BJP is to India what the Taliban are to Afghanistan

Published: October 22, 2017
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Development is just a slogan for Modi – his real agenda is to alter the ethos of the country and define the nation from the narrow prism of the religious majority

The Taliban government in Kabul during the 1990s had become symbolic, not only of political barbarity, but also of great cultural intolerance. They wanted to obliterate all the symbols present in the country that did not relate to its Islamic history and culture. The destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas – which symbolised the epitome of Afghanistan’s history and heritage – was a brutal extension of that mentality.

Today, India’s ruling Hindu party is besieged with a similar sectarian outlook. It displays an obsession to turn India into a Hindu nation, side-lining its other cultural and historical diversities. This fixation is so pronounced that it is shockingly beginning to resemble the worldview of the Taliban government of the 90s.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its patron, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), are more focused on changing the country’s secular culture and edging out India’s Islamic heritage and history than they are on actual governance.

Therefore, when BJP legislator Sangeet Som called the Taj Mahal – which is not only India’s most popular tourist destination but is also the seventh wonder of the world as well as a UNESCO Heritage Site in India – a “blot on Indian culture” built by “traitors”, this statement was not simply an off-hand comment by an unhinged mind. On the contrary, it reflects the thinking of India’s ruling party.

Som, who is known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, made these statements a few weeks after the controversial decision by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to delete the Taj Mahal from the tourist map of the state. It was disappointing, but not unsurprising, to see no condemnation from the national leadership of the BJP. A party spokesperson almost justified the declaration by acknowledging that one cannot stop the people from making statements. Senior BJP leader, Vinay Katiyar, made things worse by claiming it was really the “Tejo Mahal”, Lord Shiva’s temple, which was converted by Shah Jahan into what we now see as the Taj Mahal.

Opposition leaders, on the other hand, were up in arms against the ruling party for this openly divisive reading of history. They pointed out that if the Taj Mahal is an Islamic creation, so are many popular sites, like the Red Fort and the Qutub Minar, amongst others. Will the BJP government stop hoisting the Indian flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day, because they have such a problem with Islamic heritage? Or print new 500-rupee notes since it has the Red Fort printed on its back?

The fact remains that millions of people visit the Taj Mahal every year and it is undoubtedly the most attractive tourist destination for anyone visiting India for the first time. The revenue from tourist visits to the monument feeds millions of families of all faiths.

The Taliban viewed the Buddhas of Bamiyan simply as a remnant of Afghanistan’s Buddhist past, never as a historical heritage for the nation. Similarly, the BJP only sees the Taj Mahal as a symbol of Islam and a part of India’s Islamic history. Such views are rooted in their sectarian reading of history, and betray their political agenda – which is to turn India into a Hindu nation. These attacks on the Taj Mahal are part of that wider agenda.

If middle class India or those who voted for Narendra Modi think that the man and his party are concerned about India’s economic development, then they are living in a fool’s paradise. Development is just a slogan for Modi – his real agenda is to alter the ethos of the country and define the nation from the narrow prism of the religious majority.

It is thus unsurprising that ever since Modi has come to power, there has been systematic marginalisation of India’s religious minorities, particularly its Muslims. The ban on cow slaughter, the mob attacks for the crime of alleged beef possession, the obsession with love jihad, are all part of a design to push the roughly 14% and growing Muslim population of India into the margin of society. It is an attempt to create a narrative where Muslims are treated as outsiders and aggressors and thus not part of the Indian culture, which will eventually be synonymous with the Hindu culture.

This is why the ruling establishment is always clashing with history, and there seems to be a serious attempt to present the country’s history and past from a Hindu perspective.

Recently, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, the local BJP government brazenly approved a change in history books to declare Maharana Pratap the winner of the Battle of Haldighati, which was fought against the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century. History tells us otherwise; that Akbar defeated the King of Mewar, but the BJP allowed this edit in another attempt to pander to the extremist Hindu narrative.

