably bad faith--that it is reverse racist to single out the aggressors (caste Hindus and white people, respectively).

They also try to paint the aggressors (racist on both sides) as the victims, for having their prejudice called out.
Both also engage in historical revisionism or denialism (e.g., denying the harsh realities of slavery and Jim Crow laws & the long history of caste).

When they do admit any part of this history, they downplay its effects, suggesting that racism / casteism are things of the past.
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#ShivSena Chief @OfficeofUT 's speech on the occasion of #DasaraMelava - My take:
Caveat : I heard only 30 mnts or so at the end.
1. He made a distinction between #Hindutva as practiced by RSS & as understood by him. He said - my Hindutva doesn't make me hate people.
2. RSS Chief's persistent claim that all Indians had the same ancestors, meaning Hindus - UT had a 2 fold answer - If you talk of the ancestors, you will have to go back to monkeys, and, if ancestors of all Indians were Hindus - why u behave as if ancestors of opposition ..
leaders came from a different planet. [Methinks, this is an effective counter (given the charged & gullible citizens) to the trope of claiming superiority of race by the Sangh Pariwar.
3. He spoke about federalism. He stressed that Maharashtra is being discriminated against.
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