MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut and self-proclaimed controversial godman Sadhguru faces condemnation for justifying mob lynching in the name of the cow.
The actress interacting with the spiritual leader during ‘In Conversation with the Mystic 2018’ earlier this week slamming India’s liberal class and justifying the mob lynching.
As expected, after the video of their chat went viral, it triggered a debate on social media. Here is how Twitter reacted:
I supported Jaggi in Rally for Rivers & appreciate Kangna's movies but what they're talking here is ridiculous!
– Calling Liberals as Fanatics
– Normalizing Mob Lynching by calling it "Real India"
– Kangana agreeing to it & saying it happens in her village
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) August 9, 2018
Right wing icons Kangana & Sadhguruji criticize liberals and sort of justify people getting violent to protect cows in India.
— Od (@odshek) August 8, 2018
Always admired Kangana, always. Never expected that she would normalise lynchings. Her feminism is all about herself. Disappointed as a Fan.
and @SadhguruJV normalises Lynchings and says people who criticise Lynchings don’t know real India.
— JAS (@ApatheistWrites) August 10, 2018
How did she defend cow lynching ? Your just threatened she's proud of her Rajput roots. Regressive left will be 100% fine if SRK said he is a proud Muslim or supported blasphemy laws.
— Harry (@SikhSecular) August 8, 2018
Had I got a teacher like @SadguruJV ,who is also a cow expert, would have got more marks in my primary classes writing paragraph on 'Cow', Cow not only useful for cowmilk, it also helps us to understand the meaning of many eng.words such as 'Liberal, Antinational, Lynching etc.
— Gautam Mirdha (@GautamMirdha) August 10, 2018
Kangana Ranaut can understand the nuances of privilege and the dangers of terms like ‘eugenics’ but does not understand systemic majoritarian violence. Is she stupid or does she think we are?
— Shvetal (@novelnarratives) August 10, 2018
At one place, Kangana, in her conversation with Sadhguruis heard saying, “I’m working on a martyr’s biopic Manikarnika where there is a scene where my protagonist, Laxmi Bai, goes and saves a calf. My crew had a discussion, we halted the shoot. They said ‘we can’t save a calf’ because we don’t want to look like cow savers.”
She then goes on to add, “When such a prejudice thrives, as a person you feel very protective of who you are and what your values are, and you want to save all animals and you definitely want to save the cows because the prejudice is really agonizing. But (then) lynching for cows takes place and you look like an idiot. You feel conflicted. You want to save the animals but when the lynching happens, you feel heartbroken at what’s going on. You feel this is wrong.”
Sadhguru, while talking about lynching in India, says, “I am saying that these people, who are talking about lynchings, they’ve not seen India at all.” He was referring to the justification for violence in the name of cattle in the Holy books of Hinduism.