Hooliganism going on in name of gau raksha: Gujarat Chief Secretary

‘Una accused shot video for fun, social media has helped victims’.

Written by Sheela Bhatt | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2016 5:17 pm
gujarat dalit protest, gujarat dalit thrashing, una, una dalit thrashing, cow skinng-una cow skinning, gujarat gau rakshak, G R Aloria, dalit family flogged, una victims, una dalit victims, una dalit killing, holy cow, hindu muslim, bjp in gujarat, gujarat dalit condition, indian express news, india news A video grab of the incident in Gujarat.

Conceding “there is hooliganism going on in the name of self-proclaimed gau raksha samitis” and “we need to be more vigilant”, Gujarat Chief Secretary G R Aloria Thursday said that the men who flogged a Dalit family in Una videotaped the July 11 incident “for fun and uploaded it as a show of bravado”.

Asked about the Dalit protests raging in Saurashtra and north Gujarat, Aloria told The Indian Express that “social media has helped the Dalit victims of Una to assert themselves”.

Read | Dalit victim re-admitted to hospital in Rajkot, hours before Rahul Gandhi’s visit

“The accused were so brazen that they shot the video for fun and uploaded it as a show of bravado. They were making an example of it. The car of the accused had a board of the Shiv Sena and the accused had a visiting card that suggested they belonged to the Gau Raksha Samiti, Rajkot,” he said.

Read | Listen to us, say Dalits who tried to kill themselves in Gujarat

Asked about the complaint of the Una victims, Aloria said: “The police are still investigating it. The victims have made a few allegations against the local sarpanch of Mota Samadhiyala. The victims are saying that the sarpanch was objecting to construction activity by the family on land allotted for a common water well, that he called these hooligans to the village under the excuse of gau raksha to beat them up. We are checking this allegation.”

WATCH VIDEO: Una Dalit Attack Gujarat Chief Secretary Says There Is ‘Hooliganism’ In Name Of Gau Raksha Samitis

 

The FIR has been filed under IPC sections 307 (attempt to muder); 147 (punishment for rioting); 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon); 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence commit­ted in prosecution of common object); 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement); 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person); 395 (punishment for dacoity); 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means); 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).

gujarat, gujarat dalit protest, una dalit protest, dalit protests, dalits, indian dalits, gujarat dalits, gujarat news, dalit flogging, gujarat news, india news, latest news

According to FIR No. F127/2016, filed on July 12 at Una police station, complainant Vasaram Balubhai Sarvaiyya, resident of Mota Samadhiyala village, was engaged in “skinning of dead animals for leather”.

WATCH VIDEO: Dalit Protests Spread In Gujarat, Voices Rise In Parliament

 

Read | Gujarat Dalit protests: Prohibitory orders in Surendranagar blames Shiv Sena

“We have invoked the harshest possible provisions of law,” Aloria said.

The FIR states: “Vasarambhai got information on his mobile from Najabhai Danabhai of Bediya village about his dead cow. Along with three others, Vasarambhai went to collect the dead cow in his own rickshaw. When he was skinning the dead cow in his own village, the five accused reached there in a Xylo car at around 10 am. They started attacking them (Vasaram and others) with knife, lathis and iron rods. The attackers took away their mobiles too. One more person from Bediya village joined them. Then, the accused took away four persons, including Vasarambhai, in their vehicle. They took them to Una bus stand, tied them with a rope to the back of the vehicle and again beat them with rods and lathis. Finally, as they reached close to the police station, as crowd gathered and police arrived, the accused ran away from the spot in their vehicle.”

Read | Dalit anger a ticking time bomb, check gau rakshaks, Opposition leaders tell Centre

While the FIR is silent about the presence of police at the bus stand when the Dalit family was being flogged, Aloria said: “Four policemen who were present at Una bus stand, witnessing the event at the spot, have been suspended.”

gujarat, gujarat protest, gujarat dalit protest, una dalit thrashing, dalit protest gujarat, gujarat bastis, gujarat bjp, bjp dalit, dalit condition, indian express news, india news A stretch of land at Vadhwan where cattle were skinned.

Of the seven victims, three were admitted to the Rajkot civil hospital while the remaining four have been discharged after treatment.

So far, 16 people have been arrested — 15 Hindus and a Muslim. These accused belong to different villages: Simar, Samtar, Gir Gadhda, Bediya, Kansari and Una.

