New Delhi: After the Islamic State’s attack on a gurdwara in Kabul, Afghanistan, claimed 25 Sikh lives, BJP leader Kapil Mishra Wednesday tweeted “What would those who were distributing langar in Shaheen Bagh be thinking today?” The tweet didn’t go down well with Sikhs on Twitter who called out Mishra’s attempt at what some of them said was “spreading poison of communalism”.
काबुल में 11 सिखों की हत्या, गुरुद्वारे पर हमला
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शाहीन बाग में लंगर बांटने वाले आज क्या सोच रहे होंगे ? pic.twitter.com/5cYi0qhdBN
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) March 25, 2020
On Wednesday, four terrorists attacked Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul. There were over 120 people in the gurdwara at the time and the attack claimed over 25 lives. According to SITE, which monitors terrorist networks, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for this strike.
Mishra’s tweet was a not-so-veiled reference to Sikhs who volunteered to distribute langar at the Shaheen Bagh protest site. During the anti-CAA protests, the Sikh community had drawn headlines when they expressed solidarity with the protesters.
Mishra’s tweet has received over 12,000 retweets and 34,000 likes so far.
After Mishra’s tweet, several Sikh users on Twitter asserted that “Sikhs will never start thinking like this”.
कपिल सर सिखों की सोच नहीं बदलेगी.. गुरुओं ने सिखाया सेवा करना ही है। आज भी गुरुद्वारे बंद जरूर हैं लेकिन लंगर बनकर गरीब मजदूरों के लिए जा रहा है।
— Amandeep Singh (@singhaman1904) March 25, 2020
Kawalpreet Kaur, a Twitter user said, “Sikhs who were killed in Kabul terror attack today are not your pawn to vouch for your anti-Muslim and anti-constitution CAA.”
Sikhs who were killed in Kabul terror attack today are not your pawn to vouch for your anti-muslim and anti-constitution CAA. They aren’t at mercy of Modi Govt. What they need is justice and empathy. If you are with them then fight for justice for minorities in your own country.
— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) March 25, 2020
A Sikh twitter user asserted that “Sikhs will continue to stand for victims and will continue to provide Langar to needy, doesn’t matter if it’s ISIL or someone else behind this attack.”
Sikhs will continue to stand for victims and will continue providing Langar to needy, doesn’t matter it’s ISIL or someone else behind this attack. For us, Hindus and Muslims are human first. Killing us is easy but no one can kill principles given to us by our Gurus. DEG TEG FATEH https://t.co/szBRvUMlzG
— Gurpreet S. Sahota (@GurpreetSSahota) March 25, 2020
Another user wrote that despite the attack on Sikhs in Kabul, they will continue to be everyone’s well wishers.
हम आज भी सरबत का भला ही सोच रहे है।
थोड़ी शर्म बची है तो डूब मर देश वैसे ही इतनी आपदा से जूझ रहा है और तुमको अपनी जहरीली साम्प्रदायिकता फैला रहे हो। इतने जहरीले हो तुम भी उन जाहिलो से कम नही जो आंतक फैला रहे दुनिया भर में।
— जगजीत (@jagjeet10jan) March 25, 2020
यही की नफ़रत के ख़िलाफ़ लड़ाई न आसान थी, न आसान होगी।
लेकिन फिर भी दुनिया उन्हीं के दम पर आबाद है और रहेगी जो प्रेम, भाईचारे और विश्वास की बात करते हैं, इसे मानते हैं ।
— Gurdeep Singh Sappal (@gurdeepsappal) March 25, 2020
Fu*k off @KapilMishra_IND as a Sikh I still stand with my Muslim brothers & sisters. We Sikhs still support #ShaheenaBagh. Don't forget Akal Takht has also decreed we do it
Why are u so happy ISIS attacked a Gurdwara in Kabul? Did you pay them? 90% victims of ISIS are muslims. https://t.co/zl9Xxr3Jd2
— KEWRIOUS-TweetInder (@TweetInder) March 26, 2020
This isn’t the first time that Mishra has been accused of spreading hate. In February, Mishra had held a pro-CAA rally in Northeast Delhi’s Jaffrabad, soon after which communal riots started in the capital eventually killing over 53 people. During the rally, Mishra gave a “three-day” ultimatum to the Delhi Police asking them to get the roads cleared of anti-CAA protesters in the city.
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Even a cursory glance at the news articles authored by Ms. Kairvy Grewal reveals that she is more of an ideologue and less of a journalist. A journalist is more concerned with hard facts and irrefutable evidence/data while the ideologue is always concerned about creating a narrative which helps him/her to peddle his ideology.
Ms. Grewal firmly belongs to the latter group. All she has done in the above article is to cherry pick those tweets which support her narrative.
Kapil Mishra is obviously one of those cowardly people who spreads his hatred venom. Only one thing to do with a snake that spews venom….
Well in all fairness, why no one is questioning CM of Punjab who rejected CAA and now is asking GOI for the safe Ghar Wapsi of Sikhs to India. Is political alignment more important then national security and duty?
The Sikhs who were serving the anti- CAA protestors should ask themself, if they were serving the right cause? Did guru’s teach sikhs to not see clearly and reject the reality. The reality that Sikhs/ Hindus are facing in Afganistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan?
Totally unrelated. CAA is discriminatory and Sikhs stand up against all forms of discrimination, The Kabul killings were done by depraved terrorists. not by people disenfranchised by CAA. Also, you RSS sympathisers are worst than ISIL.
First, you Islamist Apologists try to equate RSS with ISIS and now directly saying that RSS is worst than ISIS, how much money you are getting for exonerating the ISIS, the Greatest Enemy of the Human Kind and villifying the RSS which work for all Indian from the Islamists ??
Sikhs are not scared of such incidents because Gurus had given a job to serve the humanity irrespective of any hurdles even life taking. Cast, religion etc is not in our vacoubalary nor is the fear. If Kapil Mishra you need us please tell, will help you and will never ask for anything at the time of need. You commented on our teachings, time will comment on you
Prime minister Modi should take care of Kapil Mishra who is born to divide India. He also must had lungar in Gurudwars but did not learnt that we do not see religion ,cast etc while serving lungar. If he is questioning Sikhs then he should answer who were the people responsible for 1984. If PM of India is not keen to arrest him then he is surely planted by political party to spread hatered and inciting the violence among communities
Kapil Mishra should respect all religions to bring about a good environment in our nation.We need to work together irrespective of caste & creed.He will get more respect & regards.His capability & knowledge is appreciable.
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