Accusing the “left and the liberals” of creating a wedge between communities in India, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that religion should not become a cause of bloodshed among people. inhabitants of the country. Addressing a book launch event in Guwahati, Sarma described religion as an academic activity to know oneself.
âFollowing a religion is an academic activity to know oneself and should not become a cause of bloodshed and activities against the country. The left and the liberals are responsible for the bitterness between us (Hindus-Muslims). Congress amplified it for the vote bank, âsaid the CM.
Sarma added that after independence, left-wing liberals designed India‘s university programs to “breed rebels and cause divisions among communities.” They are looking for ways to eliminate respect for the state of mind of people, he added.
The CM of Assam moderated a discussion on a book on Veer Savarkar in Guwahati and gave a “powerful speech exposing the relevance of Savarkar” to the present day.
Happy to participate in a discussion on Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit’s book âVeer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partitionâ at ITA Machkhowa. It highlights untold truths and will inspire young readers to challenge historical denialism involving the patriot. pic.twitter.com/xNcaI2PGhg
– Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 4, 2021
Author of the book on Veer Savarkar, Uday Mahurkar wrote in a tweet: âThanks to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma ji for moderating our book on Veer Savarkar in Guwahati and for giving a powerful speech outlining the relevance of Savarkar and how leftists have twisted our history and sowed discontent among the people for the sake of division. “
Savarkar, popularly known as “Veer Savarkar” is known for his role in the struggle for freedom and the development of Hindutva ideology. While some know Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as “Veer”, others perceive the freedom fighter as a “co-conspirator” in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Some also believe that he sought clemency from the British Raj during his years in prison.
(With contributions from the agency)