New Delhi: In comments that may trigger a controversy, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has called Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi a British agent, who did great harm to India and followed the politics of divide and rule.
“I submit that Gandhi was objectively a British agent who did great harm to India,” he wrote on his Facebook profile.
“By constantly injecting religion into politics continuously for several decades, Gandhi furthered the British policy of divide and rule,” he added.
He also called Gandhi’s ideology of Satyagrah ‘nonsensical’.
“Gandhi successfully diverted the freedom struggle from this revolutionary direction to a harmless nonsensical channel called Satyagrah. This also served British interests,” he wrote.