Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on mob lynchings: No atmosphere of fear or insecurity among minorities

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on mob lynchings: "There is no atmosphere of fear or insecurity among minorities. Some forces want the agenda of destruction to dominate the agenda of development; action being taken against them."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 2:06 pm
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On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on the recent mob lynchings, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there was no atmosphere of “fear or insecurity” among minorities. Blaming the recent violence on “some forces” seeking to deviate the public attention from the Government’s agenda of development, Naqvi said action will be taken against them.

“I do not think there is fear or insecurity among minorities. But whatever incidents are taking place, be it small or big, be it a criminal conspiracy…in no way it is justified. Action should be taken as per law against them,” he said after attending the 76th meeting of Central Waqf Council here.

Speaking at the centenary celebrations of the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, PM Modi said: “Today I want to say a few words and express sadness on some of the things going on. We are a land of non violence. We are the land of Mahatma Gandhi. Why do we forget that. No one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Yes. It should be done. Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve. As a society, there is no place for violence. No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country.”

Thousands of people gathered at various locations across the country to protest against the mob attacks on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, noted social activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her National Minority Rights Award, protesting against the mob lynchings. Hashmi claimed that the National Commission “lost all its credibility” and condemned the minorities body chairperson Gayorul Hasan Rizvi for his remarks following India’s loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.

“I return the National Minority Rights Award, which has lost all its credibility, in protest against the consistent attacks and killings of the members of the minority communities and total inaction, apathy and tacit support to the violent gangs by the government,” Hashmi wrote in a letter to the commission.

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  1. M
    Jun 30, 2017 at 12:01 am
    Uncle Tom at his best to perpetuate and legitimize the opression even visible to naked eye. Moreover check this guy's background , someone must have got his hands dirty in his close circles which finally made a person like this the leader of the so unfortunate people.... Albeit a politician ..
    1. B
      Jun 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm
      1. B
        Jun 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm
        Dogs have to be obedient, if not, they are not dogs.
        1. A
          Abdul Gani
          Jun 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm
          Respected minister has security for 24 hours and his lust for chair has made him blind and that is why he can't see atrocities on minorities
          1. A
            Jun 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm
            This guy Mukhtar Mutarkha is just meant for such comments. Go to Mutarkha.
            1. I
              Jun 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm
              Sure, sure you know everything Naqvi. That is why you will see Muslims riding without a care in the world on trains in the North or engage in their normal business of cattle trading after the lynchings. What a stone faced liar! Our very own Baghdad Bob.
              1. C
                Jun 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm
                Mukhtar is right. Because he knows that attack on few Muslims does not mean attack on 280 million Muslims. Otherwise Hindus will again responsible for division of India.
                1. A
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                  So according to you, how many innocent citizens can be or need to be attacked before we get alarmed or get concerned? Because according to you it's OK to attack a few.
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                  George Cruz
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 7:37 pm
                  The Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should be commented on revealing the truth that " there are on mob lynchings, may be isolated cases and minorities are safer than ever" If one travels in the southern states, W.Bengal, etc there are absolutely no cases of lynching and the congress party/communists who are losing the mandate of the people have NO agenda other than dwelling on isolated cases. These opposition parties have lost their favorite "Dalit" card used to demonize the BJP by opposing the Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential post. The congress party/communists have to realize that their divisive policy based on religion/caste has lost steam and they will be further isolated by the educated Indian citizens.
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