RSS’ Organiser links Sanatan Dharma controversy to nexus of Marxism-Embraced Abrahamic forcestext_fields
New Delhi: In a recent edition of the RSS-linked Organiser magazine, an article titled 'Marxist Dravidianism: A Troubled Legacy' has ignited a political firestorm, alleging a conspiracy by a "Marxism embraced Abrahamics and Atheists nexus" against Sanatan Dharma.
The article written by Amaranadha Reddy Manchuri also suggests screening political party manifestos by competent authorities like the Election Commission or NITI Aayog.
The controversy stems from DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin's remarks on Sanatan Dharma, causing disappointment among Hindus in India and abroad. The article questions whether the DMK's 2021 election manifesto aimed to attract the Hindu population in Tamil Nadu, proposing a rational screening process for political party manifestos.
The 'Eradicate Sanatan Dharma 2023' conference organized by a Marxist outfit has raised concerns, drawing parallels to a previous 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' conference in 2021, alleged to build an anti-Hindu narrative.
The article highlights Udhayanidhi's statements, suggesting a synergy between Marxist forces and the DMK. It accuses the DMK of perpetuating Hindu hatred, citing historical anti-Hindu remarks by party leaders. The importance of temples in Tamil society is underscored, with criticism directed at government control over Hindu ashrams and temples, labelling it a colonial legacy.
The article points out that over 46,000 temples are under the control of the Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department in Tamil Nadu. It alleges that non-Hindu believers from Marxist, Atheistic, or Abrahamic backgrounds are being appointed, leading to disruptions in temple activities and concerns over devotees' welfare and temple assets.
While the BJP seeks to capitalize on the issue, the DMK defends its stance, creating a polarized political environment. The call for screening political party manifestos adds another layer to the ongoing debate, raising questions about the role of competent authorities in ensuring fair and unbiased electoral practices.