Former Supreme court Judge Markandey Katju says that Mughal emperor Akbar is the real father of our nation. He told it in a Facebook post on Saturday.
“He realized the tremendous diversity of India, and gave equal respect to all religions,” said Katju in his facebook post.
Katju also described, the attempts to rename the Akbar road, as stupid. He referred to the suggestion of Union External Affairs Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh to rename the Akbar road in Delhi as Maharana Pratap Road, by saying this.
In a letter to the Urban Development Ministry on May 16, V K Singh supported the renaming, a demand already rejected by the Centre. These suggestions were assessed as an attempt to rewrite the history.
Katju mentioned his earlier blog article which had portrayed Emperor Akbar as the father of India Nation, in the facebook post.
“And yet the tragedy is that many Hindus call Akbar a Muslim while many Muslims call him a Hindu ( because he observed many Hindu festivals and ceremonies ), which proves my point that 90% Hindus and 90% Muslims in India are fools. The truth is that while being a Sunni Muslim, Akbar was a true Indian,” says ‘Satyam Bruyat’, the controversial blog of Justice Katju.