Mohammed Ayub’s killing in Kashmir has kindled a sense of shame in the community; but the ghastly silence over 15-year-old Junaid Khan’s murder is a national outrage.
The petitioner has urged the court to direct the police to register an FIR against Akhlaq’s family members on charges of cow slaughter and animal cruelty.
The remarks came even as Balyan once again insisted on a probe by either UP government or the court concerned to find out who all had consumed meat at the house of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob in Dadri’s Bisara village nine months ago.
The petitioner said Akhlaq, on September 28 night, was stopped near Bada transformer by some residents, while others reached his house and found a vessel with remains of some animal and meat.
Soon after the report, some Bisara residents and local BJP leaders had demanded that an FIR be registered against Akhlaq’s family. Mistry also demanded fresh investigation of the sample from an independent laboratory.
Family members of Mohammad Akhlaq Tuesday met the newly-appointed Gautam Budh Nagar senior superintendent of police and raised concerns about their security.
The Akhilesh Yadav government does not wish to seem too restrictive in its measures for fear of a backlash.
Balyan’s demand came in the wake of a report from a forensic laboratory in Mathura that the meat sample recovered from outside 50-year-old Akhlaq’s house belonged to a “cow or its progeny”.
VHP leader Surindera Jain had on Sunday visited the village and claimed that the accused had been falsely implicated.
Orders released in Bishada, Greater Noida, to prevent the gathering of a mahapanchayat which planned to launch FIRs on the family of the victim, Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched for cow slaughter nine months ago.
Sharma, speaking in Saddulapur village, said that if Akhilesh Yadav did not have confidence in his officers, he should resign from the chief minister’s post,
While an FIR was not lodged till late Sunday night, Rana maintained that a village meeting would be called Monday evening where the course of action will be announced
The awful Swami Adityanath went so far as to demand that Akhlaq’s family be arrested on cow slaughter charges. Is he sick or mad?
Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, was beaten to death in September last year over rumours of cow slaughter and beef consumption.
BJP must know that its irresponsibility on the Dadri lynching issue will return to haunt.