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2nd December 2015, 08:57 #1ODI Debutant
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'Cow Safer Than a Muslim in India': Shashi Tharoor in Parliament
New Delhi:*Stressing on 'growing intolerance' in the country, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday that a cow was safer in India than a Muslim.
Participating in the debate on intolerance in the Lok Sabha, Mr Tharoor said a Bangladeshi friend of his on a visit told him that "Islamic fundamentalists in his country were having a field day attacking India as a place where it is safer to be a cow than a Muslim."
Attacking the Modi government, Mr Tharoor said that it cannot promote "Make in India" abroad while there was still "Hate in India". Mr Tharoor said that the Prime Minister was silent over the issue while his party colleagues are resorting to "political polarisation" in the country.
"They are such explosives who can destroy Indian ideology," he said following it with a Hindi couplet, "Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna" (Religion does not teach animosity against each other)
While Mr Tharoor made sharp attacks at the ruling government over 'intolerance', he spared some praise for its leader and said that Narendra Modi was a "different person" before becoming the Prime Minister. He cited how the then Chief Minister of Gujarat had avoided resorting to "divisive politics" unlike any "clever politician" when bombs exploded during his rally in Gandhi Maidan in Bihar in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.
"He (PM Modi) continued his speech peacefully and so no one in the crowd of 3-4 lakh came to know of the blasts that had killed six people. He did not try to reap benefits of divisive politics," Mr Tharoor said.
Mr Tharoor said that India cannot sell itself to the world as a "land of pluralism, tolerance and Gandhianism while encouraging intolerance, communal hatred and minority insecurity within the country."
"But what has happened to Modiji now. Where has he lost is voice. After he became Prime Minister, he has forgotten the policy of taking along everyone. His senior party leaders are using political polarisation but he is silent," Mr Tharoor said.
2nd December 2015, 09:00 #2
I agree with Shashi here, I mean Shashi has not killed a cow but he may have murdered his wife... So yes Cow is a little safer....
"Everything else seems so superfluous." ~ Albert Einstein on the Bhagavad-Gita
2nd December 2015, 09:07 #3First Class Star
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2nd December 2015, 09:09 #4
Tharoor has lost his marbles. He is quoting some Islamic fundamentalists in Bangladesh through his Bangladeshi friend. Did he remind his Bangladeshi friend that Indian Muslims are 5000 times safer than Bangladeshi bloggers? He is taking advice from fundamentalists from Bangladesh and raising it in the Parliament. What has sycophancy done to this intellectual!
Congress is a party where every one tries to appear stupider than the party vice president.
Narendra Modi and Imran Khan Zindabad! NOT
2nd December 2015, 09:18 #5ODI Captain
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Shashi Tharoor should be the next Deputy Prime Minister once Rahul Gandhi claims what was written in his destiny as a Gandhi son.
2nd December 2015, 11:32 #6
A cow is a revered holy animal in Hindu religion, it really isn't that surprising or strange that it should be safer than a Muslim. Respect to the Hindus for walking the walk.
2nd December 2015, 13:55 #7
Congress has started playing it dirty now. They are doing everything to keep this communal flame burning, something I didn't expect even from them.
16th March 2017, 13:25 #8
Shashi Tharoor was in Pak for a few days visit.
Raise your words, not voice. It's rain that grows flowers, not thunder... (Rumi)