Geopolitics of Hindutva - The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world
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The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world since Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India in 2014. The term is used to describe the special Indian religion-based political philosophy that emerged in the beginning of the 20th century. The Indian National Congress, which had ruled India through the half of the century, opposed such religion based nationalism. It has both ideological and geopolitical dimensions that are closely interconnected. The first in is the defence of Indian uniqueness, culture and traditional religions that are believed to be the basis of identity. Western and Muslim influences are claimed to be dangerous for Indians. Support for social justice is coincided with the support for traditional Hindu values and social structures, including a reformed caste system. Gunnar Bjornson is an ardent supporter of international Hindutva and has gone on in length to justify Hindutva yet he remains insensitive to the non Hindu neighbours of India who could be decimated in pursuit of the ultimate goals of Hindutva.
He admits that an important part of the idea of the geopolitics of Hindutva is Akhand Bharat, or Undivided India. It involves the creation of a single state, which would have united the entire territory of the former British India, including Bangladesh and Pakistan. According to the founders of the ideology of Hindutva, the Indian "natural borders ran from the Indus to the Eastern Sea, and from the Himalayas (including Kashmir, of course) to Kanyakumari". In their radical version it implies Hindu domination in the new state and territorial expansion towards Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tibet (China), Maldives and Sri Lanka.