The discussion on Veer Savarkar is not new. They often talk. His ideology of Hindutva is targeted by the opposition every now and then. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has again mentioned him. He has said that those who defame Veer Savarkar will go further. Now there will be a conspiracy to defame many more personalities. These include Swami Vivekananda, Dayanand Saraswati and Yogi Aurobindo.
Bhagwat had arrived at a book release on Veer Savarkar. He said many important things during the program. How can Bhagwat reach a program and there is no discussion of Hindutva? The same thing happened on Tuesday.
The RSS chief said that Savarkar was a nationalist and a visionary. Whatever he had said came true. It would not be wrong to say that this is the Savarkar era. This is the era of patriotism. This is an era that teaches duty and participation.
Bhagwat said that Hindutva is only Hindutva. Savarkar ji’s Hindutva, Vivekananda’s Hindutva has become a fashion to speak like this. Hinduism is one. He already is. He will remain the same till the end. Seeing the situation, Savarkar thought it necessary to announce it loudly.
He said that a campaign was launched to defame Savarkar. Now an attempt will be made to do the same with Vivekananda, Dayanand Saraswati and Yogi Arvind. The reason is that Savarkar was influenced by the thoughts of these three.
What are the types of attacks on Savarkar?
Many leaders of the opposition, especially the Congress, have been questioning Savarkar’s valor. They have been saying that Savarkar had apologized to the British. How can an apologist be brave? At the same time, the Sangh considers him a true son of Mother India. He was sentenced to life imprisonment twice. During that time he came in contact with RSS founder Dr Hedgewar. After independence, Savarkar started working for the progress of Hindu society. While fasting, he breathed his last on 26 February 1966. In the history of Indian independence, the name of Savarkar is taken along with great heroes like Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra.
Swami Vivekananda, Dayanand Saraswati, Yogi Arvind…
Swami Vivekananda, Dayanand Saraswati and Yogi Aurobindo all three are credited with creating consciousness and awareness among Hindus. He did the work of religious and social renaissance. All these removed the evils and hypocrisy in the society. He had also been a target of the orthodox Hindus of that period. These three have got a very high status among the thinkers of the modern era.