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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan writes open letter to PM Modi on rise in mob lynching cases in India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 July 2019, 15:05 IST

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Nusrat Jahan on Wednesday has also joined the row of 49 eminent personalities who have sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the growing incidents of mob lynching.

Nusrat has penned down an open letter to PM Modi on her official Twitter handle and wrote, “Today where everyone is talking on issues like road, electricity, aviation, I am glad that our society has raised a very basic issue, "The life of human being.”


In the letter, the actress-turned-politician has also quoted a couplet from Iqbal’s poem Sare Jahan Se Acha. She shared the post after 49 dignitaries including filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Shyam Benegal raised their voices against the mob lynching cases.

TMC MP from West Bengal’s Basirhat also added, “ There are numerous incidents of citizens being attacked by so-called "cow vigilantes" over rumors of eating beef, or cow-smuggling, etc and government's selective silence and inaction hits us hard”.

 

Jahan also alleged that the lynching cases have been increased in the name of 'Lord Rama'. She called mob lynchers-- the real enemies of India and also a ‘terrorists’.

"As young MP, representing new age secular India, I request government and all lawmakers to frame a law to stop such assaults on democracy by mob lynchers," Nusrat Jahan said in her post.

She concluded her letter by saying, “Sirf insaaaniyat ke naate, gaay ke naam pe, bhagwan ke naam pe, kisi ki dari pe, toh kisi ki topi pe - khoon kharaba bandh kare (In the name of humanity, please stop bloodshed in the name of cows and religion).”

Earlier, Nusrat Jahan was in headlines for her marriage to businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey. After getting married she went the Lok Sabha to take an oath as new TMC MP where she grabbed the attentions for adorning sindoor.

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First published: 25 July 2019, 14:30 IST
 
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