‘Lesson you taught in 2002…’: Owaisi responds to Amit Shah’s remark on Gujarat riots

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi reacted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks where the latter had said that BJP taught rioters a lesson in 2002.

By Saurabh Vaktania: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi launched a scathing attack on Union Home Minister Amit Shah while campaigning in Gujarat’s Juhapura for the upcoming Assembly elections after the latter said that rioters in Gujarat were taught a lesson by the BJP in 2002.

Addressing a crowd, Owaisi said, “I want to tell Union home minister, the lesson you taught in 2002 was that Bilkis Bano’s rapists will be freed by you, you’ll free the murderers of Bilkis’ 3-year-old daughter, Ahsan Jafri will be killed…which lessons of yours will we remember?”

“Home minister is saying they taught a lesson. Amit Shah sahab, what lesson did you teach that Delhi communal riots occurred?” he added.

While campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that rioters in the state were taught such a lesson by the BJP in 2002 that they have not dared to raise their heads till now, adding that his party brought “permanent peace” to the state.

Parts of Gujarat had witnessed large-scale violence in 2002 following the train burning incident at Godhra railway station in February that year.

Addressing a rally in Mahudha town of Kheda district in support of BJP candidates ahead of the next month’s Assembly elections, Amit Shah alleged, “During the Congress rule in Gujarat (before 1995), communal riots were rampant. Congress used to incite people of different communities and castes to fight against each other. Through such riots, Congress had strengthened its vote bank and did injustice to a large section of the society.”

Shah claimed that Gujarat witnessed riots in 2002 because perpetrators became habitual of indulging in violence due to the prolonged support they received from the Congress.

“But after they were taught a lesson in 2002, these elements left that path (of violence). They refrained from indulging in violence from 2002 till 2022. BJP has established permanent peace in Gujarat by taking strict action against those who used to indulge in communal violence,” the Union minister said.

Source – https://www.indiatoday.in/elections/gujarat-assembly-polls-2022/story/asaduddin-owaisi-reacts-to-amit-shah-bjp-taught-gujarat-rioters-lesson-remark-2301887-2022-11-26?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=recirculation

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