Dialogue  October-December, 2010, Volume 12 No. 2

Communist Infiltration in Gandhian Institutions : Dangers Ahead

Rameshwar Mishra Pankaj

There are symptoms of grave danger of taking over of all the Gandhian Institutions by Communist infiltrators. As per their well known strategy the Communists have infiltrated in Gandhian Institutions gradually for last four decades. Jawaharlal Nehru was an admirer of communism but he thought himself as the best communist of India and, therefore, he ridiculed contemporary communist leaders of his time. He preferred only his disciples like V. K. Krishna Menon etc. On the other hand the communist international treated him as a fellow traveler but also abused him of being a spokesperson of Indian capitalism of which Gandhiji was the supreme leader according to the U.S.S.R. policy makers.

Earlier there was a secret Govt. order to investigate as also to enquire about the activities of communist movement in India. Communists were banned from high government posts. But later on, during the infighting in Congress, Nehru depended on the help of U.S.S.R. of which the later took advantage and managed to infiltrate the Soviet spies in India as writers, intellectuals, journalists and academicians etc. Peter Sager in his well written document “Mascow’s hand in India” and Mitrokhin documents are the proof of the fact.

Anyhow, during the Land Reforms programmes in accordance with Soviet collectivist farming, Nehru found that such an agrarian reform is very difficult in India as the peasants are powerful unit of society here and Leftists agrarian reforms would not be that easy like Zamindari Abolition Act. So Nehru consulted Vinoba Bhave and both of them prepared a detailed programme of launching the Bhudaan movement through which the peasants were inspired to make way for land reforms. The whole government machinery joined the propaganda mission for Bhudaan Movement which ultimately failed.

Acharya Vinoba Bhave was a Gandhian and Sanskrit Scholar but he knew nothing about International Political Scenario and the nature of political ideologies of modern Europe. He gave many naive formulas like removing violence from communism which will ultimately lead to a utopian world of Samyayoga, which was never defined by him in detail.

The poor Acharya knew nothing of the communist ideology and of the basic principles of Newtonian Decortian model from which communism took the inspiration. The basic theory was that the society can be transformed as per the programme and in the direction of The Ideologues as the masses can be transformed in the conditioned systems of the laboratory as per the hypothesis of the “scientist” prescribing the experiment. In this belief-system the party workers were expected to work as the catalytic agent to the desired conditioning of the society.

An important gathering was convened at Delhi by veteran Congress workers with the inspiration of Jawaharlal Nehru and Vinoba was invited as chief consultant and thus the Sarva Seva Sangh was formed. The Sarva Seva Sangh workers were expected to work as catalytic agent for the transformation of peasantry in the direction of land-reforms as per communist models and Indian Face was given to it with the name of Bhudaan Movement which pleaded for charity and land donations but which never discussed the nature of Indian state as continuation of colonial structure of a state. Thus, in this structure, the state was the lord of all the property including all the land of Indian Nation and the peasants as well as all the citizens were given or prescribed their rights and duties by the state. The peasants were not the real legal lord of their lands. But the Bhudaan Movement was asking them to donate it as if they were the lords of their land. The effort was just to facilitate the “communist type land reform” which was supposed to lead towards collectivist farming in future for which a nick name “cooperative farming” was coined.

In this process a fake Gandhian movement evolved and gradually thoughtless peace workers and Bhudaan workers full of blissful ignorance started to serve the cause of left oriented Congress. Now this was the golden opportunity for the communist infiltrators to creep into and spread gradually and then to capture the whole movement.

The process was strengthened during Indira Gandhi’s regime when she accommodated to communists to stay in power. Gradually the whole vocabulary of the leaderless Gandhian movement was filled with communist idioms, slogans and phraseology. Many communists card holders like Amarnath Mishra, Ramamurthy and their followers like Ram Chandra Rahi, Deepak Malik, Munira Khan, Sunil Sahastrabuddhe, etc. captured positions in Sarva Seva Sangh, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi etc. They used to be good property managers but knew nothing about Gandhiji’s thoughts and ideas.

