Shekhar Gupta has taken upon himself to showcase the rampant caste and religion based discrimination by highlighting the caste and religion of the subjects. Especially when they are seasoned politicians who are convicted of corruption or upcoming politicians accused of inciting a mob to start a riot. A cursory glance through his timeline will show how he successfully camouflages the divisiveness under the garb of liberalism.
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) January 6, 2018
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) December 26, 2017
Among other achievements, according to Gupta, their subjects’ biggest achievement to be highlighted, is either their caste or their religion.
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) December 18, 2017
Gupta also likes to specify religions of sports persons who have achieved great heights in their field, especially when it is a ‘particular community’.
My tribute to Tiger Pataudi on his birth anniv: how twice he put his hand up to lead a battered India against Windies: 1st at 21, then out of retirement, at 35 https://t.co/ANpGRz5gWT
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) January 5, 2018
Clearly, Tiger Pataudi was a ‘Muslim Star’ who was not afraid to use his name, especially when he also came from the lineage of rulers of former princely state Pataudi. That his father, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, was also a cricketer was not his personal identity either. And that he was a successful cricketer in his own league shouldn’t be the reason for him to carry his name on his sleeve. It has to be his religious identity that paramount.
But then how dare Bhakts, as anyone who questions such blatant liberalisation are called, question Gupta?
Why to bring religion card into it? A Player is a Player is a player. Tiger Pataudi remains one of the great INDIAN Captains.
— उत्सुक (@punj_pradeep) January 5, 2018
Shame on this Twitter user for pointing out the obvious.
Prefixing caste before the name new disease afflicting jurnos. Tiger Pataudi was not a star, highly acclaimed captain/cricketer. Shame on you.
— Chandrashekar (@kcshekar) January 6, 2018
How dare this fellow not care about the only thing Gupta cares about?
We salute Tiger Pataudi for his performance, graceful conduct and mostly wonderful human being on and of the field. But why don’t understand why are you highlighting his Muslim credentials, which he himself and his ardent fans never ever cared about.
— DAB (@DAB38142095) January 5, 2018
And why would this Twitter user compare Gupta to Rajdeep Sardesai, husband of patron saint of secularism Sagarika Ghose and numero uno journalist?
Sir, dont mind but sometimes you and @sardesairajdeep show off your passion for cricket too much and that just sounds awful. It’s sometimes bizarre and naked display of your knowledge about a certain topic.
— Vikaas Guptha (@VikaasGuptha) January 5, 2018
What is wrong with the world? Is this how people will start questioning their narrative? Is this how the cookie will crumble? When will these attempts at questioning the liberal way of discrimination end?