Akhand Bharat Mural In New Parliament controversy explained

A new Parliament House has been constructed in Delhi which is now creating a lot of controversy. You all must be thinking that why the parliament house is in the news and became the reason for a controversy. According to multiple news websites, the “Akhand Bharat” mural in Parliament has become the reason for controversy. This mural triggers not only a furious debate on the web but also brings international protests. The country of Nepal is the first who did protest against it. Now those people who are not aware of this news are keen to know what the mural is portraying which becomes the reason for the controversy and why people are commenting on it. This mural has been constructed on the walls of the new Parliament House.

Akhand Bharat Mural In New Parliament

Akhand Bharat Mural In New Parliament controversy

It showcases the map of “Akhand Bharat” along with the names of accident kingdoms of India engraved on it. Now those, who have yet not watched this mural is surely getting confused. This “Akhand Bharat” is an umbrella term that indicates the countries of Maldives, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar as one nation. The basic idea behind it, according to several Hindu nationalist organizations, is as old as Indian or Vedic civilization and has allegedly been explained in the ancient Indian scriptures. Not only this, there are different definitions of this mural that are completely based on different ideologies and perspectives.

Every person has their own way of watching it as some view it as a cultural concept that shows the geographical and historical extent of the civilizations of India. Some view it as the political concept that shows the “reunification” of the territories that were once part of accident India or British India. Now this mural has created a lot of stir and different reactions from the side of the people. Hindu nationalist organizations such as the Hindu Mahasabha and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are in support of “Akhand Bharat”.

However, the 1st International protest has come from the side of a neighboring country, Nepal. Everyone knows that this country is also a Hindu-majority state, showing the former Prime Minister and leader of the Nepal Socialist Party, Baburam Bhattarai has termed “Akhand Bharat” as controversial and also warned that it might create an unwanted and harmful diplomatic row. Everyone has their own reaction to it and they are tweeting about it. Well, what is your opinion on it? We will love to hear your opinion so please shares your thoughts with us through the comment sections.

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