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BE PROUD TO BE CALLED A HINDUSTANI…!

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The word ‘Hindu’ has time and again generated unnecessary political heat in India as it has presently in the context of the friendly views expressed on it by Najma Heptullah, the lady BJP MP who happens to be from the Muslim community. She said that she agreed with the notion of every Indian being a Hindu. All opponents of the RSS and the BJP lost no time in using her interview to try to score brownie political points by telling the people that the RSS and the BJP are allegedly communal as they allegedly support the alleged communal concept called Hindu…! Later under obvious political pressure from her Muslim fellows and opposition, she retracted her statement and denied having said so. However, in this age of instant Twitter-Blogger-Facebook-In-Your-Face-Age, the relevant video-clipping released on Twitter by the Hindustan Times shows she did indeed endorse the concept of the Hindu…! Is the word Hindu really communal and narrow? The word ‘Hindu’ has variously been misconstrued to mean …