Did you know that the return of awards by writers, film-makers and scientists was a plot hatched jointly by the United States of America, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan? Well, if you did not, you will probably not ever understand why the ‘tolerant’ multitude that turned out at Anupam Kher’s March for India rally today, could so vilely abuse and attack NDTV’s Bhairavi Singh and Aaj Tak’s Mousmi Singh. After all, it is one thing for the netas to simulate their anger and laughter on TV channels and elsewhere, but how do you actually get ordinary people to go crazy? How and why does the ordinary Hindutva footsoldier act the way he or she does? Basically, he (and occasionally, she) is made to believe things that most people would know to be false. So why does as innocuous an act as the returning of awards by writers become such a big threat to India’s position in the world and to the very existence of the government of the day? Well, because, it is not a simple matter of some writers acting out of their conscience but already a part of an international conspiracy plotted by the US-Saudi Arabia-Pakistan nexus!
Published below is the text of a note that has been circulating over different social media platforms. We have left the typographical and printing errors as they are in the original. Paranoid in its content, it is also illustrative of the way the RSS ‘rumour-machine’ works to produce lies. In earlier days, it used to start circulating from the morning shakhas via the shakha participants. Nowadays it moves from one social media platform to another, with lightning speed.
The text below is remarkable and though distasteful, needs to be published in public interest. Circulated initially (or so it seems) by one Vishal, based in Maharashtra, its opening address goes thus:
The Sinister and Nefarious Design of Breaking India forces EXPOSED. MUST READ for Modi Govt. Supporters. [Capital letters in the original. By putting ‘Exposed’ in big block letters, the willing Hindutva reader is given the impression that what s/he is about to read is based on some actual investigation and revelation of facts.
And sure enough, the factual status of the claims made in this text is established in the very beginning. And this is something that will make most people gasp. Here is the quote [with our observations in square brackets]:
1. GOI intelligence has investigated #AwardWapsi & primary report suggest that US-Saudi-Pakistan are involved.
[The Govt of India intelligence has investigated and of course, this is top secret information, so it can only circulate through informal channels, through people who are privy to it. Since the appeal addresses itself to ‘Modi Govt Supporters’, there is little doubt in the mind of the footsoldier that he is being made privy through this secret channel, to information that nobody but the government’s supporters can have. He is already psychologically uplifted from what he appears to us (a goon) to what he now appears to himself (a fighter against an international conspiracy to break India].
2. It started when few Senior Congressmen + JNU Professors + Sr. Journalists + Sahityakars met and these writers were convinced to use Dadri incident as fool proof issue
3. The first meeting held at JNU and later at India International Center & Habitat center. At first these Sahityakars were reluctant to fall in line due to fear of negative reaction but then they were narrated about the favors from Congress
[Notice how the ‘factual’ register is firmly adhered to – the first meeting was held at JNU, and then later at IIC and IHC. In parenthesis, it should be stated that anyone following the developments would know that writer Uday Prakash actually returned his award as an entirely individual act of protest and that for a long time no one followed. Yes, Dadri became a trigger that led many others to contemplate a similar protest, largely symbolic in nature.]
4. They were shown how they got awards, favors, threat from Modi & fund shortage (sic). Later Nayantara Sahgal was introduced. And was made to lead protest.
5. Nayantara Sahgal was the turning point due to NEHRU connection and all were promised full backing of Media, Congress & international opportunity.
6. Globally 150 writers & journos were hired to write article on#AwardWapsi & to build image of India as ” INTOLERANT” nation under Modi
At this point now, we enter into another domain – that of the fantastic. The appearance of talking factually is however continuously maintained, even when the most outlandish claims are being made, except that now some initial steps towards ‘analysis’ and logical deduction’ also begin to be made:
7. To promote & divert in benefit of Pak-US-Saudi, Ford Foundation & Green Peace hired an international PR firm and millions were invested as fee & benefits.
[this once again gives the impression of purveying facts, because Ford Foundation and Greenpeace are mentioned – but strangely, the name of the PR firms is not mentioned and it is hoped that no one will notice it.]
8. The Writers, Poets, Narayan Murthy, Raghuram Rajan, film-makers..they all used one word which is common in every statement ” INTOLERANT”. How is it possible ALL use same word even when caught off guard for comment?
[Now this is brilliant analysis! How is it that everybody used the same word: INTOLERANT!! That can only mean that they have been paid off by the same source – except that such a source must be mad not to tell them to find some synonyms through a simple net search. Maybe it did want to be identified. Who knows?]
And then we come to the really complex part of the global conspiracy. Some psychologist/ psychoanalyst must help us decipher the ‘true meaning’ of this imagined scenario:
9. Bihar election is just BONUS. Start point is US-PAK-Saudi (UPS) want to STOP India’s efforts to secure UNSC Seat. Not surprising, Congress is party to this. Also as per latest reports in west, US is worried about its people driving toward Hinduism & Vatican is worried on Christian future. This explains why Pope was in US during Modi visit. Surely he didn’t come to hear India & Pakistan development plan at UN.
10. UPS designed Chakravyu of “Human Rights” to project INDIA as a country INTOLERANT to other religions, a Hindu terror promotor under MODI. PR firm [the PR firm still remains unnamed, despite the GoI Intelligence sources] and Presstitutes [Goodness! this the same word that VK Singh used for the Press as did the participants who abused NDTV reporter Bharaivi Singh] are all to take it to world via International Press. Saudi Arabia is Chair of UNHR commission, a Pakistan friend & very soon with Pakistan going to question India’s human right violations. WATCH it, its coming.
11. This report is with MODI govt & Modi’s UAE visit was one trump card to counter it. In GOI investigation, it has come up that the PR firm has funded many presstitutes [emphasis added], print, TV, writers, film associations & makers in $$
The final part of the text gives the possible political fallout of the Bihar election results – what might happen if the BJP loses and what if it wins – and the threat that if the BJP wins then after the Bihar election results, the GoI will go full blast in dealing with these nefarious characters of the “#AwardWapsi gang”
12. Condition of funding is to “Keep Dadri & #AwardWapsi etc. alive at all cost till Nov 5 & dig out incidents which can be linked even for short term”
13. If BJP lose Bihar, it will be projected as Govt which is crushing Human Rights on International platform including UN.This will STOP make in India & FDI inflow derailing MODI development for rest of the term. Also Article 370 revocation & Uniform Civil code will be in the frozen bag.
14. If BJP wins Bihar then major country wide RIOTS planned so that GOI is busy in it till 2019 and to project MODI as an incompetent prime minister who pushed nation into riots and unrest. Hardik Patel was a good attempt but Social Media & GOI busted it.
15. After Bihar election, as Amit Shah indicated in the Arnab interview, GOI will go in full throttle to counter the notorious & nefarious design & full investigation of #AwardWapsi gang
The final point, point 16, is revealing in that it shows actually how vulnerable the Hindu Right is feeling that it has to make the following appeal of its supporters:
16. Request to all Modi Govt supporters, please don’t fall in TRAP. Expose media, politicans, seculars but with FACTS. Check images if they are photoshop. You all are FIRST line of defence to MODI Govt. You voted him for 5 years. TRUST him. He has the toughest JOB on earth.
[Notice that the appeal is still to ‘expose’ the media and ‘seculars’ with ‘facts’. Also notice how the ordinary person is once again drafted in the battle for the defense of the Leader: you are the first line of defense of the Modi government. The foot-soldier is made to feel that he is indispensable to the vulnerable Leader, who is now the ‘victim’ of a global conspiracy and where a whole lot of internal enemies have joined forces with the external enemies!]