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1984 anti-Sikh riots biggest incident of mob lynching, says Rajnath Singh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 21 Jul 2018, 07:45:04 AM
1984 anti-Sikh riots biggest incident of mob lynching, says Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

Defending constant attacks from the opposition on the heated and controversial topic of mob lynchings, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was the “biggest” incident of mob lynching.

He also criticised the opposition parties for being limited to regional quarrels.

Speaking in the no-trust motion debate, the home minister lashed out at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for his ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ comment and said, “Where do they want to take the country and what does it want India to become? There is the talk of Hindu Taliban. India is the only country where minorities are prospering. Do they not want such an India?”

Referring to lynching incidents, Singh said the Centre would give every possible help required but state governments need to take strict steps to put an end to such incidents. He further said that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were the biggest case of mob lynching.

“The biggest incident of mob lynching happened in 1984,” Singh said.

“Who are you bringing a no-confidence against? The appeal of the PM is such that several people gave up gas subsidies after he urged them to do so. They are bringing a no-trust motion against the government but they (the opposition) do not trust each other. And who is their leader… when it comes to talking about the leadership, then they lose steam,” said Singh expressing his displeasure at opposition’s attempt to bring a no-confidence motion despite magical numbers being in favour of the NDA government. 

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First Published : 21 Jul 2018, 07:44:44 AM