What is interesting to note is that this was not a battle fought between Hindus and Muslims; it was a fight between two rulers for political dominance. These rulers just happened to belong to two different faiths. Akbar’s army was led by a Hindu chieftain while there were many Muslim soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Pratap.

This communalisation of history is being done in a systematic way by the BJP, both in Delhi and in other regions where it is the dominant party. Secular textbooks are being replaced by rabidly sectarian ones that focus mainly on Hindu motifs and tell stories from the Hindu perspective – a dangerous phenomenon in a country where a significant chunk of the population is not Hindu.

A Muslim family was attacked because they were rearing cows and running a dairy business. The Hindu extremists got riled up and attacked them, calling them beef eaters, with no proof whatsoever. Such attacks keep growing in number, and are part of a game plan to isolate Muslims from mainstream society and demonise them in order to turn public sentiment against them more than it already is.

The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are a victim of a similar narrative. Decades of systematic propaganda against the Rohingya Muslims by the ruling regime created a divide that ultimately left the minority group as the enemy and the outsider.

The present Indian government and all its cultural and ideological wings are aggressively pursuing a policy of creating a false narrative and projecting a biased history so that India’s Islamic symbols and its followers are portrayed as the enemy.

In light of this, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas and the BJP’s attacks on the Taj Mahal are not two eerily similar yet unrelated episodes, they are part of the same mentality. The Taj Mahal is not just a tourist spot – it is a part of India’s identity. So are many other monuments, including the Agra Fort, the Qutub Minar and the Red Fort. Will the BJP attack them all?

Santosh Arora

Santosh Arora

The blogger is a journalist from India.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Sudhanshu Swami

    Taj mahal was not removed from tourism map of UP.

    A small booklet was released which was to explore NEW possibilities in UP tourism, and mentioned unexplored spots. it named “Uttar Pradesh Paryatan-Apaar Sambhavanaayein”. It means “Uttar pradesh efforts, Immeasurable Potential”.

    Taj mahal is already a popular spot, that has mention in tourism spots, obviously not in “potential tourism spot”. even uptourism website front page has Taj mahal, it is not removed from any guide as such.

    Please dont remove my comment, I wrote truth. Some people are misquoting and telling twisted truth.Recommend

  • Yogi Berra

    The blogger should explain the atrocities committed by Rohingya Muslims against Myanmar Hindus. And Kashmir Muslims against Hindu Pandits in Kashmir. Such outbursts will not waken people’s resolve.Recommend

  • abc

    There was 26% Hindu population in Pakistan in 1947, which has been reduced to less than 2% now. Pakistan should stop lecturing on INDIA and should take care of themselves which is going to collapse ecoomically.Recommend

  • vinsin

    Mosque was destroyed by Congress to build Somnath Temple. Cow slaughter banned by Nehru and Congress too. Muslims did partition the country. Communalisation of history started by Maulana Azad again a congressi in 1955. India never had secular books. Is Congress also a Taliban in that case?

    Arent you supporting TNT? Bamiyan Buddhas are destroyed but Taj Mahal is still there. No partition for Bamiyan Buddhas ever happened in Afghanistan. Bamiyan Buddhas is a religious place for Buddhist not so with Taj Mahal.

    Taj Mahal is a mausoleum just like many in Iraq and Saudi Arabia which were destroyed in the name of purification.

    What Agra fort has to do with Islamic and Islamic rulers?

    Here the question is about secularism. Is Taj Mahal made by destroying a Temple or not? Is yes then should it be converted back or not?Recommend

  • Hassan Mirza

    Extremist view of any religion is an Disease . And who do pose them self as leader of any religion group is not more then opportunist as today any so call self acclaimed leaders of any religious group leader not give any Sacrifice of any kind of them self including Muslim leaders who says heaven is waiting and virgin is waiting etc etc drum beating by media . If virgin is waiting why not all those go there instead telling us and why we need heaven when all those people are going to be there who made this world as hell already for power and greed .Recommend

