Published On : Thu, Oct 1st, 2015

Dadri killing be viewed as an ‘accident’ to maintain peace: BJP Minister Mahesh Sharma

Congress leader Meem Afzal criticizes Sharma for his irresponsible tatement on Dadri incident

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma
New Delhi/ Nagpur:
Feeling empathy over what all had unfortunately happened to a 50-year old man in Dadri, under Greater Noida, the other day, and the circumstances under which he was killed by a mob over beef-eating frenzy, Union Minster of State for Culture and Tourism, Mahesh Sharma, said, “The issue should be viewed as an ‘accident’ and should not be communalized for political gains, and added that the family of the victim was planning to leave the village, apprehending repetition of incident.”

As reported by media sources, two other families lived with victimized family, sharing the walls with one another in the middle of the village. About 10-12 houses of other community are in the outlying part of the village but no incident concerning them has happened. The Minister further said, “I feel this incident occurred due to some misunderstanding and the law should truthfully act against whoever is responsible for it.” Iqlakh’s other son, Sartaj, who serves in the Indian Air Force, demanded punishment for the murderers of his father, saying. “Those arrested murdered my father. I want to know the reason for which they did this to him. They should be punished so that none from the village would dare to such deed in future.”

Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Thursday criticized Sharma for his irresponsible comment on the Dadri incident. “I don’t understand what is wrong with the Cultural Minister. First, he made comments about APJ Abdul Kalam, saying that Kalam was a patriot even though he was a Muslim. By making such comments, he is encouraging such incidents,” Afzal remarked.