Bury terrorists face down in pig excreta, says Tripura Governor; causes stir

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy stirred a hornet's nest when he suggested that bodies of dead terrorists be deprived of 'honourable' burial and should rather be wrapped in pigskin.

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 00:08 AM IST
Bury terrorists face down in pig excreta, says Tripura Governor; causes stir

New Delhi: Showing angst against dastardly Pathankot terror attacks, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy stirred a hornet's nest when he suggested that bodies of dead terrorists be deprived of 'honourable' burial and should rather be wrapped in pigskin.

Considering it as a deterrent to suicide attacks, Roy on Monday tweeted, “I seriously suggest Russian treatment to terrorists' carcasses. Wrap them in pigskin, bury them face down in pig excreta. No chance of Houris.”

Citing examples in his earlier tweets, the former BJP's West Bengal unit president had written, “General Pershing put 50 Islamist Moro rebels in Philippines before a firing squad and shot 49 of them with bullets dipped in pig blood.”

“The Russians, following Genl Pershing's logic, are reportedly burying Chechen rebels in pigskin with face down,” he tweeted.

However, his remarks instantly drew flak from many on the social networking site. Later, defending his stance, Roy tweeted, “Abuses pour in against my tweet about Russian treatment to suicide jihadis. Message is clear: PLEASE don't do this, it'll be end of suicide attacks."

“Accusations galore! That a Governor can't do this,Putin is fake,RSS is terrorist. But not a word why jihadi carcasses shdnt roll in pig poop,” he wrote.