‘Religious polarisation matter of concern for nation’: CPI-M leader Brinda Karat

New Delhi: Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo Member Brinda Karat slammed the right-wing organisations over Jodhpur communal clashes and accused them of religious polarisation.

Brinda Karat said, “It is a matter of great concern that where people of all religions used to celebrate festivals on the basis of respect for the culture of our country, today religious festivals have become a weapon for communal politics. This is a very dangerous thing and Jodhpur is a living example of this.”

“If such incidents can happen in the name of a flag, it is a matter of concern for the country and in the name of religious polarisation, the forces which are trying to spread unrest are succeeding in their agenda. This is very dangerous,” Karat added.

Further taking a dig at Union Minister Anurag Thakur for his remarks on the violence occurred in Jodhpur hours before the commencement of Eid celebrations. Karat also appealed to the state government for ensuring communal harmony in Rajasthan.

She said, “Anurag Thakur, who is the ambassador of hate speech, who himself caused a communal divide in almost every public utterance he made… is targeting a particular community.”

Karat asserted that she believed it was the job of Sangh Parivar to divide communities on the communal lines, which is extremely dangerous for the country. “I just wish that BJP and its leaders get to practice what they preach,” she added further.

“More than 50 people have been arrested in connection with communal clashes in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur,” said Rajasthan Home Minister Rajendra Yadav on Tuesday.

He also assured that stern action will be taken against the administration if any negligence is found on their part.

As per the sources, earlier in the day, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a detailed report over the violence that took place in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur hours before the commencement of Eid celebrations on Tuesday.

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:May 4, 2022, 3:10 p.m.

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