Media reports alleging that Narendra Modi has justified the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter, must come as a great shock to all in civil society.
The Chief Executive of a State has been entrusted with safeguarding the Constitutional rights and freedoms of every single citizen in the State. The fact that such "fake encounters" are given a legitimacy, speaks volumes of the depths to which divisive communal politics has plunged into.
We call upon the Election Commission to take immediate cognizance and action on these communal utterances and hope that civil society will see the long term consequences of such irresponsible statements and exercise its right through the ballot box to vote out these communal and divisive elements
Fr. Cedric Prakash
5th December 2007