Bareilly District Magistrate has become a hero after he bravely questioned the trend of entering Muslim localities and raising anti-Pakistan slogans.
Raghvendra Vikram Singh had taken to Facebook to upload two posts one of which said, “Ajab rivaj ban gaya hai. Muslim mohallon mein jabrdasti juloos le jao aur Pakistan murdabaad ke naarey lagaao. Kyon bhai, ve Pakistani hain kya? Yehi yahan Bareilly mein Khailam mein hua tha. Fir patharav hua, mukadme likhe gaye… (A very strange trend has started of late. Take out processions by force in Muslim neighbourhoods anD chant anti-Pakistan slogans. Why brothers? Are these people Pakistanis? The same thing had taken place in Khailam village of Bareilly. Then stones were pelted, FIRs lodged).”
Speaking to Times of India on Monday, Singh had said that he was ‘hurt and angry at what is happening “in the name of nationalism.’
In another post Singh taunted asking why the so-called nationalists weren’t shouting anti-China slogans since it was a bigger enemy.
It read, “Cheen to bada dushman hai, tiranga lekar Cheen murdabad kyon nahin? (China is a bigger enemy to us. Why isn’t anti-China slogans shouted by holding the tricolour)?”
Singh’s Facebook profile says he’s also served in the Indian army. His posts are being hailed on social media with many agreeing with him on the dangerous trend.
Bareilly DM is absolutely right. On the eve of polling in Kanpur last year, Hindutva brigade shouted Pakistan murdabad in several Muslim localities. But doing it when Muslims are hoisting the tricolour, is even worse #Kasganj
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) January 30, 2018
“fringe groups are coming up in every part of the state, taking the same ugly route to instigate people of the minority community by forcefully entering their locality in the name of nationalism”
Bareilly DM’s comments on Sangh’s communal Ram Rajya https://t.co/ZaRWNlwOGH
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) January 30, 2018
DM calls out what many know, the ‘formula’ for sparking clashes, then crying victim..seen in Saharanpur also – Bareilly DM questions ‘trend’ of entering Muslim localities, raising anti-Pak slogans https://t.co/sbgWeExbE4
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) January 30, 2018
However, as expected, the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh reacted angrily to Singh’s post warning of consequences. UP’s deputy chief minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya, was quoted as saying that his government would take ‘cognisance of the tweet and action would be initiated.’
Singh’s posts have come in the wake of the communal riots in Kasganj, where one youth was killed and two injured after Hindutva supporters went inside a Muslim neighbourhood to disrupt their Republic Day celebration by preventing them from hoisting the Indian national flag.
Although, some journalists from India Today group had desperately tried to spread lies with false stories in a bid to further inflame the communal tension in the area, the local police had exposed their lies.