CPI-M justifies NSA against Varun

March 30th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Justifying the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to slap the National Security Act (NSA) against Varun Gandhi, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday said a strong message had to be sent to those making hate speeches.
“We do believe that a strong message has to be sent - no hate speech against the minorities will be tolerated - and believe that this important message has been sent (in Gandhi’s case),” CPI-M politburo member Brinda Karat told reporters here.

The Mayawati government Sunday invoked the NSA against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Pilibhit for his reported hate speeches and the mob violence during his arrest Saturday.

Without naming Gandhi, Karat also said that the case was a special one as the “individual” was “unapologetic.”

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