|The Non-saffron Hindu People
|The Non-Saffron Hindu People
The Silent Majority
By Mohan Shenoy
| There are Hindus who do not belong
to RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishat, or the
Bhajrang Dal. There are all castes and
creeds of Hindu people who are not
connected with any so-called Saffron
Brigade or the Sangh Parivar. But still they
are Hindus. They are secular, peace-loving
and may be capitalist or socialist.
They all belong to the Silent Majority.
Most of the Hindus in India are
politically independent in the sense that they
do not belong to any political party. They
focus their attitudes towards good
administration, maintenance of law and
order, provision of good food grains at
competitive prices, supply of electricity,
water and properly maintained high class
roads, affordable health care, education,
housing, etc. The list is endless and
contains everything required for a happy life.
But they do not wish to call themselves as
Hindus because of the canard raised by the
Media against the word Hindu. The word
Hindu is unfortunately connected with
Hindutva, and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Hindutva is not what the Media such as the
newspapers and TV channels describe.
Hindutva is being Hindu. No Hindu can
escape the identity of his Hindutva until he
remains legally a Hindu.
A legal Hindu is the one whose
religion as entered in his birth certificate is
Hindu regardless of which caste he belongs
to. Only Hindu religion has any castes.
There are no castes in Muslim, Christian and
The SC or ST persons and all
OBC persons are Hindus and they occupy
all sorts of positions in the Central and State
Governments, Judiciary, Legislature and
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|They are there in the PSUs, Banks, Petrol
Bunks, etc. In fact they are everywhere. They
may not belong to any political party. They
are all Hindus. They are the silent majority.
All the Braahmanas are without doubt Hindus.
All the Lingaayats, Gowdas, Vokkaligas, and
other groups belong to Hinduism.
This silent majority distributes its votes to
different parties during elections. It can seat a
political party or unseat it. The communist
parties have Hindus as majority among their
members. The BSP has Hindus as the
majority members. The Congress Party is
also majority Hindu party. They are all
non-saffron people, but they are Hindus.
They may or may not believe in God,
Ganesha, Gayathri or Ganga but they are
Hindus. They may not go to temples to
worship idols, or to Mandirs to perform Homa,
but they are Hindus.
Most of the Hindus are educated and
rational people. Their ancestors wrote the
Indian Constitution. They passed the secular
laws of India. They hold high ranks in the
The silent majority acts off the
lime-light. Their hand is unseen. They will do
what is best for the country. Their patriotism
can not be questioned. Their colour could be
any. They could be red, green, blue, or even
saffron, but they can not be branded in terms
of Saffron Brigade or Sangh Parivar. They
will uphold the saffron colour in their religious
rituals and processions. They will uphold
Hindutva of Hindu religion, which is different
from what the Media such as the newspapers
and TV channels make out to be.
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