This post starts with the Olympics, but Ends with the Erosion of Democracy in India.
It all began thus: In the following graphic it is said that the Sports minister of India had chanted something like Shoot the bughers. …The words are – Goli maaro saalon ko. Goli here means a bullet; and in conjunction with the next word means shoot. A Sala is actually a brother-in-law, but here, as is often, used as a derogatory word.
The meme goes on to say, that the minister, who speaks of bullets, had Failed to supply World Class Guns to the Indian Olympic Shooters, due to which they failed.
This had appeared in Facebook, and I had shared it with the words: Joote maro saalon ko, mimicking the above, and meaning ‘Beat them with Slippers.’
A Google search indeed bears out that the minister had definitely chanted, and as it had been in front of a Mike, had Incited the crowd to violence.
…modi, the bjp in general, and the minister have tried to gain credit for the achievements of India’s Olympians. But the Reality is Very Dirty. …Today I saw, in the social media, that Gold medalist Javelin thrower’s coach, a German, had slammed the Indian gorement of Failing to provide these Athletes with a Proper Diet.
Going back, Facebook and other platforms being Infested with the bjp, my post was taken down, deemed Violent!
A very Union minister of India can chant ‘Shoot them,’ and that is not violent. I, a Common Citizen, saying, in such cases, ‘Beat them with Slippers’ is Violence.