ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indira Gandhi and Indian Muslims

Indira Gandhi and Indian Muslims A G Noorani No doubt Indira Gandhi's commitment to secularism was genuine as were her commitments to democratic values and to the socialist ideal. But after 1969 Congress split, this ommitment acquired a clear political purpose. Her image as the 'protector' of Muslim interests lingered long after the community had become no more than a vote bank on which she drew freely even while resenting their rights independently of her or her party.

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