Vasundhara Raje tweets on 'Pratapgarh lynching', gets trolled on Twitter

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's tweet on the death of a 50-year-old activist Zafar Khan, has landed her in trouble. Raje tweeted that the ‘demise’ of social worker Zafar Khan was extremely unfortunate and an investigation had been launched into the matter.

 
The use of word 'demise' in her tweet for Khan has led to a controversy on Twitter. Raje tweeted, "The demise of Zafar Khan ji in Pratapgarh is extremely unfortunate. The investigation is on - justice shall prevail."

 

The demise of Zafar Khan ji in Pratapgarh is extremely unfortunate. Investigation is on - justice shall prevail. https://t.co/1V9DmV26KY

Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) June 18, 2017
Raje also indicated that the death was not a murder by re-tweeting a tweet posted by inspector general (IG) Udaipur which said that scientific evidence did not point to a murder.

 

.@VasundharaBJP https://t.co/LAGdalvoX9

— ????????, ???. ????? (@DIPRRajasthan) June 18, 2017
A group of five government officials allegedly beat to death 55-year-old Zafar Hussein, a social activist and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), for trying to prevent them from taking photographs of women defecating in the open at Jagwas Kachchi Basti of Pratapgarh district on Friday.

 
According to the local residents, the municipal council were out on a morning round in the slum to photograph people defecating in the open when Zafar intervened, asking the officials not to photograph the women. A fight broke out and Khan was allegedly beaten with sticks.

Khan’s older brother, Noor Mohammed, filed a FIR against the officials. Police have registered a case of murder against the five officials.

Raje's tweet has sparked an outrage on Twitter. People are condemning her for the post. 

Raje’s predecessor Ashok Gehlot of the Congress, in a tweet, said, "The CM of Rajasthan seems to have already reached a conclusion even before an inquiry that Zafar Khan was not murdered." He posted a series of tweets criticising the incident.

The CM of #Rajasthan seems to have already reached a conclusion even before an inquiry that #ZafarKhan was not murdered. https://t.co/JjjILy4NPW

— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 18, 2017

What is the need for investigation then? Can the victim's family expect justice in such a scenario? #ZafarKhan #Pratapgarh #Rajasthan

— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 18, 2017

The BJP should have also invented a theory, how a healthy man suddenly died, to prove he was not murdered

#ZafarKhan #Pratapgarh #Rajasthan

— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 18, 2017
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot also attacked Raje and tweeted, "'Killed' would have been far too appropriate a word to use for the CM. And going by previous lynching instances, justice is unlikely to prevail."

"Killed"would have been far too appropriate a word to use for theCM.And going by previous lynching instances,justice is unlikely to prevail https://t.co/eQiMGfaICU

— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) June 18, 2017
Social activist Kavita Krishnan tweeted, “He didn't just drop dead on a morning walk! Died as a result of lynching by Govt officials!! Arrest Nagar Parishad Commissioner Ashok Jain."

He didn't just drop dead on a morning walk! Died as a result of lynching by Govt officials!! Arrest Nagar Parishad Commissioner Ashok Jain https://t.co/kmDeNYBtFD

— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) June 18, 2017
Raje was criticised by other Twitter users too.

Day light murder would have been the appropriate term.

— Sant Nirala (@nirala_st) June 18, 2017

Stop this nonsense. He was killed. looking to the past lynching it seems that your Govt is defending the people who lynch. Shame...

— Naishadh Vyas (@naishadhvyas) June 18, 2017

Mam it is not demise, it is murder. It happened only because murderer knew their crime will be given cover by ruling govt.

— Aawishkar Kumar (@ak_twitts) June 18, 2017

From puppies under car to demise! Such improvement!

— Priyabrata Tripathy (@PriyabrataT) June 18, 2017

He was murdered. Don't u find any difference between demise and murder? R u CM? Really fun

— hariom sharma (@h_sharma22) June 18, 2017

Ma'am I think the word you are looking for is 'murder'.. And there have been a spate of such murders in your state.. https://t.co/yqLpssUGH8

— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 18, 2017

Why can't your response be more humane- was it just an 'unfortunate' event or was it act of barbarity that shld shame us?

— Madhumita Mazumdar (@mmazumdar2014) June 18, 2017

Demise= A person's death. Lynch =kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial. Says Oxford dictionary. Pl to say Lynch

— Neeta Kolhatkar (@neetakolhatkar) June 18, 2017

Demise r u serious ma'am... that was a murder by mob.. and this is very common now a days in our state.. I don't have faith in u now.

— Jaya Mathur (@jayarajeshmathu) June 18, 2017


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