Let me tell, you : I love you. And because i love you I want to see you having decent lives and enjoying a high standard of living.
But that is only possible when scientific and rational thinking spreads to every nook and corner of our country. And that is what I am doing.
Some of you may think my words harsh, but that is for your good. When I call you 'jaahils', and say that your heads are full of 'gobar' and 'bhoosa', that is not to denigrate you or demoralize you, but to uplift you from your jaahiliyat..
I have to speak the truth, however unpleasant, to show how backward most of you are. My intention is not to run you down, but to remove the backwardness, the jaahiliyat, from your heads, and make you part of enlightened India.
Please consider what I have to endure in this process. When I criticize Hindus, they abuse me, and when I criticize Muslims, they do the same. But Muslims should remember that whenever any atrocity is committed against Muslims the voice of Markandey Katju is perhaps the first which is raised in protest.
What do I get in return for this ? Nothing. Or rather abuses. I am not in politics, nor will ever be. So what possible motive could I have ? I am in my 70th year, and have only a few years life left.
My remaining few years will be dedicated to serving my countrymen. That is my real reward. I want nothing in return