Faridabad Lynching: A scattered Junaid family fights fear, financial woes

Almost 40 days after the incident, a financial crisis has hit the Khans of Khandawali as the earning members of the family have lost their livelihood.

Written by Somya Lakhani | Khandawali | Published:July 31, 2017 4:32 am
Faridabad Lynching, Junaid Khan Faridabad killing, Junaid Khan’s family ,  Junaid’s brother Shaqir Khan unemployed, Delhi news, Indian Express News Junaid’s brother Shaqir and father Jalaluddin are currently unemployed. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

Even as Chander Parkash — an accused in the Faridabad lynching case — got relief after he was granted bail by a Faridabad court earlier this week, things have not looked up for Junaid Khan’s family since he was stabbed to death on June 22. Almost 40 days after the incident, a financial crisis has hit the Khans of Khandawali as the earning members of the family have lost their livelihood.

The stab wounds on the neck and the chest have rendered Junaid’s brother, Shaqir Khan, unemployed. The 23-year-old was a driver with a private company until last month, but the events that unfolded on June 22 changed his life. His father, Jalaluddin, too has lost his job. He too used to drive a car for a company but the owner has hired a new driver. His eldest son, Ismail, 24, has stopped plying his auto “out of fear”.

Shaqir received five stab wounds and was hospitalised for a week. “I can’t lift my left arm or move my neck. I was 60 kg earlier but now I weigh 48 kg. I’ve lost my job… doctors said it will take me six months to recover… and the company couldn’t wait. ,” he said. For now, the family is surviving on the compensation that they’ve received from the railways, the Waqf Board and help from “relatives and neighbours”. “But how long can this money last us? For now, it has been tough,” said Jalaluddin.

Jalaluddin’s daughter Rabiya, a mother of three, who used to live in Nuh, has been home since June 23. “Ammi doesn’t keep too well so I’ve to stay here. Life has come to a standstill since Junaid was stabbed,” she said. The third victim of the stabbing, Hashim, has got a job in the village mosque and has discontinued his studies at a madrasa in Surat. His brothers Adil, Qasim and Faisal are in Surat, studying to become imams. “Now that Hashim’s got a job here, I don’t want him to go. Dehshat hai mere ladkon mein,” Jalaluddin said, talking about his scattered family.

