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To the Hindu upper castes : By Justice Katju

Justice Katju argues that the BJP misrepresents true Hinduism, pushing a distorted version instead. He urges educated Hindu upper castes to reconsider their support for the BJP and join a united historical people's struggle for India's progress, emphasizing the need for genuine knowledge and ideological revolution.


Justice Markandey Katju

6/15/20242 min read

To the Hindu upper castes

By Justice Katju

The Hindu upper castes, i.e. Brahmins, Rajputs, Vaishyas, Bhumihars, Kayasthas, etc are mostly solid supporters of the BJP. The reason for this is because they are proud of being Hindus, and they think the BJP represents Hinduism.

In this article I will seek to demonstrate to them that the BJP does not represent real Hinduism but a phony, fake, spurious, sham and pseudo version of it, and it is high time they know the truth.

I have repeatedly said that India can only progress by a mighty historical people's struggle culminating in a revolution, preceded by an ideological revolution.

But in my opinion such revolution cannot take place without the Hindu upper castes giving up their unfounded, misguided and specious obsession, fetish, fascination, and proclivity with the BJP, which is entirely misplaced and unfounded.

Many of the Hindu upper caste people are highly qualified, and are professors, doctors, scientists, lawyers, engineers etc, and the rest of society often looks up to them for guidance. What guidance can they give when they themselves are misguided and deluded ?

So they need to rethink, change their mindsets and know the truth about the BJP.

The BJP is a political party which is really controlled by an organization called the RSS, which was created in 1925 by our British rulers as part of their divide and rule policy, to sow hatred between Hindus and Muslims. Simultaneously the British created the Muslim League, and both of them are two sides to the same coin.

The ideology of the BJP and RSS is entirely reactionary, and is mendacious, unsound, casuistic, and erroneous.

I have had close interactions with RSS members when I was a lawyer in Allahabad, where many lawyers were RSS members, and have studied their mindsets. I found that what was instilled in their minds was not real knowledge of Hinduism, the great real achievements of Hindus in science, philosophy, literature, law etc but a fictional half baked, and mostly false knowledge of it, claiming, as Prime Minister Modi claimed, that in ancient India we could do head transplants, knew genetic engineering, built aircraft, guided missiles, atomic bombs, etc. Also, what was instilled in their minds was hatred of minorities, particularly Muslims

In this connection I have written several articles to tell about the real great achievements of the Hindus, which are given below

The BJP and RSS, these self proclaimed 'champions' of Hindu culture, have no knowledge of all this, and by talking of head transplants, genetic engineering, and aeroplanes in ancient India make us a laughing stock before the whole world

I earnestly appeal to the Hindu upper castes to ponder over the above, give up their misguided support to the BJP, and join the rest of society in a mighty, united historical people's struggle to create a better India. Without them the struggle will not be easy.

Markandey Katju is an Indian jurist and former judge of Supreme Court of India who served as chairman for the Press Council of India from 2011 to 2014.

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