LESSONS FROM HISTORY
People have a very short memory. In the course of time they forget even those incidents that were most injurious to the society. That is why it is said that history repeats itself. A historian keeps a record of all the good and evil deeds of persons and groups in the society. We have to have lessons from it.
History tells us how Britishers landed on the shores of India as businessmen and how they gradually became the rulers of the country. We should learn a lesson from it and should not allow the multinationals a free hand in the economy of the country. They may again have evil designs and dominate us politically too. If we do not learn this lesson our political fate is also doomed. We may become slaves of the foreigners again.
India has to learn a great lesson from the prolonged history of partition in this country in 1946-47. Do we require a Jagmohan to remind us about the activities of the Muslim fundamentalist in Kashmir. It is just an extension of what happened during and before partition. The government as well as the people should learn a lesson from the history that tells us how the Muslims in1946 raised slogans ‘hans ke liya hai Pakistan, lad ke lenge Hindustan; i.e. We have Pakistan, just out of fun- will have India by waging war. That is what is going on in the Kashmir valley today. History tells us that Nehru committed a blunder by taking the Kashmir problem to the U.N.O instead of fighting it out through the armed forces. As we have not learnt the lesson of Kashmir has become a bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Pakistan has waged a proxy war against India by employing Afghanistan mercenaries. The muslin fundamentalists have given an ultimatum that they will not allow Hindus to go to Amarnath and Vaishnodevi, the sacred temples in Kashmir. They have broken a bridge and a road leading to Amarnath.
We have learned the lesson from the History that tells us that Muslim invaders broke thousands of temples on their way. Go to any city of India you will find broken temples- broken idols. One can see the breasts or noses of Hindu deities cut. History tells us that Islam spread in the world because the Muslim warriors held Quran in one hand sword in the other. It is well known, and even Jawaharlal Nehru wrote in his book ‘Discovery of India’ that Muslims have not become a part of the national stream. They still have not.
History is witness that China too has expansionist designs. It too attacked India and annexed thousands of Kms of land in their territory. It also made Tibet a part of China. It is going to dominate Taiwan and Hong Kong too. We should take a lesson from history to be cautious of the intentions of china too.
History tells us that disunity among different regions of the country was responsible for the victory of Muslim invaders and then the British and the French. Of we remained disunited history may repeat itself. It is a lesson we have to learn from history.