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A Core Right agenda for a modern India

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on March 26, 2016

Core right

Only a move towards Core Right can resurrect the Rule of Law in the Indian context.  We are working on a detailed Core Right position but here is a sneak peek.

  1. Education :  This is of the highest priority about ten times higher than item no 2 below.  The Right to Education Act must be repealed, the 93rd Amendment overturned, and all the sectarian preferences in education prior to RTE must also be revisited. This is of utmost importance. Without this clarity and principle at the top, the lower cadre may not be able to grapple with the fallouts of such sectarianism.
  2. Sectarian Purse: No 2 on Core Right is to preserve the secular nature of the public purse if you are to function as a coherent whole.  The issue oddly, is not that the state spends on minority only issues like Haj where only minorities have an interest but on public goods like scholarships, schools, public works (MSDP), loans, etc.  Areas where everyone has aspirations and interest. This is not to take away minority scholarships but to absorb the part into the whole.  The idea is to have common public goods and ensure equitable distribution within the program. Not to run separate programs.
  3. Quota : Idea of India always had the danger that at some arbitrary point, the inside group (with benefits) would collaborate and prevent outside groups (without benefits) from gatecrashing. This is the essence of the Jat, Patidar, and Kapu issues. In Idea of India framework each of these groups should demonstrate their violence potential as proof of their grievance. The way to exit this loop is to enter a regime of open data about utilization of benefits on a component basis. Also borderline cases like Tamilnadu have to be taken up by the court for final disposition one way or another.
  4. Temple : For Hindu society to have a shot at self correction (expel the beef brahmin and elevate the dalit) it must have in its control institutions.  By appropriating all the temple wealth for secular purposes, this institutional capacity is taken away while Churches have a large capacity to present to their flock in terms of education and hospitals.  That in essence is the matter of temple control. There are some issues around the kind of trust to which this will be handed over. But for starters – there can be a central law that mandates ‘labeling’ and ‘channeling’ of temple revenues. More on this later.
  5. Essential religious practice : A constitution amendment that would put cultural practices like Jallikattu, Nag Panchami, Dahi Handi and all others out of reach of simple PIL process in the courts. If US based NGOs like PETA want to ban Jallikattu they should be made to go to Parliament and use the statutory route. This makes it to the Core Right list because the security of such practices are essential to a pagan religion.
  6. Cow slaughter : Need to have  a better law that openly says that cows get protection due to their special position in Hindu religion. The laws also have to be deeper and more well thought out. An example might be for outlaw and enforce in letter the killing of male calves. Today the laws are worded as if the target is the butcher, consumer, and not the seller and the calf-killer. Can also institute a permanent amnesty regime by micro-chipping the herds. Today, if Congress comes back in MH the herds who are immune from slaughter today can be picked up.  The costs of maintaining cattle must also be borne as far as possible by Hindus via tax deductions and special assessments on temples.

One the Core Right process is started, the first ground rule: NO PRIVATE VIOLENCE should be tolerated.  The reason the state has no majesty in front of Jats and Kapus is that we do not have any answers to their questions. “Why cant I get what you are giving him”. Once you have a Core Right agenda in place, the state will restore its majesty and able to assert itself and claw its way back out of Idea of India land.

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  1. […] A Core Right agenda for a modern India […]

  2. meenakshi262 said, on April 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm

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  3. alvinaphillips9804 said, on April 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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  4. Gk said, on April 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Repealing amendments is not feasible in the near future. The IOI group are already making noise that constitution cannot be changed. They would make it again a poor/dalit/minority vs corporate/brahmin/bania issue like the land acquisition bill. The partisan nature of RTE must be brought out in the open , followed by more fair legal feamework with clear alternatives/safeguards for poor/minority/dalit etc.

    • malavikapatil said, on April 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      How can RTE be exposed without amending amendment 93?
      Amendment 93 can be sold as justice to poor, minorities in minority Institutions.

