BJP candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur has sparked outrage recently with her statement on 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare. She has said that the former ATS chief Hemant Karkare died because she had 'cursed' him.
I had told him, that you will be destroyed. There is sutak (mourning period) in 1.25 months. Exactly after 1.25 months, when terrorists killed him, the sutak ended.
Several people took to Twitter to condemn the statement.
.@ECISVEEP #HemantKarkare is a real hero, for everyone in #Mumbai. We are alive because of him. He is a true #Martyr. Don’t let #motormouthpoliticians and #loosecanons throw muck at him and walk away scot free. https://t.co/phlHW72bSO— Shilpa Shree (@shilpajn) April 19, 2019
It takes a specially vicious mindset to insult a policeman who gave his life in service of his country and led a meticulous, rigorous fair investigation into extremist violence. By abusing #HemantKarkare, terror suspect, now @BJP4India candidate #SadhviPragya reveals herself https://t.co/WdhIesvpuF— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) April 19, 2019
.@ECISVEEP I am alive and safe in #Mumbai because of the sacrifice made by #HemantKarkare. He doesn’t deserve this shit. Please take action against #MotormouthPoliticians. #LooseCanons https://t.co/TXoVL9SPr3— Shilpa Shree (@shilpajn) April 19, 2019
Sh. #HemantKarkare attained martyrdom while fighting terrorists and defending this country. The remark against him by #PragyaSinghThakur is not only distasteful but also against our cultural ethos of respecting the departed ones. https://t.co/Mb7OK05BCx— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) April 19, 2019
Imagine the backlash if someone other from BJP/RSS had made these claims. Whole of the Right wing would have gone bonkers by now. These thugs are the real enemy of our beloved nation.— enigmaticahmad🇮🇳 (@asrarahmad) April 19, 2019
I live in Mumbai. We saw 26/11 at close quarters. ATS Chief #HemantKarkare stood up to save us from Pakistani terrorists. He was killed by them. #BJP candidate from Bhopal #PragyaSinghThakur mocks his death.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) April 19, 2019
If you agree that this insults one of our bravest martyrs, please do RT!
You can watch her statement here.