Raghvendra Vikram Singh, Bareilly DM, being punished for speaking truth: Photos
Bareilly: Raghvendra Vikram Singh, the district magistrate (DM) of Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district stepped on the raw nerves of some people whn he said why it has become a fashion to go to Muslim areas and raise anti-Pakistan slogans. He wondered on his Facebook page, why this should be done.
These people not just raise anti-Pakistan slogans, they also tried to belittle Muslims through slogans like ‘Pakistan or Qabristan’, meaning Muslims should either go to Pakistan or graveyard.
The 59-year old IAS officer said that this trend has been seen increasingly seen in recent times. When it was tried by Kanwaryas in Bareilly, a riot started. The affable DM wondered aloud as to why some people always question the Indian Muslims’ loyalty towards the nation.
It was something that went against the RSS narrative and within a few hours’ time Raghvendra Vikram Singh was trolled so much on social media that he had to delete the post and write an explanation. It has obviously badly angered the BJP, the ruling party in the state and the Center.
There are telltale signs that the UP government may actually take serious action against the bureaucrat. The state government and the BJP believe that his post actually pointed fingers at right wing groups for fanning tension by raising provocative slogans in predominantly Muslim areas.
The way his innocuous post was recieved, startled almost everyone. Immediately as reports of his posts came forward, deputy chief minister of UP Keshaw Prasad Maurya said that the way the post has been posted is unaccaptable. Government officials are not expected to post such messages on the social media and added that government officials should abstain from making such comments.
The DM was so much humiliated that he had to release an explanation saying that the post was regarding the riot that occured during the Kanwad yatra in Bareily district and was not aimed at hurting the sentiments of anyone. Hindu Muslims are of the same blood and both have the same DNA.
In his original post, the 59-year old Bareilly DM wrote that a ‘strange trend’ has started of people raising slogans in Muslim-dominated areas. “These days, a strange trend of visiting Muslim-dominated localities and shouting anti-Pakistani slogans has started. Are they Pakistanis? The same thing happened in Bareilly. Why don’t we raise anti-China slogans when the fact is that China is a bigger enemy than Pakistan?” Singh asked.