If you don't accept that your father was your father (with due respect to your father) ,what can i do ?
Hmm..and that comparison does not sound flawed to you. Lets get this clear..there is ONE criterion for being Indian..that is being born as its citizen and/or acquiring its citizenship through a legal route..this can only be negated by relinquishing one's Indian nationality. Even Indian nationals who wage war against the state remain Indian nationals, they are criminals/separatists/terrorists yes, they are fit to be punished if proven guilty too but they still remain Indian nationals. No other criterion has been set forth in our legal framework and therefore none other would be valid. Whether to follow the ancient culture of this land or not is a personal prerogative completely delinked from one's status as a citizen of the nation. One's loyalty (political and national) to this land and adherence to the values that permeate through its majority are also not mutually inclusive. Any other qualifier for being Indian is neither bona fide nor de jure. So that definition of being an Indian you've got going there sounds good and all..only it just isn't how things stand.