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Crime against minorities result of Hindutva groups' hate propaganda: CPI

CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy referring to the Rajasthan love-jihad case said that it is the result of hate propaganda in BJP-ruled states and must be kept in check.

Published: 09th December 2017 07:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2017 10:41 PM   |  A+A-

CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy (File photo by EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The CPI today condemned the killing of a Muslim labourer in Rajasthan, alleging such crimes against minorities are a result of hate propaganda pursued by Hindutva groups in BJP-ruled states.

The killing of the labourer, who hailed from West Bengal, allegedly in the name of "love jihad" on Wednesday, has triggered a nationwide furore.

The CPI alleged the "accusation of love jihad was only a pretext to kill" the Muslim man.

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"These type of crimes against minorities are a result of continuous and poisonous hate propaganda by Hindutva groups in Rajasthan and other BJP-ruled states. This should be checked," CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said in a statement.

Mohammed Afrazul (48) was hacked and burnt to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district.

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In a video of the killing shared on social media, the accused is seen declaring he killed the man to save a woman from "love jihad" and warning that anyone challenging the majority community would "meet the same fate".

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