Outraging the dead for the political purposes of the living. “MLA: My son was killed, declared Muslim, buried,” from The Asian Age, with thanks to Twostellas:
Lucknow, May 12: “They dragged my son Triloki out of the house and stabbed him to death. Then they ignored the “˜Om” tattoo on his hand, declared he was a Muslim and buried him. To substantiate their claim, they even circumcised his dead body. All this was done because the officials wanted to prove that only Muslims had been killed in the Aligarh riots. One man even tried to claim my son’s body so that he could get the compensation,” said BJP MLA Devki Nandan Kori, and then broke down in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Friday.
The legislator’s son, Triloki, had been killed in Aligarh riots and it was only when the family saw his body”s photograph in a newspaper that they realised he was dead….
“The intentions are more than clear. This is not an oversight but a deliberate attempt to insult people of a particular religion. The role of IG Kanpur zone in the Aligarh riots is suspicious and why was no action taken against one Banney Khan who made a futile attempt to claim the compensation for the boy”s death?” he asked….
Senior BJP leader Kesri Nath Tripathi finally lost his patience and accused the government of indulging in minority appeasement. “If a Hindu is killed in Mau riots he gets Rs 1 lakh as compensation but if a Muslim is killed in Aligarh, he gets Rs 5 lakhs as compensation.”