  5. malavikapatil said, on April 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Without education and Hindu institution parity with minorities, Modi admin must not expect the kind of support it received from the Hindus. Then Reddys, Kapus and Jats will vote for someone who will give them minority privileges.

    SC becoming extremely arbitrary and whimsical, they would not reconsider Pramati, or NJAC but will consider NEET. What is the guarantee that they will not go back to Justice Kabir’s Judgment? They don’t seem to have faith in themselves hence the people must not put much faith in them either.

    There is clearly bias and it is against Hindus and its institutions. In US a Justice will recluse himself if both parties do not agree. They at least have some integrity. In India well our Justices routinely act as Judge, Judiciary and the executive. And now they want rainfall statistics and drought conditions in a sealed cover ??????

  6. […] agenda to secure the future course of the political, policy and socio-economic direction for India. In a sneak peek into such an agenda, which is under development, 6 main points have been […]

  7. […] raises legitimate questions on BJP’s sincerity in dealing with core right issues. Does it want to keep the communal tensions simmering while sabotaging Hindu interests from within? […]

  8. […] raises legitimate questions on BJP’s sincerity in dealing with CORE RIGHT ISSUES. Does it want to keep the communal tensions simmering while sabotaging Hindu interests from within? […]

  9. […] agenda. Yes, it is not anti-Hindu like Congress but it has hardly shown any respect to genuine Hindu agenda. RTE is still hounding Hindu schools, temple money is still looted by the government and on top now […]

  10. Audit USCIRF said, on April 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Excellent idea but six is too many and makes it a mission impossible.It’s hard to explain & generate broad based support for 6 rights. Masses will never understand all 6 and core-rights will face attack from 6 set of vested-interest.
    Suggestion (keep 3 and drop 3):-
    Focus on equality:-
    Rights #1 &4 are subset of Right #2. All 3 deal with anti-Hindu discrimination. This 3 can easily be explained to masses by using catch-phrase ‘Equality’, ‘End Anti-Hindu Discrimination’.

  11. […] for a little war gaming. Say a hypothetical future #core government announced that henceforth all OBC quotas will move from a vertical reservation to a horizontal […]

  12. abhishekkrishna84 said, on August 7, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  13. Traverling Dragon said, on September 18, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Agree with everything except the Cow. It is an extra-ordinary process that creates slippery slope. As a Hindu I do eat cow and know many with who do so.

    The problem with Cow issue is that over next 50 years it would be a non-issue. Importance of cattle will only go down and close a large dairy/beef market for Indians. Better to get rid of this cow issue.

    • Sen Ram said, on November 2, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      I politely disagree. Reverence for cow is one of the ‘poison pills’ that prevents Hinduism from being digested into Abrahamic religions. Importance for cow would not go down as long as its spiritual significance is remembered and celebrated by the Hindus.

  14. Has Narendra Modi Delivered 'Acche Din'? - said, on September 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

    […] legitimately disheartened that nothing has been done on Ram Mandir, UCC, Article 370, and what @realitycheckind calls the #CoreRight agenda – revoking RTE, freeing temples from Government control, removing […]

  15. […] In summary, Demonetization by itself would have wrecked the black economy, primed the FININT systems to the brim, and yet left the power of the ‘golden cash settlement’ option back in the peoples hands.  If this had been done, by this time of late December we would be on our way – moving on to bigger battles like the Core Right Agenda. […]

  16. Gupta said, on February 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    What is meant by “The way to exit this loop is to enter a regime of open data about utilization of benefits on a component basis” please explain.

