Union Minister in the central government, General VK Singh, on Thursday caused yet another controversy with his insensitive statement making light of the gruesome murder of two dalit kids in Haryana.
The former army chief reportedly implied that the burning of dalit kids in Haryana was as small an incident as hitting a dog with stones.
“Agar koi kutte ko patthar maar de to sarkaar zimmedaar nahi hai (government can’t be responsible if someone hits a dog with stones),” he was quoted by several TV channels.
VK Singh was commenting in response to a question on the burning alive of two dalit kids in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh district last Tuesday.
This is not the first time VK Singh or the members of the ruling party at the centre have created controversy by making extremely controversial comments.
Earlier this year, Singh’s ‘presstitute’ remarks against a section of the Indian media had led to a national outrage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had once used ‘kutte ka bachcha’ analogy to explain his ‘grief’ on Gujarat massacre of 2002, when more than 2000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in what many said ‘state-sponsored’ riots.
The footage of the interview showed Modi as saying: “Hum agar car chala rahen hain… aur koi drive kar raha hai aur hum peechhe baithe hain, phir bhi ek chhota kutte ka bachcha bhi car ke neeche aa jata hai, toh humein pain feel hota hai ki nahin? Hota hai. (If we are driving a car and I’m sitting in the rear seat and we run over a puppy. Then I feel the pain. I do.)”
Singh’s comments are already being mocked on social media. Here’s a snapshot of what people are saying on twitter.
@priyankac19 ohh,Sit. VK singh,plz stop ur nonsense comments. We knw u hv lost ur mental status. Modi ne chun chunkar cabinet me rakhen hain
— dharmendra sharma (@dksharmasge) October 22, 2015
#VKSingh how one can be so insensitive toward heinous crime against children. Of course Govt is responsible for creating such environment.
— Dr D.K.Singhal (@CADKSINGHAL) October 22, 2015
— Daljeet Singh (@Sdaljeets) October 22, 2015
— Rahul (@Rahulein) October 22, 2015