  • Patwari

    Hope they pay you enough to write these jokes.
    Heard the going rate for a toxic comment in ET
    is Rs.14.75. Because ET will allow any comment
    from Hindustani hindus. RSS and Shiv Sena
    pay the most. Followed by BJP and any field
    office of CM Yogi Adityanath, of UP
    Rate much higher for other Pak newspapers.Recommend

  • Patwari

    You are correct. You are wrote the truth. Kudos to you.
    They also added Veerpagonishapadam, Gilputlikaashram,
    Devikalikadhramsala, Doidliaurchardosas and Panjnad.Recommend

  • Sudhanshu Swami

    BJP govt released a booklet on exploring unexplored tourist spots in state and people started writing PhD Thesis on Anti Muslim Agenda !Recommend

  • Kumar

    These leftist/communist journalists never had opportunity to live in Taliban rule so just write everywhere without any cause.Recommend

  • jssidhoo

    Good JokeRecommend

  • vinsin

    Now prove your point.Recommend

  • vinsin

    He is Indian.Recommend

  • Striver

    You’re lying. Its not your fault. BJP shoves down a lot of stuff down your throats that is not true.Recommend

  • Striver

    Did you have the opportunity to live under Taliban Or do you think RSS are saints?
    RSS are terroristsRecommend

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    abc the writer is indian.Recommend

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    there is a major difference in taliban and bjp., taliban captured the power by force they were not elected where as bjp is elected by indian public

    so whatever ideology bjp has it has the backing of indian public as they are the one who elected mode. whatever bjp is doing represents the wishes of indian majorityRecommend

  • wb

    ” a “blot on Indian culture” built by “traitors”, this statement was not simply an off-hand comment by an unhinged mind. On the contrary, it reflects the thinking of India’s ruling party.”

    I think Taj Mahal is a symbol of Hindu oppression and should be destroyed. I do not belong to the ruling party. Taj Mahal was build on the blood and sweat of ordinary Hindus and even Muslims. It was built by a tyrant who raped Hindu women, destroyed temple and forcefully converted Hindus.

    If you cannot see the true history of India, this only means either your parenting was terrible or your teachers were liars. It’s possible that both.Recommend

  • panchuroy

    Pakisthan me kya ho raha use mujhe kya, Mere desh me Vukha admi bor raha hay, Avi modi jine sara duniya me nam kama liya, Hunder Index me Bharat Avi 100th_ position me hay, jo pakistan se vi ucha hay.Recommend

  • Memona

    No political party in pakistan ever came to power based on hatred toward India, but BJP solely came to power for its stronge hatred for Pakistan and Muslims. India elected Modi for his anti-Pakistan views, every country and rally modi and his stooges go they make their anti-Pakistan remarks and It is getting sick. BJP has to keep up to its anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim remarks in order to stay in power. India is well aware of the importance of Pakistan’s geo strategic location.
    Do not for a second think India wants Pakistan or Afghanistan economically stable.Recommend

  • Rajesh Shetty

    To correct you ma’am BJP came in power with only n only growth as an agenda.Contrary to your belief and many of my Pakistani brothers.We have moved on from Pakistani phobia long long back and our neighbour is non issue for us unlike in your country.We are more interested in developing our country.Recommend

  • PorkSmasher

    The same applies to you also, You think every thing related to Hindus are bad and dont want to listen any thing bad about Muslims. Without any prejudice you must find out how Kashmiri pundits where thrown out of valley.Recommend

  • Pari Sharma

    Muslims can create 56 Islamic states for themselves but cannot see 1 nation created for Hindus in thier homelandRecommend

  • James Kapoor

    Funny article. Don’t even feel the need to refute his childish gibberish point by point.
    But yes, India was secular because of Hindus and secular India will be stronger with PM Modi rather than the brand of secularism that Congress has been practicing.Recommend

