News media woke up yesterday to looks like it had a feast in waiting. Another story of atrocities committed on hapless minorities was waiting to be capitalized on and the story had an additional layer of garnishing. This was a campus story. You know how much this country loves Campus stories? A 27-Year-Old Kashmiri was made to Leave BITS Pilani After Facing Abuse And Threats From Fellow Scholars.
Let us look at the mainstream reportage:
With click-baity subtitles like “His mistake? He is a Kashmiri”, these were sure to go viral :
Esteemed politicians warming opposition benches since 2014 generously started contributing to the growing intolerance trends on Social Media. Digvijay Singh came up with the following statement:
Digvijaya Singh lashes out at Rajasthan Govt. over the attack on Kashmiri students in BITS Pilani. Here’s what he said pic.twitter.com/mFU57mLeFw
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 24, 2017
So let us try understanding the victim first:
Who is he ?
The student is Hashim Sofi, a research scholar at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. A search on Facebook revealed his profile (Which is now deleted but thankfully we were there earlier) :
What happened to him ?
He alleges that someone wrote something on his clothes. Sounds like they must have roughed him up pretty bad to be able to write something on his clothes right?. No! actually, his clothes were drying on a clothesline when this alleged incident happened.
“Oh, oh, did they at least tear his clothes up?”
No. Apparently, they did not even soil the clothes.
“So that’s it? Is that all the Sanghi terrorists in BITS Pilani did to the hapless Kashmiri Student that made him leave ?”
Yup. That is all he alleges. Now, look at this excerpt from HuffPo.
Not a really a strong case for intolerance, but still just his Kashmiri origin should be no reason to justify this unruly behavior. We sincerely hope that this matter probed properly.
But since we were already on his profile, we decided to have a look around, and things soon took a dark turn.
He turned out to be yet another “Kashmir Azaadi fighter” and a Pakistan sympathiser. Look at some of his posts, and notice how they are full of hatred for our army.
And look here the Kashmiri research scholar who was allegedly roughed by mainlanders, is sympathising with people who are waiving the Pakistani flag (a country we have constantly been at war with, and which is a hotbed for terrorist activities) on Indian soil:But again, up until this point, he is just fighting for and defending the “Kashmiris”. Perhaps he feels sympathetic to the sufferings of the Kashmiri Pandits as well, who share the same motherland. But then we came across this:
At this point, he has lost all credibility in our view. How can he forget the mass genocide and cleansing that happened in Kashmir that completely changed the demographics of Kashmir (along with infiltration by Pakistanis)?
Asking for plebiscite after the natives of the place have been driven away – Does he even realise how stupid he is being?
Then he goes out and pours his heart out in support of Zakir Naik, who has been proven to have terror links and funding and is currently at large.
Now the only question to ask is to what extent has the Kashmiri research scholar who who was allegedly roughed up in BITS Pilani campus, been radicalized. The following posts lead us to the answer:
So looks like the hapless Kashmiri student is not just a proponent of Azadi but firmly believes in Sharia Law, fighting for Khalifah and driving Kuffars out of ‘his’ lands.
Here is another example:
Funnily this is coming from someone who left town because someone wrote something on his clothes. Oh! The irony of it
Please Note – All of these still do not give an excuse to rough him up and guilty must be punished but at least the veil from the face of the innocent Kashmiri Student from BITS Pilani is off.
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