Community groups – The CSF, Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum (MCYF), Catholics for the Preservation of the Faith (CPF), etc. have taken strong objection to a Facebook account - All India Congress Haters Association - which has posted offensive pictures and content writing. It is not only anti-Congress, but more importantly anti-national, hurts religious sentiments and creates enmity between groups by its hate campaign.
The police has been called upon to act by immediate blocking of the highly objectionable social networking site pages and stringent action to be taken against those behind the posts under sections like 295A, 153 and 66 of the Information Technology Act. It is clear from the slant of the posts that those tilting towards the BJP and the opposition could behind it. The glorification of Narendra Modi and anti-minority stance in the posts is another indicator.
The Indian Christian community is directly and indirectly attacked. The faces of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi morphed into the photos of Lord Jesus and Mother Mary in the holy pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary under the title “Scam Italian”. Another reference to Christianity is “OM versus Rome” and Congressman Digvijaya Singh being called a Christian convert, which explains his anti-RSS stand.
Politics seems to have hit its lowest ebb with social networking sites being used to carry on a cheap slanderous campaign, not just about ruling party leaders, but even the prime minister of the country has not been spared. Such hate and vilification seems to be aimed at creating anarchy and chaos in India. It is also instigating one religious group against the other for narrow political gains by vested interests, with elections expected next year.
There is much of the content on the Facebook account that cannot be printed as it is abusive and vulgar, with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi being the prime targets. ICAN being a Christian publication, we are not publishing the details.
The material that can be vaguely mentioned include:
1. Vulgar references to Sonia & Rahul Gandhi.
3. “Muslims won’t mind if Modi is elected PM: Vastanvi article.
4. A biscuit pack is shown with the title – Rahul G boldly written.
5. “Congress and Dirty Diapers – Both Need Changing” banner displayed.
6. Avtar: Part 7 – I feel ashamed to call myself an Indian: Rahul Gandhi write-up.
7. Condom Congress with party symbol on a condom with vulgar / obscene sentences.
8. The slogan “Die Jawan, Die Kisan” with pictures of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.
9. Modi is Kohinoor Diamond while Rahul Gandhi is Kohinoor Condom - condom photo shown.
10. The Aligarh Muslim University Grant linked to it protesting against Afzal Guru’s death penalty.
11. The PM’s dignity is lowered by showing him on the ground with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi walking over him
12. Pictures of Sonia Gandhi, Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani with the writing “Bitches Please… !!!” and scam amounts
13. Dear Muslims – UPA Govt killed your hero (Afzal Guru pic) Don’t vote for them or Next You and your family will be hanged.
14. Faces of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh morphed into Bodyguard film picture in place of Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
15. India got 3 Oscars for the movie “Loot India Company” with photos of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh receiving it.
Apart from being blasphemous, this is not about the opposition attacking the ruling party. Rather it is an insidious campaign to undermine the integrity and unity of India. It is also how low some stoop and such material will not be allowed in public domain, nor such personal attacks in political discourse.
We will keep you informed about the developments on this front, as complaints have been made, investigations are on and we are awaiting action soon.