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R.S. Prasad blames Mulayam for Dadri incident


New Delhi, Oct. 18 : Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday downplayed the article published in RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya and held Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav responsible for the Dadri lynching incident.

“No one is supporting the Dadri incident. The Prime Minister has expressed his grief over the incident. This is the responsibility of Mulayam Singh Yadav. It has happened under his government,” he said.

The RSS mouthpiece in its latest edition has criticised the writers, who have returned their awards in the wake of the incident in Dadri where a man was lynched over rumours of storing beef at his residence.

It alleges that madrasas and the Muslim leadership teach Indian Muslims to hate the country’s traditions. “Akhlaq (the Dadri victim) perhaps slaughtered a cow under the influence of such bad deeds,” it states.

Panchjanya’s editor Hitesh Shankar, however, today negated the publishing of any such article.

“I don’t remember any such article that supports violence being published in Panchjanya,” he told ANI. (ANI)

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