I want to concentrate on one specific suspicion that knocks not one, but every considerate person. Why are we denouncing one incident of Modi’s satyagraha in support of the Bangladesh liberation movement, while embracing the memories and causes of the deceased ancestors? The Congress and other political parties find Modi’s satyagraha mere fiction, while the saffron party continues to defend the point. Is the topic of satyagraha not related to another similar subject? It indeed was different from what has been spoken before Sheikh Haseena, who was looking quite complacent with the new disclosure.
To answer what makes the 1971 Bangladesh genocide extra unimpressive and more assailable to the present generation in India, we need ample debate. Was the incident not more vicious than the Nazis’ genocide of the Jewish people?
Who was deeply disturbed by the killing of the Bangladeshis? Of course, it was our Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recently conveyed his anguish during his speech in Bangladesh. Was late Indira Gandhi not perturbed during that time when she preferred to sign a friendship treaty with the then USSR? It was undeniably this very pact that changed the course of our sub-continental history. Will it be undeniable how late Indira Gandhi paved the way to recognise Bangladesh and undermine the fear of China and America, much favourable to West Pakistan?
What was initiated by the right-wing parties in the country 50 years ago found its mention by Modi today. He may have been an RSS worker at that declared age of 21 or 22 years, which is what prompted him to join the satyagraha taken out to protest against the treaty. The Jan Sangh wanted to wage a war, that’s why it initiated the Recognise Bangladesh Satyagraha. It was this satyagraha that Modi claims to have spoken of.