Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Guha threat mails

New Delhi, March 28 (PTI): Historian Ramachandra Guha today tweeted that he had been getting "identical mails" that warned him not to be critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.

Guha, who is also a columnist for The Telegraph, said the mails warned him against criticising BJP president Amit Shah.
"Many people/IDs sending identical mails warning me to 'get ready for punishment (sic) by Divine Mahakal' for being critical of the BJP," he tweeted. "I am also warned not to criticise Narendra Modi and Amit Shah who 'are blessed & divine... chosen one by Divine Mahakal to change the world'," he said.

Calling themselves "Divine Indian", the senders of the mails told Guha not to compare Modi with Indira Gandhi and Shah with Sanjay Gandhi, while calling the BJP leaders "Divine chosen ones".

"Before writing such blogs, comparing Mr Modi and Indira Gandhi, or Amit Shah and Sanjay Gandhi... you should understand the differences between them. Who are you to think, and write that way? You need to first understand the meaning of Divine chosen, and blessed by divine," the mail read. It also warned Guha "not to compare or insult" and "maintain the dignity of blessed persons".

Guha told PTI that such mails were a "routine affair" and they were "nothing serious".

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