Justifying his decision to take the Dadri lynching case to the United Nations, Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Azam Khan said that if India can raise the issue of Kashmir in the UN, why not about the murder of an innocent man.
“The Chief Minister has directed to take stern action against elements creating disharmony and inciting hatred by circulating baseless content on social media, especially Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter”, said a Samajwadi Party spokesperson. The remarks came on a day when Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan is expected to visit the village. The BJP MP said, “We won’t remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother”.
“I don’t have any issue with Akhilesh Yadav announcing Rs 45 lakh compensation for Akhlaq’s family“.
The pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak up is mounting with an online petition gathering signatures now.
Khan urged people to target five-star hotels serving beef…”just as you razed the Babri mosque”.
However, the Union government had responded late on Monday evening by issuing a terse advisory saying, “The Ministry of Home Affairs has been concerned with various incidents with communal overtones across the country, including the recent unfortunate incident at Dadri, UP”.
Amid the raging row over Dadri lynching case, the Uttar Pradesh government has submitted a report to the Centre on the incident, mentioning that the victim Mohammad Iqlakh and his son were attacked over allegations of killing a “prohibited animal”.
Not missing any opportunity to hit back, Azam Khan said the Dadri incident happened on the directions of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
The Union home ministry is planning to set up a separate unit to foster communal harmony through dialogue among different communities.
He said prohibitory orders were being violated in Dadri village where a mob lynched a Muslim man over rumours of eating beef. “Sadly, the people of the state are not seeing through their political games”, he said.