- The intermingling of Crime and Religion occurred when a doctor named Dr. Kafeel Khan was arrested on grounds of medical negligence in Gorakhpur Tragedy
- It is not wrong to arrest an alleged criminal on a festival
- Some people are making Dr. Kafeel Khan’s arrest a communal act
New Delhi, September 4, 2017: Crime and Religion are separate entities altogether but sometimes people blur the lines between the two in order to save an alleged criminal giving religion as an excuse. We should not support a criminal or an alleged criminal even if he belongs to our religion as by doing that we are creating an unsafe environment for others, it can lead to communal violence, it’s wrong from humanitarian perspective, a criminal can do no good for the society (and also for the people belonging to the same religion as him).
There have been many cases in the past where people of India tried to save a criminal because of him being a Godmen (who can’t do anything wrong) like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Asaram Bapu, Paramahamsa Nithyananda many others. What connects these self-appointed leaders of religion is that their blind followers tried to defend them in spite of them being proved criminals. Such is the case with Indians and Religion that they try to defend criminals in the name of religion.
The intermingling of Crime and Religion occurred again when a doctor named Dr. Kafeel Ahmed Khan was arrested on grounds of medical negligence in Gorakhpur Tragedy. Whats the catch here? Why will people support an alleged criminal? Why will people speak against an alleged criminal getting arrested? We have the answer, it’s because Dr. Kafeel Khan is a Muslim man and was arrested on the day of Eid which according to the world of twitter is wrong. Read the tweets below to find out the explanation given by people on why he should not be arrested on Eid:
Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested. On Eid!
While children continue to die in Gorakhpur.
Welcome to #NewIndia – impoverished & communalised!
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) September 2, 2017
An alleged Criminal is an offender in eyes of law, the police can decide on what day he/she should be arrested and a festival falling on that day shouldn’t change the date of arrest. It is not wrong to arrest an alleged criminal on a festival. Should an accused not get arrested just because of a religious festivity?
Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested.On Eid!
Welcome2#NewIndia – impoverished communalised इतनी नफरत कहाँ से लाते हो यार,उसका गुनाह था कि वो मुसलमान है
— Ashfaq Ahmad (@ashfaqahmad56) September 2, 2017
Some people are making the arrest of Dr. Kafeel Khan a communal act. He was not arrested for being a Muslim, he was arrested for alleged acts of omissions and commissions as an administrator in the hospital in Gorakhpur where several children died allegedly due to lack of oxygen.
ईद पर Dr Kafeel Khan की गिरफ़्तारी का विरोध हो रहा है… पहले मुस्लिम नाम देख कर हीरो बना दिया, अब पकड़ा गया तो मुस्लिम कार्ड खेल रहे हैं ?
— Zubina Ahmad (@ZubinaIndian) September 2, 2017
Muslim supporters of the doctor are playing the victim card and there are some people who agree on this.
When Dr. Kafeel Khan steals oxygen cylinders leading to deaths of 100s of kids, he is just a criminal.
When he's arrested, he is a Muslim.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) September 2, 2017
OK guys now relax
Dr Kafeel Khan did not get arrested for the 1st time, he was earlier arrested for impersonation & rape
— The Good Doctor (@Kaalateetham) September 3, 2017
In 2009, Dr. Kafeel Khan was accused of impersonating someone in the National Board Exam for medical registration.The Doctor was arrested due to rape allegations in 2015 but after the police investigation, he was proved innocent and was thus released. All these past charges were brought into highlight by the social media.
Absconder Dr Kafeel Khan is arrested. Media made him Hero without diving fully into Story. Thanks to Social Media who exposed him with Facts
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 2, 2017
The media hailed the doctor as a hero based on Dr. Kafeel Khan’s statement that he shelved money from his pocket to buy oxygen cylinders on 10th August. But we don’t know if what he said is true or he just said that to escape punishment. The social media played a big role in exposing the past charges.
Some opposing arrest of Dr Kafeel Khan on Eid. First they made him a hero just coz he is a Muslim. Now opposing arrest coz he is a Muslim ?
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) September 2, 2017
We can smell hypocrisy here.
– Dr Kafeel Khan was absconding
– Which rule say Don't arrest Person on his/her Religion Festival
– What about Terrorists attack in Eid, J&K pic.twitter.com/AimJQlyIiv
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 2, 2017
-Make Dr Kafeel Khan A Hero,Jst Coz He's Muslim
-Cry Victim When Arrested On Eid
-Disown When Convicted Saying Medical Jihad Has No Religion pic.twitter.com/B6oNhSXjaa
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 2, 2017
Some left loonies are 'hurt' over the arrest of Dr. Kafeel Khan on Eid. Shame on them for mixing crime and religion.
— Dr. Munish Raizada (@DrMunishRaizada) September 3, 2017
Much outrage over #Gorakhpur charlatan Dr Kafeel Khan's arrest on Eid. How dare they catch crime accused on their festivals? RIP secularism
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 2, 2017
But there are some people who know why intermixing of Crime and Religion is a harmful practice. An alleged criminal was arrested for the crime he did and not because of his religion. It’s shameful that people are defending him, saying it is wrong to arrest a Muslim man on Eid.There are 365 days in a year and on many days various festivals of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians fall. By this logic, the police should not arrest alleged criminals on the day their prime festival falls which is impossible. This shows a reserved mindset of people who live in the 21st century and still mix religion with the crime. We should not support criminals or alleged criminals even if we share a common religion as ‘Criminals have no religion’.
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