Twitter Users Demands Baba Ramdev Arrest
Recently, the interview video in which Baba Ramdev lifting Republic editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami up in the air went viral for Ramdev Baba lifting the host. But from Sunday, people are demanding the arrest of Baba Ramdev! It is said that Patanjali Ayurveda co-founder Ramdev allegedly made comments against followers of social activist Periyar and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, calling them ‘intellectual terrorists’ which resulted in hashtag #arrestRamdev trending on Twitter.
In an interview that happened on November 11, 2019, Ramdev said followers of anti-caste leaders B.R. Ambedkar and Periyar E.V. Ramaswami are indulging in vyacharik aatankwaad (intellectual terrorism). After this comment, Twitter users started trending #BoycottPatanjaliProducts and now, #arrestRamdev is trending. Journalism professor Dilip Mandal, who uses his Twitter page to raise awareness on Dalit issues, shared several tweets on the issue. Political activist Hansraj Meena said that the abusive statements on Periyar and Ambedkar, and calling them intellectual terrorists cannot be tolerated.
“There is a stigma in the name of Ramdev Yadav. He is a slave of the Confederates. He is a traitor born in Bahujan. All Bahujans should give an agreement to this so that no one can dare to abuse our great men. Make the ears fun#shutdownPatanjali #Ramdev_Insults_Periyar#ArrestRamdev,” said another Twitter user. In the interview, Ramdev said that followers of Periyar have increased negativity. "Supporters of Periyar say that people who follow gods are fools, those who worship him are miscreants, and that God is evil, and such rubbish,” he said.
There is a stigma in the name of Ramdev Yadav.He is a slave of the Confederates.He is a traitor born in Bahujan.All Bahujans should give an agreement to this so that no one can dare to abuse our great men.Make the ears fun#shutdownPatanjali #Ramdev_Insults_Periyar#ArrestRamdev pic.twitter.com/Wi5QrTFkBi— DefaulterGabbar (@DefaulterGabbar) November 17, 2019
Ramdev has insulted our great Periyar Ambedkar Birsa . We must boycott him and his products. We should sue him too. We want #ArrestRamdev .— Dr.Sunil Kumar Meena (@Drsunil0198) November 17, 2019
🙏जय भीम जय पेरियार जय बिरसा 🙏#BoycottPatanjaliProducts#shutdownPatanjali #Ramdev_Insults_Periyar