Faridabad lynching: Venkaiah Naidu condemns incident, seeks action against killers

Faridabad lynching: On Tuesday, the Haryana Government ended its silence on the killing with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar promising to bring the murders to justice.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 12:29 pm
faridabad, lynching, police, haryana railway police, faridabad lynching news, india news, indian express news “It is atrocious, it should not have happened at all….Local law enforcement authorities must act fast,” Venkaiah Naidu said.

Days after a mob lynched Junaid Khan on a train in Faridabad, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu condemned the incident and sought action against the culprits. “It is atrocious, it should not have happened at all….Local law enforcement authorities must act fast,” Naidu was quoted as saying by news channel NDTV. Naidu was at the Parliament House on Wednesday to file the fourth set of nomination papers on behalf of NDA presidential pick, Ram Nath Kovind.

On Tuesday, the Haryana Government ended its silence on the killing with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar promising to bring the murders to justice. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Khattar said: “The government will not allow anyone to take the law in his hands.”

Last week, 15-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death while returning from Delhi along with his two brothers. An argument over train seats escalated and religious slurs were hurled at the brothers. They were also mocked for their skull caps and called beef eaters. One person, 35-year-old Ramesh Kumar, was arrested a day after the murder, with police claiming he had confessed to the crime and said the crowd egged him on. Haryana Railway Police on Sunday announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for any “credible information” on the incident. The weapon used to commit the crime is yet to be recovered. No eye witness has come forward to speak to the police so far.



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    Curious onlooker
    Jun 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    There is not much point in condemning only those who carry out the lynching orders from higher ups and the senior ministerial cabinet members who smugly approve the killings by their silence or doublespeak. Venkaiah Naidu, if he is sincere must expose these shadowy villains or else he too would be regarded only as putting on an act for the sake of publicity.
    1. R
      Jun 28, 2017 at 5:43 pm
      This incident is really sad. Why this bloodshed when myself and him, belong to same human race. Even a lion does not kill another lion. As being part of majority community, we should protect and care of minority communities, as an elder brother cares for his younger brother. I pray to God that, these killers and those people power instigating hatred, are re-born as Muslims in their next births, so that they feel the pain of oppression themselves.
      1. C
        Jun 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm
        At a very late stage giving the statement that culprit shall be punished, seems as the matter is less concerned and a normal case, although it a unlawful hatred crime. the FIR are also as a normal, explaining for seat tassel which is not a true representation in the court. If the gov. is serious, represent the true picture to normalizing the situation. otherwise the mass hatred is developing which may cause mass distraction.
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          Syed Asif
          Jun 28, 2017 at 5:04 pm
          The youth are victmized in such cases its a loss of overall country not only one community. Tomorrow it may happen with other community also. Those states where education is very low or where ruling ministers are illiterates such things happen.
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            Shamsul Islam
            Jun 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm
            Unless the Indian State takes deterrent action against the Hindutva ideology which is the fountain head of spreading hatred against minorities and Dalits, the killer gangs will continue with lynching. The RSS Guru, Golwalkar declared that Muslims and Christians are enemies NUMBER ONE TWO respectively. He also declared that the job of Sudras is to serve the high Castes meekly. Unless RSS/BJP rulers discard the ideas of this Guru of Hate, India is not going to have peace.wt
            1. F
              Jun 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm
              Abhay a spine less Muslim . U Indian muslims are cowards . Even if these Hindus will ra..pe ur sisters , u will continue saying govt has to act . U spineless Indian Muslim , fight for ur cause . Terrorize them other wise they will keep on killing u . Show them the power of 170 million muslims . They should be afraid of leaving their houses
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              Barb Dewyre
              Jun 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm
              His timing is as out of alignment as his face. Apparently, he was waiting to be instructed by his boss, Modi, to condemn this incident. Modi having done with his US trip, finally found time before the next gala, the GST launch, starts. What is this prime minister that lives from one gig to the next?
              1. R
                Jun 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                Modi and rss half chaddi goons have f..ed up India , India will soon go in to pieces and those supporting these Hindu communal forces will repent . Once muslims strike back , u will have no place to shelter . You will be terrified to go out of your houses . May be there is still Some hope left . Say sorry to them and throw Bjp out , and I also tell muslims rise , u need to realize , they are any ways killing u , wat are u waiting for , yours wife's and sisters to be ed by them . Court is with them , government is with them . The only way is terrorize them , get these vegetarians . They should have no place to hide
                1. P
                  Jun 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm
                  Nobody will hear your voice . Youe voice will broadcast only by Timesnow and Republic news. Shame on you.
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