New Delhi : Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he was shocked by the heinous murder of a tailor in Udaipur and demanded immediate punishment to those who spread terror by such brutality. In a tweet in Hindi, the Congress leader said, “I am deeply shocked by the heinous murder in Udaipur. Cruelty in the name of religion cannot be tolerated. Those spreading terror by such brutality should be punished immediately.”
Rahul Gandhi’s reaction came after two men slit the throat of a tailor in Udaipur on Tuesday, saying in a video posted on social media that he avenged the insult to Islam and created communal tension in the Rajasthan city. “We all have to defeat hatred together. I appeal to all to maintain peace and brotherhood,” the Congress leader said. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that both the accused in the Udaipur incident have been arrested from Rajsamand. He promised a speedy investigation into the matter and said that the culprits would be given the harshest punishment in the court. Gehlot also called upon the people to maintain peace.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the violent incident in Udaipur should be condemned. In a tweet in Hindi, he said, “The culprits should be punished severely. Spreading hatred and violence in the name of religion is fatal for our country and society. Together we have to strengthen efforts for peace and non-violence.”