The man who defined the modern Right in India was The Times of India editor Girilal Jain. He provided the intellectual justification for the Babri Masjid’s vandals. In his book The Hindu Phenomenon, he explains violence against Muslims as coming from “the reintroduction of the Kshatriya element in the urban Hindu’s personality”, adding that “In my view, the second phase of the freedom struggle, the struggle to regain its Hindu identity, will involve a reconstitution of the fragmented Hindu personality along lines different from the pursued so far, so that the missing Kshatriya constituent of the old Hindu personality is restored.”
He means Hindus must become more aggressive with Indian Muslims.
And so here it is that we arrive at last at the true meaning of Right.
It means a Hindu who dislikes Muslims. All the rest of it can be compromised and has been, as we have seen, because it is unimportant. The core of the BJP and the Right is the desire to put Muslims in their place.
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