The recent killing of eight (Students Islamic Movement of India) SIMI activists in an encounter in Madhya Pradesh left the entire country baffled. Some questioned the manner in which the terrorists were killed, while others showed rage on the disrespect for those who died in the line of duty.
The SIMI terrorists broke out of the jail after slitting a guard’s throat and were found hours later in a thickly forested area on the outskirts of Bhopal where they were killed in an encounter.
In Rajasthan, BJP State President Ashok Parnami strongly supported the police force of Madhya Pradesh stating that given the circumstances, the terrorists had to be stopped. He quoted “We won’t shower garlands on those who dared to escape the high-security prison bars”.
As per the reports, the terrorists had a track record of being involved in serious crimes before. They killed the head constable Ramashankar Yadav during the ordeal. They were also responsible for killing police constables in 2008 and 2011.
But amid all this, guess who found the opportunity to play politics here. Congress, again snatched the limelight by questioning the authenticity of the police ‘encounter’ in Madhya Pradesh. Their questions posed disrespect for the martyrs who died in the line of duty.
Former Mayor of Jaipur and second time elected BJP State President Ashok Parnami, in his statement questioned the morality of Congress by stating that Congress only need an opportunity to target the opposition rather than standing up for the truth.
Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh also said that “Whenever terrorists are killed in an encounter, there are a few people in our country who raise doubts, especially Congressmen.” Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan commented on the Congress politicians, saying that, ‘these are the politicians who cannot see the martyrdom of our jawans’.
Clearly, there is something wrong with the mentality of Congressmen who always seem to find the war of words amusing.
Parnami, on behalf of the state, showed respect for the police force of Madhya Pradesh and even urged people to stand up for their country when required.