Earlier this week, Kanhaiya Kumar during his speech at convention centre stated the difference between the 84 Sikh riots and 2002 Gujarat incident calling the former as “Mob led violence” while the latter as “State sponsored violence”. He faced severe criticism regarding this throughout the social media for giving a clean chit to congress for 84 riots while blatantly blaming Modi-led BJP govt during the 2002 riots.
See below what he said in his speech:
The JNU Snake soon realized that his words have backfired and now has issued a statement in his desperate attempt to do some damage control. He said while addressing a protest at Jantar Mantar, “We will fight against massacres may it be Bathani Tola massacre, or 1984 riots or the 2002 riots. We will together fight for their closures and we will make sure that the closure is in favour of justice and in favour of society,”
“Government wants to tire us in our struggles. But, they should keep in mind that neither is their exploitation new nor is our struggle new. You have not tried exploiting us and we will also not tire in our struggle,” he added.