Sadhvi Pragya deserves sympathy: Social media
Sadhvi Pragya, the BJP MP candidate, recently described the 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare as an anti-national. Karkare allegedly tortured her while investigating the bomb blasts in Malegaon in 2008. This is the reason Sadhvi is against him.
Sadhvi's emotional comments have drawn flak. After outrage, the new BJP joinee has even retracted them. However, many social media users are saying that Sadhvi deserves our sympathy. "Just because Karkare was in action during 26/11, it doesn't absolve him of what he did under political pressure as the chief of ATS," a commentator writes.
Says defence expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, "ANYBODY who has defended Karkare today has basically supported 1) sexual assault on women 2) custodial torture
3) evidence tampering 4) the handing out of bravery awards based on political affiliation (many tweeters themselves being the beneficiaries of similar awards)."