RSS's Anti-Dalit 'Secret Circular'
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That Hindutva fundamentally aims at the preservation of the Brahminical system, based as it is on the systematic exploitation of the Dalit-Bahujan majority, has been pointed out by numerous scholars, based on a close examination of RSS policies and statements. I recently came across a fascinating study of Hindutva, which, unfortunately, does not seem to have received the attention that it deserves. ‘Saffron Fascism’ by Shyam Chand, is a brilliant and incisive critique of the Hindutva project. Shyam Chand was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly for several years, and served over time as minister of various departments, including excise, taxation, urban development, food and supplies, and social welfare.
book carries excerpts of what Shyam Chand calls a secret circular sent out by
the RSS to its preachers. It clearly indicates the sinister Brahminical
strategy of using the Dalit-Bahujans to attack the Muslims and Christians,
aiming to keep the Dalit-Bahujans under the permanent slavery of the
‘upper’ castes. I am reproducing this section here [taken from
pp.143-44 of the book].
Excerpts from the Secret Circular No.411 issued by the RSS:
Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes are to be recruited to the party
so as to increase the volunteers to fight against the Ambedkarites and
should be preached with a vengeance among physicians and pharmacists so that,
with their help, time expired [sic.] and spurious medicines might be
distributed amongst the Scheduled Castes, Mussalmans and Scheduled Tribes. The
newborn infants of Shudras, Ati-Shudras, Mussalmans, Christians and the like
should be crippled by administering injections to them. To this end, there
should be a show of blood-donation camps.
and instigation should be carried on [sic.] more vigorously so that the
womenfolk of Scheduled Castes, Mussalmans and Christians live by prostitution.
should be made more fool-proof so that the people of the Scheduled Castes,
Backward Classes, Musslamans and Christians, especially the Ambedkarites,
become crippled by taking in [sic.] harmful eatables.
attention should be given to the students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes so as to make them read the history written according to our dictates.
riots the women of Mussalmans and Scheduled Castes should be gang-raped.
Friends and acquaintances cannot be spared. The work should proceed on the
of writings against Mussalmans, Christians, Buddhists and Ambedkarites should
be accelerated. Essays and writings should be published in such a way as to
prove that Ashoka was opposed to the Aryans.
literature opposed to Hindus and Brahmins are [sic.] to be destroyed. Dalits,
Mussalmans, Christians and Ambedkarites should be searched out. Care should be
taken to see that this literature do [sic.] not reach public places. Hindu
literature is to apply [sic.] to the Backward Classes and Ambedkarites.
demand by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for filling in the backlog
vacancies in services shall by no means be met. Watch should be kept to see
that their demands for entry and promotion in government, non-government or
semi-government institutions are to be rejected and their service records are
destroyed with damaging reports.
should be taken to make the prejudices amongst Scheduled Castes and Backward
people more deep-rooted. To this end, help must be taken from saints and
should be started with vigour against equality, preaching communists [sic.],
Ambedkarites, Islamic teachers, Christian missionaries and neighbours [?].
should be made on Ambedkar’s statues with greater efforts.
and Muslim writers are to be recruited to the party and by them the essays and
literature opposed to the Dalits, Ambedkarites and Mussalmans written and
preached. Attention is to be paid to see that these writings are properly
edited and preached [sic.].
opposed to Hindutva are to be murdered through false encounters. For this work
the help of the police and semi-military [sic.] forces should always be taken.g