The main accused are: Pramodgiri Rameshgiri of Simar, Balwant Dhirubhai of Una, Nagjibhai Ahir of Bediya, Nileshbhai Gohil, Satish Parmar of Simar and Dipak Siyal of Una.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

First Published on: July 22, 2016 5:24 am
  1. A
    Arnold
    Jul 22, 2016 at 3:52 am
    I just hope, no one will take law in their hand!! STRONGEST PUNISHMENT (acc. to INDIAN consution) must be given to ANYONE who tries to divide our country in name of caste, colour, creed!! I have two SC friends who very very intelligent and loving!! ALL Indian brothers and sisters UNITED = ''STRONG INDIA''. :)
    Reply
    1. A
      Arnold
      Jul 22, 2016 at 4:00 am
      I would like everyone to pay attention towards ''Dishonour killing'' in ''Inter-caste marriage''. It is a monster hidden inside our society. Guys, read the comments on this site ''lovecommandos(dot)o rg'' You can feel how bad this evil is!!
      Reply
      1. A
        Arnold
        Jul 22, 2016 at 4:27 am
        No bro, Inter-caste marriage and honour killing is not only about Islam. It is a big monster present in every caste Brahmans, Upper caste, OBC, SC, ST, Muslims. Inter-caste marriage is good for progress of country and we also have laws to protect such marriages but it is so shameful that law is not being implemented properly and daily so many innocent love couples are suffering and dying. :( I want to urge our society to let ''Inter-caste marriages'' happen in all caste. Look at the heart and intelligence of the boy/girl, his caste should be of last importance.
        Reply
        1. I
          IslamForFooools
          Jul 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm
          Evil media personnels must b taught lessons
          Reply
          1. S
            Satanists
            Jul 22, 2016 at 5:29 am
            The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to ch0p off heads and fingers and kiII infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned.
            Reply
            1. S
              Satanists
              Jul 22, 2016 at 5:28 am
              The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to ch0p off heads and fingers and kiII infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned.
              Reply
              1. L
                Latif Baba
                Jul 22, 2016 at 4:04 am
                It's a big problem in Islam. We have to curb it.
                Reply
                1. A
                  Amar Akbar
                  Jul 22, 2016 at 8:06 am
                  Jinnah gave a speech and here you go: The question of a division of India, as proposed by the Muslim League, is based on the fundamental fact that there are two nations- Hindus and Muslims- and the underlying principle is that we want a national home and a national state in our homelands which are predominately Muslim and compromise the six units of the Punjab, the N.W.F.P., Sind, Baluchistan, Bengal and am. This will give the Hindus their national home and a national state of Hindustan, which means three-fourths of British India.
                  Reply
                  1. A
                    Amar Akbar
                    Jul 22, 2016 at 5:13 am
                    In stan, honour killing is known locally as karo-kari (Sindhi: ڪارو ڪاري‎, Urdu: کاروکاری‎). Originally, karo and kari were metaphoric terms for adulterer and adulteress, but it has come to be used with regards to multiple forms of perceived immoral behavior. Once a woman is labeled as a kari, family members consider themselves to be authorized to kill her and the co-accused karo in order to restore family honour. In the majority of cases, the victim of the attacks is female with her attackers being male members of her family or community.
                    Reply
                    1. A
                      Abdul Ali
                      Jul 22, 2016 at 3:31 am
                      I am a Shia Muslim and I blame 90% of all these problems on Sunni musselman. Sunni has hijacked Islam and in the name of Prophet Mohammed are spreading terror worldwide. We Shia Bohri Aga Khani all other non Sunni Muslims are thankful to Hindus for treating us well in spite of Muslims asking for their own land and refusing to live with Hindus. Hindus had a choice to make India a Hindu country but they in their magnanimity made India a declaration country where as Sunni muslims made divided India part stan as a Muslim country and took away rights of Shia Ahmediya as well as Hindus and Christians. My m to Hindus. Thank you brothers. Jai Hind.
                      Reply
                      1. A
                        Amar Akbar
                        Jul 22, 2016 at 7:45 am
                        Fact: in the 1400 year history of islam, muslims have murdered over 270 million people.lt;br/gt;Fact: Since 911, muslims have committed over 23 thousand deadly terror attacks around the world.lt;br/gt;Fact: Islam can not and will not peacefully co exist with any other religion on earth. Never.lt;br/gt;Fact: Where are all those so called “peaceful” muslims when the terror attacks occur? Why do they not stand publicly against the attacks as a religious group? The reason….. is in the verses below… It goes against their koran.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”
                        Reply
                        1. A
                          Amar Akbar
                          Jul 22, 2016 at 7:32 am
                          “Karachi seminaries’ swoop: Jihadi literature seized from madressah,” by Imran Ayub, Dawn, September 3, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KARACHI: In the first search operation since the identification of 49 madressahs suspected to have links with ‘terrorist organisations’ in Sindh, police seized Jihadi literature and posters belonging to a banned militant organisation from the hostel of one of the seminaries, it emerged on Thursday.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The law enforcers conducted a search of three madressahs in Karachi’s West district and one in East district and arrested one person in possession of the Jihadi literature inside the seminary.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;“We searched Jamia Binoria in SITE, Masjid and Madressah Al-Badar in Qasba Colony and Masjid and Madressah Al-Mustafa in Orangi Town,” SSP west Azfar Mahesar told Dawn. The police also searched Madressah Jamia Farooqia in Shah Faisal Colony.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;“During the search of the Madressah Al-Mustafa hostel, we seized some Jihadi literature found in one of its rooms. There were also some posters and stuff of the banned organisation. All those were seized,” the officer said, adding that the exercise largely remained smooth with the cooperation of the administration of each madressah.