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Fake news claims: Congress is all trying to prove that,” The first advocate of the two-nation theory was actually VD Savarkar, as head of Hindu Mahasabha, who called upon India to recognize Hindus and Muslims as two separate nations, 3 years before Muslim League passed the Pakistan resolution in Lahore.”
Shashi Tharoor, Congress: The first advocate of the two-nation theory was actually VD Savarkar, as head of Hindu Mahasabha, who called upon India to recognise Hindus and Muslims as two separate nations, 3 years before Muslim League passed the Pakistan resolution in Lahore. pic.twitter.com/zfTDU0Jpim— ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2020
Facts Check Verdict: False
News Verification: The two-nation theory is the basis of the creation of Pakistan. It states that Muslims and Hindus are two separate nations by every definition; that Muslims have their own customs, religion, and from every point of view like social, moral Muslims are different from Hindus therefore, Muslims should be able to have their own separate homeland in the Muslim majority areas of India, in which Islam can be practiced as the dominant religion. The two-nation theory was a founding principle of the Pakistan Movement and the partition of India in 1947.
Congress Party and its leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Anand Sharma in order to appease the Muslim community and trying to put India on back foot have frequently claimed that the two-nation theory was not put by Islamic fundamentalists, but was put by the Hindu Nationalist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
Kapil Sibal said in the Rajya Sabha that the CAB will realize “Savarkar’s two-nation theory
Sitaram Yechury called the CAB a “bill of Jinnah and Savarkar’s dreams
Anand Sharma of the Congress said, “Two nation theory was never brought in by Jinnah…it was introduced by Hindu Mahasabha in Gujarat in 1937”.
Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University is also commonly known as the person who suggested a separate nation.
As per thePrint, Khan’s most notable contribution to the field of education is establishing the Madarsatul Uloom in Aligarh in 1875, now known as the Aligarh Muslim University, a premier educational institution of the country.
Who gave the two-nation theory of India-Pakistan?
The term two-nation theory was first used by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan due to the Hindu-Urdu Controversy in 1867. It was a founding principle of the Pakistan Movement and the partition of India in 1947.
Syed Ahmed Khan’s time was 1817-1898 and he had said: "I am convinced now that Hindus and Muslims could never become one nation as their religion and way of life was quite distinct from each other."
Wrong!— True Indology (@TIinExile) December 9, 2019
Savarkar wasn't the first to formulate two nation theory.
Syed Ahmad Khan the founder of AMU said - "The Muslims and Hindus are two different Nations Both of them cant rule together. There wont be peace until one nation conquers another".
When Savarkar was 5 yrs old! https://t.co/ZzuIeUna8a
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan declared in 1876 (Banares) - "I am convinced that Hindus and Muslims could never become one nation as their religion and way of life is quite distinct from each other".— True Indology (@TIinExile) December 9, 2019
This was even before Savarkar was born. Two nation theory existed long before Savarkar pic.twitter.com/xl5bXD1nG7