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AAP’s Kumar Vishwas in trouble over his remarks on Kerala nurses

The controversial comments were made a few years back during a function.

Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 21, 2014 1:32 am

AAM Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas has landed in fresh controversy over his “racist” comment on nurses from Kerala. A video footage of the poet-turned-politician’s stage performance showed Vishwas describing nurses from Kerala as “kali peeli (dark-skinned)” and nurses from North India as pretty.

The controversial comments were made a few years back during a function at the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi. Vishwas was shown saying that “hospitals had earlier dark-skinned nurses and one would be forced to call them sister. Many of them (Kerala nurses) were reluctant to give their photo in bio-data. Whereas now, hospitals have good-looking nurses from North India. When they enter the hospital after applying perfume, even those who are not sick would think about getting admitted in hospital.”

Outraged, Kerala’s United Nurses Association (UNA) held a protest march in Kochi on Monday. Nurses burnt an effigy of the AAP leader and sought an apology from him. UNA state president Jasmin Shah said that the outfit would rush a legal notice to the AAP leader. AAP Kochi office was stoned by a group of Youth Congress activists while Mahila Congress leader Bindu Krishna demanded a case be registered.

 

FIR registered against Vishwas in Lucknow

Lucknow: An FIR was registered in Lucknow Sunday evening against AAP’s Kumar Vishwas, who is the party’s likely candidate against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. SHO S K Gautam said a complaint was lodged by Ram Prasad Mishra, general secretary of the Ram Janambhoomi Sewa Samiti, and a resident of Mahanagar in Lucknow. Mishra alleged that Vishwas hurt religious sentiments by insulting Karbala martyrs and some Hindu deities. ENS

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    Achal
    Jul 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    The guy who commented is the real dark skinned man. He should look at the mirror and see himself how dark he is before commenting on others. Most Malayalee nurses are more fair than him. He likes North Indian dark skin because it comes out of poverty.
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      akkuturaju
      Jan 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm
      I was looking his details. He is Brahmin. It is good for him because his parents are white, sisters are white. They are "Aryan" breed immigrated years back from other countries Asia Minor or Europe. They are not representing India. Indians are originally from Dravidian Breed, brown colored. Here his comment indirectly said that they are not taking bath(Kerala Nurses). This remark is against all south Indians and he has to answer why he remarked like way. In fact thousand of nurses are working Europe, Canada, USA and Middle East. They are known as the best nurses in the world and highly paid. Nursing ociation has to take this matter seriously.
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        akkuturaju
        Jan 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm
        Kerala Nurses are working all over the world. You can find them in USA, Europe and Middle East. Even some nurses had taken care of American Presidents. That much famous and very efficent are them. Yes they are not white colored like Vishwas Mother or sister, because they are south Indian girls. Skin color is not important for efficency
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          akkuturaju
          Jan 21, 2014 at 4:37 am
          It is true somekerala nurses are black. It may be true his sisters are white. He does not like south Indians as a w. He is a brahmin - upper cl. They are thinking they are thebeautiful people in theworld. Thereare around 20 Lacs Kerala Nurses in India - almost 95% all nurses are Keralites. Most of them are B.Sc nurses - that is to say after High Secondary (12 grade) they have to study 4 years to become a graduate. Their profession is respected all over the world. Some KeralaNurses are working best hospitals in theworld like John Hopkins, Machusett General Hospital Boston, Mayo Clinic etc. Even some Nurses had taken careof American Presidents and UAE Sheiks and kings. Please pleaserespect them or otherwise not attack them
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            Generican
            Jan 24, 2014 at 3:20 am
            So, if I tell these nurses that they look like Europeans, will they get offended????Clearly, this is Indian problem, they discriminate against Africa and not Europe.
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