Time and again we are repeatedly exposing the fascist nature of RSS. Right from the beginning of Hinduthva politics expressed and materialized it’s strong desires to militarize the so-called Hindu society. The organizational structure of RSS reveals their hidden agenda. The basic units RSS – which is popularly called ‘Shakas’ ( Cell ) – functions as a den to practice deadly martial arts. It is no wonder that these trained resources would be diverted towards non-hindus and the secular democratic forces.
Here is a brief look on the basics of formulation of hinduthva organizations. When Hedgewar started RSS, he had a deep desire to establish a Peshwa raj and to bring back the glorious past of Chitbavan Brahmins. But he had little vague idea about the path to achieve this goal. Here comes Dr.Moonje, who was involved with Savarkar in framing out the hinduthva ideology and latter joined hands with K.B.Hedgewar in his venture. He actually played the crucial role as a Mentor to K.B Hedgewar.
Moonje and his contribution to RSS : (The Facist Link)
Moonje had strong links with Italian fascist leaders and he has visited Italy during Mussolini’s period. And in fact he was the first Hindu Nationalist leader who came in to contact with Fascist regime of Italy and its leader. In the mid of 1931, Moonje made a trip to Italy and there he visited some important military schools and educational inistitutions. He has documented this visit and the important meeting with Mussolini in his diary. (Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Moonje papers, microfilm, rn 1).
Moonje has derived the methodology and modus operandi for the functions of RSS from this Italy visit. The institutions he visited are – The military college of Rome, The Central Military School of Physical Education, the Fascist Academy of Physical Education, and, most important, the Balilla and Avanguardisti organisations. These two organisations,
which he describes in more than two pages of his diary, were the keystone of the
fascist system of indoctrination – rather than education – of the youths. Their structure
is strikingly similar to that of the RSS. They recruited boys from the age of six, up to 18: the youths had to attend weekly meetings, where they practised physical exercises, received paramilitary training and performed drills and parades.
Here are the words from Moonje’s diary after witnessing Balilla Organization,
“The Balilla institutions and the conception of the whole organisation have appealed
to me most, though there is still not discipline and organisation of high order.
The whole idea is conceived by Mussolini for the military regeneration of Italy. Italians,
by nature, appear ease-loving and non-martial like the Indians generally. They
have cultivated, like Indians, the work of peace and neglected the cultivation of the
art of war. Mussolini saw the essential weakness of his country and conceived the
idea of the Balilla organisation...Nothing better could have been conceived for the
military organisation of Italy...The idea of fascism vividly brings out the conception
of unity amongst people...India and particularly Hindu India need some such
institution for the military regeneration of the Hindus: so that the artificial distinction
so much emphasised by the British of martial and non-martial classes amongst
the Hindus may disappear. Our institution of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh of
Nagpur under Dr Hedgewar is of this kind, though quite independently conceived. I
will spend the rest of my life in developing and extending this Institution of Dr
Hedgewar all throughout the Maharashtra and other provinces.”
He continues describing drills and uniforms:
“I was charmed to see boys and girls well dressed in their naval and military uniforms
undergoing simple exercises of physical training and forms of drill.”
In the above quote, you can replace the word “Hindus” with “Bramins & Bhaniyas”, which will make the meaning in true sense.
And in the same day he has met the dictator of Italy and has had an important discussion. This meeting is well documented in Moonje’s diary..
When Mussolini enquired about the functions of Balilla organization and Fascist organization, Moonje replied as,
“Your Excellency, I am much impressed. Every aspiring and growing Nation needs such organisations. India needs them most for her military regeneration. During the British Domination of the last 150 years Indians have been waved away from the military profession but India now desires to prepare herself for undertaking
the responsibility for her own defence and I am working for it. I have already started an organisation of my own, conceived independently with similar objectives. I shall have no hesitation to raise my voice from the public platform both in India and England when occasion may arise in praise of your Balilla and Fascist organisations. I wish them good
luck and every success”
Back in India, he wasted no time to start his vicious activity of militarizing the ‘Hindu’ society. He gave an interview to “The Maratta”, a marathi news papper, where in he said,
“In fact, leaders should imitate the youth movement of Germany and the Balilla and
Fascist organisations of Italy. I think they are eminently suited for introduction in India,
adapting them to suit the special conditions. I have been very much impressed by these
movements and I have seen their activities with my own eyes in all details”
In lines with his mentor, Hedgewar soon became a promoter of campaign in favor of militarizing the ‘Hindu’ society. On January 31st 1934, Hedgewar headed a conference on Fascism, where Moonje and Kavde Shastri gave the concluding speech. A few months latter Hedgewar had a meeting with Moonje about restructuring the organization in lines with Italian Fascist Organizations.
A document – which is written by Moonje and was circulated among the supporters -recovered from RSS circle of those years says,
“This training is meant for qualifying and fitting our boys for the game of killing
masses of men with the ambition of winning victory with the best possible casualties
(sic) of dead and wounded while causing the utmost possible to the adversary”
He has not elaborated the word “adversary”. But one should understand that RSS has never had a plan to fight British rule or to participate in the freedom struggle. They were very keen to establish the Peshwa raj when British leaves the country and were constructing the basement – the foot soldiers – for that purpose. We should understand that these trained resources are meant to eliminate those who against the Hindhu nationality, that is the Brahmanic nationality, in the future.
Today we hear the shouts from bourgeoisies’ mediae & pseudo-communist parties that the decline of Hinduthva forces has started after the recent defeats in the elections. But they close their eyes on the slow and steady growth and influence of closely knitted secret network in all walks of life. There is a old saying in Tamil, “To kill a snake – smash the head”. Here, the head is live and the strength of poison intensifies.
We have no time to waste. All the democratic forces should join hands to eliminate these snakes from our society.