    • rc2 said, on February 4, 2017 at 2:23 am

      It means :
      1) to recognize that OBC is a group and not a monolith
      2) entering this group and continuation in this group is the key
      3) each group must be meassured for how much they utilize their membership and the data MUST be made public.
      4) since this whole scheme is engineered artificially – care must be taken to see some political groups dont monopolize and prevent others

  17. […] With this in mind, I looked at their manifesto and tried to look for elements that touch upon the #core agenda. […]

  18. […] author realitycheck says, move towards ‘rule of law’ will happen only if we have to “preserve the secular nature […]

  19. […] demand from Team #Core on this issue, has been aptly surmised by RealityCheckIndia in this post. I reproduce the relevant portion […]

  20. […] demand from Team #Core on this issue, has been aptly surmised by RealityCheckIndia in this post. I reproduce the relevant portion […]

  21. […] is right that the quota game is manipulated by those who can organize effective protests. As Reality Check India says in his 6-point core right agenda for a modern Bharat – “In ‘Idea of […]

  22. […] is right that the quota game is manipulated by those who can organize effective protests. As Reality Check India says in his 6-point core right agenda for a modern Bharat – “In ‘Idea of India’ framework […]

  23. […] Understand all the issues through the prism of core agenda.  […]

  24. […] is the 2nd item on a 6-point agenda “A Core Right agenda for a modern India” created by blogger RealityCheckIndia (RCI). Here is what RCI says […]

  25. […] Core1 is a  strong and fundamental distortion. If you do not remove it, it can give rise to  spin-off strategic games that will be hard to decipher. One strategy could be to select groups to be groomed for eventual split by allowing them to roll out big institutions and then once they are leveraged in that manner,  they will need the “sword protection” and themselves cry to be called minority. […]

  26. […] crisp, and to the point, definition of #Core2 is given by @realitycheckind in his blog, which I reproduce […]

  27. […] current education laws in India which we classify under  #core1 are hard edge. At the national level, the Right to Education Act, Art 15(5) and their scaffoldings […]

  28. One Hindu said, on December 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    You forgot the most important item, without which none of the others will last long. Ensuring demographic superiority of Hindus (or Indics more broadly).

  29. […] need to support the CORE 6-point Agenda as clearly spelt out by @realitycheckind – Hindus should demand that whoever wants their […]

  30. […] that the practices of our religion should not be curtailed, under the garb of social reform. The #Core group has been consistently asking for changes in the Constitution that recognises the ritualistic […]

  31. Introductory post! – Dharmic Bharata said, on December 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

    […] I identify with and strongly support the Core Agenda. […]

  32. […] To  separate the real Dalit leadership who are in the intellectual bucket as Ambedkar and  MC Rajah from those who are front-ended by the “Idea of India” ecosystem, let us test against a concrete example.  Let us examine how each group reacted to events in the wake of the 93rd Constitutional Amendment,  a keystone #core1 issue. […]

  33. […] is a foregone conclusion that BJP and RSS will not do anything for the CORE Hindu causes. This will prove suicidal for them but that does not matter. What matters is that it […]

  34. […] hand. It is important to acknowledge the presence of a subgroup of RW, called the #CoreRight [see here for a summary of #CoreRight […]

  35. […] The solution is to remove all discriminatory identity-based economic schemes.  Especially when targeted at the really poor.  This is our #core2 agenda. […]

  36. […] the uninitiated, an introduction to the Core Agenda can be found here. This blogpost is motivated by two articles, one published in Swarajya and the other in OpIndia, […]

  37. […] the safety of the minorities. For the uninitiated, an introduction to the Core Agenda can be found here. This post is motivated by two articles, one published in Swarajya and the other in OpIndia, and […]

  38. […] #TeamCore, freeing of Hindu temples from Government control is an important goal. It is defined under the #Core4 category. As is now well-known, lakhs of Hindu temples have been taken over by […]

  39. […] our #core vision no 5, we have long recommended a constitution amendment which insulates these varied practices from PIL process. We now foresee an endless attack […]

  40. […] our #core vision no 5, we have long recommended a constitution amendment which insulates these varied practices from PIL process. We now foresee an endless attack […]

  41. Akshay Iyer said, on October 29, 2018 at 8:27 am

    मौलिक उद्देश्य

    भारतीय संदर्भ में केवल मौलिक उद्देश्यों की ओर क़दम बढ़ाने से न्याय व नीति का पुनरोत्थान सम्भव है। निम्नलिखित प्रस्तुत है हमारी मौलिक उद्देश्यों की प्राथमिकतानुसार सूची का एक सार:

