Agreed and I have already said that "events" were similar. The objection to Maulana Maududi (RA) was that he appeared to challenge the hegemony of the Ulama. This couldn't be tolerated and this is at the heart of the dispute and whatever he wrote had to be amplified several times.
There are graduates of Darul-ulooms such as Maulana Ammar Yasir who is son of Shaykh (Maulana) Sarfaraz Khan Safdar (RA) associated with Ghamdi whose efforts are far worse on the path of deviancy but due to association with Darul-ulooms the matter is hidden.
Same goes for Uncle/Nephew dispute of Madani family etc.
Maulana Maududi (RA) was a product of his times and he did what he thought was best for his era. Just like many others of the time such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (RA) etc. Maulana Maududi (RA) did nothing but quote much from Imam Jarir (RA) about internal disputes which in his opinion led to the move from Khilafah to Kingdom. In Urdu he is probably the first person who did it.
His views on Fiqh are nothing but denial of Taqleed Shakhsi which also went against the positions of Deobandi Ulama of his time (still does in our times).
He came from a family of generation of Chishti Sufees and went against the grain, this was also against the position of Deobandi Ulama.
All in all you do a disservice by simply labelling them a political analyst but he was more attuned to (Islamic) positions outside of Deoband and everybody has a right to disagree with him. I DO NOT support him or his positions either. In fact, I DO NOT really care it is an issue which existed before my time and it had little impact on my life.
The custodians of Haqq on this forum have already labelled me "Maududi supporter or having a soft corner" and nothing can be farther from the truth. All in all I don't see him having any opinions which are outside of the canvas of Islam, one may disagree with the tone, mannerism and harshness of his tone but the content (although disagrees with Deobandees) is not so as far fetched as Ghamdi or Imran Hossein etc of our times.
And would you be able to offer some analysis on the Uncle/Nephew Madani dispute and an insight as to what is causing the Fitnah in India due to both of them?
Should their Fitnah also be studied and countered or left alone?