Shashi Tharoor: The Sangh does not speak for Hindus like me

Shashi Tharoor: The Sangh does not speak for Hindus like me

Courtesy : Rediffmail02/10/2018 19:24

Will India become a 'Hindu Pakistan'?
That is what Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, believes will happen if the BJP wins the next general election.
Even as he was cautioned by his party and urged to maintain 'restraint', Dr Tharoor took to Facebook to clarify his remarks which he said had been 'bizarrely misconstrued'.

'I have said this before and I will say it again. Pakistan was created as a State with a dominant religion, that discriminates against its minorities and denies them equal rights.'
'India never accepted the logic that had partitioned the country.'
'But the BJP/RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra is the mirror image of Pakistan -- a State with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place.'
'That would be a Hindu Pakistan, and it is not what our freedom movement fought for, nor the idea of India enshrined in our Constitution.'
'Many proud Hindus like myself cherish the inclusive nature of our faith and have no desire to live, as our Pakistani neighbours are forced to, in an intolerant theocratic State.'
'We want to preserve India and not turn our beloved country into a Hindu version of Pakistan.'

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