The seculars are raising a huge stink on Gujarat banning Jawant Singhs controversial book Jinnah — India, Partition, Independence. They see it as another instance of stifling independent views in Gujarat
However , what they forget is in 2006, The Da Vinci Code, which was not even banned in in Christian majority was either banned or suspended in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Punjab. None of them were ruled by BJP
Similarly congress government also banned James Laine's Shivaji: Hindu King in Muslim India fopr remarks that were deemed derogatory to the Maratha hero.
Also, Books which showed congress leaders and Nehru Family in bad light were also banned at different point of times. The list includes Who Killed Gandhi by Lourenco De Sadvandor Banned: Dec 29, 1979 with the most famous ones being Nine Hours to Rama Banned: Sept 1, 1962, a fictionalised account of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination by Stanley Wolpert & Nehru, A Political Biography by Michael Edwards. Banned: Dec 13, 1975