Kansas shooting: Twitterati slam Hindu Samhati President for asking Hindus to wear ’tilak’ for security

His remark has spread like wildfire on Twitter and people lambasted him for creating a controversy out of a sensitive matter.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: February 28, 2017 3:26 pm
Tapan Ghosh, Tapan Ghosh controversial remark, Kansas shooting, Kansas bar shooting, Kansas attack, two Indians attacked in Kansas shooting, Hindu, Hindus-bindi for security, bindi, tilak, India news, Indian Express His remarks come close on the heels of the tragic death of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an alleged hate crime by a Navy veteran at a bar in Olathe city in Kansas.

As if the shocking news of an Indian techie’s killing in an alleged hate crime in US wasn’t bad enough already, a member of a right-wing party has gone right ahead and tainted it with religion. Hindu Samhati President Tapan Ghosh on Saturday courted controversy after he suggested that Hindus should wear certain symbols that could differentiate them from other people for security against attacks.

He suggested that Hindus show their identity by wearing ‘Tilak’ (coloured powder worn usually on the forehead) and that the women should wear ‘bindi’ (a red dot worn on the centre of the forehead) for security, news agency ANI reported.

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His remarks come close on the heels of the tragic death of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an alleged hate crime by a Navy veteran at a bar in Olathe city in Kansas. A 51-year-old Kansas man has been charged with killing the Indian engineer and wounding two other men when he opened fire in the bar.

Ghosh’s comment received criticism online and Netizens slammed him for making the irresponsible remark. Many even said that he basically supports “killing in the name of religion.”

His remark has spread like wildfire on Twitter and people lambasted him for creating a controversy out of a sensitive matter.

32-year-old engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead after the gunman opened fire while his co-worker Alok Madasani suffered injuries and is believed to be in a stable condition. A 24-year-old American, Ian Grillot, who jumped to the defense of the Indians, also sustained injuries during the deadly attack and is currently recovering.

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    Aniruddha Biswas
    May 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm
    Hindus being targeted because Muslims murder innocents across the world is okay. Hindus wanting to save themselves from being the mistaken targets for other people's crimes is not? The pseudo-secular self-righteous jokers who criticize Tapan Ghosh can go take a walk. At least he's not a politically correct coward who always tries to be in everybody's good books by saying the right thing. Tapan Ghosh is a patriot fighting for the rights of Hindus in West Bengal who are facing terrible cution from a Muslim-vote chasing Chief Minister. Tapan Ghosh is an epitome of courage. The twitterati who so bravely condemn him are nothing but roaches who will never be able to hold a candle to people like him.
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    1. Amin Abdmuthalib
      Feb 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm
      These types of utterance are on the air after 2014 most of the time when Congress Party lost the Indian Rule.
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        Feb 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm
        B4 becoming m, these indian m ppl, all were h only.lt;br/gt;But those days, due to mive convertedd or kild, so they changed from h to m.lt;br/gt;So now, such m ppl, can change back to original h, no?
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          Nipa
          Feb 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm
          I would rather be around Hindus than Muslims. Muslims all want to ANNOY the world with their STUPID CULT. They can't be normal because their cult is barbaric and about conquering everyone else. They won't go to other Muslim nations, but insist on going to non-Muslim nations with the hope of converting people. No one one wants to be a stupid Muslim. All they do is create trouble EVERY place they go in the world. As an Indian I do not feel a bit of sadness for them,. They cause much of the trouble we have to deal with today.
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            ravi
            Feb 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm
            how nonsense these people they are i pity you . Donald Trump had not ate you cake
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