Excerpts from Wikipedia
The Hindutva movement has been described as a variant of right-wing extremism, and as “almost fascist in the classical sense”
The political ideology was formulated by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923. It is used by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations, collectively called the Sangh Parivar.
To Savarkar, states Jaffrelot, “Muslims were the real enemies, not the British”, because their Islamic ideology posed “a threat to the real nation, namely Hindu Rashtra” in his vision. All those who reject this historic “common culture” were excluded by Savarkar.
Philosopher Jason Stanley states “the RSS was explicitly influenced by European fascist movements, its leading politicians regularly praised Hitler and Mussolini in the late 1930s and 1940s.” In 1931, B. S. Moonje met with Mussolini and expressed a desire to replicate the fascist youth movement in India.
Hindutva Harassment Field Manual – On what to do in cases of Hindutva harassment
In 2021, a group of North American-based scholars of South Asia formed a collective and published the Hindutva Harassment Field Manual to, they argue, answer the Hindutva threat to their academic freedom. They documented further incidents of Hindutva harassment of academics in North America, dating back to the 1990s
Hindutva ideology has been linked to threats to academics and students, both in India and the United States. For instance, in 2011, Hindutva activists successfully led a charge to remove an essay about the multiple narratives of Ramayanas from Delhi University’s history syllabus. Romila Thapar, one of India’s most eminent historians, has faced repeated Hindutva-led attacks.
Note of Caution in Public Interest
Do not be influenced by Selfish, Dangerous, Unhealthy and Negative Ideologies like Hindutva. Do not support groups like RSS and related organizations. Boycott their political projection BJP. Keep your children away from their Training Camps.