    1. शिक्षा: यह उद्देश्य सबसे महत्वपूर्ण व शेष अन्य उद्देश्यों से सर्वोपरि है। इसकी प्राथमिकता इस सूची के दूसरे क्रम के उद्देश्य से 10 गुना अधिक है। इस मौलिक उद्देश्य की बिना साधारण जन मानस शिक्षा में साम्प्रदायिकता के कुप्रभाव को समझने व उससे लड़ने में असमर्थ रहेगा।
    a. शिक्षा का अधिकार अधिनियम का खंडन अनिवार्य है; सम्विधान के 93वें संशोधन को भंग किया जाए; तथा
    b. 93वें संशोधन के पूर्व शिक्षा क्षेत्र में उपस्थित सभी प्रकार की साम्प्रदायिक भेदभावों को उत्पन्न करने वाली नीतियों व विधियों को मिटाया जाए।
    2. साम्प्रदायिक निधि: इस सूची में दूसरे क्रम पर भारत सरकार की सार्वजनिक निधि का धर्मनिरपेक्ष चरित्र का संरक्षण का मौलिक उद्देश्य है। यह भारत की अखंडता व एकजुटता के लिए आवश्यक है। यह मुद्दा इस बात का नहीं कि सरकार केवल अल्पसंख्यक सम्बंधी विषयों जैसे हज सब्सिडी आदि पर सार्वजनिक निधि से धन ख़र्च करती है अपितु सार्वजनिक सम्पत्ति व वस्तुएँ जैसे विद्यालय, छात्रवृत्ति, लोक कार्य, सड़कें, ऋण आदि पर भी सरकार असाम्प्रदायिक रूप से ख़र्च नहीं करती।
    a. सार्वजनिक निधि का व्यय विशेष धर्म व सम्प्रदाय हेतु अलग अलग योजनाओं द्वारा न हो।
    b. सार्वजनिक सम्पत्तियों पर सबका समान अधिकार रहे।
    c. अल्पसंखयकों के लिए विशेष छात्रवृत्ति जैसी योजनाओं की स्थान पर ऐसी योजनाओं का गठन हों जो समाज के सभी वर्गों के लिए हों। इस व्यय में अल्पसंख्यक व अन्य सामाजिक वर्गों का उनके समाज में संख्यानुसार उचित प्रतिशत में भाग हो।
    3. प्रतिभाग (Quota): स्वतंत्रत्योत्तर भारत में एक ऐसी व्यवस्था की स्थापना हुई है जिसमें एक समाज को ऐसे गुटों में विभाजित किया है जिसमें एक गुट को सारे लाभ प्राप्त होते हैं व इस गुट के लोग अन्य गुटों के लोगों को ऐसे ही लाभों से वंचित रखने के सारे प्रयास करते हैं। ऐसी “भारत की कल्पना” (#IdeaOfindia) वाली व्यवस्था के कारकों की विभाजन व विजय की नीतियों का परिणाम आज विभिन्न राज्यों में जाट, पाटीदार, कापू, मराठा, गुज्जर आदि समाजों के आंदोलन में स्पष्ट दिखता है। इस ‘भारत की कल्पना’ के ढाँचे में समाज के किसी भी वर्ग की शिकायत की गम्भीरता को को उस वर्ग के द्वारा फैलायी जाने वाली हिंसा के मापदंड पर आंका जाता है। इस दु:खद व्यवस्था से सम्पूर्ण भारतीय समाज को मुक्ति दिलाना हमारा तीसरे क्रम का मौलिक उद्देश्य है।
    a. वर्तमान मनमानी व विवेकहीन व्यवस्था के स्थान पर तथ्यों व विश्लेषण के आधार पर एक व्यवस्था का निर्माण हो जिसमें समाज के हर वर्ग को मिलने वाले लाभ के प्रतिभाग का उचित व निष्पक्ष रूप से आंकलन हो।
