Breaking his silence on Jharkhand ‘Mob lynching, which killed a
24 year old Muslim man Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the incident pained him and perpetrators should be punished.
Simultaneously on Wednesday speaking over the issue in Parliament he, however, mocked opposition’s motive behind labelling the state a ‘Hub of Lynching’.
In his reply to the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Rajya Sabha Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The lynching in Jharkhand has pained me. The perpetrators should be given maximum punishment. But some people in the Rajya Sabha are calling Jharkhand a hub of lynching. Is this fair? Why are they insulting a state? None of us has the right to insult Jharkhand.”
He also stated that violence whether in Jharkhand, West Bengal or Kerala should be dealt with equally. Last week, on June 18 ,Tabrez Ansari was thrashed by a mob for alleged theft and a video had emerged which purportedly showed that he was forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman” in Jharkhand’s Saraikela Kharsawan district.
He was declared brought dead by doctors at the Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday labelled the alleged lynching as a blot on humanity, saying: “The silence of powerful voices in the BJP-ruled central and state governments over the incident is shocking.”
The united opposition has slammed the BJP government of Jharkhand along too Chief Minister Raghubar Das and has highlighted the numbers of lynching that have taken place in the state since the saffron party came to power.