A Right-Wing Group is Worried About Dr Kanhaiya Kumar’s “Patients”
Right-wing organisation Veer Sena asks all the right questions regarding the safety of Dr Kanhaiya Kumar’s patients.
India is the largest democracy in the world – and the most entertaining one, as well. If it offers you a very real picture of an over-functioning opposition every morning, irrespective of who is in power; the beauty of democracy, really. It also leaves you smirking, giggling, and laughing, depending on how seriously you take our political representatives.
What Did They Do Now?
Kanhaiya Kumar shot to fame in the recent Jawaharlal Nehru University sedition incident, and we all hoped it wasn’t another ephemeral revolution. While his screen time has exponentially reduced without any major breakthrough in his fight against rising fascism in India, those convinced he is an anti-national element are doing their bit to make sure he stays in the news.
Ram Niranjan Pal, President of Veer Sena, a lesser-known right-wing organisation, had a very pertinent question to ask about Kumar’s capabilities, as the latter gears up to address a rally in Mumbai on 23 April. He asked, very intently:
We know that he (Kanhaiya Kumar) is pursuing his PhD from JNU and he is threatening to break the nation to pieces. How can a person like him serve the patients who will approach him after he becomes a doctor?
The nation wants to know.
When Pal was informed that Kumar was actually pursuing his doctorate in African Studies and not medicine, of any sort, Pal assured us that his question was not, in fact, a muddle-up of facts, as he replied saying:
So? He will become a doctor anyway and patients will approach him.
We tried, but his persistence won.
What Else Happened?
Not much; the usual, really.
The profound line of questioning by Pal came forth at a press conference organised by Hindu Janjagruti Samittee on Thursday. For context, they’re the ones behind the inscrutable campaign against ‘Love Jihad’.
“We will not allow him to come to Mumbai,” said Pal. Vaibhan Raut of Hindu Govansh Raksha Samiti disagreed – in part. According to him, “he should not be allowed to live in India”, altogether. Had Kanhaiya said something along the lines of him not feeling safe in the country and wanting to leave, he would have been branded anti-national rather violently. Wait, they did that already.
It looks like the self-proclaimed flag-bearers of the ‘Hindu nation’ are running out of tricks and logically sound questions. At least they’ll always have humour on their side.
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