‘Deccan Chronicle’ newspaper reports:
An international team of genetic scientists has ruled out the theory of Aryan invasion of the Indian sub-continent.
“The age old argument that there was an Aryan invasion of the sub-continent is simply bunkum. Scientific studies prove that there is no such thing as Aryan Indian or Dravidian Indian. Genetic high resolution studies carried out by us prove that all Indians are derived from same grandgrand parents who arrived here 60,000-70,000 years ago from Africa,” Dr Gyaneshwer Chaubey, a scientist of the team, told ‘Deccan Chronicle.’
Dr Chaubey, a member of the scientific community at the Instituteof Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia, said the research also proved that all Indians had common genetic traits irrespective of the regions to which they belonged.
“It took us four years to complete the study and we analysed 12,200 samples to reach this conclusion,” said Dr Chaubey.
“Genetic studies help us to establish relations between populations. We focussed on the paternal (Y chromosomes) and maternal DNA genealogies. The data which we generated does not support any major influx to the subcontinent other than the earlier arrival of migrants from Africa,” he said.
“The present day caste/creed/religion is of indigenous origin,” said Dr Chaubey.
Can we at least give this theory a decent burial now in our school history books? But I don’t think the communists and church people will allow it. They have a stranglehold over NCERT under the Congress government.