Wednesday is the day when the hashtag #AntiNationalRSS went bonkers on Twitter. The trending hashtag witnessed a lot of brickbats directed towards the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Its origins lie in social media users slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s crackdown on students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Twitterati took to ridiculing the harsh handling of the #JNUCrackdown issue.
Here are some tweets outlining the online political comments:
Let us all reject the vision of a divided, unjust, & illiberal nation that RSS wants to force on us. #AntiNationalRSS— Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) February 17, 2016
RSS/BJP, who have had no history of martyrdom, have the guts to question a party that lost 3 of its leaders to terrorism? #AntiNationalRSS— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) February 17, 2016
#AntiNationalRSS : They did not hoist India's pride, our national flag, for 52 long years. Now lectures India on nationalism, patriotism.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) February 17, 2016
Here are the people who still continue to support RSS:
Rss may be corrupt, communal but they never support pro Pakistanis and traitors unlike Congress and AAP #AntiNationalRSS— Akshita Asnani (@AkshiAsnani) February 17, 2016
And then there are the people who use satire to make a point:
Journalists vs Lawyers. Fight is for Communists. In a Democratic country. 😂 #AntiNationalRSS— Pradyum Murali (@pRaDs_09) February 17, 2016
But in all the brouhaha, this tweet seems to be the only one making sense:
When we say #AntiNationalRSS, we are falling into the same trap of questioning other people's patriotism.. Let's raise the level of debate..— Zeyad Masroor Khan (@zeyadkhan) February 17, 2016