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Anyone who opposes 'MOSH agenda of hate' is urban naxal: Rahul after Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA

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Anyone who opposes 'MOSH agenda of hate' is urban naxal: Rahul after Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Jan 2020, 03:06 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Slamming the transfer of the case related to 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence which broke out between Dalits and Marathas to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Centre saying anyone who opposes the agenda of hate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is termed as "urban naxal".

Calling the Modi-Shah duo as "MOSH", Rahul tweeted, "Anyone who opposes the MOSH agenda of hate is an “Urban Naxal”. Bhima-Koregaon is a symbol of resistance that the Government’s NIA stooges can never erase."

On Jan 1, 2018, violence had broken out between Dalits and Marathas a day after an event was held to commemorate Battle of Bhima Koregaon in 1818 between East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy.

One person had died during the bandh called by Dalit parties in the area.

Later, the Pune Police arrested nine activists in connection with the case and accused them of having links with proscribed communist outfit CPI (Maoist).

Those arrested were Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Varavara Rao.

The transfer of the case triggered controversy as the Shiv Sena-led Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra was considering either to drop the cases against the intellectuals and the social activists or set up an SIT within a week to probe the cases.

The Centre does not need the state's permission to transfer the cases to itself.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the state was not consulted before the transfer and claimed that it was against the Constitution.

On Thursday last, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had held a review meeting with Director General of Police Subodh Jaiswal and State Intelligence Commissioner Rashmi Shukla to decided on the fate of the politically sensitive investigation.

The BJP-led Centre has been accused of jailing activists and intellectuals opposed to its ideology and branding the "Urban Naxals".

Anyone who opposes 'MOSH agenda of hate' is urban naxal: Rahul after Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA

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