On the occasion of Republic Day, the country must know that the people who are currently ruling India neither accepted the Indian constitution as lawbook of the country nor they accepted Tricolour as the national flag.
On the eve of Independence, August 14, the Organiser, RSS’ mouthpiece declared that –
The people who have come to power by the kick of the fate may give in our hands the tricolour but it never be respected and owned by Hindus. The word three is in itself an evil, and a flag having three colours will certainly produce a very bad psychological effect and is injurious to a country.
When the Constituent Assembly of India declared (Nov 1947) that Independent India’s polity would be based on adult franchise and would ensure Fundamental Rights to the people. Golwalkar was quick to decry these moves. In a speech in Delhi, he made fun of democracy and described these declarations by the Constituent Assembly ‘as nothing more than granting rights to cats and dogs’.
In fact, Golwalkar rejected the democratic secular Constitution of India as a whole when he declared :
“Our Constitution too is just a cumbersome and heterogeneous piecing together of various articles from various constitutions of the western countries. It has absolutely nothing which can be called our own”.
RSS under Golwalkar’s leadership constantly demanded promulgation of Manusmriti as the law of Hindusthan, replacing the Constitution of India which aimed at establishing a secular and democratic polity. When the Constituent Assembly of India had finalised the Constitution of India, RSS was not happy. It’s English mouthpiece complained :
‘But in our Constitution, there is no mention of the unique constitutional development in ancient Bharat. Manu’s laws were written long before Lycurgus of Sparta or Solon of Persia. To this day, his laws as enunciated in the Manusmriti excite the admiration of the world and elicit spontaneous obedience and conformity. But to our constitutional pundits, that means nothing.’
Author – Jayant Pathri