Mughal rulers were not our ancestors but looters: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that Mughal emperors were not our ancestors but looters and the government will change the syllabus accordingly

By: PTI | Jaunpur (up) | Published: September 13, 2017 10:05 pm
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Mughal emperors were not our ancestors but looters and the Uttar Pradesh government would change the syllabus accordingly to reflect this, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Wednesday.

The minister, however, made an exception for the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar who he said was a “good ruler” as he had supported Mangal Pandey, the hero of India’s first war of independence.

“Mughal rulers were not our ancestors but looters. We consider Mughal rulers who did wrong acts as looters. Those who have done good work, we praise. Babar and Aurangzeb were looters. We do not oppose Bahadur Shah Zafar as he extended support to Mangal Pandey,” Sharma told reporters here.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited his mausoleum in Yangon because he was a “good ruler”.  The deputy chief minister, who was on a private visit to Jaunpur, added, “We honour all religions. Apart from worshipping gods and goddesses, I also visit mazaars, gurudwaras and churches.”

He said the government planned to bring “necessary changes” in the school syllabus. “If Akbar had done any good work, it will remain in pages of history. It will be historians who will decide what place Akbar gets,” he said.

“A culture where a son kills his father for the throne or the hands of Taj Mahal builder are chopped off cannot be our culture. Our culture honours artistes and scientists. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is credited for the successful nuclear test, and we honoured him.” Asked to comment on the murder of a child in a Gurgaon school, Sharma said, “The UP government is going to frame some rules. If any such unfortunate incident happens, then the school management will be held responsible.”

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    Atheist
    Sep 15, 2017 at 10:33 am
    Absolutely right just like Britisher the mughals are also invaders. Both destroyed Indian economy and culture systematically. The destruction of the great universities of Taxila and Nalanda will not be forgotten.
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      Murthy
      Sep 15, 2017 at 3:30 am
      TO KNOW FACTS, TRANSLATE DIRECTLY THE TURKISH, PERSIAN ACCOUNTS LEFT BY THE ISLAMIC INVADERS. INDIA suffered much, too much in the hands of Islamic Invaders. Well over Three Thousand Mandhirs may have been demolished and nearly FIFTY MILLION Hindus massacred..Worst part of Invasion / Colonisation is the DESTRUCTION of the Native Civilisation. Abrahamic Religions have ensured a thorough ELEIMINATION of the Native Civilisations wherever they went. INDIA suffered much, too much in the hands of Islamic Invaders. Left Wing Historians TRY to say, "Oh, there were some massacres by Hindu Rajahs also. This 'Pratyaksha' fellow is repeating this excuse below. There was compe ion and violence between Buddhists, Jains and Hindus for PATRONAGE of the Rajahs. Those monks, priests who consipired against some Rajah were hanged. True. But that is NOT an apt comparison to 43,000 Delhi's Hindus killed by Firoze Shah as late as the 18th Century, merely because four of his Persian Soldiers died.
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        pratyaksha
        Sep 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm
        It will be historians who will decide what place Akbar gets and it is you people who will decide who those historians will be!! There are many Indian rulers whose progeny even belong to your party that sided with East India company to save their skin and property , why don't you declare them traitors too and confiscate their mahals turned into luxurious hotels?
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          Murthy
          Sep 15, 2017 at 3:35 am
          Most of the erstwhile Princes of India joined the CONGRESS PARTY.. From Maharaja Hari Singh's Son to the Rajah of Ramanathapuram, vast majority jointed the Congress Party. You are firing away your posts, without thinking about FACTS... Only after the 1980s, we see one or two from Royal Families move to the BJP...
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            pratyaksha
            Sep 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm
            So, after 1980 did these people renounce their mahals and became sadhus. Did they donate it to poor of India and did they undo the wrongs committed by siding with the british. Why did the only 'deshbhakt' party let the traitors join? I fire only after i get my FACTS bullets.
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          pratyaksha
          Sep 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm
          Build a Deendayal Upadhyay memorial in place of Tajmahal and see how dollars shall fly into your coffers!!!
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            pratyaksha
            Sep 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm
            Sir, My humble request to you is please kal jaise hi suryoday ho you go along with your supporters and bulldoze the Tajmahal since it was built by the looters by looting money from our gullible ancestors. You take pride in taking your foreign dignitaries to that place and get pictures clicked, earn millions by showing it to the foreigners and Agra is famous for that only otherwise even swachhta has refused to see Agra. So , instead of blurting out faltu baat go and do some "good" work. I know you won't.
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