The past couple of days have been full with news of unrest and political tensions in many parts of the country. The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 has stirred various communities to react upon its resulting consequences. The act targets certain religious minorities fleeing religious persecution from their countries. More specifically, the act provides citizenship to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
A lot of people have protested over the decision, and in many places, the protests have seen violent outcomes. Army troops have been deployed in the state of Assam to keep a check over citizens engaging in violent activities. Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University has been a site of tremendous unrest with the protesting students and police trying to control them.
Amidst all this commotion, a lot of celebrities and iconic personalities have shared their opinions over the ongoing issue. While some have condemned the protests and their violent nature, a lot of people have shown solidarity towards the Jamia Millia University students. Among those sympathizing with them was Sana Ganguly, the daughter of Sourav Ganguly. Just yesterday, the BCCI president’s daughter shared a story on Instagram expressing her thoughts about the ongoing situation. She began with an excerpt from the late journalist Khushwant Singh’s ‘The End of India’:
“Every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonize 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.”
“The Sangh is already targeting Leftist historians and westernized youth”
She further expressed her dissent over the society’s tendency to target certain people. “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 realize this if we hope to keep India alive”, Sana concluded.
“The post is not true”-Sourav Ganguly
Sana’s story began doing several rounds of news and gained notable popularity. However, her father was not comfortable with the political attention his daughter was getting. He soon posted a tweet where he claimed what Sana wrote wasn’t true, and that she was too young to understand politics. He further urged people to keep her out of this matter whatsoever. Here is a link to his tweet:
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