‘National shame’: Rahul Gandhi in letter to murder of Bulandshahr cop’s son

‘National shame’: Rahul Gandhi in letter to murder of Bulandshahr cop’s son
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In a sympathy letter written to the family of slain Uttar Pradesh cop Subodh Kumar Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Syana SHOs death at the hands of a mob in Bulandshahr on December 3 was a national shame

AGRA: In a sympathy letter written to the family of slain Uttar Pradesh cop Subodh Kumar Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Syana SHO’s death at the hands of a mob in Bulandshahr on December 3 was a “national shame”.

In the letter received by the family on Monday, Gandhi wrote, “Religious polarization is increasingly being used by regressive forces to gain political mileage, and tear apart our common bonds. The Yogi Adityanath government will continue to support fascist forces that seeks to destroy our social fabric.”

Speaking with media, the cop’s son, Abhishek, said, “My father taught us to treat every religion equally and be humble to everyone. I don't believe there was any hand of Yogi Adityanath government behind my father's death, but yes VHP seems to be supporting and protecting the men who triggered the violence.”

“The VHP, RSS and their sister organizations have created an atmosphere of fear and violence with the active support of the BJP government. In the toxic environment, your father stood out for his courage and integrity. Bullets cannot silence his patriotism and commitment to our collective humanity,” read the letter marked to Abhishek Kumar Singh, youngest son of the slain cop.

On December 3, the day his father died, 17-year-old Abhishek, a student of DPS R K Puram in Delhi, had told media, “My father was our role model and he wanted us to be good human beings before anything else. I want to ask the government, whose father will be the next victim of this age-old conflict? Is religious indoctrination more important than the welfare of the people?”

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