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The SSP said the police investigated and identified the student who had actually carried the literature into the room. After verification and thorough counterchecks, it was proved that the literature belonged to that student, he said, claiming that the police took him into their custody.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;“It’s basically Jihadi literature, not the kind that triggers sectarian hatred,” said SSP Mahesar, adding that investigation was under way to find any possible “links of the presence of the literature inside the madressah with its administration or other students”.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The police booked and arrested the student under Section 153-A of the stan Penal Code. led “promoting enmity between different groups,” Section 153-A of the PPC reads: “Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or incites, or attempts to promote or incite, on grounds of religion, race, place of both, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities.”lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Sindh home department had identified 49 madressahs having alleged links with ‘terrorist organisations’ against whom the ‘relevant authorities’ were told to take action last month. The madressahs were identified on intelligence reports….
                          Reply
                          1. A
                            Amar Akbar
                            Jul 22, 2016 at 7:47 am
                            Each of the 164 Jihad verses in this list was selected based on how clearly and directly it spoke about Jihad, at least when considered in its immediate context. Most of the listed pages mention a military expedition, fighting, or distributing war spoils. Verses NOT generally listed are those that speak about aspects of Jihad other than the raiding, fighting and looting, such as:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Muhammad's poor opinion of those who did not go on Jihad, even though they were able-bodied and able financially (for instance, some verses in K 009:081-096),lt;br/gt;The heavenly rewards for Jihadists, andlt;br/gt;The many generic mentions of "victory" found in the Koran.lt;br/gt;Such omitted verses can readily be found in proximity to the Jihad verses
                            Reply
                            1. A
                              Amar Akbar
                              Jul 22, 2016 at 7:36 am
                              In Indonesia and Malaysia, madrasas such as al-Mukmin, Lukman al-Hakiem and al-Islam have been vitally important in furthering the mission of some of the most volatile terrorist groups, such as Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), in efforts to attack American, Australian and other Western-related interests. In fact, the majority of JI terrorist attacks—including the Christmas Eve bombings of 2000 and Bali I in 2002, as well as the Jakarta Marriott bombing in 2003 and the Australian Emby attack in 2004 (which involved JI members but were not insutionally JI)—have been staffed and led by individuals ociated with radical madrasas.
                              Reply
                              1. A
                                Ajitdada
                                Jul 22, 2016 at 2:14 am
                                Cl cast existis in Islam, Christians, Buddhists and Jains too. So dont try to attach cast with specific religion. Naayi Muslamaan cant marry his daughter in Sayyad,
                                Reply
                                1. A
                                  Amar Akbar
                                  Jul 22, 2016 at 7:29 am
                                  LONDON — The horrific terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the killers — the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi — were lone wolves or tied to masterminds in ISIS or its rival, Al-Qaeda. Although Al-Qaeda in Yemen has taken credit for the attack, it is unclear how closely the affiliate actually directed the operation. No matter which organizational connections (if any) ultimately prove to be real, one thing is clear: the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical “Wahhabi” strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia. And if the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator.
                                  Reply
                                  1. K
                                    khan
                                    Jul 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm
                                    Why gauraksha persons were wearing shoes made of cow skin. Let them wear canvas shoes, wallet, bags , sofas and so on
                                    Reply
                                    1. S
                                      Satendra kumar
                                      Jul 22, 2016 at 6:02 am
                                      Gau rakshak in the name of religion beliefs can't be homogenous as a protectorate of animals and inhuman to humans.The country's and lands law and order shouldn't be held in the name of religion.
                                      Reply
                                      1. K
                                        Kumarpushp
                                        Jul 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm
                                        120 million dalits need separate Electorate and separate settlement away from bar baric hindus nothing else.120 million dalits should join with 120 million muslims to punish the hindus and there hindu led government in india.
                                        Reply
                                        1. L
                                          LaiPengJi
                                          Jul 22, 2016 at 2:18 am
                                          Johnson Ji, Jimmy Ji, Josh Wood getting trashed for selling false goods.
                                          Reply
                                          1. R
                                            Rani
                                            Jul 22, 2016 at 3:59 am
                                            GAU RAKSHASAS, Bajrang Dal, VHP , RSS are all INSUTIONALIZED hate mongering and violence by RSS using "hindu sentiment" as an excuse and hindus human shields.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;How much are s paying RSS to defame and destroy Hindus?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Lets face it, RSS hijacks hindus like ISIS hijacks islam and defames hindus.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If it were for our army, RSS would have been india's ISIS.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments