Karkare’s daughter says, 'Don’t want to dignify Pragya’s remark, my father taught us terror has no religion’newstolive - April 28, 2019 55 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi, 29 April: Jui Navare, daughter of former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, has said that she wants everyone to remember that “even in his death he was trying to save his city, his country” and that he placed his uniform before his own life and family.
Breaking her silence 11 years after her father was killed in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, Navare said she read about the statement made by the 2008 Malegaon terror-accused and BJP Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur about her father “on social media”. “I do not want to dignify her or her statement. I only want to talk about Hemant Karkare. He was a role model and his name should be taken with dignity,” Navare said.
“He taught us that terrorism has no religion. No religion teaches anyone to kill each other… it’s the ideology that has to be defeated. In his life, in his 24-year career in the police, he helped everyone. Even in his death, he was trying to save his city, his country. He loved his uniform and placed it before us and before his own life. I just want everyone to remember that,” she said.