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Against such an attitude there can be no halfway house.
I could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is unjust.Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak, Gandhiji’s influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme.His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence which he paraded ostentatiously before the country.In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny in India .It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his own life.But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the molding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.
All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen.
I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole.
As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious.
That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone.
I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.
I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force.