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The Hindu is certainly not tolerant – Wrote Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister

April 11, 2009

From the Print Edition of Outlook, THE WEEKLY NEWS MAGAZINE, in ISSUE DATED April 20, 2009 –

LETTERS – Page:04


—— Let me draw attention to a letter Nehru wrote to our first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad (dated Nov 17, 1953). Panditji pontificated thus: 

“The Hindu is certainly not tolerant and is certainly more narrow-minded than almost any person in any other country, except the Jew”



It is strange that Nehru should have brought the comparison between Hindu and the Jew at such level, back even in 1953, when neither Jews nor Hindutva had earned the notoriety that became their hallmark in later years. 

Being a Brahmin himself, he should have known, that by Hindu, he means the leader of the pack, the Brahmin.

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai