The historic rectification campaign started with small things. Remember, Aurangzeb Road was first renamed in Delhi. He was to throw pebbles into the still water to get an idea of the waves. Hence Aurangzeb Road was renamed as APJ Abdul Kalam Road. The campaign that started with the renaming of Aurangzeb Road has now reached to demolish the memorial of Aurangzeb. There is Aurangzeb’s tomb in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, which has been announced by Raj Thackeray’s party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Due to this announcement of MNS, the historic site has been closed for five days. Think, would the BJP have asked Raj Thackeray, to do this? Actually now no one needs to ask for such work. He himself is doing this kind of work.
For example, five women from Delhi filed a petition in a lower court in Varanasi for survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex and despite the Allahabad High Court’s stay, the lower court allowed the survey. Now, quoting the report of the survey team, it is being claimed that there is a Shivling and there are lotus, trishul, damru etc. on the walls. It also appears that the mosque has been built by encroaching upon the temple. So, the history of Babri Masjid seems to be repeated there. The dispute had just started that the district court in Mathura has also accepted the petition filed to free more than two and a half acres of land of the Idgah Maidan Masjid. This petition has also been filed by a woman lawyer and behind her are two persons named Harishankar Jain and Vishnu Jain, who are also involved in the Gyanvapi case. On the other hand, there has been a demand for survey of Jama Masjid in Madhya Pradesh and soon that matter will also reach the court.
This campaign of historical rectification is going on at many levels. First, streets, buildings or railway stations named after Muslim rulers and attackers are being changed. This work is being done officially. Second, places are being named after Hindu gods and goddesses or great men. Third, history is raising forgotten or marginalized heroes who once waged wars against Muslim rulers and who may have some ethnic identity. The social, political rise of Suheldev Maharaj in Uttar Pradesh is a part of this campaign. Fourth, the identification and recovery of shrines that were destroyed or captured during the time of Muslim rulers and invaders. Many more things can be added to this. But mainly these are the four things, by which history is being made the present of the country. Regarding this, Sunil Ambekar of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has said that the truth cannot be hidden and now the time has come to rectify the historical mistakes. This work is happening all over the country and directly the government or the ruling party is not having to do anything. He started it. According to Newton’s first law of motion, this work will continue until it is stopped by a force greater than the force with which it was started.