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Why Mamata Banerjee should ban Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore too for ‘hate speech’

So now Mamata Banerjeel needs to ban Rabindranath Tagore because he said: “There are two religions in earth, which have distinct enmity against all other religions. These two are Christianity and Islam. They are not just satisfied with observing their own religions, but are determined to destroy all other religions. That’s why the only way to make peace with them is to embrace their religions.” — Original works of Rabindranath Volume 24

To add more reasons that why she should ban Gurudev, read more what he said: “So, if the Muslims beat us and we, the Hindus, tolerate this without resistance-then, we will know that it is made possible only by our weakness. For the sake of ourselves and our neighbour Muslims also, we have to discard our weakness. We can appeal to our neighbour Muslims, ‘Please don’t be cruel to us. No religion can be based on genocide’ – but this kind of appeal is nothing, but the weeping of the weak person. When the low pressure is created in the air, storm comes spontaneously; nobody can stop it for sake for religion. Similarly, if weakness is cherished and be allowed to exist, torture comes automatically – nobody can stop it. Possibly, the Hindus and the Muslims can make a fake friendship to each other for a while, but that cannot last forever. As long as you don’t purify the soil, which grows only thorny shrubs you can not expect any fruit.” — Excerpt from “Swamy Shraddananda” written by Tagore in Magh, 1333 Bangabda (in the book ‘Kalantar’)

To make likes of Mamata Ji frown more, he said: “When two-three different religions claim that only their own religions are true and all other religions are false, their religions are only ways to Heaven, conflicts can not be avoided. Thus, fundamentalism tries to abolish all other religions. This is called Bolshevism in religion. Only the path shown by the Hinduism can relieve the world from this meanness.” — excerpt from Tagore’s ‘Aatmaparichapa’ in his book ‘Parichaya’.

Questioning the great beautiful ideas of Hindu-Muslim Unity that resides in hearts of our great leader Mamata Banerjee, Gurudev says as below: “A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims can not confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked (the Muslims) whether in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they (Muslims) would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common land. I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them… Even such a man as Mr. Mohammad Ali (one of the famous Ali brothers, the leaders of the Khilafat Movement-the compiler) has declared that under no circumstances is it permissible for any Mohammedan, whatever be his country, to stand against any Mohammedan.” — In his interview to The Times of India which was published on April 18, 1924 18-4-1924 in the column “Through Indian Eyes on the Post Khilafat Hindu Muslim Riots.”

How awful was Tagore? Isn’t it Mamata ji?

So Rabindranath Tagore also had a suggestion in form of warning for the likes of great secular like Mamata Banerjee in following words (in Samasya, Agrahayan, 1330 Bangabda, of “Kalantar”) that too in context of Kerala: “Dr. Munje said in another part of his report that, eight hundred years ago, the Hindu king of Malabar (now Kerala) on the advice of his Brahmin ministers, made big favor to the Arab Muslim to settle in his kingdom. Even he appeased the Arab Muslims by converting the Hindus to Islam to an extent to making law for compulsory conversion of a member of each Hindu fisherman family in to Islam. Those, whose nature is to practice idiocy rather than common sense, never can enjoy freedom even if they are in the throne. They turn the hour of action in to a night of merriment. That’s why they are always struck by the ghost at the middle of the day. (….) The king of Malabar once gave away his throne to idiocy. That idiocy is still ruling Malabar from a Hindu throne. That’s why the Hindus are still being beaten and saying that God is there, turning the faces towards the sky. Throughout India we allowed idiocy to rule and surrender ourselves to it. That kingdom of idiocy – the fatal lack of commonsense – was continuously invaded by the Pathans, sometimes by the Mughols and sometimes by the British. From outside we can only see the torture done by them, but they are only the tools of torture, not really the cause. The real reason of the torture is our lack of common sense and our idiocy, which is responsible for our sufferings. So we have to fight this idiocy that divided the Hindus and imposed slavery on us (…) If we only think about the torture we will not find any solution. But if we can get rid of our idiocy, the tyrants will surrender to us.”

Was Tagore calling the likes of Mamata didi, idiot? Surely Gurudev deserved to cancelled in West Bengal which has no place for hate-speech, isn’t it Mamata ji?

(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread originally tweeted by Aabhas Maldahiyar 🇮🇳 (@Aabhas24) on May 8, 2023.

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