Mangaluru, Jan 29, 2018: Vishwa Hindu Parishad District President Jagadish Shenava has kicked off a storm by defending the killing of Akashbhavan resident Basheer in retaliation to the murder of Deepak Rao of Katipalla.
Speaking at a function held here to release a book entitled "Hadedavvana Shaapa," Shenava said "An innocent Deepak Rao was killed. Basheer was murdered in retaliation to this killing. We do not have any regret over Basheer murder. If Basheer is an innocent, is Deepak a murderer ?"
He said "I openly defend the incident as a VHP president." "If innocent Hindus are killed to avenge one murder, why shouldn’t Basheer not be murdered?’’ he further questioned.
The video of Shenava’s speech has gone viral and has been condemned by several people.
DYFI leader Muneer Katipalla has demanded the arrest of Shenava for his inciting statement. He has also urged to withdraw the security provided to Shenava by the government.