    b. सरकार की हर योजना का लाभ व लक्ष्य अंकों व तथ्यों के रूप में स्पष्ट किया जाए जिसके आधार पर उस योजना की उस सामाजिक वर्ग को मिलने वाले लाभ का प्रतिभाग का उचित आंकलन हो। ऐसा करने से हर वर्ग को उचित लाभ प्राप्त होगा और न ही किसी समुदाय अथवा वर्गविशेष तक सीमित रहेगा।
    4. मंदिर व देवस्थान: हिंदू समाज को स्वसुधार (संस्कृतिद्वेष का निवारण, दलित उत्थान, व नैतिकता में वृद्धि) का अवसर मिलने हेतु हिंदू समाज का अपने ही संस्थानों पर नियंत्रण हो। यह हमारा चौथा मौलिक उद्देश्य है। वर्तमान में देश भर में हर मंदिर देवस्थान अथवा तीर्थ स्थलों पर सरकार का नियंत्रण है। हिंदू भक्तों द्वारा दिए गए दानराशि का हर अंश केंद्र अथवा राज्य सरकार अपने मनमाने ढंग से ऐसी किसी भी योजना में उपयोग कर सकती है जिसका लाभ हिंदू समाज को मिलना निश्चित न हो। अन्य धर्मों के संस्थानों पर चाहे वो मुस्लिम हों ईसाई हों सिख हों पारसी हों भारत सरकार का कोई अंकुश नहीं है। इन संस्थानों में दान की गयी राशि का हर अंश उस धर्म के अनुयायियों के कल्याण हेतु व अपने धर्म के प्रचार में ही उपयोग में लाया जाता है।
    a. सभी हिंदू मंदिरों, देवस्थाओं, व तीर्थ स्थलों पर केवल हिंदू संस्थाओं का नियंत्रण हो।
    b. हिंदुओं द्वारा मंदिरों देवस्थानों व तीर्थ स्थलों में दान की गयी सम्पूर्ण राशि केवल हिंदू समाज व हिंदू अनुयायियों के कल्याण व हिंदू धर्म के प्रचार हेतु ही उपयोग में लायी जाए।
    5. अनिवार्य धार्मिक रीतियां: भारतीय समाज युगों से संरक्षित व विकसित संस्कृति का परिणाम है। इस संस्कृति की सुंदरता उसमें सम्मिलित व संरक्षित रीति एवं परम्पराएं हैं जिनके बिना यह संस्कृति जड़रहित हो नष्ट हो जाएगी। इस विविधता को समाज-विरोधी शक्तियों से न्यायपालिका के द्वारा पहुँचाए जाने वाली हानि से सुरक्षित रखने के अत्यंत आवश्यकता है।
    a. भारतीय समाज की रीतियाँ जैसे नागपंचमी के दिन नाग को दूध अर्पण करना, ग्रामीण खेल जैसे जल्लिकट्टू, कंबाला आदि, त्योहार जैसे जन्माष्टमी पर दही हांडी, गणेश चतुर्थी पर गणेश विसर्जन, होली पर रंगों का प्रयोग आदि को न्यायपालिका में जनहित याचिका (PIL) की सीमा से बाहर रखने के लिए एक सम्वैधानिक संशोधन पारित किया जाए। इन रीतियों में यदि कोई भी परिवर्तन या सुधार लाना हो तो वह केवल संसद में पारित विधेयक या सरकार द्वारा लाए गए अधिनियम द्वारा ही हो।
    6. गोहत्या: भारतीय सम्विधान में गोहत्या के विरुद्ध दिशानिर्देश के स्थान पर हिंदू धर्म में गौ की विशेषता को ध्यान में रखते हुए एक स्पष्ट नीति बने जिसके फलस्वरूप गौ को संरक्षण मिले। नीतियों की रचना व्यापक चर्चा व विचार के उपरांत ही हो। गौ संरक्षण में होने वाले व्यय का दायित्व हिंदू समाज का हो जो या तो विशेष कर अथवा मंदिर में दान की जाने वाली राशि के एक भाग से हो।

