The now deleted video calling for the hanging of journalists and activists by a YouTuber with over four lakh subscribers is frightening, preposterous and ushers in a QAnon style conspiracy theorising in India. This kind of dangerous content online, often peddling fake news, needs to be urgently checked and countered.
Dinesh Trivedi’s resignation from Rajya Sabha shows the clock is ticking for Mamata Banerjee
Dinesh Trivedi’s resignation from Rajya Sabha shows Mamata Banerjee’s failure to arrest implosion in the Trinamool Congress. His charges against his party may sound convenient and seasonable in an election year but the exodus of leaders exposes a deeper malaise afflicting Bengal’s ruling party. The clock is ticking for Banerjee.
Reducing Wasim Jaffer to his religion an unconscionable crime. He is an invaluable asset
All patriotic Indians must hang their heads in shame at the bitter and bigoted targeting of Wasim Jaffer. He is an invaluable asset of cricket. To reduce him to his religious identity is an unconscionable crime. Sport is meritocratic and performance-driven. Dragging religion or caste into it will kill it.
Why isn’t Ganguly silent? Is he a worried he might be overlooked for the polls?
Not every Indian Muslim can be Wasim Jaffer. Or the veena playing, vegetarian, conversant with Sanskrit shlokas Dr Kalam. A cricketer of such ability, eminent people will speak up for him. Perhaps even the normally reticent Mr Tendulkar. We should worry about the onus that is being placed on each Muslim to prove she is above board. With a one two punch from NRC and CAA, even that she is a bona fide citizen.
There were just 3 Muslim players in the Uttarakhand team and that was enough for them to invite a Maulvi/Maulana on every Friday for sermons. Namaz was read in the dressing room according to Mr. Jaffer’s own statement.
One can easily imagine the situation if there were 5-6 Muslims in the team. They would not settle for anything less than a mosque inside the stadium premises.
So many Hindus, Sikhs and Christians have played the game over the years. No one has ever heard of instances where they invited priests, missionaries, etc. This is absolutely idiotic and highly dangerous. The nation must be vigilant against such tendencies and nip them off in the bud.
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