January 25, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: The forces that “killed Muslims and burnt Dalits” are now “intruding into our homes, coming after our children”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly said while condemning the attack on the school bus of a Gurugram based school by a frenzy mob protesting against the release of Hindi featured film ‘Padmavat(i)’.
It was imperative to “speak up” against “divisive forces” as people could not afford to remain silent anymore like “they were” when Muslims and Dalits were targeted in the country in the past, Arvind Kejriwal said.
In the nearly 40-minute-long speech, Arvind Kejriwal reportedly said it was a matter of “shame” that schoolchildren were pelted with stones a few kilometres away from the Indian capital ahead of its Republic Day.
The Delhi Chief Minister was speaking at a state-level event to celebrate Indian Republic Day at north Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium here, media reports said.
While addressing the people during the function Arvind Kejriwal stated that people involved in Wednesday’s incident should be given strong punishment, “harsher than the punishment Rama had given to Ravana.”
“I am raising this issue ahead of Republic Day with a heavy heart as I love my nation. I cannot see such violence in the country. People here love their country and want peace and love. I request the powers at the Centre, please spare us,” reads Arvind Kejriwal’s statement published in The Tribune (TT).
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