This line, “De di hume azadi bina khadag bina dhal, Sabarmati ke sant tune kardiya kamal”, is a political line that is rooted deep inside the blood of every Indian without any logic. Nobody really follows it but wants every other person he/she sees, listens and meets to follow it. Now it is hard to go against these lines publicly without getting trolled by so-called intellectuals.
The political secret is about ‘Veer Savarkar’ who was opposite of the above-mentioned lines and the ideology behind it. Since childhood, he was deeply attracted to Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Chhatrapati Shivaji’s war tactics.
Savarkar was the first Indian leader to make a bonfire of foreign cloth. He was also the first Indian student who was rusticated from a Government-aided institution for political reasons. For burning British clothes he was criticized by Gandhi and his Guru, Gokhale. He had spent many years in Andaman Nicobar Jail for waging war against the British government.
But the sad thing is, some politicians and activists are deliberately trying to destroy his personality and contributions to the nation. They say, Savarkar wrote a mercy letter to the British government and on this basis, they try to prove their points. But they never understand that Savarkar had already escaped from jail in 1910 with his historic jump. He was a clever man who was a master in guerrilla warfare like his ideal Shivaji.
See if you put a black glass on your eyes, you will only be able to see everything dark. But when the glass will be removed, you will never accept what you will see. Similarly, if you see Savarkar with a Gandhian mindset you will think ‘why didn’t he die in Andaman Nicobar?’
Even Shivaji had done many such things which were done intentionally and which were right at that time. ‘In war, a soldier must not see what’s left but do what’s right’. It was a strategic move by Savarkar which was done intentionally to fool the British government.
If we see Chhatrapati Shivaji, he had already done many such strategic moves while dealing with Mughals. Many times he became friends with Mughals to fool them. Netaji Subhash Bose had also sought the help of Adolf Hitler to free India whom communists never liked. These things were strategic moves as old men have no other way except dying but young men have other options as well.
To bring him under the ‘Bina Khadag and Dhal’ type idea, judge him and question his integrity is dirty politics. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was such a futuristic thinker that his diplomacy made the British Government to apologize France government.
Some historians also claim that Hindu organizations didn’t participate in the independence movement. But the truth is, for more than a thousand years Hindus fought for their freedom whether from Mughals or Britishers. Indian rebellion of 1857 also started with them. There were many Indians who were soldiers in the British Army without caring about the freedom of their nation. But the only thing made them fight against the British was Hindu sentiment. When they came to know that the cartridges they use are made of cow fat, they incited violence against the British government. Hindus love and worship the cow hence how could they tolerate such things?
According to Hedgewar’s biography, when Gandhi launched the Salt Satyagraha in 1930, Hegdewar allowed the RSS members to participate in the movement individually but not under RSS as he wanted to keep RSS as an apolitical organization. It is true that the RSS did not like to participate in the freedom movement under the leadership of Gandhi due to their ideological differences but they all participated in the freedom movement keeping their ideas intact.