Updated: November 21, 2021 7:18:05 pm
In the wake of the Amravati violence, Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday dared the state’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to ban Raza Academy in Maharashtra, adding the state government “should stop mindlessly targeting BJP workers and framing them in false cases.”
Raza Academy had organised a protest on November 12 against the Tripura violence. The protest led to stone-pelting, prompting the BJP to call a bandh in the city the next day during which vehicles were burnt and some shops owned by Muslims torched.
On a tour to the Vidarbha district, Fadnavis said, “A thorough investigation should be carried out to ascertain who gave permission for the rallies in the city.”
The Opposition leader expressed disappointment over the “prejudice shown by the government” in the matter.
“It is evident that government is turning blind eye to violence, which took place during the rally organised by Muslim groups led by Raza Academy,” he added.
“If the government has the courage, it should ban Raza Academy,” Fadnavis said. “They should stop mindlessly targeting BJP workers and framing them in false cases. Four police stations are registering cases on BJP workers for one incident which is highly objectionable,” he added.
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