New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirron Kher on Wednesday termed the statement by Kanhaiya Kumar as disgraceful in which he said that there was a stark difference between the 1984 Sikh riot and 2002 Gujarat riots.
Hitting back at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president, Kher tweeted, ""Disgraceful statement by @kanhaiyajnusu that 1984 anti Sikh riots were done by mobs and not state sponsored".
"So many Cong leaders are in the dock for the 1984 riots. Statement by @kanhaiyajnusu wilfully ignorant," Kher added further.
Kirron Kher, a 60-year-old threatre and film actress and a member of the Saffron party did not stop here and attacked him further by tweeting, "Kya aapka zameer bilkul mar gaya hai, Kanhaiya? @kanhaiyajnusu". (Is your inner self dead?)
According to Kanhaiya Kumar, there is a fundamental difference between 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Gujarat 2002 riots. He alleged that while the Gujarat violence was carried out through state machinery, the 1984 massacre was actually due to mob frenzy.
Recently, Anupam Kher, actor and Kirron Kher's husband lashed out at Kanhaiya during the screening of his film at Jawaralal Nehru University. Without naming the JNUSU president in his speech, Kher, who has been critical of the JNU issue, questioned how one who “speaks ill” of the country can be celebrated like he was an Olympic medal winner.
“He is out on bail, he hasn’t come back with a medal from Olympics that he should be accorded such huge welcome”.