New Delhi 10, July 2018: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) is aghast that Jayant Sinha, the Union Minister for Aviation, garlanded and hand-fed sweets to men convicted for murdering a Muslim meat trader Alimuddin Ansari after they were given bail by the Jharkhand High Court recently.
SDPI newly-elected national president M.K. Faizy in a statement while condemning the incident said that a Union Minister could have hobnobbed in such a public fashion with those convicted of murder is inexcusable. It is most shocking and despicable from a responsible Union minister to honor those whose cases are sub judice. What example our leaders are setting and it will have an adverse impact on our sensitive people who are vulnerable to such provocative acts.
Faizy said that what Sinha has done is an open affront to decency and the supremacy of the Rule of Law. This is a new low in the Indian History. This is abominable and disgusting. The minister's action exposes the BJP government and reflects his party's true image. Such insensitive ministers must be immediately dismissed.
Faizy said, Jharkhand state is notorious for lynching where maximum number of such heinous killings were reported all in the name of ‘holy cow’. Freedom bestowed to the killers by the court is nothing but justice denied. Letting free the murderers, despite clear evidences, gives a clear signal to the society that killers can easily be escaped. Faizy further said, Jayanth Sinha, the union minister of the central government honoring the killers is absolutely devastating and extremely condemnable. Faizy reiterated that this is an indication to the public that those ultra-criminals are encouraged for killing the people in the name of ‘Gau Raksha’ and considered as ‘Dharma Rakshaks’. Ministers of such mindset will ruin the country leading to widespread anarchy and violence.