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New Delhi: The furore over the killings in Palghar was a contentious topic on Twitter with politicians from all over India sharing their views—as well as some Bollywood personalities.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray condemned the killing of two sadhus and a driver, in Palghar, and assures swift action against the accused.

Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot joined in the condemnation.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh clarifies that the incident is not a communal one.

Despite Deshmukh’s clarification, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit reads much into the ‘name’ of the perpetrator. Fellow film director Anurag Kashyap reacts sharply.

Failing a communal angle, BJP National Secretary Sunil Deodhar has discovered a ‘communist’ link to the incident.

Actor Urmila Matondkar appeals for communal harmony and urges people to not play divisive politics.


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia call for swift action against the murderers.

BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Namgyal is shocked and wonders what the late Bal Thackrey’s reaction would have been.

Onto to other news, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav offered their condolences to Yogi Adityanath on the death of his father.

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Bollywood actor Rahul Bose, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar along with several other influential personalities joined hands to speak against domestic violence cases amid the nationwide lockdown.

Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti wonders about the validity of press freedom in the Valley after the arrest of a media person.

Looks like actor Shah Rukh Khan is enjoying his ‘doing nothing phase’ in lockdown!


Democratic US senator Bernie Sanders still sounds like he is campaigning in the presidential primaries.



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  1. Hindu rapping / killing a fellow Hindu OR Hindu rapping / killing a non-Hindu is not matter of concern for these morons, they will only look at did Non- Hindu perpetrate this so that they can encash and get mileage out of it. We all know Pak is not a big challenge to India but China is, but Sanghis keep talking about Pak as they will get mileage out of it and none by talking about china.

  2. The incidence is sad and condemnable. However, the victims themselves were partly responsible for it. The entire area was under lockdown. The Mahant’s guru expired in Surat, Gujarat. Hence he wanted to cross state borders during night time without police pass. He was not allowed. Therefore, they left of the highway and entered the deep interior tribal area about 100 KMs away from the district town of Palghar, in order to somehow sneak into Gujarat. This proved to be a costly blunder. The tribals were suspicious of these unknown intruders and the incidence occurred. The police strength in this faraway place was too meagre to prevent this sad incidence. Now more than a hundred tribals including some children have been arrested. All this could have been averted had the said Mahant not decided to flout the lockdown norms and made a desperate attempt some somehow cross the state borders without any permit.
    More condemnable is an attempt to politicize the issue. Why should Yogi Adityanath, U.P. Chief Minister seek explanation from his counterpart in Maharashtra? What is his authority? State BJP leaders are unnecessarily raising a hue and cry with an ulterior motive to find a pretext to topple the non-BJP government in Maharashtra.


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