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    Raju
    Jul 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    Communalism is a chronic problem in India, but the Bible shows us a way to deal with it. Communalism attempts to build religious and ethnic iden ies and to incite strife among people of different communities. These smaller communities see themselves first of all as members of a particular group rather than a part of a larger community bound together by common interests. This problem has persisted in India for thousands of years, pitting people against one another, resulting in centuries-long grudges. People take vengeance upon others for ills real and imagined. Only God knows the millions of people who have died over the centuries through communal violence. The basic cause of communalism is sin. The apostle Paul defines sin as the suppressing of truth about God through unrighteousness. We know who God is, but we do not honor Him. Everyone is a sinner. The condition of sin manifests itself in murder, strife, deceit, malice, gossip, slander, hatred of God, and many other things.
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      samir
      Jul 31, 2017 at 11:45 am
      Comrade Xi Jinping will annihilate all rss bjp sena dal vahinis chaddiwala morons. How come hindutva rodents challange mighty Xi. Nagpur HQ of chaddiwala will be bombed and chaddis will be put to gas chambers. Then India will be far better place.
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        Keerthana
        Jul 31, 2017 at 10:55 am
        80 RSS workers were lynched in 2016 in Kerala. Did the media houses talk about this? One episode of lynching of Muslim and the media goes on an overdrive exaggerating the issue to such an extent that it's presented as Hindu terror. Lynching of anyone is bad but don't communalize it to such an extent that it becomes harmful. This is paid media, not independent funded ones. These houses are funded by missionaries and Wahabi groups in Saudi. We can have more minority appea t and majority bashing. We can have more and more policies that grant special privileges to people of certain religions. State policies can turn a blind eye to the radicalization of children in Madrassas and the christian conversions taking place across India. Reason -- minorities cannot be questioned, they must be granted special privileges because they live in fear of majoritarian Hindus. This is secularism in India.
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          Bharat Maa
          Jul 31, 2017 at 11:07 am
          Your mother got this lies information or sister. Lies spread by bhakts like you.
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            Keerthana
            Jul 31, 2017 at 11:22 am
            This is not lies that I'm spreading. Let this be known to everyone reading this. I was a student of HCU, Hyderabad and did my research there. I was exposed to this indoctrination for years. We were taught to malign the army, glorify terrorists and hate everything Hindu. We were taught that Lord Ganeshas trunk represents the limp phallus and such nonsense. I began to question why the faculty we're like this. A few professors told me that they receive funds from missionaries to present papers on such topics, have seminars, encourage research on areas like this, . . etc. This is the truth. That's why humanities branches in HCU and JNU produce people like Rohit Vemula and Kanhaya.
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              Lovely
              Jul 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm
              First you change your Phaki Mata, when you can NOT listen facts adopt 3 monkey principles.
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              Tushar
              Jul 31, 2017 at 11:46 am
              keerthana your name says u re a female. BUt i would request y to bend down and check ur self and confirm whether u really got a di k over there....because You are a liar ... where the h8 ll you got the information of 80 peoples death in kerala ...? are u crazy u liar... communal bigot the paid IT troll of sangh ....... GOOGle to know the truth about the number of political murders happened in KERALA since 2000.. THE total number is 61 in who le 16 years ..and you count it as 80 that too just in one year ..... When you spread fake information make sure it sounds like real.......... lol out of these 61 30 were CPM workers killed by RSS....Google it you will have all true stats infront of u ..................if you want me to paste it here. i can.. but do urself to know the truth .
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                Bharat Maa
                Jul 31, 2017 at 11:55 am
                Very truly said.
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                Bharat Maa
                Jul 31, 2017 at 11:54 am
                Stop it lies. Everyone knows the truth n no-one will believe it lies. To his lie stop sayingother lies. In fact u r exposed to spread of lies by ur feku team.
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                  Roby Mani
                  Aug 1, 2017 at 8:29 am
                  If 80 RSS workers were killed by CPM in kerala, then 100 CPM workers have also been killed. This is mainly a class war between the upper and supressed classes and which has been prevailing for over 40 years and has nothng to with any religion or vote gathering. The present increase seen in the killings is on account of the BJP trying to establish a foot hold in Kerala under the able guidance of their killer don Amit Shah whose main strategy is to create strife in as many areas as possible to capture media attention.However what we see in the lynching of Muslims is an attempt to create a caste conflict to polarise the electorate. A rather cruel and babaric strategy to adopt to garner votes. So please get your facts corrrect Madam Keerthana before trying to misguide the general public more especially on you being a student of highly acclaimed HCU. People like you must take care to see that, what you state out here is true facts and refrain from half truths/untruths.
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                  A R
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 10:47 am
                  Give same media coverage to Hundus who were murdered in kerala and west bengal. It is time to create Hindu Vote Bank. Then only this media people and congressis will learn the lesson. They are vilifing majority peaceloving hindus enmass. Where as all know who are willing to die and kill 100s while dying and they get maximum coverage in media.
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                    Harischandra
                    Jul 31, 2017 at 11:00 am
                    Forget about providing status, or providing names, these biased press udes will not be able to even give a number of people killed by CPM in Kerala correctly......
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                      Thomas Joseph
                      Jul 31, 2017 at 11:43 am
                      Though I do not support taking of human life, the RSS in Kerala did not account for getting this kind of response - an eye for an eye in Kerala. The RSS has brought hatred and violence to Kerala (not that the CPM is a saint) and its the poor lower level cadre of the CPM and RSS that are paying with their lives. It does not affect any of their goonda leaders.
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                        Tushar
                        Jul 31, 2017 at 11:47 am
                        wait i can provide u the right number
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                          Tushar
                          Jul 31, 2017 at 11:50 am
                          Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Kundan Chandrawat–now relieved of his post as joint publicity chief in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh–holds Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or the CPM, responsible for the death of “more than 300 RSS pracharaks (crusaders) and activists” in the state. But over 16 years to 2016, the number of party workers killed from both sides in the northern Kerala district of Kannur–a hotbed of such fighting–has been roughly equal: 31 from the RSS and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 30 from the CPM, according to police data obtained by 101reporters through a right-to-information request. The reply from the Kannur district police, dated November 16, 2016, said details of caste, religion and age were unavailable. Between 2000 and 2016, Kannur reported 69 political murders. In 2016, the RSS-BJP tally of deaths (four) in political clashes in Kannur was one more than the CPM’s (three) but in the 15 preceding years,
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                            Tushar
                            Jul 31, 2017 at 11:55 am
                            This is not to prove any one more smarter or cleaner Y man Y do u mislead people with false informations ... if u wwant to win election do it by projecting g ood works done by the government ing .Dont do it through creating communal split. That will really effect the growth of our own country . Indian industries inter related among the citizen each industry depend people from all religion and clan .. But by spreading hatred among them is going to effect entire economy ..Thus it weaken the growth .. keep this in ur mind
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                              Tushar
                              Jul 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                              and those are not my words ..its a news came in Hindustan times HIndu
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                              Bharat Maa
                              Jul 31, 2017 at 11:08 am
                              So u r not worried about life lost but about vote bank.
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                              Raju
                              Jul 31, 2017 at 10:26 am
                              RAGENTES
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                                Raju
                                Jul 31, 2017 at 10:23 am
                                It's sad people live in fear of thier lives. Sadder is the after effects . RAGENTES GMAI
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                                  Logic Induction
                                  Jul 31, 2017 at 9:30 am
                                  Crisis of impunity.
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                                    IslamForFooools
                                    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:56 am
                                    Fck you indina express editor, more Hindus are killed by Muslims than other way round. Hindus are he real victims of terrorism by Islam. In my opinion people like you deserve same fate as Junaid or whatever that landa musselman was . Plz vanish from my humane earth you beast.
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                                      Logic Induction
                                      Jul 31, 2017 at 9:30 am
                                      You seem confused and insecure. Are you always like this ?
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                                        Bharat Maa
                                        Jul 31, 2017 at 11:10 am
                                        Aaaaauch bhak t hurt n apart from abuse what good comes fro. Bhakts like u.
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