  • Striver

    Why do you people lie about BJP and neither do you seem to have moved on from Pakistan phobia. You pretend Pakistan is a non issue for you. Why else would you and your fellow Indians visit Tribune website and leave comments. We play heavily on your minds and that of you government.
    Your government spent billions on US lobbying firms to isolate Pakistan and you say Pakistan is non issue?
    Get over your lies. Come back to reality and accept that Pakistanis do not hate you but you hate us.Recommend

  • Striver

    Pari live peacefully in India as a Hindu. Muslims do not have a problem with that.
    Just leave the Muslims alone to practice their religion. You want the same for yourself don’t you?
    Truly the next generation’s mindset has been messed up by the RSS/BJP and that is worrying for those who want to see peaceful coexistence in the region.Recommend

  • Striver

    Could’t agree with yo moreRecommend

  • Striver

    Sardarji I wish it was a joke but then I suspect you don’t live in IndiaRecommend

  • Rex Minor

    This is true, jews say the same despite the fact that they are a semitic race and practice Ibrahimic religion. There definitely is a commonality between the two.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Rex Minor

    Adolf Hitler was also popularly elected by the majority of Germans who had to spend a generation to restart from the scratch with foreign aid.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Xyz

    Well the problem is that there are Muslim majority areas in India where Hindus cannot even venture as they may get killed however you will not find the reverse. And that’s what has given rise to insecurities among Hindus as to why peaceful coexistence and tolerance is only their responsibility. As soon as Muslims increase in numbers that coexistence goes out of window. Please find out about reality in places in West Bengal, UP, Hyderabad, etc.Recommend

  • gp65

    Please go and review Modi’s speeches during the 2013-2014 election cycle and check how often was Pakistan mentioned. The key issues were Corruption by Congress, longstanding inflation, policy paralysis by Congress and finally a commitment by Modi of Sabka saath sabka vikaas
    The speeches are available on youtube and the language should be easily discernible to youRecommend

  • gp65

    The government s focused big time in ensuring that poorer households get electricity connection, cooking gas connection, toilets and bank accounts. It is also focusing on economic reforms and wiping out corruption. Besides this it is accelerating build out of infrastructure (affordable electricity access, all weather rural roads, waterways, economic corridors, digital access and literacy, financial inclusion and irrigation) .
    Please see Indian newspapers, they are more likely to be discussing growth rate, demonetization, GST, resolving NPA of banking sector etc. You will hardly find any mention of Pakistan.Recommend

  • gp65

    Can you point to a single change in law brought by Modi government that reduces the rights of non-Hindus? All his subsidies are means based and not based on caste, religion or language.
    Yes, the lynchings that have been in the news are indeed very distressing. No one endorses these. But please recognize that communal violence is not something new introduced in 2014. It was introduced in 1946 when Direct Action Day was ordered. A million neighbors killed each other during partition. Over the years, you can see that communal violence has been going down every decade including the current one. India is not a perfect democracy and has many flaws but all objective data shows that there has been no increase in communal violence. In fact the terror attacks in mainland India (Delhi, Pune, Varanasi, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad) that were common in UPA rule are conspicuous by their absence.
    Nor is it the case that vigilante mobs attack only people of a single religion. Plenty of RSS workers in Kerala have been killed by lynch mobs. In Kashmir Muslim police and army people are mobbed by Muslim lynch mobs also.
    Majority of people don’t support Modi because they are communal. They support him because they see him as having a vision to uproot deprivation and corruption from the country and working night and day to achieve the goal.Recommend

  • gp65

    Hitler sent 6 million Jews to gas chambers. Not a single Muslims has been sentenced to death merely because he was Muslim. Comparisons with Hitler make no sense. Tomorrow you will say Hitler was a man, so all men are guilty of genocide.
    In any case, as someone who lives in Germany you must be aware that Hitler NEVER won a majority – ever.Recommend

  • jssidhoo

    Mohali Punjab IndiaRecommend

  • jssidhoo

    Santosh Arora a trip to Afghanistan might be a eye opener for youRecommend

  • rationalist

    Good. Can you also recommend that Shia, Ahmadis, Sufis, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan be allowed to live in peace and practice their religion without the fear of being killed?Recommend

