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Thursday, February 21, 2008

50 years after death, Maulana hasn't got his due

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s 50th death anniversary falls on Friday (TOI Photo)
NEW DELHI: Those who have seen Richard Attenborough's Gandhi would find hard to forget the scene at the Dharsana Salt Works where hundreds of unarmed volunteers are beaten to pulp by the police back in 1930.

Yet in their commitment to truth and non-violence, they never raise their hands in retaliation. The hero of that stirring moment in India's freedom struggle is the forgotten nationalist leader, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, whose 50th death anniversary falls on Friday.

Social scientist Ramachandra Guha says that no Indian or Pakistani was hurt as much by the Partition as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

"He was the pre-eminent Muslim leader who had fought for a united India. He took the event as a personal defeat. But somehow he no longer figures in the consciousness of modern India," says Guha.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was a shit person
im amazed how anyone(you) can remember this bloody idiot?

February 22, 2008 12:11 AM  
Blogger temporal said...

let me guess!

you have not read his commentary on surah fateha?

or ghubaar e khaatir?

February 22, 2008 12:15 AM  

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