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RSS attacks Jaswant, commends Cong

delhi Updated: Aug 24, 2009 21:44 IST

In a veiled attack on expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, RSS has said Mohammed Ali Jinnah is a "hate figure" in the collective Indian conscience and any attempt to change his image in the country is "destined to be doomed".

At the same time, it defended Congress leaders for their "correct and nationalist stand of not accepting Muslim League as a sole representative body of the Muslims".

"Every nation has its unique ideas of history, sense of fair play and common memories of friends and enemies. So, in Britain, one cannot think of making a legend of Napoleon...It is so because trying to overturn these aspects is to insult the mass conscience," RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' said in its editorial.

Interestingly, the piece has no mention of Jaswant Singh nor any reference to his book 'Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence' which had stirred a hornet's nest.

The journal said what historians and academics can attempt "perhaps becomes taboo for politicians. So, wise men avoid treading the area where only fools rush in".

The editorial titled "No Jinnah for India" said that in the collective conscience of India, Jinnah "is a hate figure like Mahammad Ghori...Jinnah is disliked more because his actions are fresh in memory and millions of victims of his hate campaign are still alive"