Nothing can stop us from rewriting history to free it from distortions: Amit Shah IG News

Home Minister Amit Shah has said that no one can stop history from being rewritten to free it from “distortions” as he urged academicians to research and write on 30 great Indian empires and 300 warriors who fought for the motherland. Showed exemplary bravery to fight for.

The Home Minister said on Thursday that had it not been for Veer Lachit Barphukan, Northeast would not have been a part of India. He was addressing the plenary session of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of the famous Ahom commander.

He saved not only Northeast India but entire Southeast Asia from the “religious fanatic” Aurangzeb, Shah said.

The Home Minister asked Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to translate the literary work on the life and times of Lachit Barphukan into 10 Indian languages, including Hindi, so that children can take inspiration from him.

“I often get complaints that our history has been distorted. These allegations may be true. But who’s to stop getting it right now? Now what stops us from writing the correct history.

Shah urged historians and students to identify 30 great empires in Indian history, which ruled any part of the country for more than 150 years and 300 warriors who fought for the country’s independence and to research and write about them. Showed exemplary courage to write in detail.

“If we do this, we will see that the true history of India will be established and falsehood will cease to exist. India now has a government that supports any effort to promote the pride of the country. We will work towards reviving the glorious history of India, Shah said at a program organized by the Assam government.

Shah said that a nation which does not take pride in its glorious past, which does not take inspiration from its heroes, can never create a bright future for itself and build a better citizenry and a golden future.

The minister said that the Barphukans fought the Battle of Saraighat against formidable odds by bringing together various tribes, using local resources to manufacture small arms and boats to counter the mighty army led by Ram Singh of Amer.

“The Mughal army did not have that element of patriotism and devotion to the country which Barphukan and his soldiers had. It was a victory of patriotism. He won and not only secured Ahom sovereignty, culture and heritage but also saved entire South East Asia from the religiously fanatic invader Aurangzeb.

The Home Minister said that after this crushing defeat, the foreign invaders from Delhi could not muster the courage to attack Assam again.

Shah said, “If Lachit Barphukan was not there in Assam at that time, Assam and Northeast India would never have become a part of India.”

He further said that the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan reveals a new episode in the history of India in which the rulers of Assam defeated the Muslim invaders of different eras and achieved the sovereignty of their motherland.

Shah said Assam Chief Minister Sarma unveiled the stories of the glorious tales of Ahom warriors from Maharaja Prithu who defeated Bakhtiyar Khilji in 1206 to Lachit Barphukan who defeated the Mughals in 1671 and asked history students to visit the exhibition organized on the occasion. requested to see.

Shah said that Assam was invaded by Muslim invaders 22 times from 1206 to 1671, but could not keep it under Muslim rule for long because of the relentless commitment of its people to freedom.

He said that due to this attitude the North East has kept its culture intact. Its beautiful region, language, culture, dress, music and food remained untouched by foreign influences.

He said that be it Akbar or Aurangzeb, Qutbuddin Aibak or Iltutmish, Bakhtiyar Khilji or Iwaz Khali, Muhammad bin Tughlaq or Mir Jumla, all have faced defeat due to the might of the Ahom kings in Assam.

Shah said that at the time when Lachit Barphukan raised his sword against the Mughals, Chhatrapati Shivaji in the south of India, Guru Gobind Singh in the north and Veer Durgadas Rathore in Rajasthan fought the same battle against the same enemy.

“Due to their untiring efforts, exemplary courage and sacrifice, the Mughal Empire collapsed,” he said.

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameshwar Teli, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Water Resources and Public Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika, Assam Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary, and Justice (retd) Ranjan Gogoi participated in this program.

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