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Indian politician ridiculed for World UFO Day Facebook post

Indian politician ridiculed for World UFO Day Facebook post

July 7, 2014 - Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, met with criticism on Wednesday, July 2 immediately after posting a message to his Facebook page in support of World UFO Day.

Jaitley, a key member of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s staff, posted, “This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the existence of UFO’s and with that intelligent beings from outer space.” According to Reuters, this post was deleted half an hour after Reuters contacted Jaitley’s staff for a statement. This Facebook account is reportedly “one of the main forums in which he publishes official information.” So when followers of the account saw a post about World UFO Day, Jaitley was immediately ridiculed.

Some Facebook users voiced their disapproval and frustration by leaving comments on the post. One user wrote, “Sir instead of talking on outer space, please confine your discussion on the hardship faced by common men . . . People are confused and scared about the undefined miseries which are going to be heaped upon them in the names of restoring fiscal health of the country.” Another user commented, “Sir FM, today we the people of India are celebrating the price hike day instead of UFO day.”

It appears that people are, understandably, more concerned with the earthly issues that are currently affecting their lives. Still, it is unfortunate that a politician who supports raising awareness about UFOs is attacked for voicing such support. This goes to show that, although things have slightly improved in recent years, there is still a tremendous stigma attached to UFOs that hinders the progress of serious study into these unidentified objects seen all over the world on a regular basis.

Sources and more information:

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  • properREDeye#

    properREDeye wrote July 9, 2014 2:48:03 PM CEST

    My question is would he have received the same ridicule if he expressed religious beliefs?

  • properREDeye#

    properREDeye wrote July 9, 2014 2:47:18 PM CEST

    Can someone explain to me the difference in believing in UFO's and believing in religion?
    Apart from the fact that neither have any physical supporting evidence but religion commands a much bigger audience.

  • godnodog#

    godnodog wrote July 8, 2014 11:50:13 AM CEST

    Talk about being accused of hidding the truth about UFOs

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