Cause communal disharmony. Spread trouble. Be a threat to the society. And get protected. How does the BJP Government rationalise this? Is Z security to ‘riot accused’ MLA Sangeet Som justified?

Last year, Sangeet Som was accused of making inflammatory speeches and uploading a fake video on Social Media. This had incited communal tension in Muzaffarnagar which killed over 65 people and displaced thousands. Earlier this year, the controversial leader was caught on camera for threatening Uttar Pradesh Cops. He is notorious for creating communal disharmony.

And to a notorious leader who is a threat to the society, a security ring of an army of personnel, security cover by the ITBP, CRPF and the local police, an escort car? Isn’t it ironical that while on one hand the riot victims are still living under appalling conditions in the relief camps, crores of rupees are being spent for protection of the accused?

Z-security cover is entitled to highly important people like chief ministers, ministers of the cabinet rank, high court and Supreme Court judges and a few bureaucrats who are of National Importance. Which of these categories does Som fall under?

It is alleged that Intelligence reports suggested a threat to his life. What is the threat perception to Som’s life? Who will protect the victims of the communal riots he creates? Why were the Intelligence reports not shared with the State Government? Are they being tutored by the BJP Government? Wouldn’t police protection by State Government have sufficed?

These are questions people are asking. People are asking why is BJP making heroes out of criminals? People are asking why these changes before and after general election? People are asking questions on divisive politics. Wonder who has the answers to these and many more such questions.