Nupur Sharma comment row: Mamata Banerjee condemns Udaipur murder, says `violence and extremism are UNACCEPTABLE`

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New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (June 29, 2022) condemned the killing of a tailor in Rajasthan's Udaipur and said "violence and extremism are unacceptable". The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief urged everyone to maintain peace as the law takes its own course of action.

Mamata Banerjee took to her official Twitter account and wrote, "Violence and extremism are UNACCEPTABLE, no matter what! I STRONGLY CONDEMN what happened in Udaipur. As law takes its own course of action, I urge everyone to maintain peace."

Violence and extremism are UNACCEPTABLE, no matter what!

I STRONGLY CONDEMN what happened in Udaipur.

As law takes its own course of action, I urge everyone to maintain peace. — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 29, 2022

'No true Muslim' will support such heinous act: Bengal Imams Association on Kanhaiya Lal's killing in Udaipur

Meanwhile, the Bengal Imams Association on Wednesday also joined in condemned the killing of Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor in Rajasthan's Udaipur and said "no true Muslim" will support such a heinous act. Demanding exemplary punishment for the assailants, Bengal Imams Association Chairman Md Yahia said in a statement a criminal, a murderer should only be known by his crime and either his name or purported religious identity cannot belittle the severity of the act.

The representative body of clerics also felt that for the crime of one-two individuals an entire community representing one particular religion or tribe should not be held responsible. 

"Islam doesn't permit taking away the life of a fellow human being, it is a sin," Yahia stated.

Two men with a cleaver murdered a tailor in Udaipur and posted videos online on Tuesday that said they are avenging an insult to Islam. The men who allegedly carried out the daylight murder posted videos online admitting to the crime and were taken into custody by police.

Indirectly, the assailants also referred to Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader suspended from the party over a remark on Prophet Muhammad.

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