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24 Jul, 2014

The culture of intolerance breeding in India – Hindustan Times

BJP leader K Laxman questioning Sania Mirza’s eligibility to be Telangana’s brand ambassador has again brought to fore the culture of intolerance breeding in present-day India.

Forget rating Laxman’s barb of ‘Pakistan’s daughter-in-law’ on the scale of absurdity, his posturing makes it clear that the ugly face of identity politics still has takers.

Laxman backed his discourse — if you are willing to call it one at all — with the argument that India’s best woman tennis player had no contribution in the five-decade-old movement for Telangana statehood.

Fair enough, but the controversy started because he did not stop his reasoning there.

Read the rest: Dear Laxman, who are you to draw the rekha for Sania Mirza? – Hindustan Times.