“We have been fed with innumerable tales, right from school, of people who died for the freedom of our country. We studied different chapters in history under the name of various leaders. Little did most of us realise the truth that lied behind the veil of deception.
I saw the movie Bhagat Singh ( *ing Ajay Devgan) today. It uncannily evoked thousands of emotions and thoughts that instantly travelled a million lightyears. And then I realised what we were taught in school was a mere sugar-coated pill. Its today that I realised the fact that the congress which was made of the likes of Gandhiji and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, never really wanted to give the country freedom. They wanted to give themselves the power. The power to tell the people that they were suppressed by the Britishers for centuries, now they shall be suppressed by the Congress.
It was a time when Bhagat Singh could have caused a revolution atleast a decade before 1947. India could have gained her freedom much earlier, if only it was for the support from the ‘peoples’ leaders like Bapu. But it never came. Both of them had the same motive but different paths. I believe that the path chosen by Bhagat Singh was enough to kick the Britishers out. And I think the ideology he had, is shared by millions of people even today. When you strike back at your oppressor, it is not called violence, it is called self-defense.
If it wasnt for those few people like Chandrashekhar Azad, Sukhdev, Rajguru and Bhagatsingh, India would have still been under the Britishers rule. If Gandhiji’s philosophy of non-violence had prevailed, then probably the Britishers would have never gone.
It was the spark ignited by Bhagat Singh and the others that allowed the Congress to build a fire. And I lament the fact that its still the so-called leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Gandhiji whom people revere, and not the person who held their finger and helped them stand up. One more man who stood out of all of them was Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, the Iron-Man. If he were not to have died early, then probably the issue of Kashmir would have never happened.
To all those who havent read or dont know about Sardar Patel, I would reccommend a book called “”The Indomitable Sardar””. It is a book that’ll change your point of view. Like it has changed mine.”