It is worthwhile here to recount the story of Prithviraj Chauhan & Muhammad Ghori, because it has a strong moral for today for Hindu Power – or rather the fear by Hindus of their own power.
Prithviraj Chauhan was born at Ajmer in 1166 A.D. & Muhammad Ghori in 1149 in Afghanistan. Ghori’s obsession was India, which he attacked savagely many times, though he was first routed in present day Gujarat by Rajputs and again in Kayadara near Mount Abu, in 1178 A.D. He then decided to enter India through the Khyber pass and first encountered Prithviraj Chauhan at the battle of Tarain in 1191. Prithviraj’s cavalry charged and routed the Muslim cavalry and captured Ghori. Ghori begged for his life & Prithviraj allowed him to go, despite his generals telling him not to do so.
And surely enough, the following year Ghori came again. Prithviraj advanced with his army and sent a letter to Ghori, asking him to turn back as he had been already defeated was spared his life. Ghori replied that he was in India on the orders of his brother, Ghiasuddin, and that he could only retreat after he got a word from him. This letter was sent in the evening and thereafter Ghori moved his camp back a few kilometers to feign retreat. On receiving this letter and seeing Muhammad move his camp back, Prithviraj assumed that Ghori got the message. But Ghori, knowing that Rajputs did not fight in the night, attacked in the early morning hours when Prithviraj and his army were sleeping and thus was able to win this one battle. 40, 00,000 Rajputs were taken prisoners and executed & 22,000 women and children were captured & enslaved.
Prithiviraj was beaten-up and taken in chains to Ghor in Afghanistan There, he was presented before Ghori and fearlessly looked straight into his eyes. Ghori who ordered him to lower his eyes, whereupon Prithiviraj told him how he had treated well Ghori as a prisoner and that the eyelids of a Rajputs are only lowered in death. On hearing this, Ghori flew into a rage and ordered that Prithviraj’s eyes be burnt with red-hot iron rods.
Prithiviraj was regularly brought to the court to be taunted by Ghori and his courtiers and ultimately put to death.
Mr Narendra Modi has been re-elected PM. Will he, again, like a good Hindu, like Prithviraj Chauhan, forgive Hindus’ enemies, such as Sonia & Rahul Gandhi, who have been mercilessly going after him when they were in power for ten years, ruthlessly & shamelessly using the arms of the law, the CBI, the IB, the judiciary, compliant judges, the Election Commission, etc. ?
Don’t laugh: Mr Vajpayee did it before him. He came to power & could have done anything he wanted, but gave orders to leave Sonia Gandhi alone. His Friday man, Brajesh Mishra, is even said to have rescued Rahul Gandhi, when he was caught in the US with a suitcase full of dollars. Did it earn Sonia Gandhi’s gratitude? Not at all! The BJP lost the next elections, as Prithrivaj lost his next battle to Ghauri, and Mrs Gandhi mercilessly went all out after the BJP and Narendra Modi. If she could have had Mr Modi imprisoned, or maybe indirectly killed by Islamic terrorists, as nearly happened when Chidambaram unleashed Ishrat Jahan, by having removed the mention ‘suspected terrorist’ Home Ministry file, on her Mrs Gandhi would not have shed a tear.
It is thus important that Narendra Modi goes after the Gandhi family now that the BJP is again in power. There are plenty of legal justifications to do so: the Gandhi family have stolen from India huge amounts of money: in the Forbes list, Sonia Gandhi is listed one of the richest politicians in the world. Priyanka’s husband has unethically multiplied his fortune by 600 times in a few years. Moreover, this family who has ruined India since independence, and it has ruthlessly been after Hindus, side-lining them, ostracising them, imprisoning their gurus, allowing Islamists to bomb their temples & kill them.
May God protect Mr Modi & the mistake of Prithivaj Chauhan be not repeated
* Author of “ In Defense of a Billion Hindus” (Har Anand, New Delhi)