Former Hindu Editor Siddharth Varadarajan Threatened by Goons,Beat Up his Caretaker[VIDEO]
By Johnlee Varghese | March 7, 2014 2:49 AM EST
Senior Journalist and former editor of Indian national daily- The Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan revealed on social media on Thursday that four goons recently beat up his caretaker and told him to warn Varadarajan to 'watch what he says on TV.'
In his Facebook page, on Thursday Siddharth Varadarajan posted: "Four thugs recently beat up the caretaker of my flat in Delhi. The incident took place near our home, with the thugs saying, 'Tell your sahib to watch what he says on TV.' They also issued a threat to my wife, Prof Nandini Sundar, about her Chhattisgarh case. We don't know who they are, but it's clearly aimed to intimidate. The caretaker is recovering. While the police have been helpful and are reviewing neighborhood CCTV footage, I am making this incident public on the advice of friends who believe it may serve some deterrent value."
It is rumored that his anti-Modi stance may have earned him the wrath of the right wing fanatics. His book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy,attacks the hindu religious leaders and their ideologies. It is speculated that his stance may have earned him the wrath of right-wing fanatics.
The incident has baffled Varadarajan as well, as he has no idea,what exactly the goons found offending.In his Twitter account Siddharth (@svaradarajan) posted:" I have no idea what they took offence too, since I'm on [TV] virtually every day!"
Siddharth Varadarajan is popular Indian -American journalist, editor, and academic. And has also worked with the Times of India, the largest Indian daily, as its Deputy Editor.
In the run-up to the elections, there have been several incidents pointing to an increasing lack of acceptance and intolerance in India. Recently American author Wendy Doniger also came under attack over her book. Penguin Books India was forced to withdraw Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History" from Indian bookstores and pulp any remaining copies owing to a legal battle started by a right wing Hindu fundamentalist group.
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