Swaraj Kaushal, late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj’s husband & ex-Mizoram governor was slammed on Twitter on Friday, 20 November, for his tweet on Mizoram. In a thread of tweets, Kaushal praised the ‘value system’ of Tamil brahmins, “I admire Tamil Brahmins and their value system. They are vegetarian. They practice ‘simple living and high thinking.’ They have distinguished themselves in India and abroad. They have brought laurels to the country. My Regards.”

 

He added, “As a vegetarian, I was quite a misfit in Mizoram. I survived on a banana diet. As governor, I served only vegetarian food in the Raj Bhawan.”

 

He later clarified in another tweet,” I am referring to the year 1986-87. It was difficult to get vegetarian food.”

 

Following his tweets, many criticized him on Twitter:

 

Kaushal was designated as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court of India at age 34, and he became the Governor of Mizoram at the age of 37, serving between 1990 and 1993. Swaraj Kaushal became the youngest Governor in Indian history when he took over as the Governor of Mizoram.

 

He secured the release of the underground Mizo leader, Laldenga, in the conspiracy trial in 1979. Thereafter, he was the constitutional adviser to the underground Mizo National Front during negotiations with the Government of India.

Kaushal was appointed Advocate-General of Mizoram in 1987 and played a significant role in engineering the Mizoram Peace Accord, which ended 20 years of insurgency in the state.

 

He was designated as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court of India on 20 December 1986 at the age of 34, a notable achievement in the legal profession.

India is a country of diverse culture, and if people don’t understand the culture of a community. If they don’t respect and present without appropriation is a derogatory representation of the personality.

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