While Congress described the proposal as “sinister”, the ministry denied the report as “misleading and mischievous” and clarified that there is no such proposal under consideration to establish the genetic history or tracing the racial purity of Indians.
Rahul Gandhi targeted the government on Twitter and said the country wants job security and economic prosperity and not racial purity.
Union culture, tourism and DoNER minister G Kishen Reddy responded with the dig saying the tweet was probably posted from “somewhere abroad” and Rahul was either “oblivious” to the ministry’s denial and clarification or was deliberately attempting to spread “fake news”.
Dubbing the media report as “misleading and mischievous”, the ministry of culture had said its proposal is not related to establishing the genetic history or tracing the purity of Indians.
Nothing can be more sinister than the decision of Union Ministry of Culture to acquire DNA profiling machines to es… https://t.co/LHuwCgyFE4
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) 1653969645000
Earlier, Congress’s Jairam Ramesh referred to the article, drawing comparisons with Germany of the 1930s. “Nothing can be more sinister than the decision of Union ministry of culture to acquire DNA profiling machines to establish genetic history and ‘trace the purity of races in India’. Genetic history is one thing, but racial purity? This is Germany of the 1930s,” Ramesh tweeted.