BJP MP Gautam Gambhir takes a stand against minority harassment; Right-wing trolls fill his twitter handle with abuse

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In Gurugram, Haryana, an incident of harassing a Muslim man returning from his ramzan prayers had been reported yesterday.

Mohammad Barkat, 25, was allegedly accosted by a group of men on his way back from the Jama Masjid on Saturday evening. He was allegedly referred to with a derogatory term, asked to remove his skull cap and chant:

“Jai Shri Ram”

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While the usual supporters raising their voice for the minorities were vocal enough, newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir too took a stand on the same. He sought “exemplary action” against those behind the alleged assault on the Gurugram resident. In his tweet this morning, Gambhir wrote:

“In Gurugram Muslim man told to remove skullcap, chant Jai Shri Ram. It is deplorable. Exemplary action needed by Gurugram authorities.”

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“We are a secular nation where @Javedakhtarjadu writes “ओ पालन हारे, निर्गुण और न्यारे” & @RakeyshOmMehra gave us d song “अर्ज़ियाँ” in Delhi 6.”

While Gambhir sounded absolutely logical, the right-wing trolls were prompt to pounce on him for this comment, where he called out a wrong done to a minority citizen of India. The trolling and abuses stretched to such an extent, that Gambhir was forced to share another tweet from his account within a period of three hours. In his subsequent tweet, former cricketer wrote:

“My thoughts on secularism emanate from honourable PM Mr Modi’s mantra “सबका साथ, सबका विकास, सब का विश्वास”

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I am not limiting myself to Gurugram incident alone, any oppression based on caste/religion is deplorable. Tolerance & inclusive growth is what idea of India is based on.”

Perhaps Gambhir is yet to learn the tricks of the trade where everything that is said and done by the top leadership may not be driven into action. Below are some of the absurd responses Gambhir faced for simple solidarity and secular tweet in this particular incident.

The below handle @_NAN_DINI is followed by PM Modi himself.

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Muslim man beaten up, asked to remove skull cap, forced to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram



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