Congress to Nitish Govt: slaughtering Muslims not “good governance”
By Md. Ali, TwoCircles.net,
New Delhi: Congress has strongly criticized the Nitish Kumar
government in Bihar for the Forbesganj firing in which the state police
killed four Muslims including one pregnant woman and one infant on June
Referring directly to the firing in a press conference this
afternoon, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that Nitish Kumar
had already showed his “good governance” by “slaughtering four members
of minority community.”
Forbesganj police firing victim: Sahil Ansari (6 months)
Tiwari used the firing incident to criticize Anna Hazare who had
praised the governments of Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for their
“Is this good governance according to Hazare?” questioned the Congress spokesperson.
This is the first time that the Congress party which is ruling at the
center has raised the issue of Forbesganj at the national level and has
come out strongly against the human rights violation of the minority
community under the NDA regime in the state.
Forbesganj police firing victim: Mustafa Ansari (18)
Nitish is already facing huge criticism from the civil society and
the opposition parties in the state over the firing incident and also
over his failure to punish those responsible for the firing.
On 3rd June 2011, residents of Rampur and Bhajanpur villages under
Forbesganj block in Araria district came out, after Juma Prayer, to
protest against blockade of the connecting road between the two villages
for a factory. The police not only opened fire on the protestors but
chased them to their homes, entered in and killed even women and infant
pointblank. Six people including two women and a six-month-old infant of
the two villages of 90% Muslim population were killed.