India’s true menace: the Hindutva virus – By Bhabani Shankar Nayak
….The current Covid-19 nightmare is a product of Hindutva ideological praxis at work. The pandemic can be defeated by universal vaccination, but it is the danger of the Hindutva virus that is looming large for the masses – and it is just as dangerous…. As the devastating second wave of coronavirus subsides, India needs to reflect on its consciousness beyond the Brahmanical identity politics and nativist thinking of RSS and BJP.
The wrath of the Hindutva virus will cause more conflicts, deaths and destitutions than the coronavirus if these forces are not defeated ideologically and politically: India needs an organised mass movement to remove them from society for its survival in the present and the future.
Indians must prepare themselves to fight the Hindutva political epidemic. There is no other option but to increase political immunity to defeat the Hindutva virus with a progressive and democratic vaccination of our political consciousness based on mutual trust and respect for citizenship rights as enshrined in the constitution.