Lynching cases were higher under UPA regime, nobody raised question then: Amit Shah

Dismissing apprehension that effective actions were not being taken despite PM Modi's assurances, BJP President Amit Shah asked whether anyone can point out one incident where arrests were not made.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2017 11:57 pm
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Hitting back at people making assertions that lynching by cow vigilantes has increased over the last three years, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said more such cases occurred under the previous dispensation and that no questions were raised back then, reported ANI. “2011, 2012, 2013 mein, hamare 3 saal mein jitne lynching hue ussay kayi guna zyada hue, magar kabhi ye sawaal nhi uthta tha (In 2011, 2012, 2013, there were more incidents of lynching than last three years of NDA government, but questions were never raised then),” Shah said.

Dismissing apprehensions that effective actions were not being taken despite PM Modi’s remark that “killing in name of cow is unacceptable”, Shah asked whether anybody can point out any incident where arrests were not made? “Aap ke paas ek bhi aisi ghatna h jisme arrest na hui ho? (can you name one incident where arrests were not made),” the BJP chief said.

Shah’s remarks came hours after President Pranab Mukherjee voiced his concerns against growing number of mob lynching cases and asked whether the society is vigilant enough to save the basic tenets of the country. “When mob lynching becomes so high and uncontrollable, we have to pause and reflect, are we vigilant enough?,” said President Mukherjee.

Speaking at an event commemorating the release of National Herald newspaper publication, President Mukherjee said, “I am not talking of vigilantism, I am talking of are we vigilant enough, proactively to save the basic tenets of our country.”

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    Alagu Ravi Solaiappan
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:08 am
    Wah...Now there is comparison and compe ion in lynching...Jai Hind.
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      Irfan
      Jul 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm
      People lost trust on Indian Politicians. Its mere Divide and Rule Policy. Todays Politicians are not building Nation. They make Fun of India in Global face. Its Sad.
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        Baiju
        Jul 3, 2017 at 10:09 am
        This Bastart killed dalits and muslims in Gujarath and now is killing dalits and muslims across the country
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          #AADHAARFAIL
          Jul 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm
          25 lakh families in Rajasthan are unable to withdraw ration even after seeding #AADHAARFAIL with their ration card. 2. #AADHAAR authentication does not work for half billion Indians. 3. AADHAAR authentication does not work even after updating bio-metrics and waiting for 90 days 4. AADHAAR bio-metrics can be stolen, printed and used for #AADHAAR pay 5. #AADHAAR does not work for NRIs, people outside India 6. AADHAR can not be generated if a person's fingerprint matches with someone else's with 60 percentage probability. 7. Rogue government can deactivate your #AADHAAR blocking your gas, electricity, mobile, bank account 8. AADHAAR works for millions of illegals staying in India 9. AADHAAR is blocking subsidies for millions of legitimate people 10. Take 10 lakh insurance for each #AADHAAR failure case or delete aadhaar bio-metrics from aadhaar database, archive and deactivate #AADHAAR. Jai Hind
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            George Cruz
            Jul 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm
            The truth is that the larger Hindu population is and has been democratic, secular, and inclusive, and law abiding for centuries. The beef ban was imposed by the congress in 1976 and subsequently approved by the Supreme court. The BJP President Amit Shah is 100 percent correct in saying that "making assertions that lynching by cow vigilantes has increased over the last three years is totally FALSE because In 2011, 2012, 2013, there were more incidents of lynching than last three years of NDA government, but questions were never raised then”. Also, true is that the congress/communists are and have been dividing the people of India on the basis of religion/cast for vote bank for the last 65 years and mainly responsible religious divide and intolerance today. Meanwhile, in Kashmir the anti-national activities like stone pelting, hoisting Pak flag, shouting anti-India slogans, and murders of the brave Indian soldiers by the Kashmir separatist Islamic Jihadist are going on everyday.
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              Baiju
              Jul 3, 2017 at 10:10 am
              George is your mom and sister back after giving a to amit shah and modi
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              Sayed Maqsood Ahmed
              Jul 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm
              AMIT SHAH YOU ARE WRONG, SINCE MODI AND BJP CAME TO POWER 97 PERCENT OF LUYNCINGS INCREASED IN THE STATES RULESBY BJP ALONE, DONT DISTORT THE FACTS AND BLAME CONGRESS, OK IF THERE WERE MORE LYNCHINGS THAN BJP SHOULD ALSO HAVE MORE LYNCHINGS, IS THIS COMPE IONS GOING ON YOU ARE THE SUPPORTER OF LYNCHINGS, WHAT A SHAMEFUL GOVT WE HAVE IN INDIA, THE IMAGE OF INDIA IS BEING TARNISHED THAT A HUMAN BEING IS BEING LYNCHINGS IN THE NAME OF SAVING COW HAHAHAHAHAH DO YOU AND MODI HAVE GUTS TO TELL THE CM OF THE B JP STATE WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF LYNCHINGS TAKING PLACE TO RESIGN OWING MORAL RESPONSBLITY, NO NOT AT ALL, YOU ARE ALL HAVE LUST FOR POWER AND TAKING UNDUE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING MAJORITY IN LOK SABHA
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                bitterhoney
                Jul 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm
                takle ke munh par kalikh pot kar poorey apman se saath gujrati gadhe par bithal kar mansarovar ki teerth yatra par ley jana chahiye.
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                  Murthy
                  Jul 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm
                  Indian Media has adopted DOUBLE STANDARDS, one for Congress / SP / BSP / Communist / TMC [Thuggie Mumtaz Company government in W.B.] and a stricter standard for BJP governments. Why there was NO "Special Investigation Team" for Muzaffarnagar Riots? Why the Media did not call the killing of two Jat Hindu brothers by a Muslim Mob as "Lynching"?? Why the Rape and Murder of over one hundred Kashmiri Pandit Women and murder of an equal number of their men was NOT described by Indian media as "Lynching" ?? Do honest research into FACTS, you will find that Amit Shah is right. Media Mischief is there, because 'Lynching' is that no matter who is ruling at the time, no matter the religion of the victims.
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                    Baiju
                    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:11 am
                    because your mom and sister is sleeping with Amit shah and modi feku
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