Adnan Sami Reponds to Criticism for Being Conferred with Padma Shri
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Adnan Sami Reponds to Criticism for Being Conferred with Padma Shri

Adnan Sami has often made headlines for slamming the trolls on his Twitter account. Here's the latest that has happened

The singer-musician Adnan Sami has often made headlines for slamming the trolls on his Twitter account. On Monday lashed out at Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill for his scathing remarks about being awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour. Accusing Adnan Sami of "chamchagiri" (sycophancy), the politician on Sunday had attacked the BJP government at the centre for awarding the Padma Shri to the Pakistan-born singer.

'Magic of govt chamchagiri': Congress slams govt over Padma Shri to Adnan Sami," Shergill had tweeted.

"Hey kid, did you get ur brain from a ‘Clearance Sale’ or from a second hand novelty store? Did they teach u in Berkley that a son is to be held accountable or penalised for the acts of his parents? And ur a lawyer? Is that what u learned in law school? Good luck with that!"

The Congress Spokesperson had asked why Adnan Sami, the son of a Pakistan Air Force pilot, was conferred the Padma award while Mohmmad Sannaullah, a Kargil War veteran, was declared a foreigner through the National Register of Citizens or NRC for Assam.

On Monday, the Congress leader responded to the singer's tweet.

"Uncle, I can reply in ur language but “Indian” culture teaches us to be respectful even to our enemies-u jumped border only recently so guess ur still learning. The objection is to Policy of declaring  Indian Soldier as foreigner & giving award to family of a Pak soldier. Good Day," he tweeted.

"Don’t ’Uncle’ me NOW & talk nonsense about knowing “Indian” culture NOW when in ur statement u hv d audacity of using uncouth words such as “Chamchagiri” which speaks volumes of ur lack of ‘culture’ & disregard 4 any form of respect 4 elders which is d ESSENCE of INDIAN CULTURE!!" fired back Adnan. "& while ur at it ‘Mr. Lawyer’ know the meaning of ‘JUST JUMPED BORDER’.Perhaps ur ‘Trial-Expired-Brain’ (which u didn’t renew) didn’t know that I first came in “legally” as opposed to ‘jumped’ & secondly, lived ‘legally’ for 18 years in India before becoming a ‘legal citizen!"

Adnan Sami was one of the 118 people whose names were announced on Saturday for the Padma Shri awards, with the Ministry of Home Affairs list showing his home state as Maharashtra. The singer, born in London to a Pakistani Air force veteran, applied for Indian citizenship in 2015 and became a citizen of the country in January 2016.

Hitting out at the centre, Jaiveer Shergill said, "Kargil War veteran and retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah who fought for India declared ''foreigner'' after NRC, and Adnan Sami whose family fought against India honoured with Padma Shri -- This is the magic of NRC and government chamchagiri! Is contribution to society or BJP government's praise new criteria? Is this New India?" he had asked in a video.

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By Rida Lodhi
Feminist, loves to keep a pulse of all things entertainment, Can converse in Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lingo, Pakistani music aficionado and a complete foodie. Tweets at RidaLodhi6