Our history books blame the brits for having used the policy of Divide and Rule. The country has been independent for more than 60 years now, and what have our rulers been practicing?
In independent India on the other hand it is a case of Divide to Rule. The current election campaign has exposed the rot in Indian politics. We had Varun Gandhi in Pilibhit breathing fire against Muslims, the acquittal of the 1984 riots accused politicians, Tytler and Sajjan Kumar on election eve. There is hardly a political party in fact which has not used caste, creed, religion etc to divide the voters. All this just to ensure that the votes of a particular caste or community don’t get divided.