Refrain from giving political, communal colour to lynchings: Venkaiah Naidu

Stressing that the PM had conveyed the govt's stand on the lynchings, that law should not be taken into one's own hands, Venkaiah Naidu said that there are some who are trying to give such events a political colour. "Some people are trying to overplay, some are trying to politicise it and some are trying to communalise it."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 30, 2017 9:50 pm
venkaiah naidu, lynchings, indian express Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu (File photo)

Calling lynchings ‘barbaric’, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu condemned such incidents, stating it is not acceptable in a civilised society. He appealed against giving lynchings a political or communal colour. His comments were prompted by the recent spate of mob lynchings across the country. “Lynching or killing any human being is condemnable, barbaric and civilised society cannot accept it. It is for the law enforcement agencies of the respective states to take the strongest possible action,” Naidu was quoted by news agency PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a speech on Thursday at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, said that killing in the name of cow protection is unacceptable. The same day, a Muslim man in Jharkhand was lynched to death by a mob for allegedly transporting meat. When asked about the same, Naidu said, “Let us not give it a religious colour. Let us not divide the society.”

Stressing that the PM had conveyed the Central government’s stand on the lynchings, that law should not be taken into one’s own hands, he said that there are some who are trying to give such events a political colour. “Some people are trying to overplay, some are trying to politicise it and some are trying to communalise it. I appeal (to them) not to politicise or communalise such incidents,” he said.

Naidu also said that it was the responsibility of each state to “take appropriate, prompt and strong action against the people who are responsible”. “Such acts bring bad name to the society and the country,” he added.

He urged people to respect law and not take matters into one’s own hands, as well as to approach the authorities of such incidents occur. “If any violation of law is seen, people must report to the law enforcement authorities and impress them to take action. And, if they do not take action, then people must protest asking for action,” he said.

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    aslam
    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:29 am
    I think is incharge of Gaurakshak communal organisation. And he supports organisation openly. If not then why they not put ban on this organisation?
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      Babu
      Jul 4, 2017 at 12:44 am
      while we will silently go ahead and give saffron colour to everything :-)
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        MAMUTTY CHOLA
        Jul 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm
        Naidu too has lost his mental balance.Only Muslims are killed in the broad day light by fringe elements with active support of the ruling establishment,Already more than 30 innocent Muslims have been lynched. still he wants us to believe that it is not communal killings. If it is not communal killing then what else it is .?I never thought MODI'S MINISTERS HAVE SO POOR IQ.
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          Venkatarama Muthuswami
          Jul 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm
          What other way to describe this despicable situation? Government by devil for devilish!
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            Lovely
            Jul 1, 2017 at 8:39 am
            Those cow meat eaters who attended Not in My Name event , are same people who wept for Kasab, Yaqub and Afzal Guru.
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              S.Suresh
              Jul 1, 2017 at 6:44 am
              That means nobody obey Modi words in BJP and their sub units members.
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                bitterhoney
                Jul 1, 2017 at 6:39 am
                Is there anyone in BJP who speaks truth? Are they all cheats and liars?
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                  Regis Britto
                  Jul 1, 2017 at 6:30 am
                  Venkaih fellow and the santa clause of Indian politics that Modi fellow-so standing in Gandhi ashram and annoucing that lynching is wrong is enough?/So Santa Clause Pm has done his job ??Do you think Junaids and other innocents are satisfied by your shameless statements??Why is it most lynchings are from states ruled by BJP and why is no action being taking place-law will take its course?/How come no law is taking its place when Airline staff are being beaten up by MP's who are the biggest threat to this country??Stop giving us this and get ready to be thrashed next election unless the gau rakshaks and other goondas in this country like you vote you back.
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