Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:43

Constructing RSS role in the freedom struggle

By Shamsul Islam, [This article is in response to the essay, ‘Don’t Foist Fear Onto Nationalism’, by C.K SajiNarayan published in Outlook’s Republic Day special issue.] The ideologues of the RSS clan are working overtime to create a narrative of latter’s participation in India’s anti-colonial freedom struggle.
By Nasim Yousaf, “[Translation] In 1903, Maulvi Shibli Nomani…sent the respected Abul Kalam Azad…to Qibla-au-Kaaba [Khan Ata] in Amritsar so that he could shape his [Azad] future. Therefore he [Azad] stayed with him [Khan Ata] for five years and was part of the editorial team of the…Vakil.”- Allama Mashriqi, Dahulbab
By Shamsul Islam, Despite four years of the RSS (via its pocket organization BJP) rule in India under the leadership of PM Modi, a hardened practitioner of the Hindutva politics, the RSS dream of converting democratic-secular polity of India into Hindu rashtra where Manusmriti would be law of the land seems to have  fizzled out.
By Asrarul Haque Jeelani  On Wednesday, a BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said that Muslims should not live in India and they should either go to the Pakistan or Bangladesh. This was not the first time someone has said ‘Go to Pakistan’ to the Indian Muslims and given the current political climate in the country, it is unlikely to be the last.
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