Mohsin Shaikh killing: Father writes to PM Modi, demands ban on Hindu Rashtra Sena

By Staff Reporter,

Pune (Maharashtra): Aggrieved by the non-fulfilment of promise from central government of providing reparation and the slow speed of trial against 22 members of Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) even after more than two and half years after Mohsin Shaikh was brutally murdered by members of HRS in Pune, his father has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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On June 2, 2014, 24-year-old Mohsin Shaikh, a resident of Solapur district in Maharashtra who was working as a manager in an IT firm in Pune, was assaulted and killed by the members of HRS when he was returning from a Mosque.

The incident had taken place only a week after Narendra Modi took the Prime Ministerial oath in New Delhi.

On Monday ,Sadiq Shaikh sent a two-page letter to Modi urging him to consider recommendations of National Commission for Minorities that was submitted by it to the government after its visit to Pune in the aftermath of the sporadic violence under taken by the Hindu radicals in June 2014 resulting into death of his son.

Among other demands, Shaikh has asked for banning HRS and hearing of the case in a fast track court to avoid tardiness.

A three-member team of National Commission for Minorities comprising of Tsering Namgayal Shanoo, Dr. Ajaib Singh and Captain Parveen Der had visited Pun city after couple of months of the incidence and had met Shaikh.

“I was told by the commission in August 2014 that they would propose for ban over HRS but no action has been taken against it yet. What more proof is required to ban such organisation when so many members have been arrested in this case who not only ignited communal violence in the city but also killed my son as he was a Muslim”, Shaikh said while speaking with

In addition to this, he has also urged Modi to provide financial assistance to him under Victim Relief Fund and provide a job to his younger son in Railways, as was recommended by the Minority commission.

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