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RSS 'denigrated' triclour, birth of democratic-secular India on Independence eve

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Well-known political scientist Shamsul Islam has quoted the English organ of the RSS, "Organiser", in its issue dated August 14, 1947, as stating, "The people who have come to power by the kick of fate may give in our hands the Tricolour but it will never be respected and owned by Hindus. The word three is in itself an evil, and a flag having three colours will certainly produce a very bad psychological effect and is injurious to a country."
In the same issue of the RSS English organ, Prof Islam, formerly with the Delhi University, says, it had condemned the "birth of democratic-secular Independent India" in the following words:
"Let us no longer allow ourselves to be influenced by false notions of nationhood. Much of the mental confusion and the present and future troubles can be removed by the ready recognition of the simple fact that in Hindusthan only the Hindus form the nation and the national structure must be built on that safe and sound foundation… the nation itself must be built up of Hindus, on Hindu traditions, culture, ideas and aspirations."
In an email alert on Independence day, the veteran expert says, "It may be asked then why the present RSS/BJP rulers presently uphold these? They are waiting for an opportune moment to replace our national flag with the Peshwa saffron flag and democratic-secular Indian polity with a Hindutva rashtra. The rulers is bent upon taking us on the path of theocratic state which Pakistan took 73 years back with terrible consequences visible to everybody."

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