A journalist called Mihir Sharma, who has a long list of controversies to his name  today looked like adding another feather to his cap after complaining about too many Hindu festival related floats (tableaux) in the Republic Day parade.
Intriguing that so many states these days seem to send Hindu festival/celebration related floats – even Goa had two random guys in saffron
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) January 26, 2017
His intrigue, which was a nice attempt to hide his bigotry, ended up betraying his bigotry especially with term like “even Goa”. In the world view of Mihir Sharma, Goa should now do away with anything Hindu as it has significant Christian population.
For Sharma, people wearing saffron (Hindus in appearance) are ‘random guys’ in Goa, even though Goa still is a Hindu majority state with them forming 66% of the state’s population, at least on paper.
So not surprisingly people took exception to his comments and replied to in style:
Lt Col Rohit Agarwal (retd) showcased the
Hindu communal influence in the Indian constitution to Mihir Sharma:
— Rohit Agarwal (@ragarwal) January 26, 2017
Another pointed out that the Flypast by fighter jets too was communal:
@mihirssharma Sir, saw Communal SUKHOIs. Made a Trishul formation too. Totally bad sir. Buy some burnol.
— Sniper (@avarakai) January 26, 2017
Some tried to test if Sharma had some allergy against the saffron colour:
— Nupur (@UnSubtleDesi) January 26, 2017
Did he never notice our national flag?
And for your kind information, there is saffron on our National Flag too… On the top…
Now burn more…plz…?https://t.co/myuzL2D0Rg
— °अद्वितीय° (@AnupamHB) January 26, 2017
Well, Hindus are now below 80% of the Indian population, maybe that’s why Mihir believes that these symbols are disproportionate?
Shame on the govt for celebrating and showcasing Hindu festivals in the tableaux. After all, they constitute only 80% of the population https://t.co/xWUx7MkKZL
— The Masakadzas (@Nesenag) January 26, 2017
Coming back to “even Goa”, what would have been a better depiction of the state during the R-Day parade? The inquisition?
— doubtinggaurav (@doubtinggaurav) January 26, 2017
The secular tolerant dude can’t tolerate two random dudes in saffron:
@mihirssharma you CANNOT tolerate 2 dudes in saffron but talk about intolerance. Grow up. Practise what you preach.
— markvision (@markvision9) January 26, 2017
This accurately summed up the whole incident:
— Deepak Jain (@1981_jain) January 26, 2017