Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday stated the demise of Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case accused Jesuit priest Stan Swamy in custody can’t be justified even when Maoists are “more dangerous than Kashmiri separatists”.
In his weekly column Rokhthok within the celebration mouthpiece ”Saamana”, Mr Raut puzzled whether or not India’s basis was so weak that an 84-year-old man might can wage a conflict in opposition to it, and stated being crucial of an incumbent authorities doesn’t suggest being in opposition to the nation.
Swamy, 84, probably the oldest particular person to be accused of terrorism in India, died in a Mumbai hospital lately in the midst of his battle for bail on well being grounds.
“A government that is scared of an 84-year-old physically challenged man is dictatorial in character, but weak in the mind,” stated Mr Raut, who’s the manager editor of ”Saamana”.
The actions of the Elgar Parishad can’t be supported, however what occurred later needs to be referred to as a “conspiracy of cracking down on freedom”, Mr Raut stated, referring to the arrest of activists like Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gaurav Navlakha and others in reference to the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case.
Mr Raut stated all these arrested (within the case), together with (scholar-activist) Anand Teltumbde, belong to a selected ideology who voice their riot via literature.
“Can they overthrow the government with this?” he requested.
Mr Raut stated Stan Swamy died in custody whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with those that need autonomy for Kashmir and are demanding restoration of Article 370 there.
“We may not agree with the ideology of Maoists and Naxals. Swamy’s death in custody cannot be justified even if Maoists and Naxals are more dangerous than Kashmiri separatists,” the Rajya Sabha member stated.
He expressed shock over Prime Minister Modi’s identify figuring within the listing of world leaders who crack down on press freedom.
“The situation has not gone out of hand in India even if it is true that the government’s critics are put in jail under sedition laws. The Indian press also raises its voice against such incidents,” he stated.
“Is the country’s foundation so weak that it can be threatened by an 84-year-old man?” Mr Raut requested.
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