VHP International Working President Advocate Alok Kumar said the VHP would keep an eye on the progress of the investigation and demand the case be tried in a fast-track court.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday (February 22) demanded the death penalty for the killers of Bajrang Dal activist Harsha.
Islamists killed the 26-year-old Bajrang Dal activist on Sunday (February 20) in Karnataka’s Shivamogga for writing a Facebook post opposing burqa in classrooms. Police have arrested three Islamists, Qasif, Nadeem and Muhammed, in the murder case, and the search is on for arresting the others.
“Just because someone has a different ideology, you kill the person. This is rarest of the rare crime,” News18 quoted VHP International Working President Advocate Alok Kumar.
The VHP will stage protests in every district of Karnataka on Wednesday (February 23). Kumar said the VHP would keep an eye on the progress of the investigation and demand the case be tried in a fast-track court. “If Muslims keep doing what they are doing, then we won’t be able to tell how the Hindu community is going to react, and we won’t be responsible for whatever will get unleashed then,” Kumar added.
Trouble started in the first week of February when some Muslim girls in Karnataka’s Udupi suddenly started demanding that they be allowed in classrooms in a burqa.
When the administration denied the permission, the girls moved to Karnataka High Court with the plea that they be allowed in the classrooms in a burqa. The matter is sub judice, and a three-judge bench led by Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi is hearing the matter.
Multiple media investigations have revealed that Islamist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) and its wings SDPI and Campus Front of India orchestrated the burqa controversy.
Condemning the murder, VHP Joint General Secretary Dr Surendra Jain said the killing resulted from poison spread by Muslim extremists every day. He said the ‘tukde-tukde’ gang, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, works to spread such poison in the name of Muslim appeasement. He also said that Islamist organisations like PFI, the new version of terrorist organisation SIMI, are spreading poison every day on the pretext of CAA, namaz, burqa, etc.
Appealing to the Muslim community, Dr Jain said, “I want to appeal to Muslim society… Do they want to go in the direction in which Jinnah wanted to take them before 1947? If not, it’s now time for you to change your leadership and show them their right place. If you won’t do it, we will have to do it.”