In Dadri, BJP legislator Sangeet Som warns: ‘Befitting reply if innocents framed’

Som, who was accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots attacked the SP government alleging it was appeasing the minority community.

Written by Abhishek Angad , Aditi Vatsa | Dadri | Updated: October 5, 2015 12:03 pm
sangeet som, dadri lynching, dadri killing, dadri incident, Mohammad Akhlaq, beef rumour killings, UP beef rumour lynching, sangeet som up govt, sangeet som samajwadi party, up news, latest up news, latest dadri news Akhlaq’s daughter and her cousin, in Bisara village Wednesday. Akhlaq was killed when a mob attacked his house following rumours that he and his family stored and ate beef. His son, severely injured in the attack, is in hospital. (Express Photo by: Prem Nath Pandey)

Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som, accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots, threatened in Bisara on Sunday that they were capable of giving a “befitting reply” if “innocents were framed” for lynching of a man over beef rumours.

Accusing the Samajwadi Party government of appeasing the minority community “like it had done two years ago”, and “helping those who had slaughtered a cow”, he told a gathering at a temple on the outskirts of Bisara, “Agar nirdoshon ke khilaf karyawahi ki gayi, to munh-tod jawab hamne pehle bhi diya hai aur abh bhi dena jante hain (If action is taken against innocent, we have given a befitting reply earlier and can do so again). We can give a reply whenever we want.”

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“They (the Akhlaq family) were taken by the Uttar Pradesh government (to Lucknow) in an airplane. How they treated the accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots, they are treating those who have slaughtered a cow the same way,” he said.

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Som claimed that this was why he couldn’t meet Akhlaq’s family in the village, because they had been “taken away in an airplane” by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Earlier, in his address to villagers at the Kirtan Bhawan temple, he said “in our values”, cowdung was used on auspicious occasions. And that “even though a mother loves her child the most”, the first meal prepared in the house is given by the mother “to a cow and not her child”.

While telling the crowd to refrain from taking the law into their hands, the MLA added, “But law or administration should not be under the misunderstanding that innocent boys can be framed… Don’t threaten us with being imprisoned. Earlier too we (served time), we will go in again, there is no problem. But we will never tolerate this kind of torture. Such atrocities will not be tolerated at any cost… You can get around 50,000 people and I will get 50,000. We will send one lakh after the administration, but I will not let anyone harass you.”

He further warned, “If innocent people are framed, we are not the ones who will sit silently. Our blood is not such that suffers torture.”

Attacking the media, Som said, “For the last three days, we have been watching only one news on TV, completely one-sided. The media decides that such (a thing) has happened. We never say such kind of things. There has been a killing, even we know this. The law will take its own course. But names of youth who are 50-100 km away from here are being noted and they are being sent to prison. Women are being harassed.”

The MLA also claimed a special affinity to the village, saying many women from his village were married into Bisara. “I am like your nephew,” he said, “I belong to you. I will not let you suffer.” Therefore, he said, he was making this appeal to them not to break the law. “I have not come here in the capacity of a leader. I am from your house, I am one among you, I am your brother. I have not come here in the capacity of an MLA. I will fold my hands and appeal to you — Do not do anything to take the law into your own hands.”

Alluding to AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s visit to the village and his remarks about the incident being pre-planned, Som said, “People from Hyderabad come here, give speeches and leave. They are victims of misunderstanding. They should not think this is Hyderabad, this is Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh mein thok kar jawab diya jaat hai (Uttar Pradesh doesn’t replies in kind).”

Pointing out that police had asked him to ensure that not too many people accompanied him, Som said he had heeded their advice. But while he had the same amount of responsibility as the administration in maintaining peace and order, he said, “The administration should not think that the responsibility is one-sided. Their responsibility is theirs. If they can’t handle it, things will start getting worse everywhere.”

Som faces two FIRs in connection with the September 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, which left 65 dead. He is accused by the Uttar Pradesh Police of uploading the video that allegedly sparked communal tension in the area, and of making inflammatory speeches right before the riots.

