Pakistan rakes up RSS, Yogi Adityanath, NRC to attack India at UN

A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sharply criticized Islamabad over its sponsorship of cross-border terrorism, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Saad Warraich on Sunday trained guns at RSS and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allege that there was no room for dissent in “illiberal India of today”.

Exercising the Right of Reply, Warraich accused the RSS, BJP’s ideological mentor, of supporting the spread of fascism through its centres.

“The breeding ground of terrorism in our region is the RSS centres of Fascism. The claims of religious superiority are perpetrated through straight patronage all across India,” the Pakistan envoy said. He also said that the face of the largest Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was an unabashed Hindu extremist who openly advocated religious superiority of Hindus.

“Members of India’s minorities, including Christians and Muslims, are publically lynched at the hands of Hindus elites, where an unabashed Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath, who openly supports the superiority of the Hindus, serves as the face of the largest Indian state Uttar Pradesh,” Warraich said.

Without naming BJP chief Amit Shah, Warraich said several Bengalis in Assam had suddenly become “homeless” and “have been called termites by a prominent Indian leader”. “For a country where Right to citizenship to Bengalis in Assam is being arbitrarily rescinded and who have suddenly been made stateless and have been called ‘termites’ by a prominent Indian leader, where churches and mosques are torched, is surely not qualified to give sermons to others,” he retorted sharply.

Warraich’s response came after India’s First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to UN Eenam Gambhir denounced Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s allegation that New Delhi was behind the 2014 Peshawar terror attack as “outrageous”.

Exercising the Right to Reply at the UNGA, Gambhir said, “Let me recollect for Pakistan’s new government, the out-pouring of sorrow and pain in India that followed the massacre of innocent school children. India’s parliament had expressed solidarity while paying respect to the memory of those killed. Schools all over India had observed two minutes silence in their memory.”

On Pakistan’s claim of fighting terrorism, India asked the neighbouring country if it could deny the fact that was the host and patron of 132 of the UN-designated terrorists and 22 terrorist entities under the 1267 and the 1988 UN Security Council sanctions regime. “Will Pakistan deny that UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan, spews venom & sets up candidates for electoral offices?” Gambhir said.

Source: Indian Express

Lynching a Non-Issue, Too much Fuss being Created, Unnecessary Importance, Media Publicity Given to Lynching Incidents: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said incidents of mob lynching are being given unnecessary importance and media coverage, reports news agency ANI.

“It’s (lynching) a non-issue, too much media publicity is being given to such incidents, which are being blown out of proportion, the UP CM said, speaking separately to local reporters.

You people (media) are blowing it (lynching incidents) out of proportion. What is there in it? Why are you making a mountain out of a mole hill? Doh-char incident hote hein, you are giving it unnecessary importance, Yogi told a local UP Tv channel reporter.

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Speaking to ANI, the Chief Minister said, that humans are important but so are cows and both need to be protected. Both are equally important, we cannot allow cows to be killed either, Adityanath said.

He said that there are enough laws to protect human beings and in every case of lynching the law will take it course. But the same applies to slaughtering cows. We will not spare both –  the lynchers or the cow slaughterers and both will be dealt with according to the law.

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Adityanath told media persons in Lucknow, that murders happen all the time for some reason or the other. Most incidents or lynching are misreported as lynching, as there are other reasons as well, which could be financial or business rivalry, which is now being publicized by the media as lynching crimes.

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While accusing the Congress of fueling the issue, Adityanath said, “These incidents (mob lynching) are given unnecessary importance. If you talk about mob lynching, what was 1984?”

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“Law and order is a matter of state. Congress’ intention is to make mountain out of a molehill and it won’t be successful.”

The media frenzy is uncalled for, which is being fueled by the Congress,  for political gain, Adityanath explained.

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“We will provide protection to everyone, but it is also the responsibility of every individual, every community and every religion to respect each other sentiments. Humans are important and cows are also important. Both have their own roles in nature. Everyone should be protected,” he added.

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The apex court, last week directed the Parliament to frame a special law to put a check on crimes like lynching, saying “the horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land”.

The Centre on Monday had said that it is committed to uphold the rule of law and adopt effective measures.

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The Centre informed the Lok Sabha that it had constituted a high-level committee under Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to deliberate and make recommendations for a separate penal provision on incidents of mob violence.

The committee helmed by Gauba will submit its report to a Group of Ministers (GoM) governed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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The incidents of mob lynching have been on a rise in the country.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs data, 45 people were killed in 40 different cases across nine states between 2014 and 3 March, 2018.

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In a recent incident of lynching, a Muslim man, named Akbar Khan, was beaten to death by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on July 20 on suspicion of cow smuggling.

with inputs from ANI