So, Nehru brought in religion? Can you give me source? The way I see it, he was only a dummy installed by British, Before Cripps mission in 1942, Nehru was already decided to be PM and even appointed as president of congress session unilaterally by Gandhi against the wishes of many others. Nehru never had supporters. Nehru even let muslims stay back despite voting for partition by 90%. You say he brought in religion? Can you give me evidence or source?@Aravind What you are not able to, and perhaps will never be able to fathom, is what the member @bonobashi has been driving at, at the core. After reading pages of frankly low level and unexpectedly stupid rants, and I am sorry to use that word, from your side, being ably baited by @bonobashi all along, I felt that I have to intervene to tell you to cut it out.
There is a lovely book, published in 1943 or thereabouts, banned in India, known as the "The Great Danger to Hindus" written by an Obscure Hindu.
It starts with something like this (if I recall correctly, I read it at 8 years of age):
"If you are with us, then with you,
If you are not with us, then without you,
If you are against us, then inspite of you..."
It is an exhaustive write up against Gandhi and Nehru and against their selling off the nation along the lines of religion. Mind you, if you read the history, it was Gandhi and Nehru who brought religion primarily into the Indian freedom struggle. Veer Savarkar, was a later party to join the bandwagon when he saw that Gandhi was able to gain traction through Khilafat Movement. Even Veer Savarkar, in his works in 1909, wherein he appropriated the term First War of Independence from Karl Marx, never wrote anything but Hindu-Muslim amity.
Why do you think he wrote of that in 1909? Do you think that the person who RSS worships, was a fool? Or why do you think that inspite of the claims to the contrary, BJP has never ever undertaken any of the overt steps it has promised in name of Hindutva? Why does Modi, till date, only broach religion just before the voting day?
You need to ponder over that. You see, millions of idiots have fallen prey to this political posturing for votes. If you read the Indian history, India was always a loose collective of small states and never an unified entity, just like China. But the main difference cropped up that there was always a central authority in China which kept enforcing it's writ intermittently throughout history whereas in India, no central authority really existed as all were too busy working on diving themselves rather than uniting as a nation. It continues till date.
A nation is an idea, a collection of beliefs. Yet we find that the same is being undermined on a daily basis. I think it is time that educated people like you, should be able to grasp that. You need to work daily to defend an idea, from threats both within and external.
Now, just a few days back, I was educated on how my lack of service maturity and exposure (presumed by the person) In operational field may have not allowed me insights (apparently we are fools and third parties on defence forum and social media know better than us). While that may hold true for I do not claim to know everything (I hardly talk of aircrafts and their nuts and bolts, like members here can tell you what screwdriver will go with which screw), one thing I am definitely sure of is that we fought, when we had to, for an idea that is India.
Maybe you need to take a relook on how we as responsible citizens of this nation, can achieve that objective here?
Also, what according to you is the objective of "this" nation's existence? What is the responsibility of every citizen? What is the punishment for those who don't follow their duties? Who will inflict the punishment?