The Vishva Hindu Parishad, at a protest meeting here, is demanding Rs 1 crore compensation for the relatives of a 21-year-old man who was recently stabbed to death by a group of men in north-east Delhi. RSS affiliate LG VK Saxena submitted a six-point memorandum in which it guaranteed security and a job for a member of the family of the VHP entity in Delhi, according to a statement released by the president of the VHP entity in Delhi, Kapil Khanna, on Sunday sacrifice demanded. The VHP also threatened to start “a big movement” if its demands were not met.
According to police, Manish was stabbed to death in public on October 1 by a group of men in the Sunder Nagri area of north-east Delhi. Police arrested three people the next day and said Manish was killed after an old rivalry with the accused arose from a past criminal case.
A year ago, Manish had registered an FIR against them and two of them were arrested and jailed, a senior police official had said. In an Oct. 2 tweet, Delhi Police also said the matter was non-community and had appealed to the public not to believe rumours, noting that some people were posting “misleading facts” on social media.
“The family of the late Manish should immediately receive compensation of Rs 1 crore and arrangements should be made to provide employment for every member of his family,” the VHP demanded in its memorandum to the LG. It also requested that Manish’s family members be given security.
“The Hindu Mahasabha (protest meeting) was organized at the Ramleela compound in Janta Flats GTB Nagar in protest of the killing of Manish on October 1,” the Delhi VHP said in its statement. At Sunday’s protest rally, VHP Joint Secretary-General Surendra Jain condemned Manish’s assassination and raised the issue of the safety and security of Sundernagari residents. He also targeted the Delhi Police, accusing them of failing to take adequate action to restore the situation in the region.
On October 2, Delhi Police said in a tweet: “The matter is not communal. Peace was maintained in the area. Some people are posting misleading facts regarding the matter on social media. The Delhi police can take action against such people.”
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