A few days back, a storm was kicked up on +Twitter over CNN-IBN editor Sagarika Ghose's tweet following Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's Ganga aarti in Varanasi after his historic election victory that made his party the first non-Congress party to win a clear majority of its own. In typical leftist style, Sagarika 'demanded' that Modi visit a mosque as well, only to be rebutted by (ironically) a journalist from Pakistan.
#YoSagarikaSoSecular Good Reply from a Pakistani Journalist to @sagarikaghose pic.twitter.com/MMVEhEJ3WcBut the damage was done. Instantaneously, the hashtag #YoSagarikaSoSecular was born, some more sophisticated than the others, but all with the common theme that Sagarika's version of secularism is simply hate-mongering, deliberately showing Hindus and Muslims as two separate communities in opposition to each other. Instead of celebrating this massive mandate and hoping for growth and development for all, she continued to hanker for symbolism and cheap gimmicks, inviting rage.
— BJPUP Uttar Pradesh (@BJPLucknowBJP) May 19, 2014
Now waiting for #YoSagarikaSoSecular to say, "Why #NaMo called Parliament 'Temple of Democracy'..?? He should call it "Mosque of Democracy".It's not just Sagarika who indulges in this hate-mongering peddling around as secularism. But she is certainly one of the loudest, coming from the ilk of the Oxbridge-educated Indians-who-act-like-the-British, who hold the firm leftist belief that Hindus and Muslims will inevitably be at odds with each other and therefore should be looked upon separately. For them, secularism is defined by the Constitution and the constant shoveling of the term down the throats of Hindus. They do not even believe in India's long culture and the inherent secularism of Hinduism.
— Dr.Satvik Patel (@DrSatvikPatel) May 20, 2014
No wonder then that some of the tweets were outright hateful - hate begets hate?
#YoSagarikaSoSecular She swims in the pool wearing a burqaIn the end though, it seems this leftist has either understood that India has moved beyond these empty symbols of secularism... or she has decided to lie low till Rahul Baba learns how to speak. Till then, she called for truce.
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) May 18, 2014
Tweeple,pls can we call a halt to the gratuitous abuse? A fab victory, a new PM embarking on path of inclusion,lets understand each other!
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) May 19, 2014