Kolkata, Sept 12: Taking a dig at “human rights champions”, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday asked them to come out of Delhi and report the “unprecedented violence” perpetrated on his party activists in West Bengal by the ruling Trimool Congress.
“I would like to appeal to human rights champions across the world, that whenever and wherever something happens, for hours the voice of human rights (activists) are heard. They should take some time out, and report the political violence in Kolkata, Basirhat and Birbhum,” Shah told media persons here after meeting victims of alleged political violence in the state. Describing the scale of violence as “unmatched” in the world, the Bharatiya Jata Party chief said his party leaders and workers were being murdered, “their limbs were being broken, and their houses and shops set on fire”. “I hope my voice will reach the human rights champions, and they will come out of the lanes and bylanes of Delhi, visit the far-flung remote areas of Bengal, and try to bring these incidents to the notice of the world outside.”
Calling for bringing an immediate end to political violence, he said this would even benefit the perpetrators. Shah said the BJP cadres would strongly face up to the atrocities. (IANS)