Union Dwelling Minister Rajnath Singh refused to acknowledge to questions on the killing of the migrant employee from West Bengal in Rajasthan alleging “love jihad,” a timeframe made current by trusty soar Hindu teams, indicating that the incident was as soon as “a political” one.
“Now you are asking a political quiz … Thank you very distinguished,” Mr. Singh urged journalists in Kolkata when asked regarding the incident in Rajasthan. He ended the clicking convention — mainly on border safety — in the present day and did no longer take any longer questions.
Political occasions in West Bengal came together to sentence the killing of Afrazul Khan, migrant employee from Malda district. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that she “strongly condemn[s] the gross killing of a labourer from Bengal in Rajasthan.”
“How can folks be so inhuman? Sad,” she acknowledged on her Twitter variety out.
Mohammad Salim, MP, Communist Occasion of India (Marxist) and Polit Bureau member of the event, condemned the attack pronouncing the “timeframe love jihad is itself absurd.” “The phrases [love and jihad] possess the accurate reverse meanings and it does no longer get sense to exhaust them facet by facet. 1000’s of migrant workers from Bengal work in Rajasthan. The Negate authorities have to absorb this field with the Central authorities,” Mr. Salim acknowledged.
Pradip Bhattacharya, a Rajya Sabha MP from the Congress and broken-down Negate Congress president, acknowledged a “lawless scenario” had been created. “If this keeps happening, the country can be destroyed. The total political occasions have to achieve together to sentence this. The occasions have to achieve together to maintain public conferences as a minimum. Perchance, that might possibly end these incidents,” Mr. Bhattacharya acknowledged.
Afrazul Khan, 50, was as soon as working in Rajasthan for the final twenty years. Afrazul, hailing from Syedpur village of Malda district, is survived by necessary other Gulbahar Bibi, and three daughters. Two of them are married whereas the third one compare in class IX. Since Afrazul had been living in Rajasthan for a in point of fact prolonged time, he was as soon as a successfully associated man. He coordinated with the migrant labourers who arrived in Rajasthan from Bengal and labored with the civic our bodies too.
“At cases he labored as a labourer. [But] with age, he was as soon as working much less and reasonably working as a labour contractor [who] outdated to coordinate between the builders and the workers in Malda,” his brother Nurul Huda urged The Hindu on phone from Malda. “He has been visiting Rajasthan for the final twenty years, it was as soon as his 2d dwelling. He had many chums there as successfully. So, we are in a position to’t imagine how someone might also fabricate this to him. We’re shattered,” Mr. Huda acknowledged.
Social media condemnation
The legend, first published in a Hindi newspaper earlier on Thursday, with an on-line video of the particular person in a red t-shirt and white trouser axing “his buddy” and then surroundings the victim on fire went viral. Many took to social media irritating “united resistance” to such crime. “The authorities of West Bengal have to jot down to the Rajasthan authorities, irritating an clarification … requires united resistance,” acknowledged Amiya Sarkar, a resident of Malda district where the victim had his ancestral dwelling and family.
Worn Editor of a national magazine, Kajal Basu acknowledged [on Facebook] that “…this calmly videotaping a assassinate, this slack confession in a temple [by the accused Shambhunath Raigar]…is one other degree of brutality and impunity altogether.” One other journalist Manisha Pande asked for “top time debate on the loyal victim of love jihad.”