“Mentally disabled, goon, terrorist’: Youtuber hurls insults at Hindu seer Swami Rambhadracharya, Netizens call for police action”, OpIndia, April 10, 2023:
“A video has gone viral over the internet in which a content creator from a Youtube channel named Dhakad TV, identified as Arun Gautam, was seen abusing Hindu seer Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya, the founder and head of Tulsi Peeth, a religious and social service institution in Chitrakoot named after Saint Tulsidas. The video has garnered widespread attention prompting Netizens to call for the police to take action against the channel owner.
The video, wherein the YouTube channel owner is seen using extremely derogatory, abusive words against the Hindu seer, was released on April 8 and has garnered 20 thousand views since then.
Notably, Rambhadracharya has been blind since his early childhood. In the video, Arun Gautam mocks the disability of the Hindu seer by claiming that he is not only physically but also mentally disabled. He goes on to use snide phrases such as ‘goonda’ (goon), ‘sadak chaap’ (roadside person), ‘aatankvadi’ (terrorists), and so on for the seer who is highly respected and revered by millions of Hindus.
In a video full of derogatory words and expletives, Arun Gautam goes on to slam the government for awarding Swami Rambhadracharya a Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
He went on to label Swami Rambhadracharya a ‘coward’ who feared the late Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. He claimed that while Mulayam Singh Yadav was still alive, the seer lacked the courage to call on his supporters to raise ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans and that now that the SP patriarch is no longer alive, he is provoking his followers, who are mostly Dalits and people belonging to the backward class, against the SP leaders. He goes on to accuse the seer of spreading hatred.
The YouTuber goes on to incite the Dalits and the OBCs by claiming that such ‘babas’ thrive on the money of the backward class people and exploit it to provoke them against their political leaders….”
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