Jagdish Tytler. The very name is a blast from the past, evoking instant memories of murder, mobs, and dead Sikhs. And if you nudge the mind further down memory lane: Emergency and Sanjay Gandhi. Happy times! Tytler is a survivor, goes the cliche about the young Kapoor boy from Gujaranwala, later adopted by the educationist JD Tytler. And so he may be, much in the same way as that common household pest. All the poisons and punishments offer at best a temporary respite until it reappears again, as repellent and indestructible as ever. So it is that Shri Tytler has bobbed back into sight, this time accused of engineering a 1984 Sikh Riot Like Situation in Odisha on 6 September. There's a video of him doing what he has always done best: inciting a mob to violence. Jalao, halla bolo, tod do, tod do, tod do... are the words he used. This is what passes for a political bhashan in Tytler's lexicon. And they certainly seem to be highly effective. About 30-40 youth attacked me, rained down blows and kicks as soon as Jagdish Tytler called on party workers to break the barricade, says the woman constable who was attacked and molested by the hordes of Congress workers. Both the speech and attendant violence was captured on video, and yet our man Tytler blusters, She has to prove this. How she is going to prove this [that] I have [anything] to do with her, anybody.
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