Only Cong fought for freedom, RSS supported British says Ramya

Only Cong fought for freedom, RSS supported British says Ramya

Mandya (DHNS): Actor-turned-politician Ramya has triggered a fresh controversy by issuing a statement against the BJP and the RSS, about their role in the struggle for Independence, on Tuesday.

Ramya was the chief guest at a programme ‘Vidyarthi Nadige Deshada Belavanige Kadege’ organised by NSUI. Speaking to mediapersons later, Ramya said only the Congress fought for the country’s Independence, while Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were supporting the British. However, she declined to answer questions related to the sedition charges against her.

Reacting to her statements, former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said he was not born in the pre-Independence era and Ramya might have issued the statements based on her previous birth experience.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said Ramya should not issue such statements for publicity. “Farmers of Mandya district and the state are facing drought. She should concentrate on such issues,” he suggested.

“I have read about the freedom struggle in history books. There are contradictory opinions about V D Savarkar, Subhashchandra Bose and a few others. They have been portrayed as good and also bad leaders. Hence, one should be careful while issuing such statements,” he added.


  1. BJP was supporting British during India’s independence struggle? WOW – I didn’t know that BJP was around back then!!! LOL LOL The level of geniuses in Congress (Indira) and its minority vote banks are truly amazing!!!

    • The level of geniuses in Cong (Indira) and its minority vote banks are truly amazing!!! – Yumreeki RampaNNA

      Somebody with a 56″ Waist said the following:

      1. When we are reminded of the Gupta Dynasty, we are reminded of Chandragupta’s Rajneeti.

      2. Alexander’s army conquered the entire world, but was stopped by the Biharis.

      3. Taxila, the hub of learning was in Bihar.

      4. And many more…. on DEMAND.

      Hmmmmm… Vit B12 deficiency eh? Cyanacobalamin won’t help too much, I guess. Daane panpar Daaktr Kudpi – aka – ..Shenoy? 😉

  2. I made a comment on the level of geniuses in minority ‘vote banks’ other day. Our friend Joker Praveena Pinto proves my point within 24 hrs by posting unrelated things in response!!!I told you – the beef club is filled with geniuses!! LOL

    • And oh, what does your John Kori say about this? 😉

      Oh, nothing, eh? Well, John Rambo might have something to stutter. Nope? Hmm… How about John Travolta then?

      Oh Lord.. how I love it when… start commenting when they are neither here nor there!

      Oorug barre aath aase itthanda, deepuni Burger bokka french fries bokka Kokke Kola…. plite gethondh barpuni. Daane panpar Rampere?

  3. The British jailed all those who fought for the freedom of India, and I do not know a single RSS leader or a leader from the Muslim league who was jailed for opposing their rule. If there are any leader, and I stress “leader” that went to jail for opposing British rule, then we need to know who it is, and why that information that was not made known to the public.

    Personally, I do not know any of the above leaders, neither did I interview any of them, but since none went to jail it is very safe to say they did not openly oppose British rule, or at best I could say they kept their anti British feelings within them, but outwardly they showed signs of friendship. Pick one.

  4. Ideally, one shouldn’t divide freedom fighters on the basis of their religion. They were all INDIANS. Yet, as you have put it, it is true that the right-wing radical groups try to diminish the contribution of Muslims in India’s struggle for independence. According to their propaganda, every pre-independence era Muslim was only concerned with the creation of a new nation (i.e. Pakistan) which is far from reality. The number of Indians who notably contributed to India’s freedom struggle is a lot more than the right-wingers could ever imagine.Here are a few of them:

    Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as “Frontier Gandhi”, almost single-handedly led the independence movement in the north-western corners of India. He was referred to as the “one man frontier army” by Lord Mountbatten. He had initiated the Khudai Khidmatgar movement that indulged in non-violent struggle against the British empire on Gandhian principles. He also staunchly opposed the creation of Pakistan.
    Asaf Ali, a noted lawyer, defended Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt in court in their last trial and was also a part of the defence team in the INA trials. He was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly in 1935 and after independence he became India’s first ambassador to the US.
    Ashfaqulla Khan planned and executed the Kakori conspiracy along with Ram Prasad Bismil. He was sentenced to death along with his accomplices for the same.
    Saifuddin Kitchlew was a nationalist leader from Punjab. He is mostly remembered for leading the protest against the draconian Rowlatt Act and it was his arrest that led to the protesters gathering at Jallianwala Bagh and ultimately the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
    Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi was a noted Urdu poet, writer and orator. He vehemently opposed Jinnah’s Two-nation theory and the creation of Pakistan. He founded the All-India Jamhur Muslim League to counter Jinnah’s Muslim League, and served as its first general secretary. He formed the ‘Ajazi Troop’ to promote and train youngsters for freedom struggle. He started the mutthia drive to collect funds for nationalist activities. Under this drive, Ajazi and his followers went door to door urging people to contribute one mutthi (fistful) of donation towards India’s freedom struggle.
    Maulana Mazharul Haque organised the Home Rule movement in Bihar and was its president in 1916. He actively participated in the Champaran Satyagraha along with fellow eminent nationalists Rajendra Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha and Brajkishore Prasad for which he was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment. Subsequently, when the Non Cooperation and Khilafat Movements were launched, Mazharul Haque gave up his lucrative legal practice and his elected post as member of the Imperial Legislative Council as a mark of protest against the infamous Rowlat Act of 1919. He also started “The Motherland” an English weekly journal (later bi-weekly) which was used to propagate thoughts and ideals of the Non Cooperation Movement.
    Mahmud al-Hasan, also known as Shaykh-ul-Hind, was a Deobandi scholar who organised efforts to start an armed revolution against British rule from both within and outside India. He launched a programme to train volunteers from among his disciples in India and abroad who joined this movement in a large number. He, along with Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi, planned the Silk Letter Movement that aimed at freeing India from the British rule by allying with Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Germany, and Afghanistan. However, the plot was uncovered by the police midway and its planners imprisoned.
    Abdul Hafiz Mohamed Barakatullah was one of the founders of the revolutionary Ghadar Party. Later he became the first prime minister of the Provisional Government of India established on 1 December 1915 in Kabul with Raja Mahendra Pratap as its president. Barkatullah went to several countries of the world with a mission to rouse politically the Indian community and to seek support for the freedom of India from the famous leaders of the time in those countries.
    Badruddin Tyabji was the first Muslim president of the Indian National Congress. He worked actively for the emancipation of women and co-founded the Bombay Presidency Association on 1885.
    Rafi Ahmed Kidwai was a prominent leader of the Khilafat Movement and a social reformer. He became the Home Minister of UP after the formation of the provincial governments for the first time in 1937. He also became India’s first Minister for Communications after independence.
    Hakim Ajmal Khan was a Unani physician who participated in the Non-co-operation movement, led the Khilafat Movement, and became the fifth Muslim President of the Indian National Congress in 1921. He also founded the Jamia Millia Islamia University along with several other educational institutions.
    Syed Hasan Imam, hailed by many as the finest Indian barrister in British India, led the Khilafat Movement and the Civil Disobedience Movement in Bihar. Among other things, he was a social reformer who worked for the amelioration of the position of women and the depressed classes.

    The book,” WHO IS WHO OF INDIAN MARTYRS” is so important one that it contains all the details of martyrs who laid their lives for the sake our India. There are several Muslims names, the age being tender from 8 and beyond who sacrificed lives in bullet shots, death sentences, and life sentence, sent to Andaman Island prison to die there unattended and uncared for. Following are few excerpts from the book:

    “Ahmadullah: b.1808 Patna, Bihar; Son of Shri Elahi Bux; Prominent public man of Patna; served as Deputy Collector and as a member of Income Tax Board of Assessors for some time; Took active part in Wahabi Movement Arrested in 1857. Released after 3 months. Arrested again in November 1864. Removed from all public offices. Tried on charging plot on against the Government. Sentenced to death on February 27, 1865.The death sentence was later commuted to transportation for life and forfeiture of all property. Deported to the Andaman Islands in June 1865 and imprisoned. Died in the jail on November 21, 1881, alone and unattended. His younger brother, Yahya Ali, was also convicted of high treason at Ambala and deported Andaman Islands. Yahya Ali also died in Andamans.”

    Unfortunately enough, these freedom fighters, for some reasons, do not figure prominently in school history books. Muslims are mostly portrayed as seekers of a separate nation or even as British sympathisers by some. It is a grave insult to all those who devoted their lives towards the cause of their motherland.

    It seems someone need to go to visit school to learn his history lessons correct.

    Jai Hind

  5. How much more will history be distorted, but when one side tries to put the other down the other in an effort to look good. While everyone has the right to opinion, the billion dollar question is are people being factual, unbiased and truthful. People of all faiths were in the freedom struggle, but the biggest disaster came with the break up of India on religious grounds, and that effect if being felt even till today in Kashmir and my fear is much bigger confrontation will take place.

    The partitioning of land was championed by the Muslim League led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah and thousands of supported that lead to the deaths and displacement of millions of people – weren’t they all Indians. Why was religion used in politics with the slogan that “Islam was in danger (by Hindu dominance and subsequent Hindu rule)”. Thus the Muslim League got millions of “YES” votes from their fellow Muslims, which emboldened them to press of the partition of the country. I have read many books on the partition of the country and though a handful of people did undeniably do good, the worst of human kind was brought out by the partitioning of the country and till date there people are still trying hard to sugar coat that cyanide pill

  6. Gentleman seems to be not convinced with bitter truth. He should read the history of originators of ‘divide and rule’ policy of East India company.

    I have no idea which library his history is written with any citation.

    The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips. Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.-Proverbs 18:7-8

    Hope Almighty guide all of us into right path.

    Jai Hind

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