Date: 23 Mar 2009




The Indian American Intellectuals Forum expresses regret at the no-holds-barred campaign of vilification and calumny unleashed by the entire ‘pseudo-secular’ establishment of India on Varun Gandhi, the BJP candidate for Parliament from Pilibhit in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  

Varun Gandhi is reported to have said in an election speech that “if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless... if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus - then I swear… I will cut that hand." 

This rare display of utter fearlessness and exemplary courage from the young BJP leader has echoed the simmering feelings of millions of Hindus all over the globe.  For coming out openly to speak the truth, the Indian American Intellectuals Forum congratulates him. 

Judging from the unchecked spate of terrorist attacks on large metropolis like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Varanasi, etc., in which the Hindus incurred the maximum financial damage and the huge loss of lives, there is a widespread  feeling that the Hindu Nation  is in a ‘State of Siege’ in its own country.

Despite the bitter condemnation from the English language press, Varun Gandhi is being lauded all over India in the vernacular media. We suspect the slanderous crusade against Varun Gandhi is backed by certain anti-national elements for the sole purpose of demoralizing and demonizing this young would-be MP. 

It is worth noting that at the moment Hindu Nation is neck deep into an unprecedented crisis because of the double whammy of Islamic jihad on one hand and the pseudo-secular Congress Party politicians protecting even the high profile terrorists like Mohammad Afzal Guru, the convicted mastermind of Parliament attack, on the other. 

It is not hard to look around and see that most Hindus have already been religiously cleansed from the neighboring Pakistan; they have been either converted to Islam or simply killed. The same thing is fast happening to the Bangladesh and Kashmir Valley. 

In many other parts of India, Hindus are under attack from the Jihadists in collusion with the Maoists, Naxalites or other Marxist terrorists. (The recent murders of Swami Lakshmananda Sarasvati in Orissa and other prominent Hindus in Kerala are the gruesome reminders of this deadly combination).

We have to understand that Varun Gandhi’s Pilibhit Parliamentary constituency is up north near the Nepal border. Thousands of Muslim mosques and madrasas have sprung up in the area.  An extreme fear psychosis is created by Jihadi forces in the region. Several young Hindu girls have been molested and raped in recent times. Cow slaughter is going on recklessly on the streets in open. 

In the conditions, Hindus find themselves very unsafe. They feel persecuted. The local Hindu population is in a state of shock and bewilderment. 

All the above things are, obviously, happening under the very nose of young and vigilant Varun Gandhi. Instead of attacking him thoughtlessly, his speech describing the Muslim terrorist activities in the area should, on the contrary, be analyzed from the national security point of view.

We do not see anything wrong with Varun Gandhi’s statement. Actually, his assertion that “I am a proud Hindu, I am a Gandhi and I am an Indian” should come as a breath of fresh air for all Indians in the suffocating pseudo-secular politics of India. 

We look upon Varun Gandhi as valiantly fighting like Veer Abhimanyu, the brave son of legendary Arjun of Mahabharatha. Our modern Abhimanyu has been encircled in a chakraviyuh (the deadly maze) and is being viciously attacked by Kauravas. 

The role of modern Kauravas is played by an unholy combination of the pseudo-secular politicians  of country led by Congress party and other anti-national elements directly or indirectly shielded by this Grand Old Party of India.

As such, we appeal to the Non-Resident Indians in general, and the Indian public in particular, to solidly stand behind Varun Gandhi, the gutsy young leader of the modern India. 

It is essential that patriotic Indians provide this dynamic Gandhi all necessary support.