The enigmatic riddle is too conspicuous to be lost to the faculty of cognition of the nation. Yet it did.
Preamble of our Holy Constitution mentions ‘Secularism’ to be one of the four cardinal precipices being foundational and sacrosanct. However quite enigmatically, English version of the Constitution nowhere defines or describes interpretation of the term Secularism which was genetically engineered in vito with stem cells of corruption by rogue politicians of the then, so-called ‘Great’ Britain to ward off nagging clergy from poking their smelly noses into their nefarious shenanigans during 17th / 18th centuries.
Contrarily, Hindi version of (most probably !!) the same holy Constitution mentions ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ as one of the four sacrosanct foundational principles which does not require any interpretation / description and that does not exist too !!!
Quite pertinently albeit a measure of digression, it is worth mentioning that English version of the Holy Constitution is meant for India while the Hindi version, for Bharata !! Given all eventualities of past seven decades post-1947, we are not sure whether India and Bharata are two names of the same country or different ones !!! Whether it is a case of one Constitution for two countries or otherwise !! Let us leave it at that for the time being for some other larger issue on board.
‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ means “regardless of, indifferent to, independent of, disinclined” while Chamber’s 21st Century Dictionary interprets ‘Secularism’ being “the view or belief that society’s values and standards should not be influenced or controlled by religion or Church”. Political party that ruled over the country for six decades zealously practised the ideal of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ towards 85% majority community, graciously allowed minorities to violate the nation and defy majority community while devious politicians sang the lullaby of secularism to silence the majority and gladly lap up all brutalities / monstrosities of the so-called minority communities.
It was quite inevitable given the confusion planted by the Dynasty into Preamble of the Constitution leveraging innocence of masses to propitiate their nefarious intentions.
Supreme Court of India (most probably not Bharata !!) contributed to the concoction through their judgement in SR Bommai vs. Union of India 1994, by now precipitating into a chicken-mutton soup, “Secularism is a positive concept of equal treatment of all religions…to the State, all are equal and entitled to be treated equally”. In the process, the ideal of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ of Hindi version of the Holy Constitution continued to remain undefiled while ‘Secularism’ of the English version was declared to be “Sarva Dharma Sambhava” !!!!
Supreme Court in their highest wisdom, could not discern the unpalatable truth that monotheistic sects like Islam / Christianity NEVER did in past, shall NEVER accept in future that ‘Hindu-Paganism’ is equal to their respective theism or ‘Hindu-Pagan’ divinities are equal to their respective Allah / God.
The convoluted judgement also overlooked the fact with their ‘superior’ wisdom that ‘Islamic-Theism’ does not accept ‘Christian-Paganism’ and ‘Christian-Theism’ rubbishes ‘Islamic-Paganism’ too !!! In simple language, Allah and God together rubbish Sri Rama / Vasudeva Sri Krsna, Allah rubbishes God and God rubbishes Allah while Sri Rama and Vasudeva Sri Krsna rubbish NONE !!!!!
ONLY Sri Rama / Vasudeva Sri Krsna are called upon to observe Sarva Dharma Sambhava towards all while Allah / God are at unmitigated liberty to chose their own version of cultic / socio-political pursuits. And the Polio-stunted judgement has been ruthlessly / deviously enforced by The Dynasty for six decades or more upon the country. By the grace of Supreme Court, two streams of secularism exist in the Constitution.
First the Preamble version wherein State is independent of religion and the other SC version wherein all religions are equal for the State. Most accurate name of the version being practised in the country is ‘Nehruvian-Secularism’ wherein not only Hinduism is damned and Islam / Christianity are pampered but also Buddhism is proffered to be a refined form of Hinduism !! And the loftiest ideal of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ is abhorred.
Let us now scrutinise two rivulets of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ and ‘Nehruvian-Secularism’ enshrined in the Holy Constitution one by one.
Constitutional provisions that allow existence of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ are as under –
Article 14. Equality before law. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.
Article 15(1). Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.
Article 16(1) and (2). Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment. (1) There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State. (2) No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect or, any employment or office under the State.
Article 29(2). No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State or receiving aid out of State funds on grounds only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them.
Article 44. Uniform civil code for the citizens. The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.
Article 51A. Fundamental duties. It shall be the duty of every citizen of India (e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women; (h) to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform;….
Constitutional provisions that allow existence of ‘Nehruvian-Secularism’ are as under –
Article 25(1). Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion – Subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice and propagate religion.
Article 26. Freedom to manage religious affairs – Subject to public order, morality and health, every religious denomination or any section thereof shall have the right – (a) to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes; (b) to manage it’s own affairs in matters of religion; (c) to own and acquire movable and immovable property; and (d) to administer such property in accordance with law.
