Mahesh Sharma’s wisdom: Nature of injury shows no desire to lynch, 17-year-old girl wasn’t touched in Dadri incident

Danish’s father Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by their neighbours in Bisara village in Dadri outside Delhi late on September 28 evening, following rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef.

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Varanasi | Updated: October 4, 2015 10:16 am
Union Minister and BJP MP from Noida Mahesh Sharma with Akhlaq’s family in Dadri Friday. (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand) Union Minister and BJP MP from Noida Mahesh Sharma with Akhlaq’s family in Dadri Friday. (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand)

Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has said that the nature of Danish’s injuries prove that the intention of the mob that attacked his home and murdered his father was not to lynch him. The minister also stressed that no one in the mob had touched a 17-year-old girl who was in the house at the time of the attack.

Danish’s father Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by their neighbours in Bisara village in Dadri outside Delhi late on September 28 evening, following rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef. The village is part of Sharma’s Lok Sabha constituency Gautam Budh Nagar.

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“You must have seen that whenever there is any buzz about cow slaughter, media, people all rush (to the spot). All those who love the cow rush (to the spot). It (the murder) took place as a reaction to that incident (cow slaughter). You must also consider that there was also a 17-year-old daughter in that home. Kisi ne usey ungli nahin lagaayi,” Sharma told The Sunday Express.

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On Danish’s injuries, Sharma, who is a doctor and runs Noida’s Kailash Hospital, said: “Whenever a person faces an attack by lathis, he thrusts his hands forward, and five-seven of his fingers are inevitably broken. I have 30 years’ experience as a doctor.

Dadri lynching, Dadri killing, Dadri beef lynching Relatives mourn the death of farmer Mohammad Akhlaq at his home in Bisara village on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

He received at least 10-15 fractures in his body and fingers. Danish is admitted in my hospital. He does not have a single fracture in his entire body except a head injury that was caused when he was hit by a lathi. Maar diya hoga kisi shaitaan ne. But it means that the intention was not to lynch. Second, no one threw even a stone at the neighbouring homes of Muslims. Therefore, it is wrong to give it that (communal) colour.”

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The attack was triggered by sudden outrage over cow slaughter, the minister said. “Momentarily hai (It was momentary). Gaay ke maans par hum logon ka… andar se aatma hilne lagti hai (On beef… our soul starts shaking). You can kill other animals, mutton, and people don’t (react)… (but) when you name cow… We have linked the cow with our mother,” he said.

Explaining the “art” of cow slaughter, Sharma said that some “people” could kill and skin an adult cow, and flee with “everything” in the carcass, in a matter of minutes.

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“What happened there (in Bisara village) that a calf had gone missing. There has been a spurt in the cases of cattle theft. Log raat ke time pashuon ko utha lete hain, wahin kaat daalte hain. They know such an art. They tie the four legs (of the animal) in a special knot, use some instrument, kill it. Within minutes, they skin it, pack its meat in a vehicle, and escape. Within five-seven minutes, they skin an entire adult cow. A gang of just 3-4 persons can do it. They take out everything (from inside the animal’s body), leaving just the skin and bones behind,” he said.

Dadri man beaten to death, Dadri beef ban death, beef ban, man beaten to death, beef ban death, Mohammad Akhlaq, Dadri, Bisara beef ban death, beef, lucknow news, dadri news, indian express Akhlaq’s daughter and her cousin, in Bisara village Wednesday. (Express Photo by: Prem Nath Pandey)

“These (the slaughter of cows) are frequent incidents,” the minister said. “Often trucks are seized and cows are recovered. It then causes a ruckus. A few hundred people gather, shout slogans. Someone sets the truck on fire in reaction.

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“In the same way, someone said that it was beef (in Bisara). It also appeared like beef. Then they announced from the temple that ‘beef was recovered’. ‘Where was it found?’ ‘It was found in his (Akhlaq’s) home’. Perhaps there was a trail of blood coming out of that home. People then reached his home. They got furious, a mob gathered, broke the door. That’s how it happened.”

Sharma rejected allegations that the lynching was the culmination of a conspiracy. “A conspiracy cannot be hatched in two hours. A conspiracy requires a month, a fortnight,” he said.

“There was no premeditated conspiracy,” the minister stressed. “If there was one, let the police investigate. It’s a very sad incident. We condemn it. But don’t give it a communal colour. Muslim families of that area also say that everything was all right until two hours before the incident. My party and the government are trying not to give it a communal colour. You can use whatever expression you like — incident, accident, durghatana, haadsa — but it was not premeditated,” he said.

Sharma, who was in Varanasi to oversee the implementation of various schemes in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, described Akhlaq’s killing as a “black spot” on the culture of the Indo-Gangetic plains.

“It is a black spot on the Ganga-Jamuna culture. There has never been an incident in the last 70 years in the village. It should not have happened. I am sad. We all are aggrieved by it,” he said, urging politicians to stay away from the area.

