Sexual harassment of Gurmehar Kaur has nothing to do with love for country
Times of India – Threatening a woman with rape can’t be justified under any circumstances. In this context, minister Kiren Rijiju should be more concerned about who’s polluting the minds of those who have been subjecting Gurmehar Kaur to extreme sexual harassment online. His government should show that it is indeed against all forms of intolerance by ensuring the strictest of police action against Gurmehar’s tormentors.
A certain section affiliated to BJP and its sister organizations believes in an aggressive definition of nationalism and imposing this on others. Anyone disagreeing with their world-view is labeled as anti-national and intimidated into silence. This intimidation can even take the form of physical violence – even against a war martyr’s daughter advocating pacifism.
The role of the government must be to discourage violence and ensure conditions for free debate, where nobody has exclusive claim to nationalism.
In a big and diverse country such as ours, people relate to nationalism in different ways. Questioning the government of the day or refusing to mouth patriotic slogans doesn’t weaken the nation. It isn’t anti-national. more> https://goo.gl/xKjD22
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