Earlier on Vlad we had an article on the Dalai Lama’s position on Islamic terrorism which quoted the Tibetan spiritual leader as being quite clear that one cannot use non violence to deal with islam and its methods. Now the great grandson of India’s first prime minister Nehru and involved with the famous Gandhi, inventor of passive resistance and non violence as a tool for political change joins the Dalai Lama in recognition of the need for active resistance and serious resistance to Islam.
From the Daily Mail UK:
Varun Gandhi, who is said to have made hate speeches, gestered as he arrives at court
The great-grandson of India’s first prime minister was arrested yesterday for promoting hatred against Muslims.
Varun Gandhi, 29, is alleged to have made hate speeches and incited violence ahead of next month’s national elections.
It is claimed he was filmed comparing a rival Muslim politician to Osama bin Laden and had threatened to cut the throats of Muslims at two recent political rallies.
Gandhi belongs to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, which has produced three prime ministers over six decades and always encouraged a secular government and tolerance for religious minorities.
But Varun, a descendant of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is a member of the Hindu nationalist, right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party.
Yesterday he drove through the streets of Pilibhit, a town in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 135 miles east of New Delhi – where he is seeking a parliamentary seat.
Thousands of supporters accompanied him before he turned himself in.
He will be held until tomorrow, when he can seek release on bail. If convicted, he could be disqualified from running for office and jailed for three years.
On March 17, India’s Election Commission told officials in Uttar Pradesh state to file a criminal case against him for promoting hatred.
Gandhi denied making the comments, saying the video had been tampered with.
He said: ‘I am innocent. I have been falsely implicated in a conspiracy.’
But the Electoral Commission said it is ‘fully convinced and satisfied’ the video ‘has not been tampered with or doctored’.