Sri Sri mocked for 'rejecting' Nobel Peace Prize and 'insulting' Malala

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's alleged comments against Pakistani braveheart Malala Yousafzai and rejecting the Nobel Peace Prize get him a lot of brickbats from Twitterati

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has landed himself into the middle of a fresh controversy. After being enmeshed in the Yamuna floodplain storm, the Art of Living founder's alleged comments on Pakistani braveheart Malala Yousafzai and rejecting the Nobel Peace Prize got him a lot of brickbats from Twitterati.

Over the weekend he claimed that he had been offered the Nobel Prize but had refused to accept it. He also expressed dissatisfaction over the Nobel Committee picking Malala as the Peace prize winner. The spiritual guru said the 16-year-old girl hadn't done anything worth receiving the prestigious award. 

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Talking to reporters in Latur while reviewing the drought situation in Marathwada, Sri Sri said, "I was in the past offered the Nobel Peace Prize, but I had rejected it as I only believe in working and not in being honoured for my work. We should always honour only to those who deserve it and I am totally against honouring Malala Yousafzai with the prize and it is of no use."

His controversial comment that he does not value the Nobel peace prize as it was given to Malala, who, he said is not worthy of it, drew widespread criticism on social media.

Sri Sri may have 'refused' the Nobel Prize, but the Twitterverse awarded him with humorous comments.

Here are some of the witty responses to Sri Sri's alleged comments:

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  • rajasekhar lanka04-May-2016

    Whats wrong with you Sri Sri these days...Yamuna controversy and now jealousy towards a young malala...senility catching up the spiritual giant!!

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