Why Is Lalit Mansingh Misrepresenting Historical Facts?
Author: Narain Kataria
January 17, 2004
India`s Ambassador Mr. Lalit Mansingh`s speech at Eid celebration (India Abroad, Dec. 12, 2003) at Washington, D.C., that there is a lot of misunderstanding about Islam and that it did not spread in India at the point of sword, is based on false assumptions, devoid of factual data, motivated by a malicious design to obscure and falsify Indian history, mislead public opinion, and to say the least, is a preposterous nonsense.
According to Prof. Bill French, the eminent author of the book "Tears of Jihad", to be marketed soon, Muslims have killed approximately 120 million human beings around the globe (including 40 million Hindus in India).
Will Durrant, the celebrated author of "The Story of Civilization" has said that "the Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodied story in history".
Koenraad Elst, the famous Belgian Indologist has said that "the Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the population massacred, with hundreds and thousands killed in every campaign and similar numbers deported as slave.
Mr. Anwar Shaikh, a Pakistani Muslim scholar of repute settled in U.K. in his book "This is Jehad" says that "The Muslims must fight non-Muslims." "Thus People of the Book, i.e., Jews and Christians are equally infidels like the Hindus, the Buddhists, the atheists, etc., and must be killed unless they submit before the Islamic sword and live as tributaries (zimmies) to acknowledge their humiliation through payment of Jaziyah, i.e. Poll Tax." (p. 5)
The Islamic period of the Indian History was a very dark and dismal period of Indian History so far as Hindus are concerned. It was a period of resistance, suffering and suffocation for Hindus. Islamic vandalism was so stark in its evil, so barbarian in its nature and so enormous in its magnitude that it demands eternal condemnation. The trauma and torture suffered by our forefathers must be passed on to our children; they should be told the truth.
Babur was a beast. He used to derive sadistic pleasure by watching heads of slaughtered Hindus. "I ordered that a tower of Hindu heads be set up on the ground." (Babur Nama, translated into English by A.S. Beveridge, p. 370)
The so called "Akbar the Great" on whom Mr. Mansingh has lavishly showered praise became a Ghazi by beheading the defenseless and severely injured Raja Hemchandra. "The king struck Himu with his sword and he won the title of Ghazi." (Tarikh-i-Akbar, p. 74, translated by Tanseen Ahmed) Akbar was a fanatic and cruel Muslim ruler of India. In his campaign against Rana Pratap and other Hindu Kings, he was guided and motivated by the following Quranic injunctions on Muslims: "Believers! Make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you." (Surah 9: ayat 123). "We shall say, `Lay hold of him and bind him. Burn him in the fire of Hell, then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long. For he did not believe in Allah, the Most High." (Surah 69: ayat 30-33). Garments of fire have been prepared for unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with red iron." (Surah 22: ayats 19-21). Akbar was the slaughterer of Hindus.
Jahangir, in his autobiography "Tarikh-i-Salim Shahi" wrote that under Akbar and Jahangir "five to six hundred thousand (500,000 to 600,000) Hindus were killed." (Tarikh-i-Salim: Trans. By Price, pp. 225-6) In relation to Akbar`s conquest in Chitor, Abul Fazl recorded that "following Akbar`s order, eight thousand Rajput warriors were first disarmed and then slain and along with them forty thousand peasants were also slain." (The Islamic treatment of PoW, Surah 8, Ayat 67, the Quran) (Akbarnama by Abul Fazl translated into English by H. Beveridge)
Shahjahan indulged in sex enslavement of Hindu women. His grandfather, Akbar possessed a harem consisting of 5000 women, mostly Hindus. After Akbar`s death Jahangir inherited the harem and increased the number of Hindu concubines to 6000. When the same harem fell into the hands of Shahjehan, he further enriched the same with a wide assortment of Hindu women and kept renewing it by throwing away the old women and bringing in new ones from Hindu households. (Akbar the Great Moghul: V. Smith, p. 359)
Abbas Khan Sherwani in his chronicle Tarikh-i-Farishtah recorded: "The Hindoos were pursued and slain by (Muslim) allies with such success, that the river was dyed red with their blood. It is computed by the best authorities, that above one hundred thousand (100,000) infidels were slain during the action and in pursuit.
It is a well-known historical fact that while Jahangir was ruling over India, our fifth Guru Arjun Dev was made to sit on hot iron plate; hot sand was thrown over his body, and he was boiled in a cauldron. Our tenth Guru Gobind Singh`s two sons were bricked alive by Islamists. Mati Das was sawed alive because he refused to convert to Islam. Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib was tortured and killed limb by limb by followers of Islam.
Indian Muslims were responsible for the partition of our Motherland in 1947. Muslims forced Hindus to cede Sind, West Punjab, Balochistan, North West Frontier and East Pakistan. They gleefully warned Hindus: Has Has ke Liya Pakistan, Ladke Lenge Hindustan. After creation of Pakistan, a reign of loot, murder, rape and terror was unleashed against Hindus and Sikhs. Muslims drove out 10 million Hindus from Pakistan.
They reduced Hindu population from 23% in 1947 to 1% in Pakistan. In Bangladesh Hindu population was reduced from 35-40% in 1947 to 8-9%. After consolidating their position, Muslims turned their eyes on Kashmir. They tortured Hindu to such an extent that more than 400,000 Hindus fled their homes and hearths. Now Muslims want to get rid of Hindus living in Jammu.
In 1971, more than 3 milllion people were killed in Bangladesh, out of which 80% were Hindus. More than 20 million Bangladeshi Muslims are already in India. Muslim population in Assam is increasing with leaps and bounds. Situation is assuming an alarming proportion and soon Kashmir-like situation could arise there too.
Islam has divided humanity into two parts: "we" and "they". At present, Muslims consider India "Dar-ul-Harb" (country yet to be subdued or enemy country). They are working to convert it into "Dar-ul-Islam" (Islamic nation). The 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 350 Hindus were blown to bits, Coimbatore bomb blast in which 58 Hindus were killed, Godhra massacre in which 58 innocent women and children were barbequed, attack on Parliament and Kashmir assembly, attacks on Amarnath Temple in Kashmir, and Akshardham temple in Gujarat, recent bomb blast in Mumbai in which more than 50 innocent passengers were killed, are part of the plan to terrorize Hindus and establish Nizam-e-Mustafa in Hindu land. One can go on and on.
In spite of such voluminous and irrefutable evidence about Islamic brutalities and barbarities perpetrated against hapless Hindu, Mr. Mansingh has temerity to say that "there is a lot of misconception and misunderstanding about the role of Islam and how it came to India." Before putting his foot in his mouth, Mr. Mansingh should have acquainted himself with the true History of India. In his anxiety to be politically correct, prove his secular credential and appease his Muslim guests, he has exceeded his brief and made himself laughing stock in the eyes of those who know India`s history very well. Had I been the Prime Minister of India, I would have either demoted him or transferred him to Haiti or Panama, where he would have no opportunity to waste Hindu taxpayers money on Chicken-Briyani.