Constitutional provisions that blatantly violate the ideal of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ much to the delight of monotheistic Islam / Christianity, are as under –
Article 16(5). Nothing in this Article shall affect the operation of any law which provides that the incumbent of an office in connection with the affairs of any religious or denominational institution or any member of the governing body thereof shall be a person professing a particular religion or belonging to a particular denomination.
Article 25(2). Nothing in this Article shall affect the operation of any existing law or prevent the State from making any law (a) regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political or other secular activity which may be associated with religious practice; (b) providing for social welfare and reform or the throwing open of Hindu religious institutions of a public character to all classes and sections of Hindus…Explanation II. In sub-clause (b) of Clause (2) the reference to Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion, and the reference to Hindu religious institutions shall be construed accordingly.
Article 30. Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions – (1) All minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. (1A) In making any law providing for the compulsory acquisition of any property of an educational institution established and administered by a minority, referred to in Clause (1), the State shall ensure that the amount fixed by or determined under such law for the acquisition of such property is such as would not restrict or abrogate the right guaranteed under that Clause. (2) The State shall not, in granting aid to educational institutions, discriminate against any educational institution on the ground that it is under the management of a minority, whether based on religion or language.
Complicating the ingrained Secular-Fatalism by several more notches, Constitution does not define “Minorities” albeit declaring Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists pluralistic Hindus, followed by their inclusion to the category of “Minorities” under National Commission of Minorities Act in their holy wisdom of “Divide Bharata & Catch Votes” to serve the objective of socio-religious hara-kiri. Articles 14, 15, 16, 44 and 51 not only render religion irrelevant but also propose for citizens to evolve themselves into rationalists, contemplative and investigative in disposition. Ethos of transcending religious diversities is unacceptable and unpalatable to monotheists thriving on exclusivism.
Monotheistic Abrahamists even conceptually do not tolerate existence of any divine entity other than Allah / God while Articles 25 and 26 acknowledge existence of religions, equality of all religions before law and prohibition of State role in matters pertaining to religion. Articles 16(5), 25(2) and 30 ridicule to debase those Articles that uphold sanctity of the ideal of “Pantha-Nirpeksa’. Through these Articles, a section of citizens practising monotheistically intolerant religions have been declared more equal than others !! Do these sections of citizens belong to some threatened species / tribes on the lines of Jarawa tribes of the Andamans ?? Not at all. They are the ones that constitute 55% of the world population, flush with financial resources with their hands and feet soaked in human blood of those who worship a divine entity other than their’s.
These Articles also condemn rationalism, scientific temper, humanism, enquiry and reformation of the Constitutionally privileged class of citizens euphemistically called “Minorities”. Quite ironically, Constitution allows reformatory interventions only in Hinduism causing advancement / reformation of Hindus while Islamists / Christians are allowed to languish in superstitious medieval values causing burgeoning chasm with ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ Hindus on one side of the fence while ‘Nehruvian-Secularists’ on the other.
These Articles also sarcastically lampoon cardinal principle of equal opportunities and equal rights for all. When it comes to scholarships, vocational training, reservations for admission, free coaching classes, stipend for higher studies abroad, financial assistance for business, domain of financial indulgence is expanding rapidly for those who belong to Monotheistic-Abrahamist faiths while those condemned to derive pride in their ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ ideals, are left to simmer and crackle in seething anger. Jamia Millia Islamia receive enormous funds from the State, deny admission to their coaching classes to all women except from J&K only and all Hindu men even if they belong to J&K !!! Muslims enjoy first claim to national resources, so declared a Prime Minister whose decade long reign was the most communal and worst in performance in the history of this country.
In addition to aforesaid Constitutional infractions, there are laws that grossly discriminate against hapless ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ section of the populace. Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowment Act 1951 allows Governments to criminally fiddle with temples but they dare not even look at Masjids administered under a separate Wakf Act or lawless Churches with no questions asked !! Donation boxes of temples are dedicated to the ‘benign’ service of politicians, Masjids and Churches with no violent / sanguine protest / murders at all from fools and followers of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ ever !!!
There is a serious existential crisis in the Middle East and Muslim refugees are deserting their countries by lakhs in boats, landing on western shores, making forcible entry and after a few days, demand Sharia law to be enacted in those refuge / solace providing countries !! “Pantha-Nirpeksa’ Bharata has always been the safest and most secured shelter providing abode for all through centuries and now the ‘Nehruvian-Secularists’ are not only surmonising them ideals of ‘Nehruvian-Secularism’ but also leaving no stone unturned to ruin the last abode that is Bharata.
When RSS was founded in 1925 by Dr. Hegdewar to unite and protect defenceless followers of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’, they all were dubbed rabidly ‘Saffron-Communal’ !! Truly speaking, like human greatness, human stupidity too, has no boundaries at all. Their respective history, their scriptures tell us explicitly, what Jehovah-Jesus / Allah-Mohammed have in their respective stores for the ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ ignoramuses and how every so-called true Muslim / Christian is ‘holy book’ bound to render those words real today or tomorrow.
