“Kejriwal-Insults-Hanuman” trends on Twitter as outrage over Kejriwal’s tweet grows

On Tuesday, Social media was filled with outrage over a particular tweet of Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal, has been steadfastly standing behind the “students” of JNU saying “targetting innocent students” will prove costly to Modi:

It is well known that Kejriwal leaves no stone unturned when it comes to getting a chance to attack Modi, and here too, he played his cards. Today, Kejriwal shared a cartoon which among other things, showed Hindu God Hanuman as an arsonist, with a club in his hand.

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The cartoon, which was originally published in The Hindu, showed a rowdy, uncouth man in the form of Hanuman, flying with his tail on fire and a club in his hand, saying that he has done his job, and “now all attention is on JNU”. It appears that the cartoon was trying to make the point that all the anti-national slogans in JNU had been planted by BJP/Modi’s henchmen, “Hanuman” being one of them. This is not different from Kejriwal’s own stand. In his past tweets, based on a disputed video (against which ABVP has filed a case), Kejriwal has often said ABVP is suspected of these activities, even while disregarding all the videos which show JNU students like Umar Khalid chanting slogans:

Social media users expressed their in various forms, accusing Kejriwal of insulting Hanuman and Hindus:

Some also asked questions why The Hindu is being spared for such a post:

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