Suraj wrote:That’s why I stated the challenge - how many of you writing angry complaining posts can demonstrate the ability to channelize your concerns into positive energy and become a forum domain expert of the legal and legislative background of the matter ?
OK. I'll bite.
For starters, our Hon hizzoners have flat out declared that 'Hindusism' is NOT a religion but instead, 'a way of life'. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... gJELL.html
Why should that matter? Coz 'traditional' constitutional protections available to 'religions' are unavailable to H. Right to propagate
will come later, sala Right to practice
has been woefully infringed upon by the same secular state. And sans the Right to practice worship, what of our places of worship, hain jee? Freely open to plunder by sarkars of all hues and their increasingly Hinduphobic (and crypto-xtian, in the south) temple boards and trusts.
Sans the Right to propagate, we in law have no legal basis to run our own schools free of heavy handed state interference, arbitrariness, whims and venality. Ask Hindu-run schools in MH when they last received RTE dues. I say Hindu-run and not 'Hindu' because such is not defined in law and hence cannot exist yet within the system. The bharatiya shiksha board is one step in the right direction but has no clarity on what it is or will be. ANyway in the absence of legal cover for H as a religion, how far will it go?
What's the ask here? Well, can our mighty Battalion 303, led by our Hon Gujarat ka sher (the 'lion' in our batta'lion') bring in (or at least tacitly support from a safe distance, since associating with any overtly H agenda item seems detrimental to a statesmanly demeanor) a bill that explicitly redefines Hinduism as a religious faith? Sure, a religion like no other where you could worship one god, no god or a million gods, but still, legally a religion and therefore entitled to all rights and privileges that are endowed forthwith? Zimble ask only.
Oh, maybe it is already stretchily defined by some Hon hizzzoner somewhere in some verbose judgment which is part of a maze of judgments all of which are later overturn-able by supremely honorable SC, hence, why not, still, bring in a law that explicitly states Hinduism is a religious faith, native to India? I know big ask and all, and totally distasteful to rake up such ugly questions bang at the beginning of Modi 2.0's honeymoon period. Or maybe the right time to ask this is after the MH polls or the DL or BH or WB polls etc etc. #TheekHai, will wait and see like we waited 5 yrs.
BTW, pls don't insinuate that people who ask the above Qs - "white flag moaners and whiners" to quote some worthes here, as compared to those worthies of course are (gasp!) "anti-vikas"! That we 'core' voters are all Qtiyas and dumbasses because we raise the above Qs and want legal and governmental obstacles removed (and maybe even some hope of help/facilitation by 'our' sarkar for a socio-cultural H revival agenda) because we don't care or have never cared about the suffering of the poor and the homeless because (as per [some other] forums - we are relatively affluent urban, UCs).
OK, once the above happens, then we can talk about the next steps to bring about a level playing field where H folks can compete in the marketplace for ideas and practices and rituals and gods and spirituality on an even footing as the other, propah 'religions' do. Only.