Right-wing Hindutva brigade wish death on newborn child of Saif and Kareena

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Star Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday. They named their child ‘Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.’

“We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last 9 months, and of course especially our fans and well wishers for their continued affection,” Saif and Kareena said in a statement.

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According to sources, Kareena delivered the baby in the morning on Tuesday at the Breach Candy Hospital, in south Mumbai and is reported to be in good health.

While it is the first child for the 36-year-old actress, Saif already has two kids Sara and Ibrahim with ex wife Amrita Singh.

But, for what was a moment of joy for the Bollywood couple and their respective fans, the right-wing Hindutva supporters were left seething on social media platforms.

These users, often dubbed as paid troll army of the right-wing brigade, took serious objection to Saif and Kareena naming their child Taimur.

The right-wing supporters’ objection to the name Taimur was based on a deep-rooted belief that the central Asian ruler had allegedly slaughtered Hindus during his invasion of India in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century.

One of the first social media users to slam the celebrated Bollywood couple for naming their son Taimur was the RSS poster boy, Tarek Fatah, who’s known for his Islamophobic rants.

A Pakistani by birth, Fatah wrote on his Facebook page, “I am astounded. How on earth would any Indian name their son ‘Timur’ or ‘Taimur’ the man who committed a genocide of Hindus and Muslims of India, who built pyramids of human skulls across India. And this is the supposed ‘Muslim royalty’ of Hindustan?

“For Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor to name their son ‘Taimur’ is evidence of utter ignorance or an arrogant embrace of the crimes committed by those who invaded and plundered Hindustan. What a fall, from Tagore to Timur.”

Fatah, who is not a student of history, has been known for his hateful rants taregtting anything Muslim. He’s often found himself in the spot of bother and embarrassment for his inability to back his claims with evidence.

Fatah, however, found support on Twitter from the usual suspects in the right-wing army, who joined the chorus to condemn Saif and Kareena.

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The criticism wasn’t just confined to the star couple with the hatred by right-wing group soon turning into a wish for the new born child’s death.

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The death wish for the newly born received instant condemnation on the microblogging site.

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Contrary to the spin being given to Taimur’s history to defame a celebrity couple bearing a Muslim name, this is what one of India’s finest historians, once wrote about the the central Asian ruler.

Irfan Habib wrote, “Those whom he slaughtered were not all infidel Hindus, deserving their fate, as in Yazdi, but both Hindus and Muslims: such as were killed by Timur when he marched towards Delhi “obtained the honour of martyrdom (sharaf-e shahâdat)”. Like Yazdi, he too describes the slaughter of all the enslaved captives in the hands of Timur before his recrossing of the Yamuna to attack Delhi: his estimate of the number of the victims is more moderate, being 50 000 as against Yazdi’s 100 000.”

Meanwhile, unperturbed by the social media discourse, the family appeared to be on the moon over the addition to the Pataudi and Kapoor family.

 

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. What a shock to the humanity itself, to see such kind of hatred displayed by such extreme thinkers. This has crossed all limits of humanity. Wherever such poisonous thinking exists in this world, it is the sign of collapse of tolerance, universal brother-hood. The real worrying factor is that all these poisonous thoughts are born out of the extreme views one possess about their religions. Whereas every religion teaches us only good. How can such fringe minorities in every religion and every society spoils this beautiful planet earth by their venomous ideology. Correction of thinking process is needed, so that love and affection should dominate this planet earth for every human-being to feel good to live in this beautiful planet.

  2. HINDUSTAN KI TAREEKH MEY DO TAIMUR HAI , EK TAIMUR LUNG (LUNG MANY LENGRA) JO EK ZALIM SHIA BADSHAS THA, AUR DUSRA TUGLEQ TAIMUR, JISKA MUDRA KI ITIHASS MAY EK ALEG MIQAM HAI, ESSEY PEHLEY JUB KOI BAZAR SEY5 RUPEY KA KUCH SAMAN KHARIDTA THA TO 5 SIKKEY DEYNEY PERTEY THEY , IS RAJA NEY EK KEY DO KEY PANCH KEY ETC. SIKKEY CHELAY

  3. Then janataka reporter will keep his son name as aurangajeb…history tells what taimur did, what happened about howra riots of west bengal??? U mean hindus lifes r not valuable? And please i am not a bhakt

  4. King Ashoka killed lacs of Hindus of that time and still you find lots of Ashok in this era. That doesnot mean present newly born baby has any connection with past King.
    Mean mentality of Bhakt mamas of Taimur..

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