Malegaon Blast Accused Sadhvi Pragya may get Z-Security

Written by SabrangIndia | Published on: April 26, 2019
Bhopal: Malegaon blast accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, may get a Z-security cover, the second highest category of security in India. Her security was enhanced after a man holding a black flag approached her while she was filing her nomination papers in Bhopal on Tuesday. Later, her supporters thrashed the man.

Pragya Thakur

The number of security personnel around her have increased along with an enhanced security at her residence.

Sadhvi Pragya has been in the eye of a storm after her nomination. Controversy broke out on her outrageous remarks on the 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare when she said that he died because of her curse and another statement where she said she is proud of the Babri Masjid demolition. Later, a notice was issued by the Election Commission.

Despite all this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended her candidature by saying, “..Without any evidence, a rich civilization as old as 5000 years, which gave the message of ‘the whole world is one’... You called such a civilization terrorist? To give a reply to all such people, this is a symbol and this symbol will cost Congress dearly.”

Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination seems like an attempt by the right-wing supremacist party, BJP, to promote its Hindutva agenda. Providing such high security to a person with severe criminal charges reflect the party’s desperation to protect its significant ‘symbol of Hinduism.’
Thakur, who is out on bail, is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast in which 7 people including a 15 year old boy had died. She will contest against Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh from the Bhopal seat on May 12.
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