Owing to incidents taking place these days, it would be an understatement to say that the word ‘secular’ has lost its meaning. Or rather, it has failed to make people understand it’s meaning!
So it seems that the debates and blame games were not even done with, over the Zomato incident, and yet in another incident, secularism was put on stake again!
Reportedly, Ajay Gautam, founder of a Hindu right-wing organization ‘Hum Hindu‘ allegedly closed his eyes on LiveTV so that he didn’t have to see a Non-Hindu anchor, during a news debate.
This religious bigotry has reached to a whole different level of stupidity now!
The website of his organization states that its sole motto is “Complete Swaraj, absolute Hindu Raj”
Guess who needs a lecture on secularism!
Watch the video here:
Hindu leader Ajay Gautam was on a debate show & covered his eyes so he didn't have to see Khalid, a Muslim news presenter.
This is NOT SATIRE!
— omer (@intellectroll) August 1, 2019
Twitterati took to twitter to express their disregard.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) August 1, 2019
Hindu Leader?! I'm a Hindu and have never heard of this imbecile called Ajay Gautam. https://t.co/n0TaYwNmAY
— Brijesh Kalappa (@brijeshkalappa) August 2, 2019
After the video went viral, editor-in-Chief of News24, Anuradha Prasad also disparaged his behavior on Twitter :
we at the newsroom of @news24tvchannel are in shock at the inappropriate & condemnable behaviour of Mr Ajay Gautam . Ethics of journalism do not allow to give platform to such devisive voices & gestures . @news24tvchannel has decided not to invite Mr Ajay Gautam to its studio .
— Anurradha Prasad (@anurradhaprasad) August 1, 2019
We are yet to receive any response from Gautam’s side.