Politicisation of a beautiful song

Like all good things, the beautiful song 'Vande Mataram' has become embroilled in controversy. The song, written by poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1876, is celebrating its 100th year anniversay of being sung at the Congress party's session - Congress Party being the party that led the independence movement in India.
After some Muslim groups said it was against Islam to sing it as it was a hymn to the Hindu Goddess Durga, the government backed down and made singing voluntary.

That led BJP, the Hindu party in India to declare that this singing the song is the only way to declare alligence to India!

Such is state of the world. Innocent things get politizised for the slightest of reasons!
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