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    Chandar
    Oct 4, 2015 at 8:31 pm
    BJP has no shame. Expect more from them.
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      Vikrant
      Oct 5, 2015 at 10:35 am
      If india is not liberal than after killing millions of Hindus and destroying 1000s of temples Muslims wont have enjo the freedom as they do in India
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        ZeON
        Oct 5, 2015 at 9:55 am
        DILIP CH00T KE ANDEY, TERI NA MAARI KISI DIN TO MAIN BRAHMIN KI AULAAD NAHIN.
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          ZeON
          Oct 5, 2015 at 9:52 am
          Teri maa ki ch00t bahan ke . main dum hai to apna phone number de mujhey.
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            An
            Oct 4, 2015 at 5:06 pm
            Get rid of there loonies now before they destroy the very fabric of India. This is the "development" agenda they were talking about!
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              Rakesh
              Oct 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm
              modi who tweet ob everything occasions went silent on deeds of products of his own factory of hatred and communal mind.
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                Rakesh
                Oct 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm
                som is chela of modi and amit shah. what more can be expected from him?
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                  Biltu
                  Oct 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm
                  EITHER SOM IS A COMPLETE OR HE IS A STANI AGENT TRYING TO SPREAD COMMUNAL HATRED IN INDIA.
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                    Peter
                    Oct 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm
                    BJP is a puppet of the RSS. Its leaders such as Sushmaji, Vasundaraji and Vyapam Chouhanji are corrupt. Modiji encourages them to be corrupt by not sacking them. Jaitley is a persom who was defeated by Amarinder Singh and could not enter Lok Sabha. Matriculaion educated Smiti Iraniji could not win Rahul hi. BJP could not find 160 good candidates for Bihar elections. Overall BJP is no good. RSS was created by the upper caste for the upper caste. It was set up as an alternative to the politics of m anti-colonial struggle. It was banned during the British rule, and then thrice by the post-independence Indian government — first in 1948 when Nathuram Godse, a former RSS member, inated Mahatma hi; then during 1975–77; and after the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.
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                      Dandha hai
                      Oct 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm
                      So called secular dogs need to be destro in shot not lynching
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                        msc
                        Oct 4, 2015 at 4:28 pm
                        This guy should be shot in public for uttering such non sense. This guy is a terrorist who incited communal riots which killed more than 60 innocents and more than 50,000 innocent families are out of muzafarnagar. Now same thing he want in Dadri just to gain some votes... ban BJP and all its affiliates like RSS, VHP.
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                          Hussain Ahmed
                          Oct 5, 2015 at 10:19 am
                          What is your opinion? A rioter has come here to preach for maintaining law and order....hahaaa....what a funny joke... His statements are more provocative than appealing for peace....what can be expected from the traders of blood and flesh...hu.
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                            George Cruz
                            Oct 4, 2015 at 4:52 pm
                            Isn't this communal disharmony across the country a result of the congress party's divide/rule on the basis of religion/caste for the last 65 years???? Why is then the congress party blaming Modi and the BJP at the center who have no control in UP???
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                              George Cruz
                              Oct 5, 2015 at 7:32 am
                              There was no coverage by the news media or big outrage by the majority of the minorities when many innocent Indian citizens were murdered by the Islamic terrorists during Mumbai terror attacks??? Was the news media controlled by the communal congress party headed by Sonia and MMS and was suppressed by these leaders?? A definite YES. There are Hindus being attacked/killed in J&K by the terror groups like Hurriyat on everyday basis but it is not covered by the media. India is a democracy and the majority rule but in India the majority is Hindu who have no voice and the Hindu patriot groups like RSS, VHP bashed by the congress party pseudo secular supporters, congress backed media, communists, and majority of the minority for their self interests. Is it because Hindus are peaceful, inclusive than others, relied on the congress party, but the evil congress party back stabbed them and divided them based on religion for 65 years??? A definite YES.
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                                George Cruz
                                Oct 5, 2015 at 6:04 am
                                Yes, BJP has no shame but a BIG determination to make India a great economic power in South Asia.The BJP and visionary Modi are working hard everyday for the development of India whether it be economy, defense , or bringing in millions of jobs with "make in India" concept. Irrespective of this election the BJP and RSS wouldn't be going anywhere because the BJP wants to make India an economic power house in South Asia. The communal congress party's major achievement is and has been the communal divide on the basis of religion/caste favoring the minority for vote bank while demonizing the majority Hindus.
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                                  babu
                                  Oct 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm
                                  These goumata rakchak are paid by jain madvdi sindhi banias because they want beef ban in india so they can buy gaoumata at cheaper price and export their gaoumata meat to gulf country and make huge profits from it these community holds 99% gaumata meat export licence they all are rss members
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                                    BharatK
                                    Oct 5, 2015 at 1:57 am
                                    A muslim can never speak reason. No muslims ever condemn Bin Laden, Dawood or other Jihadis. Friend, how many more thousands years we need to learn this simple truth. Hindus are attacked by anti-Hindu Hindus on one side and other anti-Hindus on other side. We have to constantly fight these evil forces.
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                                      BharatK
                                      Oct 5, 2015 at 1:52 am
                                      Hindu bashers have very diligently, intelligently and painstakingly positioned themselves as messiah of secularism in India. They think the world is blind, no one can understand their dirty minds. Hindus must not allowed them to be bullied by these scoundral Hindu bashers. Be a brave Hindu, else will get perished like Kashmiri Hindus.
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                                        BharatK
                                        Oct 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm
                                        Hindu-bashing is a lucrative industry for skilular media and sikulars. Hindus must wake up and unite. More Hindu bashing, more Hindu awakeing. So keep bashing. There are some Hindunames sikulars, who are the enemy inside. So many people dies here and there. No issue.This victim happened to be a muslims, so the hue and cry. Why sikular media have no time to higlight Hindu victims of Islamist terrorism?
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                                          BharatK
                                          Oct 4, 2015 at 9:06 pm
                                          Sikulars exposed: "The three-member Central government delegation led by S.M. Khan, Registrar of Newspapers of India, to study the problems bedevilling the strike-hit Film and Television Insute of India (FTII), has accused students and faculty members of creating a corrosive climate of “populism” which resulted in the ongoing strike" The Hindu News 4 October 2015
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                                            Kanish
                                            Oct 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm
                                            Here is a new not big in new media, because a Hindu was killed by Muslims. On 23 March 2015, Dainik Bhaskar reported a case of abduction and murder due to inter-religious marriage in Hajipur, Bihar. The deceased (Sanjeev) married a Muslim girl four months ago. It is alleged that angry relatives of the bride, along with some villagers, abducted the bride and bridegroom. The incident was reported from Senduari village of Hajipur. According to the police, the deceased Sanjeev Patel alias Putul married the daughter of Mohammed Ajajul four months ago. After the love marriage, Mohammed Ajajul registered a case of kidnapping against Sanjeev, but the bride, Chandni, confirmed in the local court that she wanted to stay with her Husband.
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