Rajdeep Sardesai’s blog ‘Yes, I am Anti-National’ has been catching a lot of eyeballs. Rajdeep is a journalist and a writer. He is currently the editor at India Today. Experts from his blog read- “Yes, I am anti-national because I believe in an expanded definition of the right to free speech as spelt out in Article 19 of the Constitution”, He went on to talk about the JNU row “Yes, I am anti-national because while I am discomfited by the slogan shouting at JNU in support of Parliament terror convict Afzal Guru, I do not see it as an act of sedition. The sketchy video evidence made available shows the ‘students’ (we still don’t know if all of them were, indeed, students) shouting slogans like ‘Bharat kee barbaadi’, and hailing Afzal’s ‘martyrdom’.”
He also twent on to say “Yes, I am anti-national because while I am a proud Hindu who wakes up to the Gayatri mantra, I also like a well
done beef steak, which, according to BJP minister Mukhtar Naqvi, is a treasonous act, enough to pack me off to Pakistan.”. His blog has caused a spark on twitter. While some have reacted very strongly againt this, some have applauded Rajdeep’s courage and his view point.
Read his full blog here-
http://www.rajdeepsardesai.net/columns/yes-i-am-anti-national and let us know your opinion.