Taking goal on the Congress as India marks its second “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”, the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering immediately launched a video narrating its model of occasions that led to the partition of India in 1947. Utilizing archival footage and dramatised visuals of the partition set to evocative music and slick enhancing, the seven-minute video tangentially blames Jawaharlal Nehru for bowing to the calls for of Muhammad Ali Jinnah-led Muslim League for the creation of Pakistan.
जिन लोगों को भारत की सांस्कृतिक विरासत, सभ्यता, मूल्यों, तीर्थों का कोई ज्ञान नहीं था, उन्होंने मात्र तीन सप्ताह में सदियों से एक साथ रह रहे लोगों के बीच सरहद खींच दी।
उस समय कहाँ थे वे लोग जिन पर इन विभाजनकारी ताक़तों के ख़िलाफ़ संघर्ष करने की ज़िम्मेदारी थी?#विभाजन_विभीषिकाpic.twitter.com/t1K6vInZzQ
— BJP (@BJP4India) August 14, 2022
Congress has hit again, with MP Jairam Ramesh saying the “actual intent” of the PM marking today is to “use essentially the most traumatic historic occasions as fodder for his present political battles”.
“Trendy-day Savarkars and Jinnahs are persevering with their efforts to divide the nation,” he added.
On 14 August final yr, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the 14 of August yearly will probably be remembered as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to remind the nation of the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians through the partition in 1947. The PM earlier this morning tweeted to mark the day.
At present, on #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay, I pay homage to all those that misplaced their lives throughout Partition , and applaud the resilience in addition to grit of all those that suffered throughout that tragic interval of our historical past.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 14, 2022
The BJP video featured Cyril John Radcliffe, whose partition map break up Punjab and Bengal nearly in half, and questioned how an individual who had no data of Indian cultural heritage was allowed to divide India in merely weeks. Visuals of Mr Nehru appeared all through the video whereas the narration recounted the horrors of partition.
“Those that had no data of India’s cultural heritage, civilization, values, pilgrimages, in simply three weeks, they drew the border between folks dwelling collectively for hundreds of years.
The place have been these folks at the moment who had the accountability of preventing in opposition to these divisive forces?” BJP tweeted together with the video.
Jairam Ramesh, in what might be seen as a response to the video, stated the tragedy of partition can’t be “misused” to gasoline hate and prejudice. He additionally provided a counter to the BJP’s model of occasions that led to the partition.
“The reality is Savarkar originated 2 nation idea and Jinnah perfected it. Sardar Patel wrote, “I felt that if we didn’t settle for partition, India can be break up into many bits and can be utterly ruined”,” he stated.
1. The true intent of PM to mark Aug 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is to make use of essentially the most traumatic historic occasions as fodder for his present political battles. Lakhs upon lakhs have been dislocated and misplaced their lives. Their sacrifices should not be forgotten or disrespected.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) August 14, 2022
Mr Ramesh requested if the PM may also recall Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, the founding father of the Jan Sangh, who championed the Partition of Bengal in opposition to the desires of Sarat Chandra Bose, and who sat in free India’s first Cupboard “whereas the tragic penalties of Partition have been turning into evident”.
“The Indian Nationwide Congress will uphold the legacy of Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and plenty of others who have been untiring of their efforts to unite the nation. The politics of hate will probably be defeated,” the Congress MP stated.
The BJP video additionally blames Indian communists for the partition, claiming their leaders backed the Musli League and justified the demand for a separate Muslim nation. Many of the video, although, is crammed with visuals of Mr Nehru and Mr Jinnah.