New Delhi: Congress has strongly criticized the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for the Forbesganj firing in which the state police killed four Muslims including one pregnant woman and one infant on June 3.
Referring directly to the firing in a press conference this afternoon, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that Nitish Kumar had already showed his “good governance” by “slaughtering four members of minority community.”
Forbesganj police firing victim: Sahil Ansari (6 months)Tiwari used the firing incident to criticize Anna Hazare who had praised the governments of Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for their “good governance.”
“Is this good governance according to Hazare?” questioned the Congress spokesperson.
This is the first time that the Congress party which is ruling at the center has raised the issue of Forbesganj at the national level and has come out strongly against the human rights violation of the minority community under the NDA regime in the state.
Forbesganj police firing victim: Mustafa Ansari (18)Nitish is already facing huge criticism from the civil society and the opposition parties in the state over the firing incident and also over his failure to punish those responsible for the firing.
On 3rd June 2011, residents of Rampur and Bhajanpur villages under Forbesganj block in Araria district came out, after Juma Prayer, to protest against blockade of the connecting road between the two villages for a factory. The police not only opened fire on the protestors but chased them to their homes, entered in and killed even women and infant pointblank. Six people including two women and a six-month-old infant of the two villages of 90% Muslim population were killed.