“For Modi colonisation began with Muslim rule, not British”
For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, colonisation of India did not begin with the British, but with the Muslim rulers, Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor said. He was speaking at the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan’s capital Thimpu. “History has become contestant territory in our country. We have seen this starting with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement which was the first major nationwide effort to essentially take revenge upon history. You can’t undo what was done centuries ago and simply create new wrongs and injustices against people who are innocent of the old wrong doings,” Tharoor said.