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AAP leader Ashish Khetan claims to have received death threat

Khetan has written to the Union home minister seeking action in the matter. He also said that several journalists, writers and activists had been threatened by the right wing forces.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2017 5:47 pm
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AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Saturday claimed to have received a “death threat” from fringe Hindu groups, and demanded that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh initiate action against the culprits. Khetan said he had on May 9 received a letter stating that he had “crossed all levels” in committing sins against Hindu saints.

“It is because of you (Khetan) that Sadhvi Pragya Singh (an accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case) and Virendra Singh Tawde (an accused in the case of murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013) are in jail. People like you deserve only death punishment in a Hindu Rashtra,” the letter said.

A former scribe, Khetan has written to the Union home minister seeking action in the matter. He also said that several journalists, writers and activists had been threatened by the right wing forces.

Khetan had also received a similar threat letter last year.

Reacting to this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said this was “extremely shocking” and demanded action from the home minister.

“Ashish Khetan receives death threat. Hope Rajnath Singh ji will take action(sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

Khetan is the vice-chairman of the Delhi Dialogue Commission, which looks after the implementation of various polls promises made by the AAP before the 2015 Assembly polls.

He had also unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the New Delhi constituency.

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    Varun
    May 14, 2017 at 2:35 am
    Talking about Khabrastan and Shamshan, Diwali and Ramzan Yeh Jaldi hi Mita dengey Hindustan aur Ham Sab Bhir Sey ban Jayegey Gulam, Maybe this time to China or some other country.
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      madan gupta
      May 14, 2017 at 1:45 am
      Kejriwal sent him the letter.
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        SKS
        May 14, 2017 at 1:27 am
        Why write to Home Minister. Surely if you receive death threats then you go to Police. Is AAP suggesting that everyone public member if they are threatened should write to KW, our Prime Minister or Home minister. Total Drama !!!!!
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          Rakesh
          May 14, 2017 at 12:51 am
          Rakshas Raj in full Swing.
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            Mohan
            May 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
            HT please clarify whether this photo is a file photo or the one taken after he had read the " threat letter"
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