Uddhav Thackeray Hurls 'Gaumutra' Jibes At The BJP In His Dusshera Address

Uddhav Thackeray Hurls 'Gaumutra' Jibes At The BJP In His Dusshera AddressShiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his Dusshera message, hurled a 'Gaumutra' jibe at the BJP by commenting that, "You have filled your mouth with gaumutra and cow dung, and are talking to us".

As per a report in The Print, Thackeray hurled this jibe while accusing the BJP of dragging his son and fellow minister Aditya Thackeray into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

A purported video of Thackeray's statement also went viral on social media.

Parts of the statement heard in the above video can be loosely translated as, "...swallow the gaumutra and cow dung which fills your mouth and keep quiet...your mouth and dhoti smells of gaumutra...".

‘Gaumutra drinker’ has, in recent years, become a slur for anybody who identifies himself as a Hindu. The Leftists and the Islamists began to use it first — as a slur for ‘Internet Hindus’. Now, those who call themselves as liberals, but almost always stand on the same side of issues as the Leftists and the Islamists, use it liberally to mock their ideological opponents or simply as a joke.

That the phrase is loaded with Hindu hate became obvious when 19-year-old Adil Ahmad Dar, member of a jihadi group Jaish-e-Mohammad, killed around 50 jawans last year. The suicide attack was preceded by Dar’s recorded message for Muslims where he called upon them to similarly rise up for jihad.

It was not in uncouth ‘cow urine drinkers’ to break their chain of jihad, said Dar.

Days after the terrorist attack, a Pakistani minister repeated Dar’s gaumutra jibe in a hate speech against Hindus and India.