BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that his daughter Sana is "too young" for politics.
Ganguly's daughter, Sana in a recent Instagram post spoke against the Citizenship Amendment Act following the protests condemning the bill.
The former Indian skipper reacted to the post on his official Twitter account by apologizing for his daughter's views and claimed that 18-year old is "too young" to be politically aware and her anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act post is "not true".
The Instagram post is an excerpt from Khushwant Singh's novel "The End of India" published in 2003, went viral on social media.
The post was: "Every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonise in order to thrive. It starts with one group or two. But it never ends there. A movement built on hate can only sustain itself by continually creating fear and strife. Those of us today who feel secure because we are not Muslims or Christians are living in a fool's paradise. The Sangh is already targeting the Leftist historians and 'Westernized' youth."
"Tomorrow it will turn its hate on women who wear skirts, people who eat meat, drink liquor, watch foreign films, don't go on annual pilgrimages to temples, use toothpaste instead of danth manjan, prefer allopathic doctors to vaids, kiss or shake hands in greeting instead of shouting 'Jai Shri Ram'. No one is safe. We must realise this if we hope to keep India alive," it continued.
Ganguly tweeted and asked people to keep his daughter out of all this issues and his tweet received all sorts of reactions.
"Sir, you should be proud of her for saying the right thing. "Young girls" have as much a right to be political as old people," student leader Shehla Rashid tweeted. She was not the only one.
Others came in Ganguly's defence and said that the issue was blown out of proportion.