This piece has not been written for mud slinging purpose. We are human beings and have rights to lead our personal lives as we want without dislocating the social peace and harmony. The object of this piece is politico-social.
Jawarharlal Nehru was arguably Muslim. Firoz Khan (Gandhi) & Indira Gandhi (Maimuna Begum) were also Muslims by religion. Rajiv Gandhi was a Christian. But after death, all were cremated very much like Hindus.
India’s secularism is sheer hypocrisy. All along, the ruling Nehru-Gandhi family members projected themselves to be liberated Hindus. If India were truly secular, why a Muslim or Christian can not be the executive head of the country? The ruling Nehru-Gandhi family thinks that secularism can be understood only by the elite political class and common Indians (Hindus in particular) can never understand secularism. This seed was sown by none other than the India’s ‘Father of the Nation’. Nehru-Gandhi family and all so-called secular parties of India have been playing with religions but claimed themselves to be secular.
It is alleged that Ayub Khan of Pakistan lent Indira (Khan) Gandhi a hand in the matter of eliminating Lal Bahadur Shastri (the then PM of India) by putting poison in Shastri’s milk (in Tashkent Meet after 1965 Indo-Pak war). The poisoning was done by the erstwhile Muslim butler of Abul Kalam Azad (who criticised Akbar the grate for being liberal in religious front and contributing to reconversion of many Muslim converts to Hinduism during his time) India’s first Education Minister. A government of India employee, this butler fled to Pakistan after the poisoning. Indira sent him his pension money in Pakistan till the last day he lived.
As a Bengali, I am shocked to learn that Jawaharlal Nehru had left all secret and sensitive papers in respect of mysterious disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose with Mohammed Yunus (his family friend and alleged father of Sanjay Gandhi). By the time all papers must have been destroyed.
Interested visitors can read the following books:
K.N. Rao’s THE NEHRU DYNASTY;
M.O. Mathai’s MY DAYS WITH NEHRU/THE REMINISCENCES OF THE NEHRU AGE;
Samar Guha’s NETAJI – DEAD OR ALIVE;
Mohammad Yunus’s PERSONS, PASSIONS & POLITCS.
PS: Linage of India’s ruling family will follow.
2 thoughts on “Hypocrisy in Indian secularism”
Your sadness indicates that you are a secular person. But I rate secularism worse than religion. Because it helps the vested interests to play their power game and befool people more easily.