Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Ajaz Ashraf, of The Scroll, with his WRONG interpretation about a freedom fighter, says Savarkar justified the idea of rape as a political tool
Savarkar quotes Ravana saying, “What? To abduct and rape the womenfolk of the enemy, do you call it irreligious? It is Parodharmah, the greatest duty!” The actual text quotes in Sanskrit as राक्षसांनां परो; धर्म: परदारा विघर्षणम् However, what the Scroll writer conveniently ignores is “राक्षसांनां”. According to the quoted statement, it’s the duty of a demon/monster.
If only, Mahatama Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru would have read and understood Indian scriptures more accurately, perhaps India would not have been facing this crisis today. Not fighting for 'Dharma' is same as perpetuating 'Adharma'.
This is why if India had a strong leader like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or Subash Chandra Bose or Bhimrao Ambedkar at the helm during the time, things would have been different.
Every historic monuments have faced great criticism at the time of their inception, Statue of Unity is no exception.
Sardar Patel combined wisdom, patriotism, and diplomacy to convince Maharajas and Nawabs to join the Indian Republic. Many followed his vision.
Read why the speech is a must listen for all citizens irrespective of which political ideology they support.