CRICKET ‘For every slap on jawan, kill 100 jihadis’, says Gambhir
Former India opening bat Gautam Gambhir today launched a blistering attack – off the field – on “anti-Indians” who want “azadi”, or freedom, saying on Twitter that “for every slap an Indian soldier faces…at least a 100 jihadi lives” must be taken.
As he batted strongly for Kashmir, Gambhir said “our flag also stands 4: saffron – fire of our anger, white – shroud for jihadis, green – hatred 4 terror.”
Last month he spoke in favour of the Indian army again, but also defended Delhi university student Gurmehar Kaur, who had posted a pro-peace message and was not just mocked for it but hounded. There were alo rape threats against her.
Gambhir strongly supported Gurmehar.
“I have the utmost respect for the Indian Army. Their service to the nation and all of us is unmatched. However the recent events have left me with a sense of disappointment. We live in a free country where everyone is entitled to their opinion. If a daughter who lost her father puts up posts about the horrors of war with the intention of achieving peace, she has all the right to. It is not an opportunity for everyone to show how patriotic they are and gang up on her to mock her. She is entitled to her opinion just as every other citizen is. Everyone may or may not agree with it but mocking her for it is despicable,” he said.