Swapan Das Gupta’s take in Sunday Pioneer on the decision of Congress to include caste in the upcoming Indian census:
Wholesome politics doesn’t depend on transparency alone. Of equal concern are the processes of decision-making and consultations. Britain would be unwise to change its system of voting and representation because one election in 10 failed to yield a clear majority and because Labour needed the support of some extra MPs to transform a minority into a majority. Changes that affect the fundamentals of politics or, for that matter, anything else, warrant patient deliberation. They cannot be undertaken casually.
This is a lesson that should have been imparted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and those responsible for the horrific decision to include caste enumeration in the Census.
That a fundamental reversal of a 60-year-old policy should have been taken without any consultation with civil society and any meaningful debate is itself scandalous. What compounds the offence is that a decision of this magnitude should have been taken for the flimsiest of reasons. In 1990, VP Singh decided to accept the Mandal Commission report because he wanted to puncture a public rally that his troublesome Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal was planning. Last week, the Congress president grandly signalled her acceptance of caste enumeration in the Census because that would iron out the rough edges of the party’s troubled relations with caste-based parties, both inside the UPA coalition and in the larger ‘secular’ world.
A decision that will change the basic structure of Indian politics, the Hindu faith and even have a bearing on the economy was taken remarkably casually. The final decision was left solely to an individual who was perhaps unaware of the earlier turbulence in India when caste was superimposed into the Census. Civil society was neither consulted, nor did either the Government or the Opposition suggest that such a decision shouldn’t be taken in a hurry and for petty, collateral considerations. The political class acquiesced in a step that will legitimise caste as a unit of political and economic decision-making, without even knowing what they have enthusiastically endorsed. A most debilitating social regression was put into effect because India’s leaders were too intellectually lazy to comprehend the consequences of what they had done.
The re-definition of Hindu society along officially-recognised caste lines will alter the landscape of India. The use of caste numbers to drive a hard political bargain was earlier based on bluff, now it will be based on tangible numbers — an escalation in the stakes. For 60 years and more, a galaxy of Indian modernists tried to either rise above caste or keep this social institution confined to the rituals of marriage and mourning. Now, at a stroke, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi have put caste into the centre-stage. From now on, Indians will once again be defined by their caste and politics will follow the mobilisation of caste.
Just when India seemed poised for bigger things, a hidden hand emerged from nowhere to drag the country down again. The country will pay a huge price for the Congress’ coalition management skills. It may be so high that there won’t be much of an India left.
This decision of Congress — taken without any consultation with Indian citizens — will put the very existence of India and Hindu society at stake. Instead of unity, it will create division and weakness, to the benefit of this political party which is nothing but an extension of the British rule.
This “caste policy” was introduced by the British as a way of social engineering after the 1857 revolt. Their objective was to fragment Hindu society into water-tight compartments and ensure that they remain in a state of mutual hostility . But such a policy being adopted by an Indian party after independence is nothing but treason.
Notice that while Hindus will be asked their caste by census commissioners, no provision has been made to ask Muslims and Christians which sect they belong to — Shia or Sunni or Ahmadias; or Protestants, Catholics or Seventh Day Adventists. This shows the agenda of Congress.
The presiding deity of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, is a shady character with foreign linkages. Seeing her recent decisions, I am convinced beyond doubt that she is a plant into the Gandhi family and is taking orders from the Americans and the Church to further their interests in India to the detriment of the pagans. Infiltrating christians into pagan ruling families is an old Christian trick that was well played in Europe when it was being Christianised through force and deception.
The Congress courtiers are scared of Hindu consolidation which the BJP is trying to engineer. Hindu unity is anathema to Congress — its entire existence depends on taking support of Muslims and Christians and promote their interests against the Hindus. This “caste in census” move is the Congress’ response to that strategy by dividing Hindus into bits and pieces which can then be played against each other. All artificial identities of the Hindus created by the British and the missionaries will now be formalised by the Indian state. The result will be chaos and weakening of the Hindu society, which is exactly what the Congress and outside powers supporting it want.
Since Gandhi’s time, Congress has been taking support of Muslims to rule over the Hindus as their proxy. Now, with massive conversions going on by the church in India, this party of rootless Hindu opportunists has included Christians into the mix. So it is essentially Hindus and BJP on one side, and Congress, Muslims and Christians on the other. But Congress will keep winning as some mentally blind Hindus keep supporting it without realising the long-term consequences of what they are doing to their own future security in their own homeland.
This latest step of Congress proves it is a party of race traitors. What is particularly galling is that it is winning not by public support, but by massive EVM fraud through Chawla, another shady character who is the official biographer of Mother Teresa and a reciepient of an award by the Italian government.
This entire traitorous episode orchestrated by Congress courtiers under Sonia Gandhi’s direction reminds me of the words of that intellectual giant, Ram Swaroop:
“Those who are against India are even more opposed to Hinduism, a name and nomenclature for India at its deepest and most cultural and spiritual; Hinduism embodies India’s civilizational dimension and gives it cohesion, integrity, continuity and unity. They know that before they can subvert India, they must subvert Hinduism, that the country’s Balkanisation is not possible without prior fragmentation of the Hindu society. Hence, the tenacious attack on Hinduism, their need to unleash divisive caste politics.”