BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to defend his daughter Sana Ganguly after her Instagram story related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The Act, which was passed earlier this month, seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
However, there has been a widespread protest over the act as many think that the latest move from the central government is unconstitutional. In some places, the protests have also turned violent. The highlight of the protest has been the unfortunate turn of events at the Jamia Millia Islamia University where a clash erupted between the police and the students.
In the wake of the unfortunate incident, students from across the nation have come out in support of the Jamia Millia students. 18-year-old Sana Ganguly perhaps wanted to do the same but her views were a bit extreme. A snapshot of an Instagram story from her account was widely circulated among media outlets. She had shared an excerpt from Khushwant Singh’s book ‘The End of India’ and many publications labeled this post as a remark against the CAA.
“Every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonize in order to thrive. It starts with one group or two. But it never ends there. A movement built on hate can only sustain itself by continually creating fear and strife,” the first few lines of her Instagram story read.
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) December 17, 2019
Sourav Ganguly faces the heat
As Sana Ganguly’s name started doing the rounds on internet, Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to defend her. The former India skipper urged everyone to keep Sana out of these issues while claiming the post was not true. Sourav Ganguly also added that his daughter is too young a girl to know about anything in politics.
“Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics,” Ganguly tweeted.
Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 18, 2019
However, his message seems to have fallen on deaf ears as a number of users slammed him for defending his daughter.
Here are some of the reactions
To save his job, one dad negated the intelligence of his daughter in public. What a day to witness https://t.co/b4rzuTZ2k6
— Priyanka Lahiri (@lahirip) December 18, 2019
Wish this guy has half the courage and brain of his clever and brave child https://t.co/DnYBhOEyJn
— Jude David (@judedavid21) December 19, 2019
Dada She is 18+
She is educated
She has a Spine unlike you. https://t.co/3LVhLpNA8K
— ' (@badamazakiya) December 18, 2019
Dada @SGanguly99 Am big fan of u just bcoz of your leadership qualities&All the cricketers you picked up have become star cricketers.Its enough that you are a born leader.
In this case,how can you expect our #SanaGanguly will not inherently possess your dynamism?
Let her speak.. https://t.co/Lv740LolSO
— M.Satish Kumar (@satishkumarm2) December 18, 2019
— Sarath (@_iSarath) December 18, 2019
Question : What's better than Dada's cover drive ?
— Shivam Sharma (@imShivam08) December 18, 2019
Dear Dada, she spoke the truth which many legends are yet to speak up. If saying the right thing does not require to "know anything in politics", then it's better than "knowing everything in politics" & keep quite. You as a father should be proud of this act of her! #SanaGanguly https://t.co/XklxdAY9tz
— Rama Naga (@RamaJNUSU) December 19, 2019
One thing is for sure: she knows better than you. https://t.co/ZNQki8Huhi
— Angellica Aribam (@AngellicAribam) December 18, 2019
She is 18. eligible to vote. old enough to have an opinion. And clearly, more guts than you.
bigger fan of hers than I was yours.
Aapko naukri ki chinta hai, usey desh ki.
More power to you Sana Ganguly! https://t.co/0xx5Qn5MuV
— shadab raza (@pareshan_archi) December 18, 2019
Shouldn't he be proud of her? Sadly he is trying to save his chair by kowtowing to you know who. https://t.co/IC3qDfUuXZ
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) December 18, 2019
A captain a lot of us wanted to emulate, a father, definitely not. https://t.co/KIl3jyYSjF
— Rakshith S Ponnathpur | ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ (@rsponnathpur) December 19, 2019
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