In case if you have missed that the Republic Bharat anchor Arnab Goswami shared his views in his outrageous style on the Palghar lynching case. He accused Congress chief Sonia Gandhi of getting Hindu sadhus murdered in Palghar. In this article we will talk about the Palghar lynching case, views of Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi, and much more.
Palghar lynching case
On the night of April 16, a shocking case of mob lynching took place in Gadchinchle village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. It is around 150 Km from Mumbai.
What exactly happened?
Two sadhus with their driver were going by car from Mumbai to Surat to attend a funeral. The names were Mahant Kalpavruksha Giri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35), and Naresh Yelgade. They did not have a lockdown travel pass. To avoid the police, they did not go by the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway and took a detour by a small road in the remote rural areas of Dahanu tehsil(It goes to Gujarat via the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar haveli).
It is an extremely backward and entirely tribal area. They passed Gadchinchle village, where they were stopped by the forest guard, but when they reached the Maharashtra border 1 Km away, the guards refused them permission to go ahead and turned them back. They came back by the same route and were again stopped at the forest check post.
It was around 9 pm and the episode that followed went on for two hours. A crowd of 400 people gathered and started accusing the sadhus of being robbers and child-lifters. A small police party came and when they realized they could do nothing against the mob, they called for more police. The force reached after 10 pm.
The mob overturned the sadhus’ car, broke the window glass of both this and the police car. Police escorted two of the victims to the police car and the third who was injured was in the forest chowki. When he was being escorted to the police car, all hell broke loose. All three were mercilessly lynched by the mob. Police took few people under their custody
Political interference in Palghar lynching case
With two sadhus being killed, few BJP leaders immediately came out with their reactions that it was the Muslims who were responsible. An attempt was made to give the unfortunate incident a communal color on both mainstream and social media.
The other main target of BJP attacks was the Maha Vikas Aghadi state government, which consists of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. All attempts were made to attack and denigrate the state government for ‘allowing’ such an incident to take place.
Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi
Arnab Goswami has accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi for being silent on the Palghar lynching case.
Arnab Goswami said that Sonia Gandhi would not have remained silent if Christian padres would have been the victims. After hearing all the allegations social media is on fire and only one thing is trending #ArrestAntiIndiaArnab.
In her ten years of power and six years out of power, the Indian media never criticized Sonia Gandhi. While Congress has been criticized, Rahul Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh have been criticized, never Sonia Gandhi.
Views of Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi has lead to many consequences.
FIR against Arnab Goswami
Nagpur police on April 22 night registered an FIR against news anchor Arnab Goswami over a complaint filed by Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut.
The FIR filed by the police include charges of provocation with intent to cause riot. Malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs and defamation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Apparently Palghar lynching case has created a havoc in the whole country. Adding to that the allegations of Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi has got the republic tv anchor in big trouble.