Difficult to accept Markandey Katju's remarks on Pakistan: RSS ideologue
“Justice Katju's remark that Pakistan is an artificial nation and a failed state is quite evident from the happenings in Pakistan and Bangladesh,” according to P Parameswaran, author and director of the RSS intellectual and cultural forum Haratheeya Vichara Kendram.
Seizing on Katju's speech at the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs here yesterday, he said in a statement that the views voiced by him were bound to raise many an eyebrow among large sections of people in Kerala and rest of the country.
“It remains to be seen how the supporters of the Partition, especially the Muslim league, respond to Katju's prediction that within 20-25 years India and Pakistan will be reunited,” he said.
Referring to strains among different sections and regions in Pakistan, he said the objective of All India Muslim League under Jinnah of creating an Islamic nation had miserably failed to materialise.
In contrast, Muslims in Hindu majority India had been co-existing with the majority community in “a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere, barring a few relatively minor and sporadic incidents,” he said.
“Justice Katju deserves congratulations for his courageous statement that reunion between the two countries alone can bring about lasting peace in this region. But scholars of history will find it difficult to subscribe to his views that