One can pay tributes to Hemant Karkare who died in a terrorist attack, but he cannot be respected: Senior RSS functionary

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After Pragya Singh Thakur controversial remark on Hemant Karkare, now a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary has sparked a controversy. RSS national executive member Indresh Kumar said on Wednesday that the Congress-led government used the “uniform” to inflict torture on Malegaon blasts accused Pragya Thakur even though her crime was yet to be proved. Kumar said, “Aatanki hamle me maare gaye Hemant Karkare ko shraddhanjali di ja sakti hai, par unka aadar nahin kiya ja sakta (One can pay tributes to Hemant Karkare who died in a terrorist attack, but he cannot be respected).”

Continuing in the same vein, he said, “Balidan ka samman hai, lekin Karkare ke atyachar ko ankit karna bhi jaruri hai (Sacrifice is respected, but Karkare’s excesses should also be pointed out).” “We all must acknowledge the fact that she (Pragya Thakur) exhibited humanity and corrected her statement (on Karkare) after there was a furore over her remarks.”

Even  Pragya Singh Thakur during Lok Sabha elections said, “Maine kaha that tera sarvanash hoga (I cursed him that he would be finished),” she had said. After her remarks led to nationwide outrage, Thakur retracted the statement and issued an apology. The Election Commission also pulled her up.

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