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No intention to stop Humans of Hindutva, says administrator

The administrator had launched the page, in April this year, after a heated exchange with a nationalist friend, and has since then garnered a following of over 90,000 people

Written by Surbhi Gupta | New Delhi |
Updated: September 10, 2017 9:48:20 pm
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A day after posting on his Facebook page, Humans of Hindutva, that he is calling it quits, the administrator told The Indian Express that he did plan to discontinue the page, but later changed his mind after he saw the reactions of the right-wingers. “I did plan on leaving and put up a goodbye post after a rather rough night. But when I woke up I saw that several media outlets had covered my page. And the reaction of the right-wing under these numerous articles made me realize why I started this page in the first place. Many were gloating about how the fear of a bullet worked and that dissenters should take note. Many abused me outright. Some were even saying that I probably ran out of material,” he said.

The administrator, who wishes to remain anonymous, is known for writing satire posts and jibes on Hindu fundamentalists and right-wing supporters, in the popular Humans of New York format. A post by him, on Saturday, led to speculations that he was deactivating the page, “It was a good run but ultimately I realised that you guys are not worth a bullet in my fucking head. I’m tired of arguing with people for the last five months. I have worked hard over this period and have written over 80,000 words of original ‘content’ in this short span,” he wrote.

Later that night, he posted a picture of the wrestler Undertaker sitting in a casket and prepared for a fight, signalling a return. In another post, he shared a video clip of actor Leonardo DiCaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the 2013 Hollywood movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, where the actor gave a farewell speech to his colleagues but later says he was not quitting and would fight the legal charges against him. The clip begins with Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), speaking at a public event.

The administrator said that he got thousands of messages from people asking him to not quit. “This is why I started posting again. I guess to stop now would be to play into the hands of the fascists I despise so I guess I’ll keep this going for a little longer.” He had launched the page, in April this year, after a heated exchange with a nationalist friend, and has since then garnered a following of over 90,000 people.

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