Watching Aurangzeb being glorified reminds me of two great souls. Two real sons of the Indian soil. Guru Tegh Bahadur Singh Ji and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. They had many things in common: they were the lions who could look straight in the eyes of death and accept it with a smile. Both of them could convert to Islam and save their lives, but that was the last thing they would do. Another thing that they had in common was that they were butchered by the same tyrant – Aurangzeb Alamgir Padshah “Ghazi”.

Guru Tegh Bahadur has godly status among the Sikhs, so does Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj among the Marathas, even today. Not just for their community, they are a matter of pride for every Indian. For they fought Turkic invaders and protected our sacred land. 
Glorifying their murderer Aurangzeb, is equivalent to questioning existence of the Indian state, and thats exactly what leftists are doing. We always hear these people shout that glorifying Nathuram Godse is unacceptable. I agree but glorifying Aurangzeb is equally unacceptable. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj are as important as Gandhi Ji for Indian nation state. 

Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji had unmatched public support and love. Are these people attacking the sentiments Indians had towards him? Is it not equivalent to attacking Indians themselves? Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj counted the bravest soldiers in his army. Many of them laid their lives for him. After Aurangzeb killed him, Marathas were infuriated . There followed an 18 year long war after which Mughal empire completely vanished from the south of Narmada. Do glorifiers of Aurangzeb want such a war to repeat? 
I understand the need to academically study Aurangzeb.

I agree that we lack proper understanding of Aurangzeb. However, I do not have respect for people who engage in blind glorification of this tyrant. We as Indians must draw a line between what we can tolerate and what we cannot. 

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