  • Rana

    Muslim are more or less hated by in many countries.Instead you should ask why only mostly Muslims are hated ?Recommend

  • Rana

    India is developing due to its Hindu population and south Asia by large known by Indian Hindu culture like yoga,meditation,dharma,spirituality.Just check how much south Asian muslim contributed to that.Recommend

  • Rana

    World is moving towards right wing Adolf Hitler ideology. Guess why.One of the reason is well known.Recommend

  • Milind A

    Muslims are already allowed to practice their religion. But they have this habit of biting the hand that feeds, by calling for Sharia, indulging in mud-slinging (Zakir Naik) on Hinduism.. list goes on… Other religions – Parsis, Jains, Christians don’t seem to be having any issues, like you guys have in India or elsewhereRecommend

  • Milind A

    Then compare with Hitler not Taliban…Recommend

  • Memona

    Because of the past history of Muslim rule in sub continent. There is a reason BJP is going after Muslim built monuments seeing them as symbolize of hindu slavery.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    RSS are nice people.
    this is the reason their numbers have swelled from a few dozen in 1925 to millions in 2000s.Recommend

  • Striver

    You’re lying. Muslims are not allowed to practice their religion in India peacefully.
    You’re lying when you say they bite the hands that feeds. They only fight back when they are threatened.
    Your problem lies in not being able to see reality. RSS and Hindutvas are killing Muslim from practicing their religion? You can’t deny that if you’re honest.Recommend

  • Striver

    When will you people stop lying about Indian Muslims. You think we don’t know?
    There are no no-go areas for Hindus in India. There are no-go areas fro Muslims in majority Hindu areas. Recommend

  • Striver

    Then come over sirji, we’re neighbors; not far from each other.Recommend

  • Striver

    No its worst for Muslims in India then it was for Jews under Hitler. Muslims are subjected to humiliation every day in India including their children; they are murdered by the RSS and HIndutva terrorists on busy streets and no one comes to help them.
    Accept the reality, you lot are turning into terrorists. and that under the so called democracy. you lot are nothing but LIARS.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    We visit tribune because you guys won’t stop publishing India centric articles.
    Why you do that?
    Why don’t you mind your own country?Recommend

  • Striver

    TO TRIBUNE: Tell me should I stop holding my breath in the hope that one day you will start giving Pakistanis the room they deserve in this paper to reply to fools who come here lying about their country?

    Dare you to publish this one. You haven’t published some of my replies to the Indian comments/lies. How can we rebut them if we’re not allowed the space. The space is shrinking for Muslims and Pakistanis across the world and in their own newspapers.

    We feel it is a Pakistani paper but if you want to tell us otherwise please do. We won’t come back. We promise.Recommend

  • seriously?

    And why are they disliked in Philippines, UK, Germany and Australia?Recommend

  • gp65

    ” There are no-go areas fro Muslims in majority Hindu areas. ”
    Please list a few for my edification?Recommend

  • Sane

    Muslim population in India was 40% in 1947 and now reduced to 15%.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Second attempt at a response : Agree…..no laws have been changed AS YET……can you honestly claim that once the groundwork is ready they they will still remain unchanged. The fear, that writers such as Santosh has is that the shift to the right will not benefit India which upto the time Modi took charge was seen as a secular, mainly moderate country. I say it’s too early to cry doom and gloom…..such changes take time, so again, let us wait and see.Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    No madam, Hitler was indeed popularly elected as a chancellor of the Reich which enabled him to unleash terror in Europe. India has a problem of demography which admittedly is difficult to be regulated by democratic norms, hence the compulsary birth control and slave labour as well as the extensive use of the military. Hindus, however, must learn about the values Islam represents which has brought enlightenment and civilisation to the ancient world and treat its followers with mutual respect and understanding. Modi sarkar does not act in the interests of regular people of Bharat when he actively embarks on the use of military violence against muslim population in occupied territory of kashmir. Calling resistance as foreign initiated terrorism does not help long term.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Rex Minor

