In the Wild West of social media that is Twitter, hashtags run amok in the landscape dominated be 'gangs' fighting for domination day in and day out. The most rigorous and outspoken often end up controlling the 'trends' as rationality and mild mannerism take a back seat.
In the latest attempt, top territory of the 'trends' was captured under the banner #RemoveMughalsFromBooks. The origins of this high-stakes seizure remains unclear but many pointed fingers towards a certain direction.
Territories slipping under similar tags have become a recurring phenomenon and experts have been trying to decode the inception of such attempt, but without any major breakthrough. However, many have come to deduce over time that such happenings on a space that is shared freely by individuals of the land are in fact a reflection of the socio-political trends of the community itself. But here, it should also be added that the platform is not entirely a reflection of real life.
As the hashtag gained momentum on Wednesday morning, many of the most outspoken — as well as the everyman — of the land raised their voices with the most popular weapon of choice, wit.
Here are some of them:
If you want to #RemoveMughalsFromBooks, also remove the chemical reactions from Chemistry and Trigonometry from Maths!
— janhavi kulkarni (@ImpatientWoman) March 2, 2016
#RemoveMughalsFromBooks and add DLF, Parsvnath, Lodha group and Amrapali group in history because they have constructed more than Mughals
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) March 2, 2016
#RemoveMughalsFromBooks because the RSS has a spotted history & mythology has replaced history for the government!
— swati chaturvedi (@bainjal) March 2, 2016
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) March 2, 2016
#RemoveMughalsFromBooks and put them in PDF form for ease of access please
— Supriya Nair (@supriyan) March 2, 2016
Those trendin #RemoveMughalsFromBooks shud stop havin biryani, samosa, Malai Kofta, Barfi, Kulfi, Falooda, Kheer etc., Know abt its origin??
— Mincie (@mincy89) March 2, 2016
#RemoveMughalsFromBooks - and also pages
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) March 2, 2016
We can #RemoveMughalsFromBooks and just tell our future generations that the documents dating from 1526 to 1707 were stolen by Umar Khalid!
— Ratnpriya Mishra (@jimmy9_girl) March 2, 2016
#RemoveMughalsFromBooks today. What's next? Pull down the Red Fort and Taj Mahal? Our heritage has to be preserved, not destroyed.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) March 2, 2016
Scene in school After #RemoveMughalsFromBooks ..
Who build Tajmahal? - Teacher
Shenshah Narendra Damodar das Modi - Students
— arnab (@justicearnab) March 2, 2016