Mahua Moitra, the leader of the Trinamool Congress, lauded comedian Kunal Kamra for his incisive response to the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the right-wing group that compelled Gurugram organisers to cancel the stand-up comedian’s performance. Kamra challenged the VHP in an open letter to publish any footage of him disparaging “Hindu culture,” claiming that he “only pokes fun at the government.”
“You might feel horrible if the government treats you like a pet. “Where did the Hindu thing in this come from?” he said.
Due to his disagreement with the notion that “the Hindus of this world have given you the contract of their religion,” Kamra also removed the word “world” from the name of the group. (Also Read | Kunal Kamra’s show is cancelled due to threats; he has a 10-mark UPSC question)
He then issued a written “Godse murdabad” challenge to the VHP, urging them to denounce Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. The stand-up comedian, who has criticised the BJP-led NDA government on a number of occasions, declared himself to be “a bigger Hindu” than the VHP because he doesn’t make his career by inciting fear and making threats.
“I proudly and loudly chant “Jai Shri Sita-Ram” and “Jai Radha Krishna.” If you truly represent India’s youth, please write and send messages from “Godse Murdabad.” If you don’t, people will think you support terrorism and are anti-Hindu.
“Don’t tell me you worship Godse as your creator. If that is the case, keep cancelling my shows going forward. I’ll just be content that in this test, I came out larger than you in terms of Hinduism. I will always eat my hard-earned bread because I am a larger Hindu than you. I believe it is sinful to instil fear and threaten others in order to survive “In a tweet in Hindi, Kamra included the VHP’s official Twitter address.
Mahua Moitra, a member of the Lok Sabha, responded, “Good one Kunal. We can only hope that some of them can read.