From Yahoo News is “Hindu nationalists promise ‘superior’ Indian babies”:
A Hindu nationalist organisation is promising to help Indian couples conceive “superior” babies with high IQs and fairer skin than their parents, sparking media criticism.
Karishma Mohandas Narwani, head of the Garbh Vigyan Sanskar project, said it advised prospective parents on how to undergo a “purification” process to ensure their babies were born free of all vices.
“We have to ensure the seed is good, which means the quality of the sperm and the ovum has to be top-class,” Narwani, a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, told AFP on Tuesday.
“If that is taken care of, then the baby will have the desired mental, physical and spiritual quality.”
She said couples could produce “superior offspring” by following the organisation’s advice on everything from diet to thinking good thoughts.
“Actually our aim is to produce superior offspring, full of values and culture. The secrets are all there in our ancient Hindu texts,” said Narwani
Surely, there is no one participating in such a racist agenda:
The project, whose name translates as “scientific purification of the womb”, is based in Gujarat, the western home state of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is treating around 400 couples.
Well, surely, there is no political party affiliation with such a racist agenda:
Narwani denied newspaper reports that it was linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), an influential right-wing Hindu organisation seen as the ideological fountainhead of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.
But she said she was working with the help of Arogya Bharti, a group often described as the health wing of the RSS.
Ashok Kumar Varshney, an RSS campaigner and secretary of Arogya Bharti, said the group’s methods made it possible for “parents with low IQ to have offspring with high IQ”.
“It is also possible for a dark-skinned couple to have fair babies,” he added.
You’d almost think that ethnocentrism, and the desire to improve the lot of one’s race, was a natural and universal human impulse.