Already under fire for his comments over suggesting that there was a difference between the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Gujarat riots, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had to face the ire of BJP MP Kirron Kher who slammed him on Twitter for his insensitive comments.
Earlier, Kirron Kher’s husband, Anupam Kher, had also allegedly lashed out at him saying “How can some students make a hero out of someone who criticises the country and is currently out on bail?”
Kher who is not much on Twitter, tweeted on Tuesday expressing her anger over Kanhaiya’s controversial statements:
Disgraceful statement by @kanhaiyajnusu that 1984 anti Sikh riots were done by mobs and not state sponsored. 1/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
So many Cong leaders are in the dock for the 1984 riots. Statement by @kanhaiyajnusu wilfully ignorant. 2/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
Kya aapka zameer bilkul mar gaya hai, Kanhaiya? @kanhaiyajnusu 3/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
But the student leader showed he’s no slouch on Twitter and responded:
हम झंडों का रंग देख कर ज़मीर नहीं जगाते, 84 और 2002 एक, अख़लाक़ भी गलत, नारंग भी ग़लत, बाबरी भी ग़लत, दादरी भी ग़लत https://t.co/Hbs4u8FJsV— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyajnusu) March 31, 2016
14 FIRs were registered against 49 BJP-RSS leaders fr their role in anti-Sikh riots. Zameer ke hawale se kuch bolein https://t.co/cldgCVEZZn— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyajnusu) March 31, 2016
Well, Kher made sure she had the last laugh and took a dig at Kanhaiya again
I don’t tint violence in good&bad colours. Will leave it to confused student leaders unsure of their personal stand. https://t.co/cOWBApyQkh— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 31, 2016
गोधरा भी गलत, भागलपुर भी गलत। I don’t tint violence in good & bad colours. (1/2) https://t.co/yk0g1MD0IE— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 31, 2016
Apparently, Kanhaiya’s riot comments did not go down well even with those who have been his supporters ever since he was arrested in a case of sedition.
But after facing criticism, Kanhaiya on Wednesday appeared to be in damage control mode and said he would fight against every massacre. He had also posted an explanation on Facebook: