Treason case against BJP MP Pragya Thakur demanded for ‘Weapon’ Remark



The Congress in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has taken serious note of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member Pragya Singh Thakur’s “keep weapon at home” remark and has demanded that a case of treason be registered against her.

Addressing a programme in Shivamogga city of the Karnataka state, last week, Pragya Thakur made derogatory speech against the Muslims. She had asked people to give a befitting answer to love jihad. The love jihad is a term being used by Hindutva fanatics against the Muslims who marry Hindu women. Pragya Thakur asked the Hindus to take care of their girl children and “keep weapons at home”. “If there is no weapon, at least sharpen the knife used for cutting vegetables,” she said.

“We have to keep our knives sharpened to face any eventualities. If our knife cuts vegetables well, it can be effective on our enemies as well,” she added while referring to the Muslims as enemies of Hindus.

Madhya Pradesh Congress media department’s chairman KK Mishra told the media that Narendra Modi-led Indian government should now take action by registering a case for treason as Thakur “incited people for violence”. “She is now talking about a knife after holding a bomb in her hands. The acts of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Thakur are alike,” he said.

Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Six people were killed and more than 100 injured when an explosive device strapped to a mo-torcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a Muslim majority town in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008.

Meanwhile, a police complaint has also been lodged against Pragya Singh Thakur in connection with an alleged “blasphemous” and “derogatory” speech against the Muslims during her recent Kar-nataka visit.—INP