The love for tyrants runs deep in Congress’ blood. Shashi Tharoor, indicating the same again, has praised the controversial Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan. Shashi Tharoor’s comments come after Pakistani PM Imran Khan had tweeted in praise of the erstwhile tyrant of Mysore. Imran Khan tweeted:
“Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.”
To which Shashi Tharoor had tweeted:
“One thing i personally know about @imranKhanPTI is that his interest in the shared history of the Indian subcontinent is genuine & far-reaching. He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi.”
Shashi Tharoor, in his tweet, not only praised a ruler responsible deaths of thousands of innocent people but also praised Imran Khan who stands behind the terrorists and supports their perpetual ‘jihad’ against Indians.
Shashi Tharoor’s comments come after the government of Karnataka had celebrated Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary on 10th November last year instead of 20th November his actual birth date. The reason behind this shift of dates is even more disgusting. So really what had happened on Nov. 10?
This question was answered by Former Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Thimappa Manchale Suryanarayanarao when he said, “The tyrant Tipu’s birthday falls on November 20. November 10 is the day on which he hanged 700 Iyengars in Melkote.” Another source seconds the same fact.
These blatant attempts not only have overtones of minority appeasement but also display contempt for communities which don’t give in to blatant vote bank politics of the Congress.
It’s not just the Melkote Iyengars, it’s the Coorgs too, who he killed and converted, it’s the Mangalorean Catholics too, whose churches he destroyed, and also the Nairs of Wayanad and Malabar, who he tried to exterminate. Evidence for this comes from Tipu’s own letters and diaries.
Tipu Sultan, in 1783, during his siege of Palghat Fort had scaled new heights of savagery where “Tipu’s soldiers daily exposed the heads of many innocent Brahmins within sight from the fort for Zamorin and his Hindu followers to see. It is asserted that the Zamorin rather than witness such enormities and to avoid further killing of innocent Brahmins, chose to abandon the Palghat Fort,” as documented in works of Col. Fullarton.
The claim of Tipu Sultan being a freedom fighter is also deliberate misconception of history and a mere figment of imagination. The fact remains that the second Anglo-Mysore War, in which Tipu Sultan went up in arms against the British, took place way back in ‘1780’ itself, even though the first struggle for independence had started in 1857. Thus, Tipu Sultan was not, by any stretch of imagination, a participant in the freedom movement for India’s independence from the shackles of British rule. He was just a monarch who was interested in safeguarding his own sovereignty.
Pakistani PM praising a tyrant from 1780’s and Shashi Tharoor reciprocating the call, is also a display of the hypocritical mindset. Would Imran khan remember thousands of other freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmi Bai and others on their Jayanti or religious beliefs of these freedom fighters will stop him?
Distortion of history to suit political agenda has been a tool for Congress and their communist protégés to mislead people into hating their own culture and worshiping false ‘gods’. However, this culture of cherry picking of information, used by the Congress, will no longer be able to stand the tide of truth. This tweet by Shashi Tharoor is not only a meek political stunt, but also an insult to thousands of descendents of the people who were murdered at the whims of tyrants like Tipu.