Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is on a spree to restore the lost glory of the Sanatan Dharma. Sarma has now turned his attention towards correcting the basics such as names of towns and villages that had been hijacked to malign our civilization.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma stated that his government will launch a portal inviting suggestions for change of names of cities, towns and villages that are “contrary to our civilisation, culture and derogatory to any caste or community”.
“THERE’S MUCH IN A NAME. Name of a city, town or village should represent its culture, tradition & civilisation. We shall launch a portal to invite suggestions on change of names across Assam which are contrary to our civilisation, culture & derogatory to any caste or community,” tweeted the CM.
A day earlier, in the capital city of Guwahati, Sarma remarked that Kalapahar was named after a Muslim general of the Bengal Sultanate who had attacked the Kamakhya temple. Requesting a change in name, Himanta said, “I have urged the local MLA to consult with the residents and suggest a name,”
Himanta Biswa Sarma – a true Hindu nationalist
While most state governments focus on minority appeasement across the country, often mollycoddling the supposed oppressed class — leaders like Yogi Adityanath and Himanta Biswa Sharma openly wear their religion on their sleeves. The duo has been the flag bearer of Sanatan Dharma, working towards the upliftment of the Hindu community.
Contrary to the conventional, last year in August, Sarma had announced Rs 15,000 per month grant for Hindu Pujaris and Naamghariyas. Besides, the Himanta led government also decided to provide Rs 10,000 per month to bus drivers and their helpers, whose livelihood had been affected in the wake of lockdown-related restrictions on inter-district travel restrictions.
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Maintaining the sanctity of religious institutions
Himanta also brought and passed the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill (2021) last year. Under the new act, no slaughter, sale, or purchase of beef can take place in a radius of 5 kilometres from Hindu or Jain temples, Sikh Gurudwaras, Satra (Vaishnavite monasteries), or any other institution, as may be prescribed by authorities.
His government also added an amendment to the Act under which, the state police can enter the house of an accused to inspect, search and seize properties acquired in the last six years if the funds were earned from the illegal cattle trade.
Putting the onus on the accused to prove his/her innocence, the amendment states, “Provided that the burden of proving that the property so attached or seized has not been illegally acquired through sale or transportation of cattle in violation of any of the provision under this Act, shall be on the person affected,”
Going after aliens of the state
Similarly, the Assam administration in November launched an eviction drive in the Lumding reserve forest in Hojai district to weed out the illegal occupation of the forest land by illegal Bangladeshis.
Nearly 3,000 illegal dwellers had occupied more than 1,410 hectares of land on the forest after making alliances with the local land mafias. As they provide cheap labour, various traders in the region had established links with them. Buoyed by traders’ support, the encroachers were engaged in the farming of crops like ginger and turmeric.
Himanta and his clear talk regarding Hindutva and Abrahamic faiths
The fire branded Chief Minister of Assam makes no bones about his personal, philosophical, religious leaning towards Hinduism. Making the left-liberals angry, he has given bold statements time and again like “adherents of most religious descendants are Hindus”.
He goes one step further towards the politically incorrect truth and openly claims that all Indians practising other religions are descendants of Hinduism. “Hindutva is a way of life. How can I or anybody stop it? It has been flowing through the ages. Almost all of us are descendants of Hindus. A Christian or a Muslim has also descended from Hindus at some point in time,” he said.
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Most Indian leaders sidestep this very critical issue. Himanta Biswa Sarma, however, is cut from a different cloth and does not shy away from speaking the truth – no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Those who deny their Hindu lineage must remember that claiming to be a non-Hindu does not make them Arabs or Italians who happen to be Muslims and Christians in India. One can deny the facts till eternity like a fool but cannot change their genetic makeup.