Good, objective argument, but when Modi talks of those 1200 years he gives a ballpark figure of religion-based suppression that India endured for a long time. Nobody in his or her right mind would endeavour to undo the past, but at least we should accept the past. What I have understood through various interactions with nationalistic and the so-called “right-wingers” (in India’s context) is that they are opposed to the whitewashing of the past rather than getting muddled with 500–700–1100 years. Just state the fact as it is, just like you say, instead of 200 years, they should use 90 years.

I don’t care much about being politically correct. Things are just right or wrong and yes, sometimes there are grey areas in this is why we write, don’t we?

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