Pune : Some residents of Sayyad Nagar have demanded a ban on the radical right wing radical group Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS), after the eruption of communal riots in the city. The riots broke out in the Hadaspur region, after the members of the HRS killed a 26-year-old hardware engineer Mohsin Shaikh, on allegations of posting a derogatory post on Shivaji Maharaj and the late Bal Thackeray.
Residents who have suffered during the riots have decided to write a letter to the state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a ban on the outfit headed by Dhananjay Desai, on charges of disturbing the communal harmony in the city.
One of the local residents of Sayyad Nagar, Akbar Shaikh, said that the HRS is spreading hatred in the society, and diverting the minds of youth for wrong doings, which is dangerous for the communal harmony of the society.
“The government has banned the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), after the members of the organisation were found to be involved in terrorist activities. Why is the government then taking time to ban outfits like the HRS, whose role has been established Shaikh’s murder,” he questioned.
He added that the head of the HRS, Dhananjay Desai, has a history of making hateful and inflammatory speeches, against the Muslims community, and there are several cases registered against him in various police stations across the city