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Palghar Mob Lynching of Hindu Saints – Fadnavis Slams Maha CM

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Published on April 20, 2020 with No Comments

Devendra Fadnavis expressed his shock at the brutal mob lynching incident in Palghar. He observed that it was the first time in his life that he had heard of such a horrific incident unfolding in the presence of the police. Taking on Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s warning against those inciting communal flames, Fadnavis stressed that the ascetic community raising questions on this issue did not make it communal. 

Devendra Fadnavis remarked, Hindu Saints have been brutally murdered. If we see the video, the saints were trying to hide behind the police, but they were handed over to the mob by the police themself. As per the information in my possession, there was an armed ASI on the spot. Despite this, neither was the mob warned nor was there aerial firing. This is the first time in my life that I am witnessing such a horrific incident in the presence of police.”

He added, “Nowadays, Uddhavji gets all the advice from Congress and NCP. It is not a surprise if the CM makes such a statement. I want to ask- when the saints in India asks questions- is it communal? Should the saints not ask the question of why two saints were brutally killed? There is a need for introspection.”

On this occasion, Fadnavis cast aspersions on the political leadership of the state. According to him, the Maharashtra Home Minister and CM commented on the incident only after the media uproar. Moreover, he contended that they were not serious in dealing with the matter. 

“The police remain the same. Only political leadership changes. This is a blot on the Maharashtra police. Until the news came in the media on April 18, our government did not wake up. The Home Minister has not made a statement. The Chief Minister has not made a statement. They gave a statement on the fourth day. We can understand how serious our Home Minister and CM is. If the social media, electronic media and mainstream media had not raised this issue yesterday, I don’t think that the government would have spoken,” Fadnavis opined. 


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