This is not the first time when any political big shot in India has dared to make pranks to Hinduism; rather, what has Jairam Ramesh, current Union Rural Development Minister, has stated - "toilets are more important than temples. No matter how many temples we go to, we are not going to get salvation. We need to give priority to the toilets and cleanliness" – expresses nitty-gritty of the loathsome Indian school of secularism that never misses an opportunity to disparage Hindus and their noble thoughts.
To be precise, this culture has been going on for centuries with its progenitor Nehru “Hindu by accident of birth” taking the ethos to a new height only. How can Jairam Ramesh, a self-claimed follower and advocator of Nehruvian culture, act different then? It’s not a crime to him – as Hindus unlike Islamists remain too gentle, too law-abiding and too disciplined all the time to steer clear of any troubles. Surely he would not have stated the same against Islamists – as then, by this time, either he or his family members or his residence would have been severely damaged or pillaged. The government would have stood helplessly and watched the entire development silently.
But such an act can’t be expected from Hindus – never noticed to raise a finger against religious persecutors or oppressors in the last 500 years. So………they can always be shown the boot.
Even if there have been protests against this virulence of Jairam Ramesh, it is being done by a handful of protesters. While Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists were found to make token gestures of protests, Hindu Munnani has lodged a police complaint at the Ooty Town Police Station seeking action against Jairam Ramesh.
It is to be seen whether the protest ends within legal premises instead of taking the insult to the Hindu populace or hitting the streets.
But, perhaps, the days to do all within the legal frameworks are coming to an end. Such experiments failed in the past and are doomed to fail at this time too.
To make Hindus in deep slumber and their foes realize the intrinsic potency of Dharma, there is the need of a crushing sound – a great slap on Jairam Ramesh’s cheek.
The slap – one and only way to retort this grave insult on Hindu Dharma – would work as a strong admonition to those who prefer to abide by the same avenue these days or in future.