I wasn't paying attention in the history classes: the excavation of Shashi Tharoor in Amit Shah on the partition comment

NEW DELHI: returning the blow to the Interior Minister Amit Shah for holding responsible those responsible for the religious lines of India, leader of the Congress Shashi tharoor On Tuesday he said that the president of BJP was not paying attention in history classes, since the Hindu Mahasabha and the Muslim League were the only ones who defended the theory of the two nations.

Amit Shah had blamed the Congress for partition on religious lines while introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha.

Tharoor, while speaking in the National Conclave of Lokmat about the role of regional parties in Indian politics, said resistance to the BJP's Hindi, Hindutva, Hindustan narrative will come more and more from the states.

I believe that the imposition of the Hindi will simply not be accepted by the South, that is something that the BJP is already discovering. Similarly, much of the Hindutva's agenda is not shared south of the Vindhyas, he said.

The effort promised by Interior Minister Shah to impose an NRC at the national level will have serious problems in the states administered by regional parties, he said.

When asked about Shah's comments blaming Congress for partitioning in religious lines, Tharoor said: I think he really wasn't paying attention in history classes.

The fact is that throughout the struggle for freedom, Congress was the only party that claimed to have represented everyone and defended an India of all religions, said the deputy of Thiruvananthapuram.

The only parties that disagreed with Congress on this were the Mahasabha Hindus, who decided in 1935 that Hindus and Muslims are two separate nations, and the other is the Muslim League, which under Mohammad Ali Jinnah proclaimed the same theory. said Tharoor.

Those were the only ones who felt that Hindus and Muslims were separate nations. The Congress party for much of the period was led by a Muslim, Maulana Azad, who was president until about 1945, he said.

Congress was fundamentally opposed to religion being a determining factor of nationality, he said.

On Shah's comments about blaming Congress, Tharoor said: They blame Congress for everything. The Congress and (Jawaharlal) Nehru. The bad weather in Delhi tomorrow will blame Nehru.

He alleged that the government’s move to incorporate appears to have been triggered by a faulty NRC in Assam.

The first tangible damage it does is that it puts a different burden of proof on a Muslim Indian and the intangible damage would be the atmosphere of fear and discrimination that this will unleash, he said.

When asked about the opposition's claim that the repeal of the provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir will cause the riots not to come true, Tharoor said the truth is that people have been repressed and the troops are in streets.

Unfortunately, militants have also imposed their own restrictions. Thus, between curfew on one side and militant pressures on the other, many stores open only for three hours in one day. This is not normal. Normality would be when everyone would be able to lead their own lives and choose not to protest, he said.