A week-long training in the Indian Army barracks might teach Sadhvi Prachi the real meaning of patriotism

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Sadhvi Prachi is just a foul-mouthed woman, who wears the garb of a Hindu ascetic to lash out her personal vendetta against the Muslim community. The Vishwa Hindu Parisad (VHP) leader loves to remain in the limelight with her outrageously communal comments. Recently, a video of Prachi created furore, where she is seen spewing anti-Muslim remarks.

“Now that we have achieved the mission of making a Congress-free India, it is time to make India, Muslim-free,” she said in Roorkee, where over 30 people were injured last week in a clash between two communities, over the forcible evacuation of a scrap dealer’s shop.

Prachi’s habit of attacking Muslims has become so common that we should have just stopped paying any heed to her, to let the controversy die a natural death. But we can’t, because she hacks on our sensibilities with her poison-induced comments. We get infuriated, exactly the emotion she wants to invoke among the level-headed people. It helps her to remain in the limelight.

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Last year, she took a dig at Gandhi, calling him a “British agent”, and aid that his contribution towards independence was “negligible”.

In the past, Prachi became a well-known figure with her anti-Khan remarks. She had asked for the boycotting of the Khans in Bollywood— Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh. According to her, the Khans’ films were corrupting Indian youth. She however, conveniently forgot the likes of other popular Hindu actors, whose movies show equal romance and violence.

Prachi has not even spared the Mahatma. Last year, she took a dig at Gandhi, calling him a “British agent”, and aid that his contribution towards independence was “negligible”.

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In the past, Prachi had asked for the boycotting of the Khans in Bollywood— Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh. According to her, their films corrup Indian youths

Prachi’s comments have left the BJP red-faced. While PM Modi is talking about peace and communal harmony in the US, Prachi is putting the party in a tight spot with her raucous comments. It’s definitely embarrassing for the BJP that Prachi pegged the party’s “Congress-mukt Bharat” (Congress-free India) agenda with her “Muslim-free” jibe.

The newly-elected BJP government in Assam was cheering the Assam board Muslim topper, who happens to be from a RSS-backed school. This was of course the party’s epitome of regional harmony. But Prachi’s comments have put the BJP on a back foot, especially because such negativity can polarise the vote banks in the upcoming UP Assembly polls.

Activist Rahul Easwar files FIR against Sadhvi Prachi for anti-Muslim remarks

Activist Rahul Easwar files FIR against Sadhvi Prachi for her anti-Muslim remarks

The Hindu right-wing party doesn’t want to be associated with such ‘fringe elements’ as Prachi. BJP party chief Amit Shah brushed off her acid remarks by trying to bring in the focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘development’ agenda. Shah said that the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh would be contested on the issue of ‘vikas, vikas, vikas’.

Before Prachi makes more dangerous comments, someone ought to send the woman to the Indian army barracks to teach her the real meaning of patriotism.

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Whether it’s women issues, politics or the paranormal, Rubi has an opinion on everything. Art and entertainment interest her, too. Hindu College alumni, she has written for The Hindustan Times and The Financial Express. Every now and then, she loves picking up her camera to capture life and its various shades.