Partition was not only a separation of territories but additionally a division of minds, and it befell “on a false premise that Hindus and Muslims want separate nations, though that they had been residing collectively regardless of their completely different practices” for lengthy, RSS chief Ram Madhav mentioned on Saturday.
Talking at a webinar organised by JNU — ‘India, Partition and its Aftermath: Remembering the Horrors of Historical past’ — Madhav claimed that Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a frontrunner who was allowed to “develop right into a monster” in the course of the freedom wrestle, and was “hell-bent on partition of India.”
He mentioned: “Partition of India, in contrast to many different partitions seen in different nations in that interval, was not only a easy redrawing of boundaries…. The Partition was not simply partition of territories but additionally of minds, which must be seen with utmost seriousness and care. We have to construct a united Indian society. It could actually occur provided that the management and parts that consider in separatism and communal separation are discouraged.”
“A way of 1 nationhood must be inspired,” he added.
Senior BJP chief and ICCR president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who additionally took half within the occasion, mentioned there are “parts who don’t need to see a unified and built-in India”.
JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar mentioned the groundwork for Partition was “finished in the course of the World Battle-II itself”, when the British established a reference to Jinnah, who was “keen to assist them in dividing India”. Each used “faith as an instrument” to understand their aim, he mentioned.