Modi’s Joke on Dyslexia Faced Criticism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced serious criticism on social media on Sunday after his video in which he cracked a joke on Dyslexia went viral.
The Prime Minister made the joke during an interaction with thousands of students who were participating in a competition to find technology-driven solutions for issues related to women and children.
Though the program is live, Modi Ji didn’t care about the people watching, and cracked an indecent joke which has given a chance for the opposition to fume him live!
An engineering student from Dehradun explained about a program that helps dyslexic children who face reading and writing difficulties to our PM.
She said "We have an idea to help dyslexic children, whose pace of learning and writing is very slow. But they have a high intelligence and creativity level as you have seen in the movie Taare Zameen Par..."
Modi interrupting the student, asking "Will this program work for a 40-50-year-old child too?" for which students laughed.
After girl replying “yes sir,” Modi not stopping with this, asked, “Then that will make the mothers of such children very happy.” This made students again laugh understanding his criticism.
But this hasn’t gone well with the opposition and various political leaders. They started blaming Modi for his insensitive behaviour.
Just came across a video of our @narendramodi taking political potshots using the name of dyslexic people.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) March 4, 2019
Shame on you Modi!!
You just can't go below this. Your insensitivity can't be washed away by dipping in any river. They may be slow in learning but not heartless like you.
Shameful and distressing. Some of us have dyslexic or disabled relatives, friends, children and parents. Sattar saal mein pehli baar, a person with this crassness occupies the chair of the PM. Enough, Mr Modi. Yeh hain sanskar aapke? https://t.co/8wBvtjPy7q— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) March 3, 2019
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorders that affects 3-7% people, (traits in upto 17-20%). It is genetic (heritable) that affects reading, writing & hence learning skills but not a marker for intelligence. Poor judgement by the PM to mock a neurological condition pic.twitter.com/lJczhocUYV— Dr. Sumaiya Shaikh (@Neurophysik) March 3, 2019
Cant believe. PRIME MINISTER making fun of Dyslexia !!https://t.co/uj8OmUi3eO— Vinod Kapri (@vinodkapri) March 2, 2019
A member of a lynch mob will be the most likely candidate to mock at dyslexia or any other mental challenge— Sid (@sidmtweets) March 3, 2019
I would really recommend they consult a psychiatrist- especially if they have access to powerful weapons
The Prime Minister of India keeping it classy as ever. Cracking a joke about dyslexia to target a political opponent. pic.twitter.com/qLoQMwKxVH— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) March 3, 2019
God! When we thought @narendramodi cd not go any lower, he still manages to stoop.— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) March 3, 2019
As a parent I do not want my kid to listen to a speaker who'd use dyslexia as a slur and here our Prime Minister uses dyslexia to insult @RahulGandhi
This is wrong on so many levels!!! https://t.co/gQ2IZVvY0m
Using 'dyslexia' to mock political opponent & his mother, in front of students. This guy belongs in the "International Hall of Shame" https://t.co/04i6EcDdDW— Sasidharan Pazhoor (@inquestioner) March 3, 2019
Leonardo Da Vinci,Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso,Lee Kuan Yew, Alexander Graham Bell,Tom Cruise and many great men & women were all believed to be dyslexic & look what they made of their lives. Mocking differently abled people marks a new low in our political discourse.#Dyslexia https://t.co/H2Y747zGid— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) March 3, 2019