Violence an attempt to offtrack Bihar youth from education: Ravish Kumar raises concern

In the wake of state-wide communal violence in Bihar, well-known Hindi television news anchor and writer Ravish Kumar exposes the truth and model of Bihar violence. Recently, tension gripped Bihar after communal clashes hit several parts of the state, including Bhagalpur, Aurangabad and Nawada.

Ravish Kumar in his Prime Time explains that Bihar lacks in quality educational institutions, there is a huge scarcity of quality infrastructure and better teachers in all the government institution, but still Bihar students work hard by using alternate medium to educate themselves.

He said people living in the cities are aware of the pattern used in the violence and ignoring it, however, people staying in rural areas are falling prey to saffron agenda.

He further carried on the story of Imam Maulana Imdadul Rashidi, a role model to many, for maintaining peace and sending the right message did not want a retaliation after he lost his 16-year-old son. Rashidi has said he would not name any suspect as he did not want an innocent to get into trouble.

Several people had got injured and Sibtullah Rashidi was killed in clashes that erupted in various parts of West Bengal on March 25 during Ram Navami celebrations. The Imam after burying his son at religious congregation appealed Muslims for peace and harmony by urging them not to retaliate.

A local resident had said, soon after Sibtullah’s dead body was recovered, some youths were furious “but we calmed them down and not a single shop, temple and house of Hindu residents was attacked”. Many of the Muslims guarded the properties belonging to a handful of Hindu families living in the locality.

Sibtullah, who appeared for his Class X board exams this year was allegedly kidnapped and beaten to death by Hindutva goons.

Siasat Web Team