    I thought civilisation was brought to the Indian subcontinent by the conquerors from Persia and the central Asia.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Memona

    Same goes for the Indians in the exact same countries.Recommend

  • jssidhoo

    I have two FB friends from Lahore , waiting for the relations to improveRecommend

  • Striver

    If you wait for relations to improve you will be waiting for ever. Trust me even the shopkeepers here will not charge you for the food.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Sorry GP65 its not like me not to acknowledge a sensible comment. I tried twice to express my thoughts …… but ?Recommend

  • Deepak

    why is Namo called the “butcher of Gujrat”? not by
    Pakistani newspapers but by Indian newspapers.
    more than 2,200 Muslims killed in rioting. and he
    did nothing for days. until an international uproar.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Where was Osama bin Laden found?
    In India .
    where does Dawood Ibrahim reside?
    In India.
    Look at your own backyard and then blame others.Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    Indeed it is; the example being the majority voting for right in Austria, the home land of Adolf Hitler. But the danger of the ww3 is coming from the Trumpers land of opportunity for well known reason as you noted. Death always come to aid when living without violence gets complicated

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Sane

    What you talk?! In India a woman of 28 years is raped by a 24 years man on road pavement in broad daylight in presence of dozens of people and nobody came to rescue the woman. Instead some of them were making movie
    through their cellphone. Is this your India? Have some shame. Indian
    society in general have declined morality.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Where do foolish articles go to die… Express TribuneRecommend

  • Gratgy

    Your Tribune publishes lies which Pakistanis like you foolishly believe and prefer to live in denialRecommend

  • Parvez

    I am sure GP65 will respond to your comment but allow me say that though I am just a observer of what is happening in India, I think it would be fair to use tha adage ‘ It matters not if the cat is black or white as long as it catches mince ‘. So Modi must be judged on results …… and it is too early to predict an outcome.Recommend

  • Striver

    What has this got to do with my comments?
    If you have nothing sensible to say, shut up.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    So where is the problem.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    There is Nothing wrong in destroying buildings constructed by Muslims.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    It’s your choice.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Show proof.Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    Your kind Sir are optimists who expect to grow trees in the sky and hope that they will grow further. Todays time demand visionary leadership to save the planet we live in and BJP leadership with colonial mentality is incompetent for the task.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • abhi

    If Pakistan was made for muslims then it is natural that India will be for Hindus. Do we see Pakistan advertising its temples for tourism? Hinduism is the original culture of India and there is no doubt about it.Recommend

  • abhi

    You are a good comedian. How can civialisation bought from these lands which themselvs are not civilized yet.Recommend

  • abhi

    if this is so mulsims can happily move to Pakistan which was made for all muslims of subcontinent isn’t it?Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    Too bad that the so called Islamic marauders did not complete the job when one compares them to columbus who sailed in the wrong direction and completely eliminated ancient Gods and brought christianity to Americas. mBesides the task of the missionaries was a missionary one and not ethnic cleansing, infact certain Emperors tried to promote secularsm indeed as can be seen people still practicing caste system and gender inequality throughout the Asian continent.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • KlingOn2K

    Rather the caste system than a cult I’d say.Recommend

  • Striver

    Thank you for proving my point.Recommend

  • Striver

    They are rotting in hatred of Muslims. Are you going to rot with them?Recommend

  • Striver

    Do you live on this planet? The proof is around you i your own country India. That you choose to ignore it shows RSS have missed your mind badly.
    Return to reality whilst there is time.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    So, NO proof.
    Which was expected.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Your opinion about them does not matter.Recommend

  • Striver

    READ what I said and open your eyes and see the proof all around you of persecution of Muslims in India at the hands of RSS terrorists. Are you one these terrorists Rajiv? You seem to like them.Recommend

