Letter to President of India regarding tweet by Governor of Tripura

August 9, 2015

by APDR (BBD Bag Sakha)

Your kind attention is drawn to a tweet made by Shri Tathagata Roy, holding the Office of the Governor of Tripura on 31st July, 2015, in the backdrop of a spontaneous congregation of the sea of people, mostly belonging to the minority community participating in the “namaz-e-janaza”, the last prayer for the departed i.e. Yakub Memon, after being hanged to death. For better understanding and appraisal, the tweet is reproduced below:-

Intelligence shd keep a tab on all (expt relatives & close friends) who assembled bfr Yakub Memon’s corpse. Many are potential terrorists.

The aforesaid tweet makes it explicitly clear that the same is targeted towards minority community equating them with terrorism, which tantamount to spitting venom of communalism, enough to disturb the equilibrium of peace and tranquility, law and order, unity and integrity of the nation and fraternity amongst the people belonging to multi-religious sects. This tweet is nothing but a political statement of a political leader, which is unwarranted from a person holding a Constitutional Office. Unfortunately, it has come on such a time, when the entire country is divided on the justification of the capital punishment imposed on Yakub Memon, cutting across the political line and irrespective of cast, creed, religion and community. This, ex-facie, political statement did not spare even a corpse, and mourning people belonging to minority community, at their saddest moment of last prayer for the departed, depicting cruelty and inhumanity from a person holding a Constitutional Office, perhaps, taking an umbrage of Constitutional immunity from being prosecuted under rules and laws in force.

This Association urges upon your honorable self that a person with scant regard towards secular fabric cannot not hold a Constitutional Office of the Governor of a State, and for that matter, he should be removed from office of the Governor of the State of Tripura in order to maintain communal harmony and fraternity amongst the citizens of this country.