Mainstream, VOL LII, No 43, October 18, 2014
No Need for Certificate of Patriotism from PM Modi
Monday 20 October 2014
Prime Minister Modi’s recent statement of praising Muslims and calling them patriots is nothing but double-speak as he has not a word of condemnation against the highly inflammatory, biased and vitriolic anti-Muslim speeches of his party leaders and VHP leaders.
Epoch-making and unforgettable sacrifices of Indian Muslims in the freedom struggle, in which Modi’s party had no role, is the established and lasting proof of patriotism of Muslims. In fact Modi has borrowed the idea that Muslims are patriots from the Congress which is the standard-bearer of secularism and India’s composite national culture.
Dr M. Hashim Kidwai, (Ex-Member of Parliament)
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