Published: 13th February 2019
Hindus taking the legal route instead of violence for Ram Temple is a tribute to Hinduism: Subramanian Swamy
Swamy claimed that the educational system is biased and hampers nationalism.
“The fact that we are taking the legal route to build the Ram Temple is a tribute to Hinduism,” said Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, while speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave in the city on Wednesday.
He pointed out examples from history such as when Christians' reclamation of modern-day Spain from the Muslims, which resulted in the burning down of mosques, and Muslim reclamation of Turkey, which resulted in the demolition of churches.
“In which other country will people wait for the courts to reclaim a place important to their faith,” argued Swamy, claiming comments on how a hospital should be built on the land instead of a temple shows the rise of pseudo-secularists.
Swamy claimed that the educational system is biased and hampers nationalism. “British education system teaches us that India was full of warring States and that they (Britishers) brought order among the different races,” said Swamy, claiming that the Aryan and Dravidian race system is a myth with no scientific backing.
“I challenged (Asaduddin) Owaisi to a DNA test to prove that we have the same DNA, unlike what he had claimed, but he avoided the challenge,” Swamy said, staying that India is not an amalgamation of different races like most history books claim.
Addressing the issue of the Hindu Varna system, which has been criticised across the globe, Swamy said that it is based on 'Guna’ and not 'Birth’ by citing examples of Kalidasa, who became the greatest poet of all time, despite being a 'forest dweller’, and Vedavyasa, who wrote the Mahabharata in spite of being a Dalit.
Swamy also drew the examples of religion and religious tolerance in India. “Parsis refused separate quota when the British left and India was appreciated for not discriminating against the Jews,” Swamy said, claiming that India is not like certain Islamic nations which don't allow the celebration of Deepavali and other Hindu festivals.
Stating that hyper-nationalists are just a fringe, Swamy called for the curbing of pseudo-secularists in the country and bringing back Sanskrit's lost glory.
“All languages have Sanskrit words,” he said, narrating an incident when he had told former TN Chief Minister and Dravidian icon M Karunanidhi that his name was also a Sanskrit word.