1. Anand Mahindra reacts in horror to Rajasthan axe attack; this is what he wants done now

Anand Mahindra reacts in horror to Rajasthan axe attack; this is what he wants done now

"I first turned my eyes away from the video and was about to scroll away from it. And then I realised that by not acknowledging the reality of the video, I would share the collective guilt of a society that does not battle its own demons," wrote Anand Mahindra on Twitter.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2017 11:29 AM
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The horrific video of labourer from Bengal, who was hacked to death and burnt alive in Rajasthan, generated dismay across the country. Among those moved to action by the attack was none other than the chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra. He took to Twitter to call out to ask for justice, saying that if we want to call ourselves a civilised society then justice must prevail and do so swiftly. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Turning cold-blooded murder into a televised drama shows a diseased mind of unimaginable magnitude. If we are to lay any claim to being a civilised society, then justice for this act must be delivered decisively & swiftly.”

Anand Mahindra is not the only one who wants quick justice for the heinous crime. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said, “This is a deplorable act which needs to be condemned in strongest possible terms.” The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “We strongly condemn the heinous killing of a labourer from Bengal in Rajasthan. How can people be so inhuman? Sad.”

When questioned by a fellow Twitter follower on the need to raise the subject himself, Mahindra responded by saying that he wanted to move away from the video but by responding to it he shared the ‘collective guilt of the society’. In his tweet, he said, “I’m sorry, I disagree. I first turned my eyes away from the video and was about to scroll away from it. And then I realised that by not acknowledging the reality of the video, I would share the collective guilt of a society that does not battle its own demons.”

The Police arrested the accused, named Shambunath Regar on Thursday. While speaking to The Indian Express, the wife of the accused Sita Regar said, “I don’t know why he did this… My husband didn’t have a job… Most of the time, he would smoke marijuana and just roam the streets. But I never thought he was capable of murder.” The video was shot by Regar’s nephew, a 14-year-old.

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    siddharth
    Dec 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    This is nothing but sanghi inspired hate mongers impact in our society against the minority community specially Muslims..don't know how some people here still hesitant to call a spade a spade with out boldly pointing fingers at the main right wing villains...No more self deception please...expose bloody hate mongers and their notorious organisations spread all over the country before it is too late and they turn ugly like the ISIS terrorist....
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      Admin
      Dec 10, 2017 at 11:45 am
      Why go as far as RJ? There are thousands of such people in Mumbai, smoking marijuana on the streets and under the bridges. The respective BMC ward officers and the police surely must be knowing about such activities and who might be involved too. So, are we waiting for them to cross the so-called line, release a video and then taken action on it? It is a strong public perception based on past experience that most authorities shy away and turn a blind eye, leave alone an expectation to act proactively. The most common immature excuse is that "nobody has filed a complaint". Of-course they do not want trouble from their bosses and local politicians.
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        johnaaugust
        Dec 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm
        Sick makes you real sick where have we come to ? that also in just 3-4 years of time ? this is a collective shame each and every sane human died little bit along with that poor innocent labourer.
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          Manzoor Alam
          Dec 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm
          Thanks sir, you are caring about bottom too. Hope it will stimulate them are sitting on top and nearby Modiji. It is brutal murder of humanity, we should too condemn such. I think it had never been repeated if Akhlak`s murderer was been punished.
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            tmtactics
            Dec 9, 2017 at 3:41 pm
            much more horrible attacks take place on tech mahindra in pune office on non-local employee espcaially those from. mahindra closes his eyes to those mobbing incidents too.
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              meena
              Dec 9, 2017 at 8:08 am
              Is the man's 14 year old nephew also mentall ill? Didnt his parent instil values of morality and compassion? Wish more industrialists and pillars of society would come forward and ask the elected government to come down hard on these brutalities. Infact I often wonder why nothing has been said about UP and the yogi at the helm. Are we still living in a civic society or has that been thrown to the winds along with compassion?Why has this brutal murder been termed " love jihad" when it isnt?
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                Habeeb
                Dec 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm
                I am a Muslim and was always proud to call myself indian, Today Mr. Anand Mahindra has proved that the conscience of India is still Alive and whatever the venom spewed will definitely not be allowed to grow, That India will always remain united and great whatever the challenge to be overcome, Sir I salute you for your stand taken in the interest of justice FOR Anywhere where there is no law there is no life
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                1. Ramesh Patel
                  Dec 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm
                  Silence on such issue of crime and Injustice might be taken as weakness and perpetrators may get bold to do it repeatedly so salute to Anadhi to speak for it. Need is More and more people to join to oppose such act of divide the people on cast or religion line and indulge in violence to an extent killing people and burning or looting their menace o lively hood. If state is silent spectator to this, then they have no right to be in power if they can uphold the liberty, dignity and security of citizens.
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                  1. Ramesh Patel
                    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm
                    please read If hey can not uphold the liberty, dignity and security of citizens.
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