After calling Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi a British agent, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has described Mughal emperor Akbar as the father of the nation in his blog.
“The real Father of the Indian nation was the great Mughal Emperor Akbar ( 1542-1605 ). What we Indians are today is largely because of the solid foundation laid by Akbar. Because of Akbar, we are Indians, not just Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Parsis etc,” he said in the blog.
Know for speaking his mind, he again reiterated his earlier claim that 90 per cent Hindus and 90 per cent Muslims in India are fools.
“The tragedy is that the 90 per cent fools and idiots living in India today do not even know who is the real Father of their Nation!” he said.
He said Akbar was far ahead of his time, and far ahead of even Europeans.
“The Emperor Akbar held discussions with scholars of all religions and gave respect not only to Muslim scholars, but also to Hindus, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs, etc,” he said.
Continuing his offence against Mahatma Gandhi, Katju said, “By diverting the genuine revolutionary independence struggle against the British in India to harmless and nonsensical channels like n' Satyagrah ' Gandhi was ensuring that India should not become independent.”
He further attributed India's Independence to the decline in Britain's power after World War II.
“Germany attacked England in the Second World War and considerably weakened it ( in fact Germany would probably have conquered England if America had not helped it ) that England, realizing that she could not continue holding on to India politically, withdrew,” he said.
However, today in the Rajya Sabha, members adopted a unanimous r