New Delhi: Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday took a dig at Team Anna, saying Satyagraha does not mean use of derogatory language.
Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a national seminar on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here, Sibal evoked the principles of Satyagraha laid down by Mahatma Gandhi while taking a veiled potshot at the anti -corruption crusader.
"As Mahatma Gandhi followed the path of humanity, he never abused anyone. Today Satyagrahis use abusive language and say that if we (authorities) will not listen to their demands then we are thieves," he said.
Sibal lauded the principles and teachings of Sufism and announced the release of a special stamp to commemorate the 800th Urs (death anniversary) of Sufi saint Sultan-ul-Hind Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti Gharib Nawaz in Ajmer, set to commence from May 22.
Further, he added that “proper research” is required before setting up a Sufi institute in the country.
First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 21:05