‘Kanhaiya's Mother Failed To Teach Him About Patriotism,' Says BJP MLA

09/03/2016 1:08 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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On the occasion of International Women's Day, Usha Thakur, a BJP MLA from Indore, announced that people become terrorists, traitors or Naxals due to the negligence of their mothers.

Commenting on the recent row surrounding Jawaharlal Nehru University and its students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Thakur said, according to ABP Live, that “Kanhaiya's mother failed to teach him about patriotism.”

He raised anti-national slogans because his mother didn't impart moral values, knowledge, experience...

"He raised anti-national slogans because his mother didn't impart moral values, knowledge, experience," reported the Navbharat Times.

Kumar was arrested and charged last month with sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans in a student rally against the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, who was convicted for the 2001 Indian Parliament attack. The arrest took social media by storm, with many rallying for Kumar and protesting against the police's extreme measures. Kumar was later released on interim bail on 2 March 2016 making him an overnight hero.

This is not the first time Thakur has courted controversy. In September 2015, she said that Muslims should sacrifice their sons instead of goats on Eid-ul-Adha.

“Muslims were supposed to sacrifice their sons but the son changed into a goat. So Muslims should sacrifice their sons instead of killing innocent animals,” she had said, according to DNA.

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