    इन मौलिक उद्देश्यों को परिपूर्ण करने के लिए अनिवार्य है कि सरकार द्वारा किसी भी व्यक्ति, समुदाय, अथवा वर्ग द्वारा रची हिंसा के विरुद्ध कठोर रूप से कार्रवाई हो तथा दोषी व्यक्तियों को कठोर दंड मिले।

    ऐसा करने से लोगों का लोकतांत्रिक प्रक्रिया में विश्वास और सुदृढ़ होगा व भारतीय समाज उन्नति की ओर एकजुट होकर व एकाग्रता से अग्रसर होगा।

  42. Kannan said, on October 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Paraphrased version
    Core right
    The rule of law has decayed in the land, and only a shift to a set of Core values, and value based initiative will restore our institutions and the Rule of Law.
    Secularism means the separation of religion and state. It does not mean that the state has a duty to make all its citizens the same.
    Education: This is among the most important. Education creates the foundation for generations to come. The current system of sectarian preferences at institutional and individual levels greatly distorts the system, leading to undersirable outcomes. The Right to Education Act must be repealed, the 93rd Amendment overturned, and all the sectarian preferences in education prior to RTE must also be revisited, to restore the balance.
    Sectarian purse: Separate programs for different communities results in distortions in resource allocation. It also creates sub-constituencies that can be targeted by politicians, further perpetuating inequalities. The most effective use of the public purse would be to apply it to programs that impact all citizens equally, thus preserving the secular nature of teh public purse.
    Quota: It is very difficult to ensure the identification of all underprivileged groups and ensure equitable distribution of benefits. It is also possible that groups with benefits (insiders) will collaborate to exclude “outsiders”. The current means of resorting to violent means by aggreieved sections for quotas is not only destructive, but sets a bad precedent for others. Open availability of data on programs and utilisation at a componenet level, vintage of such programs (generations covered), and a gradual shift to a merit cum means test would be a practical way to exit the problem.
    Temples: There is a tendency to rail against the Hindu community for lack of institutional mechanisms and social support systems to evolve and self-correct. There is little realisation that Temples that anchor the institutional capacity are not in control of the community, and their funds are appropriated towards secular causes. Restoring the institutional capacity to the Hindus would put them on par with the other communities and reduce the burden on the state.
    Essential Religious Practice: Cultural practices that have evolved over centuries or even millenia anchor a society, and provide a sense of identity. Cultural practices are often rooted in civilisational lessons learned and refined over centuries. Destruction of these practices on the basis of external values threatens the fabric of society, and a civilisation that has lasted millenia. Public interest litigation on this subject must only be allowed by direct constiyuents of the practice. NGOs should only play a supporting role, and should not raise PILs by themselves. Foreign funded or initiated PILs, whether by NGOs or otherwise must be banned. It is inconceivable that an individual or organisation that is not of this civilisation can even begin to understand the basics, let alone the nuances of indigenous practices.
    Cow Slaughter: Every civilisation holds certain things dear. For instance, it would be inconceivable to slaughter dogs for meat in the USA, or dogs and horses for meat in the UK. Likewise, the Indian civilisation holds the Cow dear, and cow slaughter must be banned, with controls such as animal regisatration and tagging to assist in the enforcement effort. The essence of the law must be the protection of cows as opposed to penalisation of the butcher alone.
    One the Core Right process is started, the first ground rule: NO PRIVATE VIOLENCE should be tolerated. The reason the state has no majesty in front of Jats and Kapus is that we do not have any answers to their questions. “Why cant I get what you are giving him”. Once you have a Core Right agenda in place, the state will restore its majesty and able to assert itself and claw its way back out of Idea of India land.
    — end version —


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