Pledge To Boycott Muslims, Christians In Chhattisgarh After Communal Violence
Right-wing organizations in Chhattisgarh have called for “economic boycott” of Muslims and Christians following communal violence in Bemedara district on April 8. This decision was taken during the protest in Jagdalpur.
A gathering of over 70-80 people including BJP’s former MP and heir to the throne in Chhattisgarh Rup Singh Mandavi took the pledge of economic boycott of Muslims and Christians at Jagdalpur near Amaguda Chowk along with activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Leaders asked Hindus to put up signs outside their shops indicating that the shop belonged to Hindus.
Chhattisgarh police have received many complaints regarding this pledge. However, the police are yet to register a case.
BJP has stayed away from this event.
“The BJP is always committed to the development and service of all communities and classes in the country. Two days ago, on Monday, a dharna and bandh was called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which was also supported by the BJP. During the protest, a pledge was taken by the organization concerned. BJP will not support communal discrimination,” he said. According to a statement issued by the party.
The pledge was taken following the April 8 incident of communal violence in central Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district A fight between two youths erupted into a clash between two communities in which a 22-year-old youth was killed. Three more policemen were injured
So far 11 people have been arrested in connection with the violence.
The BJP and VHP have accused the Congress government of compromising the security of Hindus in the state. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagel has hit back at the BJP for spreading hatred among people.
“Communal violence is unfortunate. The BJP is trying to politicize the incident,” Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagel said.