Their strategy is to keep on bashing the Mughals to kill two birds with one stone. One is to cover up their sordid role as traitors during the Independence Movement, and the other is to pursue their original agenda of creating hatred for Muslims.
Prabhakar Sinha | Caravan Daily
BABAR invaded India in 1526 and defeated Ibrahim Lodi. He settled down in this country and made India his home. He did not take a single penny out of India to benefit the country from which he had come. His dynasty continued to rule till 1857.
The last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar fought the British with the rest of Indian rulers but was defeated, arrested and exiled to Burma, where he died yearning for a few yards of land in India to be buried*.
Laxmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, Nana Saheb, the adopted son of Bajirao (the Peshawa) Bir Kuar Singh of Bihar did not consider the Mughals outsiders and fought with Bahadur Shah Zafar as their leader. They had the knowledge and experience of the alleged atrocities and injustice done to Hindus by the Mughal rulers, but they all were one in believing that the British were outsiders and the greatest enemies of India, and must be fought tooth and nail whatever the price. They all paid with their lives.
Golwarkar, the head of the RSS, exhorted Hindus in the following words: “Hindus, do not waste your energy in fighting the British. Save it to fight the internal enemies that are Muslims, Christians and the communists.”
The RSS was formed in 1925 with the declaration that they have nothing to do with the Independence Movement i.e. against the British Empire. They licked the boots of the British government till they left. Golwarkar, their guru and the head of the RSS, exhorted Hindus in the following words: “Hindus, do not waste your energy in fighting the British. Save it to fight the internal enemies that are Muslims, Christians and the communists.” He shamelessly wrote in his book, ‘We or Our Nationhood Defined’ that those fighting for independence were ‘traitors”. They maintained a safe distance from the Quit India movement of 1942 for “Bharat Mata’s” independence.
The RSS was an organization of traitors, which itself claimed that it was formed to oppose the Muslims who, according to them, were spreading riots in the country. To the RSS, the British who turned a prosperous and wealthy India into a pauper were a benevolent patron. The whole world, except the RSS and the BJP, knows that the British bled India to make Great Britain rich, but the RSS-BJP never mentions this fact.
Their strategy is to keep on bashing the Mughals (who do not exist and can’t contradict them) to kill two birds with one stone. One is to cover up their sordid role as traitors during the Independence Movement and the other is to pursue their original agenda of creating hatred for Muslims. They exploit the ignorance and gullibility of the people. They are flourishing on our ignorance and mental lethargy, but it is our duty to shake off the perception and ask why an organisation claiming monopoly of the patriotism exhorted Hindus to not to fight the British (and instead save their energy to fight the Muslims, Christians and Communists), and called the freedom fighters as ‘traitors”.
And, we should also ask why the RSS-BJP spew venom against the Mughals, who made India their home and took nothing away from this country to enrich their own (and who completely merged with Indians without a separate identity as Mughals).
If nothing else, we owe it to India to be aware of these facts and refuse to be misled by those who allied with the British to let them loot and plunder our motherland.
*Bahadur Shah Zafar
Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujday dayaar mein
kis ki bani hai aalam-e-naa paayedaar mein
kah do in hasraton se kahin aur jaa basein
itni jagah kahaan hai dil-e-daagdaar mein
umr-e-daraaz maang kar laaye they chaar din
do arzoo mein kat gaye, do intezaar mein
kitnaa hai bad_naseeb “Zafar” dafn key liye
do gaz zamin bhi na mili kuue yar mein .