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Thackeray Compares JNU Violence With 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday drew parallels between the Sunday’s violence in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru College and the November 26, 2008 terror strikes in Mumbai which had provoked an analogous outrage 12 years in the past.

“Why were the attackers’ faces covered? Why were they hiding? Seeing them, I was reminded of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks… They (the attackers) are cowards and the country will never support their acts,” Thackeray stated condemning the violence strongly.

He stated “those who indulged in the JNU violence need to be unmasked and their faces must be known to the whole country”, including that in the end these hidden components are sure to be uncovered.

Thackeray demanded that – with out going into the politics of it – whoever these masked perpetrators of the JNU campus violence could also be, they need to be “laid bare before the people” and meted out the harshest attainable punishment.

Addressing the media, the Chief Minister issued a warning that if any related makes an attempt are made to create such a state of affairs in Maharashtra, it is not going to be tolerated.

He assured the youth of the state that they’re completely protected. “Nobody can harm even their hair, but if anybody tries to do, we will not spare them,” he stated.

Referring to his earlier assertion final month that “the youth of the country are like a bomb and must not be tinkered with or their angst could explode”, he assured his full assist to the youth.

“There are apprehensions in the minds of the country’s youth, students. There is a need to take them into confidence, address their doubts and make them feel secure of their future,” Thackeray urged.

He stated the youth symbolises the very basis of the nation’s future and their thought course of is necessary, “but if they do not feel secure even in their hostels, then it’s a blot on the country”, including that the youth don’t have anything to fret about their security in Maharashtra.

Earlier, prime leaders and ministers of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance condemned the JNU violence which injured round 35 college students and professors, resulting in a nationwide outrage and a flurry of protests.

They embrace Nationalist Congress Celebration President Sharad Pawar, state Congress President and Income Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Shiv Sena Minister Aaditya Thackeray, NCP Minister Nawab Malik, Jitendra Awhad and others.

(IANS)

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