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    ha ha
    Oct 4, 2015 at 8:29 am
    Nice one, Sharmaji. You are The Wise One, Sharmaji.
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      khan
      Oct 4, 2015 at 8:59 am
      He is telling mob their ineffectiveness that why 17 years old girl was spared which isn't our culture
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        khan
        Oct 4, 2015 at 8:57 am
        Is he stan culture minister or India
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          khan
          Oct 4, 2015 at 8:56 am
          What a culture minister who is void of Indian culture
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            khan
            Oct 4, 2015 at 10:18 am
            Demolish taj mehal, Redfort, all Mughal buildings and your offices will be in lawns then
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              khan
              Oct 4, 2015 at 10:13 am
              I recently bought cow shoes in NEXT London made in india
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                TIHAEwale
                Oct 4, 2015 at 8:42 am
                India is blessed to have Mahesh as cultural Minister
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                  Anand Prakash
                  Oct 4, 2015 at 9:25 am
                  You permit a comment by Sonu which is against the hi's and the church but moderate and delete my comment which is not singing the paens of Modi. Are you a muzzled press?
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                    babablacksheep
                    Oct 4, 2015 at 7:35 am
                    Animal cruelty in all forms has to be stopped. Please support vegetarianism. Why not speak against same bad treatment to Buffaloe? Also stop killing humans.
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                      shaik
                      Oct 4, 2015 at 11:35 am
                      How can we expect even mercy from these type of leaders he is trying to defend the killing by saying aatma shaking while sadhvi prachi says it clearly what was happened was deliberately done and should be done. PM silence is more dangerous than these nonsense Mps
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                        bharat
                        Oct 4, 2015 at 11:35 am
                        Sickular media and its apologists are having a field day maniting statements from BJP leaders for sensationalising headlines. Read the w statement. All have condemned the incident and called it as an isolated black spot. If Hindus really want avenge against barbaric Islam then there will no Muslim left in India just like no Hindu in stan. Don't push tolerant Hindus too far. And the same applies to Vatican sponsored converts. Behave!
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                          bhavin
                          Oct 4, 2015 at 10:46 am
                          The mindset he is representing is understandable. A businessman who is a owner of a big hospital in Noida has been made culture minister. May I ask his credentials? Bringing culprit to justice is what everybody want in every case so that a example is set to deter repeion of heinous crimes. Unfortunately, the real killer will hide in the mob and will get benefit of doubt from a slow and honest judiciary. The society that cannot punish the criminals is bound to perish.
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                            Khushminder Sahasi
                            Oct 4, 2015 at 4:18 am
                            How such a narrow minded like Mahesh Sharma can be made Cultural Minister. 50% people in the world eat beef. In USA it is 70% plus. Will modi lynch US amabedor to India? Dare if he can!
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                              Kaushik Banerjee
                              Oct 4, 2015 at 10:16 am
                              I guess Bengal should be divided. Stupids in one part and the sensible people in another.
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                                Indian
                                Oct 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm
                                This Mahesh Besharma must be garlanded with torn shoes dipped in sh**t. Instead of condemning the act of coward RSS Hindu terror, he is coming up with outlandish excuses to shield the criminals and accused.
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                                  bitter truth
                                  Oct 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm
                                  The direction in which India is going is dangerous. When rule of law is undermined and rule of law is not applied equally to all, then that is the beginning of end of democracy and beginning of jungle raaj...
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                                    Francis Anthony
                                    Oct 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm
                                    More than this person, I keep wondering in amazement about the people who made this man a minister! He is actually praising the benevolence of the lynch mob for not harming the daughter and not killing the son. How gross! It is such a waste of time to comment anything more about this uncultured immature person.
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                                      telangana reddy
                                      Oct 4, 2015 at 11:47 am
                                      I have mentioned, thise who killed hindus cannot be muslims...n if they say they are muslims then find and punish them...dnt talk much about Muslims
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                                        HIMANSHU KUMAR
                                        Oct 4, 2015 at 9:39 am
                                        After reading this only thing I want to do is to hit my head against a wall. What a g logic !!
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                                          sonu
                                          Oct 4, 2015 at 9:05 am
                                          I agree with him. He has courage to counter misinformation. Sharma ji u r right. N media secularists believe mr ur days r over. The way every negative news is blamed on modi n every achievement is considered as something given by corrupt anti hindu anti national pro church fake his further increases my trust faith on modi and rss.
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                                            babu
                                            Oct 4, 2015 at 7:44 am
                                            Pm can't ban export of gaoumata meat because it will hurt jain madvadi and banias because they the one who holds 99% gaumata meat export licence and he will loose the election funding from these community if he ban domestic gaumata meat it will help these community demand will fall domesticly and they can buy cow for cheaper price
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