Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, on July 29, termed the merciless killing of the Hindu tailor as a “matter of shame” and called for instilling “fear among those mindsets who try to stage-manage such beheadings.”
For this, he told media persons, the country should emulate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s model of tackling religious fundamentalism. “There is a need for implementation of decisions taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“The terrorist activity has started again in the country. The merciless killing of a Hindu tailor is a matter of shame. The killing of Bajrang Dal activist Harsha in Karnataka had also taken place on the same lines. The killers of Harsha in Shivamogga district of the state had slit the throat of Harsha and sent a video to his sister,” Kateel said.
There is a foreign hand behind the Rajasthan incident. Such an incident had happened because of the appeasement policy of the Congress government in the state. Why is Congress silent? It is important to know its stand when incidents like this take place, he maintained.
“The Rajasthan incident is a challenge to humanity. To foment violence and murders are planned and society is broken. All this is being done in the name of jihad. The incidents which happened in Kashmir are taking place outside Jammu and Kashmir,” Kateel stated.
There is an attempt to cultivate a jihadi mindset in society. Those attempts must be nipped in the bud. There should be a fear among those mindsets who try to stage-manage beheadings and other activities, he said.
Meanwhile, Congress Opposition leader in Legislative Council B.K. Hariprasad has condemned the incident. In the pretext of this incident, issuing political statements is not good, he said. This is a country where people of all religions are living peacefully. Death must not be glorified.
“Earlier, a person called Shankar Lal had killed a minor. There was a murder taken place in Faridabad as the victim belonged to minority community. The five-year-old girl was killed in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. All these developments must be considered and all these incidents must be condemned. There was no intolerance in India. These developments are coming forward after the arrival of Vishwa guru (PM Modi) 8 years ago. The civil society must condemn this,” he stated.
(With IANS inputs)