`Raj govt failed to check violence against minority`
Claiming that cases of violence against minority are on rise in Rajasthan, Rajya Sabha MP Mahmood Madani demanded "sacking" of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Jaipur: Claiming that cases of violence
against minority are on rise in Rajasthan, Rajya Sabha MP
Mahmood Madani on Saturday demanded "sacking" of Chief Minister
He also asked for handing over the cases of Gopalgarh
riots and Surwal incident to another independent agency, as
"CBI was being misused by the government".
Madani, also general secretary of Jamiat, demanded that
the trial in Surwal incident should be transferred to Jaipur
or Delhi because local circumstances may affect fairness of
the trial in local (Sawaimadhopur) court.
Phool Mohammad, SHO of Man town police station was set
afire in his jeep by a mob in Surwal village on March 17 last
After protests, the state government had decided to refer
the entire matter to the CBI on March 21.
"Ten members of minority community were killed in firing
in Gopgalgarh in Bharatpur district, while a police inspector
Phool Mohammad was burnt alive in Sawaimadhopur last year. We
are not satisfied because the state government did not handle
cases of violence on minority community people properly," he
told reporters at a press conference here.
Madani also demanded that the role of Dausa (LS) MP and
tribal leader Kirori Lal should also be investigated in Surwal
Cases of violence on minority are on rise in the state
but the government is not serious for the protection of
minority community, he alleged.
The Rashtriya Lok Dal`s MP also raised demand that Chief
Minister of Rajasthan should be removed for mishandling of
"Congress Working Committee in the leadership of late
Rajiv Gandhi had passed a resolution that if a communal
violence occurs in Congress ruled state, the chief minister
of that state will be removed.
"Now its turn for Rajasthan and on this basis, chief
minister of Rajasthan should be removed by the party high
command," he said.