This article is so full of errors that I do not know where to begin. For starters the independence of India was as violent if not more violent than Israel. Both Bengal and Punjab were subject to gory Hindu Muslim riots and some believe it led to the largest migrations in History. It ended with an Islamic Pakistan and a Secular India.
Second the author claims that Savarkar was an admirer of Adolf Hitler (misspelt incidentally) and an admirer of Israel in almost the same sentence. This is totally bizarre!! Savarkar was a multi faceted person but certainly cannot be an anti-Semite and a Zionist lover in the same sentence.
It baffles me as to how a person so ill informed as this author can be a “Professor” of South Asian studies. Anyways I guess to each their own!! My only message to the author is : do not worry. we will strike your name off the support list for Israel if there is one. The opinion of 59% of people in a country matters more than a ranting intellectual. My only crib is that Modi and his ministers seem more interested in appeasing the secular lobby than the people who elected them. We need to come up with a resolution backing Israel and its right to self defence.
We wish all people including the Palestinian people a great future. But that should not be at the cost of Hamas stated objective of “destroying” Israel and all its citizens. People who support Hamas are guilty of supporting their call for mass murder!!
It is funny how these same people also continue to ignore the genocide of Bengali Hindus in Bangladesh in the 70s and continuing now while ranting at 500 deaths in Gaza!!