India is facing a serious threat from the “Enemies Within”. Since the general elections of 2014, a strong narrative is being propagated by a group of people that “Democracy is under threat in India”. A concerted effort is being made by the “Enemies Within” who operate under veil trying to demean India as a nation with the baseless allegation that civil liberties are being curbed under the current NDA government. These “Enemies Within” have a meticulously planned out strategy with malintent. They have a group of thinkers and writers, organised social media team, a team of professional protesters, a team of influencers, indoctrination experts, academicians and educationalists, historians, television panellists and a battery of advocates where they all work in a coordinated manner to damage the unity of India. They receive implicit and explicit assistance from our adversary countries, or anti- national groups based overseas.
The book “Enemies Within” by Vinit Goenka, gives an interesting perspective about why India is facing this challenge today from the “Enemies Within”. The book quotes several examples from the author’s life and personal experiences where he explores the historical reasons such as the influence of foreign invaders in writing our history, the dangers of colonisation on our education system and its impact on the development a new India.
It is essential to understand the difference between those who are merely critical of the government or current establishment and those who are the “Enemies Within”. Time has come for India to identify and fight these forces namely the “Enemies Within”.