Hindustan Turning Into Lynchistan: Oppn Hits Out at Govt in LS

Lok Sabha has seen a morning of intense debate on what the Oppn termed a series of mob lynchings under Modi govt.

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The Indian parliament building in New Delhi. 
  • Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the BJP government should not be blamed for started the trend of mob lynchings
  • BJP’s Hukumdev Yadav claimed that a majority of the Muslims in the country are Hindu descendants
  • “Are you aiming for Muslim-mukt Bharat?” TMC leader Saugata Roy asked PM Modi during Lok Sabha discussion on mob lynching and mob violence
  • Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge led the Opposition’s charge on the issue, questioning PM Modi’s inaction on the series of mob lynching incidents
  • In response, BJP Leader Hukmdev Narayan Yadav said that PM Modi had already condemned mob lynching and that states should maintain peace
  • Meanwhile, RS was briefly adjourned after Congress created ruckus over the alleged kidnapping of MLAs in Gujarat
12:31 PM, 31 Jul

Kiren Rijiju's Defends PM Modi on Issue of Mob Lynchings

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju responded to the Oppositions allegations of mob lynchings against the PM Modi-led government.

Our Prime Minister has been the first to condemn mob lynchings. I have told you all the data and this has been going on for years under the rule of Congress, Samajwadi Party and other parties. No leader has made this an issue earlier, so how can you blame our government for having started the trend of mob lynching?
Kiren Rijiju

On the topic of freedom of expression, he added:

If you speak ill of the nation in the name of freedom of expression, we will not tolerate it. 

Rijiju also addressed accusations against the BJP regarding the rise in cases of violence against the average man under its rule.

We unanimously condemn the cases of violence in this country. We want to maintain law and order. But you constantly accuse us of jeopardising the atmosphere in India. Does it get jeopardised by saying Bharat Mata ki jai, or by supporting Afzal Guru? Does it get jeopardised by respecting the army or by calling the Army Chief ‘sadhak ka gunda’?
Kiren Rijiju

Defending PM Modi further, he said:

Our PM made his intentions clear on the first day itself. And that development is the only solution. When you attack his reputation, you attack the reputation of the country.

After Rijiju wrapped up his speech, the House was adjourned until 11 am on Tuesday.

12:24 PM, 31 Jul

Our Fight is Against Hindutva, Not Hinduism: Owaisi

“As long Modi government continues to be in power, mob lynchings will continue. Is cow protection an essential part of Hinduism? If it is, then the Supreme Court should deliver a verdict on it. Lynchers are not any different from terrorists, why doesn't the government take action against them?,” Asaduddin Owaisi asked in the Lok Sabha.

He added that their fight is against Hindutva, not Hinduism.

He further questioned Prime Minister Modi on why he can go to Israel and hug the 26/11 attacks child survivor Moshe, but can’t go to Akhlaq’s family and meet them.

11:34 AM, 31 Jul

Majority of Muslims in India are Descendants of Hindus: Hukumdev Yadav

Majority of Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus, BJP’s Hukumdev Naryan Yadav claimed in the Lok Sabha, while asking both the communities to respect each other's sentiment.

Participating in a debate on lynchings, Hukumdev Narayan Yadav slammed the opposition for targeting the central government over incidents of lynching, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly come out strongly against such acts.

He raised the issue of killing of RSS workers in Kerala, which is ruled by the Left Front government. Yadav asserted that the responsibility of containing mob violence is that of the state government.

10:33 AM, 31 Jul

"End Violence in Your Family First," Says Mulayam

Hindustan Turning Into Lynchistan: Oppn Hits Out at Govt in LS

Talking about mob violence in the country, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday urged parliamentarians and the country to first end violence in their families.

“There is a lot of violence against women in the country. We need to end that first,” he said.

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