NRC draft has come as a death knell for the already dwindling common sense of opinion makers

Indian politics has seen all kinds of exhibits and if minority appeasement was considered a fatal disease affecting political judgement, the NRC draft has almost come as a death knell for the already withering grey matter of the “opinion makers”. The publication of draft NRC list has brought out all sort of reactions. From TMC chief Mamata Banerjee who predicted ‘civil war’ and ‘bloodbath’ to Congress calling the NRC a politically motivated move by the BJP, the NRC has generated a lot of heat.

Amidst all this, the journalists who exude blinding brilliance and politicians who are a poster child for nepotism took this opportune time to exhibit how common sense and education are essential.

Abusive troll masquerading as a journalist, Swati Chaturvedi chose to compare proofs required to be shown proof of residence by people in Assam to determine their nationality with the educational degree of PM Modi and Smriti Irani which have been claimed by Aam Aadmi Party supporters as fake.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Swati, who probably attributes the figment of her fertile imagination to ‘sources’ in her ‘explosive articles’, speaking on proofs is a bit rich. Moving on to Barkha Dutt.

To her credit, Barkha Dutt does put out the disclaimer that she is not an expert on the NRC Assam. But she just compared Indians working on a legitimate work visa in the US to illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who may even have received election cards and have voted. And if for whatever reason, the United States decides to change its policies, Indians in the US on legitimate US visa will not be declared ‘illegal immigrants’. They will have to leave the country on expiry of their visa and they could either return back to India or move to another country of their choice, on a valid visa, of course.

And echoing Barkha Dutt’s views was fodder scam convict Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav.

To his credit, too, Tejashwi put out the disclaimer that he would voice his views once he examines the clauses. But he too compared Indians on legitimate and valid visas working or living elsewhere to illegal migrants.

Going by the trends, soon a narrative would be built to guilt Indians on the illegal immigrants’ issue by comparing the same with NRIs who are on completely legal documents on other countries.

Politically incorrect. Author, Flawed But Fabulous.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Ghaziabad: Stray dog, mother of five puppies, raped and dragged to death by Nafees and Tauseef

Nafees, one of the accused, has reportedly confessed to the crime of raping the animal several times before dragging her through the streets

Loans waived by Congress govt in MP, but here are the ‘conditions apply’ that farmers should see

One of the main poll promises in the run-up to 2018 elections was farmer loan waiver. Rahul Gandhi and all Congress leaders harped on farmer loan waiver.

Rajasthan Police ends up declaring a true incident as ‘fake news’ on Twitter

In a video being widely shared, a person can be heard complaining about 'Aurangzeb Rule' in Rajasthan and the people sharing the video claim it is from Utambar, Rajasthan.

Here is what connects attack on Akshaya Patra, French NGO against Rafale and demonization of Amarnath Yatra

The web of foreign-funded NGOs that demonised the Amarnath Yatra, French NGO that complained against Rafale in France and the demand to remove Akshaya Patra from midday meals contract

After spreading negativity during Diwali, Times Now is in a festive mood during Christmas

Times Now's tweets reflect the general attitude of the Indian elite towards Hindu festivals. While everything negative is associated with Hindu festivals, an aura of celebratory mood is spread on the occasion of Abrahamic festivals.

Activist opposing Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal contract thinks ‘Brahmins obstruct India’s development’

The Akshaya Patra has come under criticism recently for not including onion and garlic in its mid-day meals for school children.

‘I was a communist, but I fail to understand how talking about Hindus becomes ‘communal’: Hadiya’s father joins BJP

He said that he was a communist since childhood but of late the party is playing dirty vote-bank politics eyeing minority votes.

PM Modi makes a big announcement: 99% items to soon fall under 18% GST slab or lower

"Today, GST system has been established to a large extent and we are working towards a position 99% things would attract the sub- 18% slab", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

No Rajdeep, there is no reason to thank Imran Khan for the homecoming of Hamid Ansari. Here is why

Rajdeep Sardesai has time and again proved himself to be a master of quackery

Why CM Manohar Parrikar was seen inspecting a bridge in Goa and why critics should lay off

It is unfathomable the Parrikar was being coerced to appear at the site of the bridge. On the other hand, it is most likely that Parrikar coerced his medical team to allow him out in the open.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,810FansLike
98,289FollowersFollow
6,382SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these