Tablighi Jamaat members should be killed by firing bullets: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Thackeray also questioned the need for giving medical treatment to them, alleging that they ‘misbehaved’ with women medical staff during quarantine.

Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday said that the Tablighi Jamaat members who reportedly misbehaved with women’s medical staff during quarantine and are engaged in “some conspiracy” be killed by firing bullets.

He also questioned the need for giving medical treatment to such people.

The MNS chief demanded that videos of such people being thrashed be made viral on social media, to instill sense of “trust” among people.

He also said the people would have felt satisfied had Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the current scenario and where the country is heading at in its fight against coronavirus than the latter just speaking about lighting up lamps and candles.

In his message to the nation, Modi on Friday asked people to switch off lights in their homes and light lamps, candles and switch on mobile phone flash lights at 9 PM on April 5 to display collective spirit to defeat the coronavirus.

Speaking about harassment being faced by police and medical personnel, Thackeray said, “We can see the police being attacked and abused when they try to control the situation”.

“The meeting (of Tablighis had taken place) at Markaz in Delhi. Such people be killed by firing bullets at them. Why give them treatment? A separate section be created and their treatment be stopped,” Thackeray told reporters here.

“If they think that their religion is bigger than the country and want to engage in some conspiracy…they are spitting at people, on vegetables, roaming nude before the nurses,” he said.

Thackeray further said that videos of such people being thrashed should become viral, which will instill a feeling of trust among people.

“The prime minister should have talked about it (in his video message on Friday,” he said.

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