Sourav Ganguly, who is now the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to clarify his daughter Sana’s Instagram post over CAA
Bengaluru: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has requested all to keep her daughter Sana out of political issues after an alleged post over Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Ganguly, who is now the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to clarify his daughter’s Instagram post.
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The “Prince of Calcutta” pleaded with netizens to keep Sana out of the CAA issue. He wrote on his Twitter page, “Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics.”
Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 18, 2019
Sana’a alleged post on Instagram went viral on social media and Ganguly stepped into clarify. She had shared an excerpt from Kushwant Singh’s novel “The End of India”.
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This is what Sana’s post read: “Every fascist regime needs "Every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonise in order to thrive. It starts with one group or two. But it never ends there. A movement built on hate can only sustain itself by continually creating fear and strife.
“Those of us today who feel secure because we are not Muslims or Christians are living in a fool's paradise. The Sangh is already targeting the Leftist historians and 'Westernized' youth.
“Tomorrow it will turn its hate on women who wear skirts, people who eat meat, drink liquor, watch foreign films, don't go on annual pilgrimages to temples, use toothpaste instead of danth manjan, prefer allopathic doctors to vaids, kiss or shake hands in greeting instead of shouting 'Jai Shri Ram'. No one is safe. We must realise this if we hope to keep India alive”.
There were numerous comments to Ganguly’s clarification. So far, Sana has not reacted. Protests have been going on in several places over CAA.
Last Updated 19, Dec 2019, 12:02 PM IST