Azam Khan’s remarks on armed forces: VHP leader announces Rs 50 lakh cash for cutting off Khan’s tongue

Rajesh Kumar Awasthi, who is VHP district secretary, made the statements while protesting in Shahjahanpur along with other lawyers at the district collectorate.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:July 1, 2017 5:18 am

THREE DAYS after SP leader Azam Khan made some controversial remarks on armed forces, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader and lawyer Rajesh Kumar Awasthi on Thursday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh to anyone who cuts off Khan’s tongue.

Awasthi, who is VHP district secretary, made the statements while protesting in Shahjahanpur along with other lawyers at the district collectorate. They even burnt an effigy of Khan, while raising slogans against him.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Awasthi said, “People like Azam Khan makes such derogatory statements only to lower the morale of security forces and such things could only be stopped after their tongues are cut off.”

“I have announced to give Rs 50 lakh cash to anyone who cuts off Azam’s tongue. If anyone is ready to take my offer and complete the task, I would sell off my property to pay the amount,” Awasthi said.

When contacted, VHP state spokesperson Sharad Sharma said, “Rajesh’s statement was in reply to derogatory remarks made by Azam Khan on security forces. Rajesh, however, has made the announcement in his personal capacity,” he added.

SP, Shahjahanpur, K B Singh ordered an inquiry into the announcement made by the VHP leader. He confirmed that a Deputy SP-rank officer has been asked to inquire into it.

Earlier, Azam Khan, while speaking at the SP office in Rampur district, had said that women “dahshatgardon” (terrorists) were chopping off the private parts of security personnel (“fauz”) to send across a strong message, which should leave the entire country “ashamed”.

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    Sanghiterrorism
    Jul 1, 2017 at 11:27 am
    What azam khan said is grossly wrong.but this vhp and its leader are coward . They can only incite people. They are rat plageuing this country and soon these rats will be eradicated. Why didnt he announce same bounty when his master said that our traders are more courageous than traders which means our soldiers sacrifing life at borders and sa uarding country are cowards and incompetent than traders whereas truth is that valour and nation first is our soldiers character.on the other hand traders put their profit first above everything and thrive at the cost of fellow countrymen loss. Whereas soldiers put their lives first before any harm comes to the countrymen.He is pure capiltalist inspite of his chaiwala background. And its credit goes to his sanghi terrorist vichardhara which is curse for india and its unity.
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      Sanghiterrorism
      Jul 1, 2017 at 11:28 am
      Read traders more courageous than soldiers
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      chu
      Jul 1, 2017 at 6:27 am
      Awasthi why don't you cut his tongue yourself. You will get crores from VHP. Best of luck
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