- How to give maximum support to a Hindu organisation ?
- How should the harassed organisation fight against the harassment ?
- The importance of providing help from the perspective of Hindu unity !
The main objective of politicians of the ruling party is to destroy Hindu organisations, and therefore, it is the duty of all Hindu organisations to foil such attempts.
We have discussed earlier how serious the issue of suppression of Hindu organisations is. In all those incidents, the intention of the politicians to completely destroy all Hindu organisations becomes quite clear. Destruction of a Hindu organisation is not just a loss to that organization, but actually a loss to the mission related to serving the cause of Hindus. If anti-Hindus are successful in suppressing the activities of a Hindu organisation, then it as good as giving encouragement to the thought process of suppressing other Hindu organisations. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to make efforts to prevent a ban on any Hindu organisation.
When anti-Hindu elements try to ensnare a Hindu organisation, it faces several challenges simultaneously. It may not be possible for that organisation to handle all challenges at the same time. Therefore, it is important that other Hindu organisations play the role of 'Five Pandavs' and stand by it firmly, helping it in its difficult times. When we will take such a stand, it is likely that our normal activities will get disrupted. At such times, do not think of the tasks at hand, but accept the hardships and loss that you may have to face and firmly stand by the Hindu organisation in trouble. In fact, that becomes our duty unto Dharma. We should fulfill this duty without any expectations in return. I am here before you to discuss briefly what can be done in such situations.
1 A. Resorting to lawful means like organising day-long protests etc. in their respective States in order to pressurise the ruling party leaders : Mostly, it is the ruling party which causes harm to Hindu organisations. At such times we have to think of all the legitimate means which can build pressure on the ruling party. Protests form an important constituent of such efforts. Irrespective of the region the organisation in trouble belongs to, all Hindu organisations should protest in support of the organisation in trouble in their locality/State. They should give protest letters to their regional administration.
A signature campaign should be initiated in their regions to reflect the strong sentiments of the people, and these signatures should be given along with other demands to the regional administration. Organisations which are able to hold protests in the capital cities should do so.
When Shri. Rajasingh Thakur was arrested in Andhra Pradesh, Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena volunteers protested in New Delhi along with like-minded organisations. This created a positive effect in the form of awareness in the media and the society.
1 B. All organisations should hold press conferences in their States and strongly protest against the pressure tactics of the Government : All organisations should hold press conferences in their States to strongly protest the pressure tactics adopted against the organisation. During these press conferences, leaders of other Hindu organisations should also be invited on the stage to talk. The number of Hindu organisations supporting the protests should be announced in the press conference and their list provided in the press release. If the leaders or volunteers of the troubled organisation are in that region, then they should be invited on the stage at the press conference, so that they get direct opportunity of narrating their harassment.
1 C. If the press conference is held by the harassed organisation, then leaders of other organisations throughout the country should participate and challenge the politicians : If the press conference is held by the harassed organization, then leaders of other organisations throughout the country should participate and challenge the politicians. If it is not possible to attend the conference, then a letter of support should be sent to the organisation.
1 D. With the means available to them, organisations should publish articles on the harassment to the Hindu organisation : Organisations which have their own websites or Periodicals, other social networking sites or TV channels should make efforts to inform the society through the means available. All developments taking place in the case should be brought to the attention of the people. This will help keep the topic in the public eye. Later. it will become easier to bring about public awareness using this example.
1 E. Exposing the harassment of Hindu organisations to the people, through regional programmes : All Hindu organisations periodically plan programmes on various topics. Whenever an organisation is being harassed, such programmes should be made use of to put the details of the harassment across to the people.
Every opportunity should be used effectively to bring about public awareness and stop the harassment.
1 F. Providing psychological support to organisations and volunteers of the harassed organisation : There is every likelihood that the organisation and its volunteers would be under psychological stress when they are being harassed. In such situations, these leaders should be supported as our ‘Hindu brethren’. Volunteers of other organisations should be urged to keep in contact with that organisation, so that they do not lose their morale. A follow-up should also be taken once in a while.
1 G. Providing protection to leaders and offices of the organisation : The leaders of the organisation in question and its offices could be attacked when they are being investigated or it could be for any other reason. In such a situation, other Hindu organisations should send their select volunteers to protect the leaders and volunteers of that organisation.
If they stand by the organisation now, in the future they too will be protected .
2 A. Lodge a complaint with the State and National Human Rights Commission : The organisation being harassed should lodge a complaint with the State and National Human Rights Commission, so also with the Women's Rights Commission, if the need arises.
During the investigation of the Madgaon incident, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) harassed some seekers of Sanatan Sanstha in Karnataka. At that time, Sanatan Sanstha displayed their 'Zero tolerance' policy and lodged an urgent complaint with the National Human Rights Commission and Women's Rights Commission. They also held press conferences to protest against the harassment by the NIA. This resulted in their stopping the harassment immediately. A similar approach can be used everywhere to curb harassment of Hindu organisations by the National Investigation Agency.
2 B. Filing a complaint with the High Court with the help of Hindu lawyers : Hindu lawyers can play an effective role in curbing harassment of Hindu organisations.
Lawyers can appeal to the appropriate courts and get justice for the Hindu organisations and also give legal advice to them.
3 A. Fulfilment of duty towards Dharma and bestowal of God's grace along with unity among organisations : Even the minimal assistance provided to an organisation in need is invaluable. The organisation, its leaders and the volunteers will overcome the difficult situation they are facing (with the strength we provide them) and move ahead. This small gesture on our part will bring us closer and lead to development of priti (Love without expectations). To reinforce Hindu unity, priti serves as an important link. Priti is a Divine quality. If we make efforts to enhance it, we will be performing our duty unto Dharma in the form of helping Hindu organisations and will also be bestowed with God's grace.
Prayer : The coming times will witness a battle between Dharma and adharma. It is certain that in this period the demoniacal forces on the side of adharma (in the form of anti-Hindus), will try to destroy Hindus on the side of Dharma. In these terrible times, may Bhagawan Shrikrushna give all Hindus the strength to remain united and win this battle. This is our prayer unto the Holy feet of Shri Guru.