Since Monotheistic-Abrahamist deities alone are ‘real’ and ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ celestial deities are unreal pagans, State enjoys all the prerogatives to fiddle with ‘Hindu-Pagan’ deities, plunder their temple wealth to pander objectives of ‘Nehruvian-Secularists’, desecrate these any number of times while they dare not raise finger even if deadly arms, ammunition are recovered or any number of cases of sodomy, child-rapes are reported from their respective places of worship. No other country in the world concedes equal status to minorities but in this country, not just more than equal status but a new name ‘India’ was coined for Bharatavarsa only to pander to their whims and the State follows Constitutional provisions that are malicious and destructive to the core of this nation.
Not so well-informed / ignorant ones shall be shocked the dismayed to learn that even in the Constituent Assembly right in front of Dr. Rajendra Prasad in Chair, ‘Nehruvian-Secularists’ carrying Biblical names / surnames bullied ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ order of members into submission to concede, “religious propagation was central to Christianity”. And now, when concerted and determined efforts are being carried out by RSS / VHP to reverse sinister proselytization through ‘Ghar-Wapasi’, hue and cry is raised to heat and dust the ambience.
Indeed, entire Constitution reads like an election manifesto of the Party founded by a British-Occupier AO Hume, perpetuated a dynasty that dominated the nation for seven decades through three generations of Prime Ministers who registered a despotic track-record of performance and conferred upon themselves, with their own hands, the highest accolade that the nation can afford to award, Bharata-Ratna. Constitution is completely devoid of heart and soul, completely divorced from cultural moorings of the nation and ignorant of the pristine glory of our ancient history.
Constitution does not recognise our spiritual excellence constantly enriched by a galaxy of Rsi-s / Maharsi-s, endowed with Adhyatmika heritage as old as the Planet Earth itself. There is no other country in the world that ignores their ancient heritage and past milestones. Just one instance shall be enough to drive home the vertical point with the Preamble of the newly adopted Constitution of Egypt that reads like, “…Egypt is the gift of the Nile and the gift of Egyptians to humanity. This is Egypt, an immortal homeland to Egyptians, and a message of peace and love to all peoples. In the beginning of history, the dawn of human conscience rose and shone forth in the hearts of our great ancestors uniting their good intention to build the first central state that regulated and organised the life of Egyptians on the banks of the Nile. It is where they created the most amazing wonders of civilization and where their hearts looked up to the heavens before earth knew the three revealed religions…”
Can We, The People of India, even dream of a Preamble of our Constitution mentioning Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Kaveri so proudly, the way Nile has been mentioned in Preamble of the Egyptian Constitution ? They have just one river and they are so proud of that while we have a vast network of rivers and mentioned none !!
It does not even mention the nation as Motherland, least of all Bharata Mata. Constituent Assembly was full of freedom fighters with long innings of fierce struggle yet it failed to acknowledge and express a word of gratitude to those great Souls who had immolated / incinerated themselves irrespective of their families, in the crucible of patriotism and freedom for the nation.
Mercifully, framers of the Constitution were entirely conscious of our pristine ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ history hence, they did not condescend to qualify the Preamble with epithets like ‘Secular’. They were convinced, the ideal was deeply ingrained in our national psyche and an overt mention was redundant. It was only during the darkest period of Emergency in 1976, ‘Secular’ was inserted through 42nd Amendment to the Constitution under pressure from those whose loyalty and commitment lay outside the ethos of this nation. Was the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi really empowered to amend Preamble of the Constitution that was drafted and endorsed by a Constituent Assembly with Dr. Rajendra Prasad in Chair ? I do not believe so. Secular divide deeply hurt the nation, entire populace of ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ and ruined so-called minorities who were deviously fooled with Haj subsidy, salary to Imams, defeat of Supreme Court judgement in Shah Bano case, repeal of anti-conversion laws, national holiday on Dec. 25 for a minority community of just 2-3% etc. etc.
While ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ followers blissfully ignore George Santayana’s cardinal lesson on history, “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”, carnivorous onslaughts on them continue much to the merriment of foreign masters of perpetrators. If the republic of Bharata is really to metamorphose into a genuine ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ democracy, then
Uniform Civil Code must be enacted and mandatory, irrespective of any religion.
Constitutional provisions allowing conversion of Hindus must be abrogated completely while ‘Ghar-Wapasi’ legitimised as Islam / Christianity do not constitute core ethos of the nation.
Article 25(2)(b) and Article 30 must be either repealed or enforced on all faiths. No discrimination shall be permissible.
Similarly Article 370 too, must be abrogated. It was stoutly opposed by Dr. Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly.
Will ‘Pantha-Nirpeksa’ ever be able to dominate / preside over their own destinies ?