‘Hindustan’ should not become ‘Lynchistan’: Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge on cow vigilantism

'Hindustan' should not become 'lynchistan': Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge accused the Central government of going against the interests of Dalits, women and minorities, saying that these strata of society had borne the brunt of such incidents the most.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 5:02 pm
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“We should not let Hindustan become “Lynchistan”, said Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as he initiated a debate in the Lower House of Parliament on Monday on mob lynchings in the name of cow protection across the country,

Stating that such incidents in the name of religion and gau raksha have been on the rise ever since the BJP-led NDA came to power at the Centre, Kharge charged the Prime Minister with not living up to his promises of taking action against the lynchings, even though he had claimed that he did not support the violence. “He says something and does something else,” he said.

Kharge also called out Hindutva outfits such as the VHP and Bajrang Dal, saying these were behind the lynching-related violence. “It is also being done so that your ideology and philosophy could be established in the country,” he said. He demanded to know what action had the government taken against those named in incidents of lynchings, alleging they had become even more unabashed as they faced no punishment.

Reminding the Lok Sabha about that most mob lynchings that took place in states where the BJP government was in place, Kharge said a general air of fear and terror was spreading through the country, and this was bringing shame to the India across the world.

Kharge said the states of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, where BJP governments at the helm, have become hubs of mob lynching. He added that if such events become commonplace, the integrity of the country would be threatened.

Talking about the murder of an RSS activist in Kerala, Kharge said that the state Governor had issued summons for the DGP over the matter but no initiative had been undertaken in states where the lynching incidents happened.

Members of the BJP present in the House raised objections to the accusations, stating that all cases cited were sub-judice. Ananth Kumar, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, said that steps had been taken against the violators in the lynchings which happened in the name of gau raksha.

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    Jack
    Aug 2, 2017 at 2:27 am
    Dhoongi Ka Lynchistan.
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      vvvvv
      Aug 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm
      All Religious book said Human creature are excellent than any other creature on earth. Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge was said right India image outside world getting down in Middle east every body asking if Cow is u r mumy than who is u r father same in european countries ... Where is the cow in Middle east only camel than we will ask mumy to camel like jokes going on in the air. You are absolutely right Mallikarjun Kharge open the eyes of illitrate MPs who is sitting in lok sabha and rajya sabha .. Death and down with BJP.. RSS .. Bajrang Dal. Congress .. RJD .. Cognress Bengal .. Parties Zindabad
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        Murthy
        Aug 1, 2017 at 5:57 am
        This Neandrathal is a typical Congresswallah who speaks from his rear end as well as the front one. NINETY NINE Communal riots took place during Congress Rule of India - Bhagalpur, Meerat, Bhiwandi, Muzzaffarnagar, Mumbai, annual communal riots in Ahmadabad, Surath, most of Gujarath, in fact. He demoted and transferred two top Railway Officials, when he was Minister of Railways, because they got it wrong in laying the RED CARPET for this below average politician when he got off his special compartment. Unfortunately, the Red Carpet was a few compartments away. He was VERY upset, it seems. Now you see why Congress Party is DYING. This Pseudo-secular paper makes 'heroes' of these characters in the name of 'debate'....
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          Pramod Tan
          Jul 31, 2017 at 7:22 pm
          Congress is trying to malign india's image playing cheap selectively playing on religion ...data has proved otherwise it happening for decades. Congress has no issue with WB and Karala.
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            Raju
            Jul 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm
            India Under Animism, it is the belief that everything has a soul or spirit, an anima in Latin, including animals(cow, reptiles, etc , plants, rocks, mountains, rivers, and stars. Animists believe each anima is a powerful spirit that can help or hurt them and are to be worshipped or feared or in some way attended to. Animism is a primitive religion whose adherents have for thousands of years deified animals, stars, and idols of any kind, and practiced spiritism, witchcraft, divination and astrology. They use magic, spells, enchantments, supers ions, amulets, talismans, charms, or anything that they believe will help to protect them from the evil spirits and placate the good spirits that are found everywhere in everything munalism is a chronic problem in India, but the Bible shows us a way to deal with it. Communalism attempts to build religious and ethnic iden ies and to incite strife among people of different communities.
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              Murthy
              Aug 1, 2017 at 6:03 am
              Sorry, as a recent convert, your Knowledge of BOTH religions is shallow. Worshiping an Instrument of Torture and Death is also a form of ANIMISM. Immaculate Conception is also well and truly Animism. Saying there is "WONDER DIVINITY" all around us is NOT Animism. Please attend at least TEN Lectures on the RAMAYAN MAHABHARATH to understand Hinduism, the religion that your ancestors knew a lot better than you.
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              jay desouza
              Jul 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm
              Are you missing heroin you lost on Gujarat coast?. You are showing symptoms of drug withdrawals. You need to go and change Pappu's diapers.
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