“We’ve moved on from Gujarat Riots. That the Muslims have put it behind them”- Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor demands the people of India, including Muslims to erase the memories of Gujarat Genocide while conversing with Barkha Dutt, the senior journalist, about the BBC documentary titled ‘India : Modi Question’ . The BBC documentary about Modi which released on 19 January displays the Modi’s hands behind the Gujarat genocide 2002.
Asmita Bakshi, renowned journalist tweets, “Shashi Tharoor (rightly) demands reparations for British rule – which ended 75+ years ago- but everyone should simply move on from violence that killed thousands in 2002, where nearly every perpetrator is either out on bail or in power. Injustice is not a function of time. ”Rahul Mukherji and Siddharth, twitter influencers , shared the tweets and criticized Tharoor for the comment on the subject.
Although the Central Government had tried to diminish the documentary screening, many university students and local activists across India has started the screening of the documentary. Following Hyderabad central University, JNU has also conducted the screening of the controversial documentary. Delhi police arrested Jamia students , including SFI unit Members, Fraternity movement members and political activists like Lubaib Basheeer, national secretary of fraternity movement while they were attempting to screen the documentary on the campus.