Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav reiterated his stance that, despite objections from Pakistan, it is a well-known historical fact that Sindh and other regions were part of 'Akhand Bharat' or undivided India before partition. Yadav's statement comes in the wake of his recent comment, three days prior, stating that the construction of the new Ram temple in Ayodhya marked a step forward towards the concept of 'Akhand Bharat.'
Speaking to reporters, Yadav emphasized that even if Pakistan raises objections, it is widely acknowledged that people displaced from Sindh, who arrived as refugees, were part of Akhand Bharat. He pointed out that historical places like Nankana Sahib were integral parts of Akhand Bharat, as reflected in India's National Anthem, which includes regions like Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, and Maratha.
Highlighting the historical context, Yadav acknowledged that Sindh, once part of India, became part of Pakistan after the partition. Nankana Sahib, a significant religious site for Sikhs, is located in Pakistan's Punjab province.
Yadav, addressing concerns about objections from Pakistan, stated that the dream of cultural Akhand Bharat, fulfilled through the consecration of the Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya, is a realization of a millennia-old aspiration. He expressed confidence that the concept of Akhand Bharat would persist despite objections.
In a previous statement, Yadav had mentioned that if it's in God's will, Akhand Bharat could extend as far as Afghanistan. He associated the construction of Lord Ram's temple with a significant step towards Akhand Bharat, expressing the wish for a reunification that goes beyond Sindh or Punjab, reaching even Afghanistan. Yadav highlighted the historical significance of Nankana Sahib and envisioned the formation of Akhand Bharat as a collective aspiration.
(With Agency Inputs)