Family of lynching victims Mohammad Akhlaq and Pehlu Khan meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Minister “Rajnath Singh” on Tuesday met the family of Mohammad Akhlaq and Pehlu Khan, the victims of lynching incidents in Dadri and Alwar. A delegation consisting of members of the Communist Party of India (M) had also accompanied the families.

The delegation said it sought Singh’s intervention in the cases and also asked for prevention of such incidents in the future. They said there is a “pattern in the violence” that proves these were not “spontaneous cases of mob violence”. The delegation claimed that the incidents were carried out by some organised groups of cow vigilantes.

According to IANS, “In almost all these cases, the accused, if and when arrested, are easily given bail, charges are not framed even after months if not years,” the delegation said in a memorandum. “On the contrary, in most cases victims or their families are faced with false cases; compensation is not given in many of the cases.”

The CPI(M) claimed that Singh was at a “loss of words” when the party members questioned him about steps the government has taken to ensure the security of citizens, PTI reported. Singh is believed to have said that the matter was a state subject.

Besides, the Dadri and Alwar lynchings, the CPI(M) also raised the killingof Muslim boy Junaid in Haryana, the gangrape of two women in Haryana, and the beating up of a truck driver Rizwan, who was transporting buffaloes, by a mob in Delhi in April this year.

Some community people are filled with anger and sadness about these upset incidents as said, “lynchings cases have increased in India after BJP led government said of “beef ban” and other similar activities led by Bajrang Dal and RSS, Attacks on minorities specially muslims are increased and Indian Home-minister has no words to say about these incidents and opening killing of people in democratic India.”



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