New Delhi: Slamming Jains for their insistence on banning sale of meat during their festival ‘Paryushan’, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said the community’s stance on practicing “non-violence” comes as a surprise now as they purportedly supported violence during the 1993 riots in the city.
The party accused the Jains of doing a volte-face for altering their position on “non-violence”.
“Until now, only fanatic Muslims used to bully people in the name of religion. If the Jains too are going on the path of Muslims, then God save them. During the 1992-93 Mumbai riots, Marathis had protected Jains, who were saved because violence had been answered by violence. At that time too ‘Paryushan’ was on. But Jains were at the forefront of supporting violence then,” the Sena said in an edit in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“Scores of Jains used to come to Matoshree then and thank (late Sena Supremo) Balasahab then for helping them. Today these people talking about non-violence…It’s surprising. What caused this sudden change of heart?” the Sena questioned.
The party said that it needs to be made clear what does violence exactly mean
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