Thus in our assessment, this
series of terror attacks, is part of the ongoing caste war that
has once again erupted all across Maharashtra, especially ever
since the struggle over the true paternal lineage of Shivaji
Maharaj, the widely loved, iconic and revered king.
But today marked a major historic turning point in the battle.
The Samabhaji Brigade, led by the Maratha community (which in
the last 2 decades, is rediscovering its non-Brahmin religio-cultural
identity with the emergence of Shiv Dharma), but also includes
activists from the Shudra-Ati-Shudra or the Dalit-OBC sections,
destroyed the so-called Samadhi or burial site of Waghya,
Shivaji's non-existent pet dog. This fact has been proved in a
remarkable work of research by Shri Ananth Darvatkar – “Advaiti
Chatrapti Shri Sambhaji Maharaj”.
The claim of the Bahujan movement is that
this site actually marks the burial place of Saibai, the first
wife of Shivaji Maharaj and the mother of his philosopher son,
Sambhaji Maharaj, who again has been the target of Brahmanical
calumny. The point to be noted is that neither did Waghya the
pet dog exist and nor was Ramdas the Guru of Shivaji. In fact
recent research shows that Ramadas never even met Shivaji
Maharaj, but the attempt has always been to impose a Brahmin as
the true brain and power behind the throne.
For the last few years, the Bahujan movement
led by journalist Sudhakar Lad and by Vilas Kharat, a writer has
petitioned the government of Maharashtra to put an end to this
vile calumny. But the government failed to respond.
Thus at 3pm today, the activists of the
Sambhaji Brigade destroyed the false site in Raigadh and
restored it to the memory of Saibai.
Soon SMS messages were sent all across
Maharashtra and the rest of the country to celebrate this
victory after a long struggle. In the evening activists had
decided to distribute sweets, burst fire-crackers and organize
victory rallies. But now after the blasts, all plans have been
cancelled and obviously so.
As one would recall, this is part of the
ongoing struggle over the true legacy of Shivaji Maharaj, who
until now has been misused and appropriated by the
Hindutva-Brahmaical right wing, but now has been reclaimed by
the Bahujan and progressive secular movements.
Also it is a historical fact that it was
Krantiveer Jotiba Phule who discovered the Samadhi of Shivaji
Maharaj, which was in ruins and unkown to the masses. He also
founded the Satya Shodak Movement (The Movement to Seek Truth)
on the 24th of September, the day that marks the true
Rajya Abhishek or the enthroning ceremony by the Shakya culture,
which again was non-Brahmin. Later Balgangadhar Tilak a
conservative casytest Brahmin appropriated the symbolism of
Shivaji Maharaj. Whilst the liberal upper castes refer to him as
Lok Manya Tilak, the Bahujan masses call him Bhatt Manya Tilak.
Due to the fact that Shivaji Maharaj was
committed to the anti-caste struggle, his paternal lineage was a
matter of extremely vicious whispering campaign by the
Brahmanical sections for the past four centuries. The true
father of Shivaji Maharaj was Shahaji, but the Brahmins made
lewd jokes about Dadaji Kondev, a Brahmin as the real father and
thus insulting the memory of Jijau Mata, who was both the mother
and guru of Shivaji Maharaj.
This too erupted into a controversy due to
the book written by James Laine and he was helped along in his
research by the conservative Brahmin scholars of Bhandarkar
Institute in Poona, a centre of extremism, with 3 of its
“researchers” under investigation for the Malegaon terror
attacks by the ATS then led by Shri Hemant Karkare, who as we
were aware was martyred during the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks.
The Sambhaji Brigade removed the statue of
Dadaji Kondev from the rest of the family and this has truly
angered the Brahmins, especially the most casteist and racist of
them all - the Chitpawan Brahmins, who interestingly are also
Israel's most important supporters in India.
An unholy alliance of casteists,
supremacists, racists, Zionists and imperialists!!
Today after the destruction of the false
burial site and its dedication to the memory of Saibai, the
Bahujan activists had decided to organize a victory rally in
Pune - and thus the terror attacks across Pune!!
Also the blast has occurred when Sushilkumar
Shinde has been appointed as the Home Minister and it marks the
first time that a Dalit has occupied this post in the history of
To go back into a similar context in history,
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the first PM of Independent India wanted
to appoint Dr. Babasaheb Ambedar as the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court, as he rightly felt that he would be the best
person to uphold the legal and constitutional principles. But he
was opposed by Vallabh bhai Patel on the grounds that “how can
the lawyers from the upper caste Brahmins, Kayasthas and Banias,
bow before an untouchable and say - My Lord”. This fact has been
recorded in a book “25 Years of my Association with Dr. Baba
Saheb Ambedkar” (pg 74), written by Sohanlal Shastri a very
close companion of Dr. Ambedkar, one of the greatest
revolutionary figures in the history of the world.
This again is symptomatic of the unfolding
political crisis that grips the ruling caste-class elite, as we
head for the crucial general elections of 2014. The ongoing
ethno-communal clashes that have erupted in Assam, to more than
the 40 riots in various towns of Uttar Pradesh, the relentless
targeting of the Muslim community on false terror charges, even
as the investigations into Brahmanical terror are covered up,
basic charge sheets not framed and thus suspects released on
bail. This even as the socio-economic and political crisis
worsens on all fronts.
politics of terror and riots are a strategy of mass control.
We are indeed in for a long and dangerous haul.
piece was circulated among members of 'bharat-chintan' group. First author
of the piece Feroze
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