Aurangzeb, probably the most brutal and fanatical of all the Mughals has long enjoyed an infatuation by a section of the left-liberal brigade who regularly try hard to paint him as a misunderstood ruler. We had reported in the past about Aurangzeb’s crimes and how apologists were trying hard to whitewash his crimes.
Today people again witnessed one such effort by the Aurangzeb apologists when Huffpost carried an article about how Aurangzeb was actually a victim of character assassination by Right Wingers on the social media:
Aurangzeb wasn’t the bigot India’s right wingers make him out to be on social media https://t.co/HqddpUM0eLpic.twitter.com/rT4G5jdclS
— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) March 28, 2017
The article titled, ”Why Aurangzeb’s Reputation As A Tyrant And Bigot Doesn’t Stand The Test Of History” quotes Audrey Truschke’s book about Aurangzeb called ‘The man and the myth’ to reach that conclusion.
Audrey Truschke herself indulges in regular humanization of Aurangzeb which includes mentioning how he enjoyed mangoes, liked Rumi among others.
Though this depiction of Huffpost irked many, they decided not to outrage over it but to sarcastically put forth the atrocities by trending #YoAurangzebSoNoble .
Even though we had many good reactions to choose from, we have compiled what we felt were the best:
Even though Aurangzeb forced kafir to pay Jizya, but never forced them to use Aadhar. #YoAurangzebSoNoble
— Kalpesh (@ekvichar_) March 29, 2017
Aurangzeb used the jizya revenue to make sharper blades for beheadings, reducing the pain felt by kufrs. Such benevolence, much wow. pic.twitter.com/v4EcEYKkyY
— MansahaRatty (@YearOfRat) March 29, 2017
Aurangzeb only beheaded people, but he never abused people on twitter, atleast he wasn’t a troll.
— Vishakha (@VishakhaJ18) March 29, 2017
Whenever he went in Mandir to desecrate the idols, he removed his shoes before entering..
— Ekita (@LostByWaves) March 29, 2017
#YoAurangzebSoNoble, 4.8 million Kaafirs are resting in peace because of him!
Deserves a Noble Peace Prize! Father of Idea of India.
— Nitin Gupta (@Nitin_Rivaldo) March 29, 2017
Aurangzeb was so Noble he let Hindus build their Temples under his Mosques
— Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) March 29, 2017
#YoAurangzebSoNoble he never killed anyone , his sword did – Gurmeher
— Ex-Secular (@ExSecular) March 29, 2017
#YoAurangzebSoNoble that he tied and locked his father inside a room so that his father doesn’t have to face the hot sun.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 29, 2017
#YoAurangzebSoNoble he gave 30 weeks maternity leaves to all Hindu women he raped.
— Eminent Intellectual (@padhalikha) March 29, 2017
People also put out serious questions about the Huffpost’s decision to publish such an article:
Aurangzeb has hired a PR agency 3 centuries after his death?
Nothing else explains the garbage in HuffPo to whitewash his crimes.
— Sandeep Kadian (@GappistanRadio) March 29, 2017
Whitewash Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan and act as terror apologists & then the liberals wonder why the normal people despises them
— The Masakadzas (@Nesenag) March 29, 2017
https://t.co/pz5OyIR3FD glamorizing a killer like Tipu, shame on Huff
— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) March 28, 2017
This form of protest is much better than the bouts of violence from fringe groups, belonging to all sides of the spectrum. Free speech is best countered with free speech.