The Indispensability Of Jinnah To Hindutva Politics

There is no denying the fact that the standards of Indian public debate are on a slide, especially in the last decade. Pakistan and it's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah is a common theme of debate on prime time television shows, an issue that features over and above other electoral issues. This exclusive focus on Pakistan and Jinnah is a result of decades of careful nurturing of a cadre of people who espouse muscular nationalism based on the argument that a Hindu Rashtra can only be an alternative to Muslim Jihad. The majority who happens to be Hindu is presented as holding the secular flag high; otherwise, India could have potentially turned into a theocracy. It serves two purposes, that the Hindus are temperamentally more tolerant and secular and that Muslims are temperamentally religious-...

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