NEW DELHI: From celebs to political leaders to activists to journalists everyone have condemned the attack on well-known social activist Swami Agnivesh by the right-wing fringe groups.
On Tuesday, the 79-year-old Arya Samaj scholar and former Member of Legislative Assembly was brutally assaulted by BJYM and ABVP activists in broad daylight in Jharkhand’s Pakur district.
People from all fields took to Twitter to condemned the attack. Here is what they have tweeted:
Actor Prakash Raj: while Swamy Agnivesh is attacked .. “The horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land ” says SUPREME COURT..but WHO is initiating this by seeding fake news ..lying..lynching..threatening voices of dissent .. will you answer sir .. #justasking.
Actress Swara Bhasker: This is what hate looks like. The wise and always open to dialogue HINDU humanist #SwamiAgnivesh attacked by so called defenders of Hinduism. He is 80 years old. This is HEARTBREAKING. Along with ALL the lynching deaths this too is on u @BJP4India/
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi: I condemn the attack on Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand. I appeal to CM Sh. @dasraghubar to take swift action in this regard. Disagreement or dissent should not translate into an act of violence.
Bihar’s ex- DCM Tejashwi Yadav: Strongly condemn the murderous attack on Swami Agnivesh in BJP ruling state Jharkhand by BJP goons. These state sponsored BJP gundas don’t have any fear of law. Culprits must be punished. BJP should apologise for this shameful & gruesome act.
Prashant Bhushan: Swami Agnivesh brutally assaulted by BJP Yuva morcha goons in BJP ruled Jharkhand on the day the SC delivered a tough judgement against mob vigilantism. This is the contempt that the BJP has for the rule of law & the SC!
Sitaram Yechury: We strongly condemn this terrible attack on Swami Agnivesh. This incident has again happened in a BJP-ruled state and these goons are from the same Parivar as the ruling party. The culprits must be punished.
Jignesh Mevani: Precisely. Attack on Swamiji must be condemned from one and all. And he is 80. This is really disturbing.
Ramachandra Guha: Swami Agnivesh is known for his work to emancipate bonded labour, and for the promotion of inter-faith harmony. He also has a sense of fun, with a joyous laugh. A Hindu monk of courage, compassion, and humour; so naturally he must be beaten up in Modi’s India.
CPI (M): CPIM condemns the attack on #SwamiAgnivesh in Jharkhand. Brinda Karat who was in Ranchi said: “Cowardly attack by Sangh Parivar activists on Swamy Agnivesh in Pakur is shameful & highly condemnable. We demand immediate arrest of the perpetrators of this heinous attack.”