RANCHI – AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday held both the Centre and the JMM-led Jharkhand government responsible for the violence in Ranchi that killed two Muslim teenagers.
Hyderabad MP Owaisi, who is in Jharkhand to campaign for the by-election to the Mandar assembly seat, also met with the family members of the Mudassir and Sahil, who were killed during protests against the BJP leaders’ outrage against Prophet Muhammad.
On the communal violence in the state capital, he said, “The BJP government at the Centre and JMM-led government in Jharkhand are responsible for the incident, which killed two persons and left many injured. Had BJP taken action against Nupur Sharma earlier, such an incident would not have taken place. Interestingly, the JMM-led government has not yet taken any action against the police personnel who fired at unarmed people.”
He said that the government should extend help to families whose children were killed in the violence.
Owaisi also appealed to the Central government to immediately rollback defence services recruitment scheme ‘Agnipath’.
Reacting to the government’s statement ruling out a rollback, he made a fresh appeal.
“I once again appeal to the government to stop this devious manner of working, listen to the youth of this country, immediately rollback this cruel scheme of contractual recruitment and make up the shortfall in men and equipment for our armed forces,” Owaisi tweeted.
He also slammed the Narendra Modi government over the issue. “BJP leaders say we will hire demobilised contract soldiers as chowkidars for their offices. Is this the dignity Modi’s party assigns to soldiers and soldiering, which is a profession of honour?,” he asked. “It is regrettable that we have a ruling party like this in the country,” he said.
“We have seen the destruction caused to the Indian economy and society by reckless steps like demonetisation and lockdown taken without any thought and planning,” he wrote and wanted to know if the Prime Minister now wants to do the same to national security.
Earlier, Owaisi, posting a video of Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy, said: “Modi’s minister says Agniveers will be trained as drivers, dhobis etc Serving in army is a prestigious profession with no parallel. These men are willing to kill or get killed for India. If they wanted to be drivers, etc why would they spend 4 years in army?”
“It’s clear that BJP sees Agniveers as nothing but chowkidaars on hire,” he said and alleged that the Prime Minister is playing with India’s security and destroying the future of youth. -IANS