Saffron War unveils Hindutva terrorism: Sandeep Pandey

Documentary Saffron War screened; Yogi's politics is extremely dangerous for the social setup: Roop Rekha Verma

Lucknow: Saffron War - A war against nation - a documentary based on the communal terrorist politics being pursuaded by the BJP MP and the current head of the Gorakhnath Peeth Yogi Adityanath - was screened here on 16 April at UP Press Club. The film brings out the terrorist activities carried out by Hindutva organizations in the region (see review in MG issue 269, 1-15 April 2011, p. 3).

Addressing the audience during the discussion following the screening of the film, social activist Sandeep Pandey said that this Hindutva experiment is being carried out in the whole eastern UP but the activities are being constantly ignored by the government. Yogi Adityanath, and the Hindu Yuva Vahini which is supported by him, are responsible for many riots and massacres in the area. Just a few days back, a Muslim youth, Sohrab, going to Khalilabad was brutally killed by the Hindu Yuva Vahini people. In such a situation, this film reveals the communal experiments that are being carried there.

On this occasion, Advocate Shoaib said that Saffron War not only reveals the terrorist activities that are carried out by members of a specific community but also reveals how Dalits, women and children of the Hindu community are prepared and conditioned with communalism.

Addressing the audience, Former VC of Lucknow University and Secretary, Saajhi Duniya, Prof Roop Rekha Verma said that eastern U. P. is completely trapped by lumpens. Communal forces have made the whole social set up of that area completely patriarchal and against women.

Yugal Kishor Karan Shastri, a mahant from Ayodhya, said that Yogi Aditya Nath is running a tradition that is completely against real Yogi traditions. His practices reflect a yogi as a lumpen. He said that this film reveals the truth of such experiments and practices.

The film is in Hindi and is directed by young film makers Rajeev Yadav, Shahnawaz Alam and Lakshman Prasad. The event witnessed the presence of Prof Nadeem Hasnain, Arundhati Dhuru, Sheetla Singh, Suman Gupta, Ambrish Kumar, Siddharth Kalhans, Randheer Singh Suman, Lal Bahadur Singh, Ekta Singh, Ravi Shekhar and many other intellectuals of the city.

Saffron War is available at Rs 95 (postage extra) from: 632/13, Shankarpuri, Kamta, Post: Chinhat,
Lucknow, UP–Tel: 09415254919, 09452800752

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 6

We hope you liked this report/article. The Milli Gazette is a free and independent readers-supported media organisation. To support it, please contribute generously. Click here or email us at

blog comments powered by Disqus