New Delhi. Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar, who is at the forefront of his opposition rhetoric, praised Mughal rule this time around. On Nehru Jayanti’s program, Mani Shankar Aiyar denied allegations of violence during Mughal rule. Mani Shankar Aiyar claimed that the Mughals had not oppressed the country in the name of religion. From the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar to all the other Mughal emperors, he claimed that there had been no forced religious conversion during the Mughal dynasty. During this time, he strongly opposed the Bharatiya Janata Party.
‘The ruling elites think only about 80 percent of the population’
The Congress leader said only those in power are concerned about 80 percent of the population in the country. He asserted that some ruling people simply believed in Hindutva. These people think that only those who practice Hinduism are Indians and the rest are not Indians, who can be deported at any time. Mani Shankar Aiyar also criticized the BJP for spreading hatred and dividing the country. In his remarks, Mani Shankar Aiyar also denied that the number of Muslims was increasing.
Has not the number of Muslims increased?
While giving the argument in support of his claims about the Muslim majority, he also made his point. Mani Shankar Aiyar, referring to the ancient census, stated that in 1872, 72 percent of the population were Hindus and 24 percent were Muslims. More or less the figures are still the same, so to say that the Muslim population is wrong. Iyer said that in 1872 the British conducted the first census and it was found that after ruling for 666 years, the Muslim population in India was about 24 per cent and Hindus 72 per cent.
Speaking against the BJP, he said: “They say there was a fight, all the girls were raped and everyone made them Muslims. Hey … if they were Muslims the figures would be different. “Before asking for a split, they only wanted to give 30 per cent to the Central Assembly… They did not ask for a 80- or 90 per cent vote.
‘Mughals saw India as their country’
Reading a song praising Mughal rule, Iyer said the main difference between the British and the Mughals was that the Mughals saw the country as their own. Mani Shankar Aiyar, in praise of Babur, said that Babur had written a letter to his son Humayun, in which he said that he should not interfere in the religion of the Indian people. This is why during the reign of Akbar there was no discrimination on the name of religion.
He said, “The Mughals have made this country their own. The British have said we have come here to rule. The same Babar came to India in 1526 and died in 1530..that is, he lived in India for only 4 years … told Humayun that if you want to run this country. living here. ”