Hindu American body condemns murder of Indian techie in Pune

We at the foundation deplore communal violence of any kind, said executive director of Hindu America Foundation.

By: Press Trust of India | Washington | Published: June 6, 2014 10:37 am
People protest against of the killing of Pune's young techie Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Thursday. (Source: PTI) People protest against of the killing of Pune’s young techie Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

A Hindu American body has strongly condemned the murder of a young IT professional in Pune on Monday and asked the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

“We at the foundation deplore communal violence of any kind,” said Suhag Shukla, executive director of Hindu America Foundation (HAF) on Thursday.

Mohasin Shaikh, 28, a resident of Bankar Colony in Pune suburb, was allegedly bludgeoned to death with hockey sticks by a group of Hindu Rashtra Sena men after uploading of an objectionable post on social networking website Facebook by unknown people which denigrated warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji and Shiv Sena chief late Bal Thackeray.

A total of 17 people have been arrested by police in connection with the murder of Mohasin Shaikh Sadiq.

“That the local authorities have already begun their investigation and made arrests is indeed encouraging.

We ask both the central and state governments to address this episode expeditiously and ensure that justice is served,” Shukla said.

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  1. D
    Jun 6, 2014 at 6:22 am
    These pseudo Hindus must be punished under the strictest laws and such om fringe groups damaging the social fabric of India and murdering people must be banned and it's members be prosecuted in the same way as the terrorists. It's time for Modi to take strict action against these groups.
    1. Bhatiye Patel
      Jun 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm
      Lets first figure out the conspiracy hatched in foreign land as per the police report. The people who killed Mr. Shaikh may not those who are arrested as it may the job of those who has designed the FB page and their contacts in Pune may have carry out the killing to ignite communal tensions in the country when Modi has freshly took over the Center Government. This more then what it seems, the real Target is Mr. Modi and not that poor Shaikh who may be at wrong place at wrong time. Is this Repeion of Godhara?
      1. S
        Jun 6, 2014 at 10:46 am
        It revives my hope that there can be peace in India since there are good organizations among Hindus like this. Killing of every innocent irrespective of religion should be condemned and we should not leave any stone unturned to bring these goons to justice. The chief of Hindu Rashtra Sena is extortionist, bad character, involved in arson. People in that sena have case of eve teasing, theft registered against them.
        1. T
          True Indians
          Jun 6, 2014 at 6:53 am
          Can not we ban these type of organizations.