How Falsified History Is a Ready Tool to Deepen Communal Divide – By N.C. Asthana
A Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir has released a 11-minute long video on YouTube titled Aap Kiske Vanshaj Hain? (‘Whose descendant are you?’)…. He presents his own version of history in this video, particularly with regard to the Mughals…. Manoj calls Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir ‘glorified dacoits’.…
There is a clear attempt in the country to impose majoritarian views down the throats of anyone who refuses to conform…. Leave aside academic research in history – the intolerance in the country has reached a level where people take law into their hands even for fictional depictions…. Of late, the WhatsApp University aka WhatsApp Factory of a particular party has been bombarding people with scores of messages every day, which attempt to falsify history….
There is a grand design behind such falsification of history….This serves the purpose of deepening the communal divide and achieve the desired degree of communal polarisation for electoral benefits as well as ‘dehumanising’ of Muslims….