“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones” – Marc Anthony said of Julius Caesar
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India – Land of Gurus, Swamis & Swines, all equally guilty of promoting violence & illiteracy. (Part 3) Democracy Betrayed – The Rise of Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena & the transformation of India from a Democratic to a Theocratic State
The Venomous Invertebrates Who Live Among Us
A Betrayal of the World’s Largest Democracy
Bal Thackeray the bloodsucking snake who spread his venom through Indian Society is dead, or at least that’s what they say. But for me he is very much alive, not physically of course, but through his dark ideology of snatching away people’s dignity through acts of violence, intimidation and unlawful behavior.
India and fellow citizens of Mumbai will NEED to UNITE and fight back to rightly claim that which belongs to them. Namely, their dignity, peace of mind, and last but not the least their Constitutional Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
Bal Thackeray was nothing but POISON. He was NOT an intellectual person at all. He was and remains nothing but a violent thug and MASS MURDERER just like his idol Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader of Germany.
His right wing political party the Shiv Sena is nothing more than a group of intolerant, intellectually challenged bigots, thugs and arsonist who think they are above the law of the land. They were only successful in consolidating their power by gaining support and following of like minded people, namely the Marathi speaking people of Maharashtra and neighboring states.
The entire state of Maharashtra and Mumbai its capital and commercial nerve center of the country has been hijacked by the Shiv Sena and their heinous crimes in the name of Hindu religion. The Shiv Sena has divided and ruled and conquered through the impetus of fear and violence.
Decades ago they vented their anger against the Tamils and South Indian migrant workers who came to Mumbai for education, commerce and employment.
Many South Indians did get jobs and stayed ahead of the native Marathi Manoos because they were qualified, hard working and intelligent. On the other hand the Marathi speakers were not educated enough and those who were educated had a very poor command or understanding of the English language which was and still is the universal language in the banking, business, legal and commercial fields / sectors in Mumbai.
Violence was the only language these animals spoke or understood. Later, the Shiv Sena found a new enemy the Gujarati, Jains and Marwaris of Mumbai (f/k/a Bombay), they too faced the same treatment. Shiv Sena extorted millions of rupees every year from industrialist, businessmen and the film industry.
While the politicians, police departments, and many more received a piece of the action. The Marathi speaking citizens of Maharashtra state had accomplished their mission of taking over Mumbai, the golden goose of the country by committing every unlawful act known to humankind. The judiciary was nothing but a puppet and corrupt to the core.
Honest citizens who complained or addressed their grievances to the police found themselves implicated in false police cases, evidence was fabricated and witnesses harassed, many were forced to make false confessions or recant their confessions.
Acts of intimidation, harassment of women and children were routinely carried out by Shiv Sainiks and the police force.
These heinous acts are still carried out in the name of “Aamchi Mumbai“, “Hindu Raj“, “Hindutva” and the “Saffron flag” to this day.
In Maharashtra the Marathi speakers are a majority and their violent acts are encouraged and supported by the Police, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other state and central intelligence agencies. This has been the case for the past 50 years in Mumbai (Bombay).
The Maharashtra State police force, Mumbai City Police, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and every politician in the past 50 years has been sleeping in the bed made by the Shiv Sena, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindu Mahasabha, Bajrang Dal, an affiliate of the RSS and other militant Hindu groups and organizations.
We all remember Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a Madhya Pradesh-based Hindu nun with deep links to the Hindutva movement, Sudhakar Dwivedi, and a serving Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel, Shrikant Prasad Purohit, all linked to Abhinav Bharat.
Abhinav Bharat was disguised as an educational trust with Himani Savarkar as its President.
Abhinav Bharat’s long term goal was to overthrow the Indian state and replace it with a totalitarian, theocratic order.
A ‘draft constitution’ spoke of a single-party system, presided over by a leader who “shall be followed at all levels without questioning the authority.” It called for the creation of an “academy of indoctrinization [sic]”.
The concluding comment was stark: “People whose ideas are detrimental to Hindu Rashtra should be killed.”
The Bhonsala Military School was founded in 1937 by B.S. Moonje, the controversial school drew on fascist pedagogical practices the Hindutva ideologue encountered on a visit to Europe. Abhinav Bharat held regular meetings on the premises of the Bhonsala Military School.
It may surprise many Indians but from the outset Abhinav Bharat’s goal to overthrow the Indian Democratic state and establishing a totalitarian theocracy was an open secret at Bhonsala Military School and in some other quarters.
The movement was named Abhinav Bharat after a terrorist group set up by Hindutva militants to fight the British colonials.
Himani Savarkar was the the President of Abhinav Bharat, she is the grandniece of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the father of the Hindutva movement and the daughter of Gopal Godse, the brother of Mahatma Gandhi‘s assassin – Nathuram Godse.
One could say the “apple does not fall far from the tree”. Would you agree?
Related articles (Copy-Paste links in your browser)
- Subhash Gatade, Godse’s Children: Hindutva Terror in India (2011) ISBN 81-7221-052-3 or ISBN 978-81-7221-052-6
- Subhash Gatade, The Saffron Condition: Politics of Repression and Exclusion in Neoliberal India ISBN 978-81-8878-975-7
- Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray dies (91live.in)
- Leader who brought ethnic politics to Mumbai melting pot (thehindu.com)
- ‘Bal Thackeray was like a ray of hope and support for the ordinary Maharashtrian’ – Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
- India Ink: Balasaheb K. Thackeray, a Look Back (india.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Mumbai’s Hindu-extremist tiger has been laid to rest, but not his divisive ideas (theglobeandmail.com)
India – Land of Gurus, Swamis & Swines, all equally guilty of promoting violence & illiteracy. (Part 2) Bal K. Thackeray, a Hindu Extremist, Mass Murderer & Extortionist is dead at the age of 86
Bal Thackeray is Dead
Good riddance to bad rubbish
Bal Thackeray commanded “respect” just as Adolf Hitler. Both mentally challenged, mass murdering illiterates were “respected” because they were feared and not because they yielded intellectual capacity.
I never liked him or admired him. For he was a violent human being and had no qualms misrepresenting facts to his fellow Shiv Sainiks and people at large.
The State of Maharashtra will never be able to wipe the tears off the faces of people who lost their lives throughout India because of Bal Thackeray and other fundamentalist Hindu political groups who have committed horrible acts against fellow Hindus, Dalits – the lower caste Hindus, journalist, critics, media persons, migrant workers from Southern India & the Muslim minority.
Shiv Sena and its extreme ideology is against the rule of law and UNDEMOCRATIC in every respect.
People like Bal Thackeray and his supporters are neither forgotten by their victims nor forgiven by God, Nature and Humanity.
- Mumbai farewell for Bal Thackeray (bbc.co.uk)
- Mumbai disrupted as Bal Thackeray fights for his life – Reuters India (in.reuters.com)
- Bal Thackeray’s last journey begins (thehindu.com)
- Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray dies at 86 (nation.com.pk)
- Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray dies at 86 (dawn.com)