  • Striver

    If it didn’t you would not have replied to my comments.Recommend

  • abhi

    if you are happy with this, I am happy with this too.Recommend

  • Parvez

    That Sir, is your view and you are entitled to it.
    My view is that it is too early to say if Modi will be right or wrong……tinkering with history to facilitate political engineering, as I said before is not unique to India and others have tried it with dismal results. So for the umpteenth time I repeat ….lets wait and see.Recommend

  • Patwari

    You said the same thing about Trump. Now his handiwork
    is there for all to see. He is literally on a destructive path.
    Trump is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, a White Suprematist
    an Alt Right believer. He pulled out of Paris Accord, Asia
    Pacific Treaty, Iran Nuclear Treaty and is working overtime
    to negate the NAFTA treaty with Mexico and Canada.
    So, PM, Modi Sarkar, responsible for a Muslim Massacre
    in Gujrat, with clear cut anti Muslim agenda, with a faltering Bharati Economy that never took off, heightened aggression against Pakistan [ escalating LOC violations on a daily basis]
    threats of ‘surgical strikes’ against Pakistan, trying to isolate
    Pakistan globally, increased aiding and abetting terrorists
    in FATA and Balochistan….this can go on for 10 pages.
    Nobody, nobody can deny the brutal suppression in IOK.
    The above mentioned, plus, are Modi’s results, up to date.
    With all due respect, what exactly is an “outcome” that you are waiting for or desire OR what exactly needs to be seen now?
    Do value your opinion, perhaps you can enlighten.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    You can’t prove anything you said.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    I replied to inform you that it does not matter.
    Don’t take it otherwise.Recommend

  • KlingOn2K

    The mistakes that the marauders made will not be repeated today. Just look around you.Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    History canot be denied simply because the new generations did not manage to keep up with times. Renaissance followed by industrial revolutions have brought civilisation to Europe, while India is living with the ancient drag of BJP.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Striver

    Dare to open your eyes Rajiv lest you see the ugly face of RSS and Hindutva reality staring you right in the face. Look and yee shall find with ease. Your own newspapers are full of stories of persecution of Muslims at the hands of the RSS terrorists. Are you a member Rajiv?Recommend

  • abhi

    Your first statement is true while rest is just propaganda.Recommend

  • Gauravi Pal

    Not 40% but 26% as per 1941 census of British India. That 26% included Muslim populations of present day Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Muslim population in present day India was only 9% at time of independence and has grown to 15%Recommend

  • Gauravi Pal

    As per 1941 census, 51% of Karachi’s population was Hindu and 8% were Sikh. 40% of Lahore’s population was Hindu plus Sikh. These facts are available in public domain. Please research.Recommend

  • Gauravi Pal

    Who has said thstbthere are no go areas for Hindus in Muslim dominated areas in India? Since such a claim has not been made, where is the question for any Indian to admit a lie?
    On the other hand, you made a specific claim that Muslims cannot go to Hindu dominated areas. Please support your claim with some facts.Recommend

  • Gauravi Pal

    Your response here as well as to JS Sidhoo show you as a humane person. Why then are you spewing venom on Hindus?Recommend

  • Striver

    No venom against Hindus. All venom against RSS terrorists Modi being their leader.
    Pakistani generally do hate Indians/Hindus. You need to understand that. You have been fed RSS lies. I despair because RSS have poisoned the minds of the next generation of Hindus. Can we expect friendship with them? I we can. I hope they see through RSS lies. But if some of the comments by Indian Hindus are anything to go by, the RSS unfortunately has done a good job of dis-orientating their minds.Recommend

  • Striver

    Here you go lying again. Why bro? Why?
    Do you not read your Indian newspapers?
    Do you not live in India?
    Do you live you life eyes shut?
    Proof is all around you in India.
    I will help you here: NAVEED PATHAN. Now this should ring many bells. But only if you are awake. Here’s a est question.
    How many times was he struck with a sort by the 11 RSS terrorists?
    How did the police and media in India lie about him?

    I await you reply.Recommend