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Seventy years ago this month, at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru proclaimed India's independence from the British Empire.Churchill was rarely right about India.In fact, the singular thing about India is that you can speak of it only in the plural.India's nationalism is not based on ethnicity, either.Finally, Indian nationalism is not based on religion. So the idea of India is of one land embracing many peoples.On this 70th anniversary of Indian independence, all Indians must rededicate themselves to an inclusive, pluralist, democratic and just India – the India that Mahatma Gandhi fought to free.
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