Fighting fit: Facebook satirist Humans of Hindutva signals return
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Fighting fit: Facebook satirist Humans of Hindutva signals return

Humans of Hindutva signalled its return on Facebook with a photograph of wrestler Undertaker seemingly rising from the dead, and the page administrator saying he always cared about what liberals thought of him.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2017 09:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Humans of Hindutva, a satirical parody Facebook page, borrowed its name from the popular Humans of New York in which founder and artist Brandon Stanton captures people’s stories through his images.(Facebook)

Humans of Hindutva has risen from the dead to fight and make fun of the right wing. A day after the Facebook satirist said goodbye, he announced his return by posting an image of wrestler Undertaker sitting in a casket and seemingly preparing for a fight.

A video clip of actor Leonardo DiCaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the 2013 Hollywood movie serves as another message of return. In the scene, DiCaprio gives a farewell speech to his colleagues but at the last moment says he is not quitting and will fight the legal charges brought against him. The clip begins with Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), speaking at a public event. The RSS, often the target of HoH’s satire, is described as the ideological parent of the BJP and is accused of planning to impose Hindu majoritarian policies in the country.

“I think satire is important in a society like ours which is very sombre and servile,” HoH had told Hindustan Times in July in an e-mail interview.

On Sunday, his fans reminded that they needed his satire. “Just don’t leave us yet. Be our Batman,” said Swati Sengupta about his latest post.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 09:49 IST