Jaggi Vasudev, more commonly known as Sadghuru, the founder of the Isha Foundation had to clarify calling a Muslim student a ‘Proper Talibani’ following the student union condemning Islamophobia. The Indian yogi offered an odd explanation, that the word ‘Taliban’ is used to refer to an over enthusiastic person in India.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Indian yogi and founder of the Isha Foundation was forced to issue a clarification on Tuesday to the Student Union of the LSE after he referred to a Muslim student in the institute as a ‘Proper Talibani’.
The LSE Student Union (LSESU) had a video recording of a private conversation from March 27 in the institute’s premises and stated that it was ‘deeply disappointed in Sadhguru’s comments and views them as Islamophobic’.
The student union has rejected Jaggi Vasudev’s clarification where he claimed the word ‘Taliban’ was used in the context of ‘over-enthusiastic’ in India.
The comments were made when Jaggi Vasudev visited the institute as part of his Youth and Truth series where he has been invited to institutes across the world to engage with students. In LSE, amongst the students to engage with him was Bilal Bin Saqib, who is of Pakistani origin. Bilal was one of the hosts of ‘Unplug with Sadhguru’ event.