Cricketer Gautam Gambhir is facing backlash for a tweet where he described the Indian tricolour and the meaning of its colours.
Anti-Indians hav forgotten dat our flag also stands 4: saffron - fire of our anger, white - shroud for jihadis, green - hatred 4 terror.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 13, 2017
Gambhir posted the tweet after a video surfaced on Wednesday, showing CRPF jawans being assaulted by a mob in Srinagar, during the recent elections in the Kashmir valley.
Gambhir’s definition of the Indian tricolour was off the mark.
In the national flag of India, the top band is of Saffron colour, indicating the strength and courage of the country. The white middle band indicates peace and truth with a Dharma Chakra. The last band is green in colour and depicts the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land.
Many people did not take kindly to Gambhir’s description of the tricolour.
no no. no shrouds on our flag. and we have farmers for our green. eating what they grow is not terror. thank you. https://t.co/9ZOkthEWGf— Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) April 13, 2017
Many even spoke in favour of Gambhir, supporting his stance that “Kashmir belongs to us.”
Kudos Gautam Gambhir, the one who stood against hypocrisy of Pak Actors during Uri attack & Now against Kashmir Jihadis. #kashmirbelongs2us— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 13, 2017