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Bengal BJP chief unfazed by 2 FIRs

Dilip Ghosh booked under charges of hate speech on complaints by TMC leaders

Sabrangindia 15 Jan 2020

Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh, the notorious BJP leader of West Bengal has been booked on two counts of hate speech in Bengal. His recent statement about death of anti-CAA protestors “they were shot like dogs” has not missed the public eye and has not gone down well with the government in the state. Two TMC leaders in Nadia’s Ranaghat and North 24-Parganas’ Habra filed FIRs against this insensitive statement of his.

At a public meeting in West Bengal’s Nadia district speaking about public property being destroyed in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, he said, “Who do they think the public property that they are destroying belongs to? Their father? Public property belongs to the taxpayers. You (Mamata) do not say anything because they are your voters. In Assam and Uttar Pradesh, our government has shot these people like dogs.”

Ghosh, however, remains unperturbed, ready to make another hate speech on another occasion. “They file dozens of FIRs against me every month. FIRs are filed from places I was not even present in. These things do not matter,” said the unfazed offender. He also said, “Slogans of ‘Pakistan zindabad’ are heard instead of Vande Mataram and Jai Hind, in Bengal now… ‘Hindustan tere tukde hongey hazaar…’ they say. Bengal is now a fortress of deshdrohis,” while also saying that he stands by his remarks and will make them in the future when need arises.

The Telegraph reported that police sources in Ranaghat said Ghosh was likely to be summoned soon to explain himself. An officer has said that based on the video footage of his speech, Dilip Ghosh’s offence is cognizable. Ghosh was booked under charges of criminal intimidation, promoting enmity and hatred between religious groups and intention to cause injury.

Ghosh has made several controversial statements in the past. He has asked beef eaters to eat dog meat and also said cow’s milk contains gold. He has also said that encounter killings are necessary tool of governance and called Jadavpur University girls “shameless” saying they lean on boys and complain of molestation.


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Bengal BJP chief unfazed by 2 FIRs

Dilip Ghosh booked under charges of hate speech on complaints by TMC leaders

Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh, the notorious BJP leader of West Bengal has been booked on two counts of hate speech in Bengal. His recent statement about death of anti-CAA protestors “they were shot like dogs” has not missed the public eye and has not gone down well with the government in the state. Two TMC leaders in Nadia’s Ranaghat and North 24-Parganas’ Habra filed FIRs against this insensitive statement of his.

At a public meeting in West Bengal’s Nadia district speaking about public property being destroyed in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, he said, “Who do they think the public property that they are destroying belongs to? Their father? Public property belongs to the taxpayers. You (Mamata) do not say anything because they are your voters. In Assam and Uttar Pradesh, our government has shot these people like dogs.”

Ghosh, however, remains unperturbed, ready to make another hate speech on another occasion. “They file dozens of FIRs against me every month. FIRs are filed from places I was not even present in. These things do not matter,” said the unfazed offender. He also said, “Slogans of ‘Pakistan zindabad’ are heard instead of Vande Mataram and Jai Hind, in Bengal now… ‘Hindustan tere tukde hongey hazaar…’ they say. Bengal is now a fortress of deshdrohis,” while also saying that he stands by his remarks and will make them in the future when need arises.

The Telegraph reported that police sources in Ranaghat said Ghosh was likely to be summoned soon to explain himself. An officer has said that based on the video footage of his speech, Dilip Ghosh’s offence is cognizable. Ghosh was booked under charges of criminal intimidation, promoting enmity and hatred between religious groups and intention to cause injury.

Ghosh has made several controversial statements in the past. He has asked beef eaters to eat dog meat and also said cow’s milk contains gold. He has also said that encounter killings are necessary tool of governance and called Jadavpur University girls “shameless” saying they lean on boys and complain of molestation.


Related:

Shot like dogs in Assam and UP”: Dilip Ghosh says police was right for opening fire
Bengal BJP president calls encounter killings ‘governance tools’
BJP leader attacks beef eaters in bizarre remarks; calls desi cow milk, golden milk

 

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