At present there is no single famous Gandhian in Northern India who has ever read all the hundred volumes of Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. Ranganath Ramchandra Diwakar was the last Gandhian who had read it all. These so called Gandhian Institutions of Northern India are not following a single Vrata of eleven vows of Gandhi. Cow protection had been left out totally by these Institutions. Now, only the followers of Vinoba Bhabe are following it. Not a single office-bearer of these Institutions chants Ramanama or reads Geeta or Upanisads. They have nothing to do with Brahmacharya. For last 10 years two of them are accusing each other for illicit relations, news of which were widely published in renowned newspapers of Varanasi and also demonstrations have been held by public at Sarva Seva Sangh against them.

Late Mr. Ramamurthy was emphasizing that Gandhiji had told once that Indian culture is full of violence. When and where Gandhiji had said this, he never explained. He pleaded openly in favour of Naxalite violence and other violent groups of communism. Charges were also made against him for corruption and other similar activities. He tried his best along with his group to capture the government property of Gandhian Institute of Studies at Rajghat, Varanasi and forged fake documents of his being  the office-bearer of the institute.  Ultimately  the honorable court held all his documents as forged and  all his claims as illegal. He openly led the mob breaking the lock of the main gate of Gandhian Institute of Studies, Rajghat, Varanasi and when the police raided the gang lead by him, he approached senior police officers to save himself and left all his comrades to be beaten by the police in June 2003. Such a Gandhian Leader he was! He many times led the mob with stones and lock-breaking instruments, iron rods etc. attacking the Institute and the Director’s bungalow. He captured illegally properties and houses at Varanasi Sarva  Seva  Sangh and at some places in Bihar. He remained very close to communist groups  life long.

Ramamurthy was a college teacher of history at Queen’s college Varanasi. He came in touch with Jaypakash Narayan. When J.P. turned away from communism especially after the new inventions in the field of thermodynamics, he saluted finally communism saying that “No moral society is possible or can be built upon the principles of dialectical materialism”. Then J.P. was inclined towards Indian Philosophy, spirituality and Gandhian thoughts. He worked with Vinoba Bhave. Later on he launched the Total Revolution movement. Comrades like Ramamurthy claimed that 'they have also changed and now they have faith in Indian philosophy and culture.' But that was not true.

They remained lifelong communists and associating with J.P., they infiltrated the Gandhian Institutions and captured them gradually and finally. They deceived J.P. and they never had faith in Gandhiji.

In their leadership, these Gandhian institutions have become the centres of atheists and many types of anti-national elements. Occasionally the naxalite workers, the Muslim fundamentalist workers and other terrorist groups take shelter in these institutions which are normally looked upon as peace centre. The statements are issued by these so called Gandhians in favour of all type of violence, violent demonstrations, anti-state activities and the activities defaming the Indian nation. They often joined hands with all such groups and organize public meetings with them. Whenever their corruption are caught red handed, they immediately raise bogey of R.S.S. and propagate that there is a conspiracy of R.S.S. behind the story of corruption.

Truthfulness and non-stealing has nothing to do with such Gandhians. For them non-violence is to be observed by the Hindus only. Non-Hindu and communist violence are sacred things for them and spirituality is a phrase only. None of them has any philosophical depth; none of them observe any yoga practice or meditation; none of them have any faith in divine force or soul force and none of them believe in re-birth. Amarnath Mishra emphatically says that Gandhiji committed a blunder when he said “I am a Sanatani Hindu”. According to Amarnath, Gandhiji was neither a Hindu nor a Muslim nor a Christian.

For Gandhiji non-violence implied inner peace which comes with a sense of rootedness, knowing one’s own boundaries, but not excluding others, not fearing others, not seeing others as a threat to one’s security and identity.  But, Communist infiltrators in Gandhian institutions do not belive in the same. These people are not rooted in their society.    They lack the sense of inclusivist approach towards Hinduism. Their sense of exclusion of Hindu organizations is a potential source of psychological violence. Their notion of humanity excludes the traditional religious Hindus. They never search their own minds which possesses such a deep sense of hatred, enmity and violence towards traditional Hindus. They easily pass judgments on traditional Hindu Society but never apply the same criteria on their own organizations. They claim to be moralistic but lack any real values and moral strength. They have become a poor fellow traveler of communism and are doing their best to ruin these institutions from within. Their sense of authority is not Gandhi, not the Gandhian thought but the of repeated communist phraseology.


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