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::::People typically make posts on this page for the simple change of one sentence and the discussion lasts for weeks. See, for example, the sentences: "A pioneering and influential nationalist movement emerged, which was noted for nonviolent resistance and became the major factor in ending British rule. In 1947 the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two independent dominions, a Hindu-majority Dominion of India and a Muslim-majority Dominion of Pakistan, amid large-scale loss of life and unprecedented migration." It took from [[Talk:India/Archive_48#Extended-confirmed-protected_edit_request_on_9_June_2020|9 June to 22 June]] to come to a consensus on the wording. Besides, the people who were participating there had already done so before, had shown some inkling of knowledge about India.
::::What do we have now? One editor, Femke, who knows nothing about India from what she has thus far unburdened on us, another Emsmile shunting commonplace pieties about my post being offensive, deeming "climate change" to constitute essential content for an FA. As for climate itself, have you read the Geography section Emsmile? Have you? What is the last paragraph there, comprising four sentences? Chopped liver? It is the usual story, experts in Wikilawyering, but ignoramuses about India, are making pronouncements, but they don't dare make those pronouncements at [[Barack Obama]] (14K words), [[Hillary Clinton]] (13.5K words), [[Mitt Romney]] (13K words), [[Taylor Swift]] (13K words), and the big doozy, [[Climate change]] (13K words). Even at [[British Empire]], (10.8K words> India 10.5K words) FAR'd for two months, Femke has made her first post only two days ago.
::::As for education, yes an editor did present a text but it does not meet the standards of this page. It has too much of the government's line. It says nothing about the early failed education policy in India (see my reference to Myron Weiner's book in that discussion) which paid short shrift to primary education (at the expense of university education), policiesthe kind of emphasis on primary education which enabled Sri Lanka, South Korea, and even Scotland much earlier, to escape the poverty and illiteracy in which India hashad found itself marredmired, and partially redeemed only in Manmohan Singh's tenure from 2005 to 2014.. As I respect Rjensen, I won't change what he has added, but it needs much more.
::::I am not at all sure that Femke and Emsmile have appeared here in good faith. They are disregarding the precedent of discussion here. The consensus here is hard-won, achieved by people with some knowledge, not by drive-bys spouting pieties. [[User:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#B8860B">Fowler&amp;fowler</span>]][[User talk:Fowler&amp;fowler|<span style="color:#708090">«Talk»</span>]] 11:00, 30 November 2020 (UTC)