4th July, Fremont, California
While I am observing roza today to express solidarity with my Muslim brethren, I cannot forget that 4th July is also Independence Day in America.
On this day the American Declaration of Independence was signed, which stated those immortal words " We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ".
I am a great admirer of the American War of Independence ( 1775-1781 ), and of its leaders, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, etc. They were truly giants.
If only we had had such a militant War of Independence against British rule under the leadership of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Surya Sen ( Masterda ), Ashfaqulla, Ram Prasad Bismil, Khudiram Bose, Rajguru, Sukhdev, etc instead of that farcical drama called 'satyagrah' under that traitor Gandhi, India would not be in the miserable plight in which it finds itself today
Long live the great American people ! Long live the great American War of Independence ! Long live George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Adams, etc