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No mention of beef in UP govt’s Dadri lynching report to Centre

The UP goverment's report also mentioned the details of police force deployment at the Bisara village where the incident occured and which senior police and administrative officials are camping there.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: October 7, 2015 5:07 pm
Police officials at The Ministry of Home Affairs had sought the report on October 1. Police officials at Bisara village. Express Photo

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday sent a report to the Centre on the death of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri’s Bisara village after a mob attacked him and his son Danish over rumours that they ate beef.

The report does not mention beef consumption or cow slaughter as the trigger for the incident. It, however, claims that there were allegations that Akhlaq and his son Danish were consuming “pratibandhit pashu ka maans (meat of an animal, whose slaughter is prohibited)”.

In the two-page report, the UP government has also mentioned names of politicians who visited the area following the incident, some of whom met Akhlaq’s family. ‘

While making no mention of the circumstances leading up to the mob gathering and lynching the two victims, the report simply cites details of the incident as recorded in the FIR registered by the local police.

“It simply states that at a certain time on the given date, a group of men gathered outside the victims’ residence over rumours that they were consuming “pratibandhit pashu ka maans”. A larger mob later gathered outside the house, following which the victims were lynched,” said a Home Ministry source.

“The report nowhere mentions cow slaughter of beef consumption as the reason behind the lynching, and states that further probes are being conducted before the state government can arrive at a final conclusion,” the source added.

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    Zina
    Oct 7, 2015 at 9:24 am
    So, - the media created an uproar to get their numbers up?
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      Amit
      Oct 7, 2015 at 10:27 am
      You cannot expect any sensible behavior from the UP govt run by people like Azam Khan and his foster son Akhilesh.
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        An
        Oct 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm
        Latest Anthem of Right Wing Nuts We can’t fix your failing schools, we can’t fix public loos But do not fret for night and day, we guard the holy moos! For sure we promised development and prosperity to you; But they can wait, as you can see, first cow must get its due. The glory days are here again and India shines anew; So what if you have PhD’s, but jobs for you still few. Rejoice Oh bovine mother! no harm shall come to you; For human heart, we may not have, but horns we have two.
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          Kaleem
          Oct 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm
          Hindu Fundamentalists and BJP by demolition of Babri Masjid divided Indians into two communal groups. The literates have judged the aftermath consequences. Now they are dividing Indians into Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians by ping laws which stregthen support to such terrorists to kill Muslims in the name of beef ban. The motive behind this is to develop hatred, revenge, ultimately communal clashes on beef issue. If cows are holy all over the world they would have started international cow protection movement. Only Indian cows are holy for them. If so the BJP Govt. must import unholy cows from the neighbouring SARC countries favouring Food Security Act. Pehle bhook mitao, phir sub ka sath, sub ka vikas.
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          1. गोकुळ
            Oct 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm
            So you should be lynched as well ...
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