Dadri lynching an accident, don’t give it a communal twist: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

"I feel this incident occurred due to some misunderstanding and the law should truthfully act against whoever is responsible for it," he said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2015 7:30 am
Dadri man beaten to death, Dadri beef ban death, Bisara beef ban death village, Mohammad Akhlaq File photo of Union Minister Mahesh Sharma, at the Express Group’s Idea Exchange in New Delhi. (Express Photo by: Renuka Puri)

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Thursday described the lynching of a 50-year-old man in Dadri by a mob, allegedly over consumption of beef, as an “accident” and said that no “communal colour” should be given to it, even as the family of the victim is planning to move out of the village fearing that it may happen again.

“This (incident) should be considered as an accident without giving any communal colour to it,” Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism and BJP MP from Noida, said.

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“Two other families live with the affected family in the middle of the village and their walls adjoin with others. About 10-12 houses of other community are in the outlying part of the village but no incident concerning them has happened,” he said.

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“I feel this incident occurred due to some misunderstanding and the law should truthfully act against whoever is responsible for it,” he said.

Iqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish son was critically injured by a mob which barged into their house following rumours that the family had consumed beef, on Monday night.

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Iqlakh’s other son, Sartaj, who serves in the Indian Air Force, demanded punishment for the murderers of his father.

“Those arrested murdered my father. I want to know the reason for which they did this to him. They should be punished so that none from the village would dare to such deed in future,” he said.

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First Published on: October 1, 2015 2:00 pm
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    Ram Yadav
    Oct 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm
    PIG always try to show her mouth haaa... got it joker
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      Ram Yadav
      Oct 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm
      Yaaa I do agree why entire wold hates you and your religion by killing innocent people and raping them on the name of your sick religion stop talking if you have issues go and settle in has Mohajir they will teach you lesson getting all the benefits JOBS, EDUCATION, MACCA trips on the name of religion it is shame on you literate s get lost from our country PROUD TO BE HINDU
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        Ram Yadav
        Oct 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm
        Proud to be HINDU this is just a common issue mistaken ideny people are making hue and cry there are many HINDUS tortured and killed many innocent Hindus and no one try to raise there voice for this issue as if some big thing happen this is NOT right if you want raise your voice raise it for everyone Ignore this and punish who ever did this that's all do not make hue and cry. There are so many burning issue that need to highlighted not this petty issue. Jai sree ram
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          Ram Yadav
          Oct 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm
          That is what going in all Muslim countries and they are running to other countries for shelter shame shame haaaa....
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            Ram Yadav
            Oct 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm
            That is what going in all Muslim countries and they are running to other countries for shelter shame shame haaaa....
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              ha ha
              Oct 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm
              Of course it's an accident and there is aBSolutely nothing communal about it: now repeat that a 1000 times and it shall be made true.
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                Hash
                Oct 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm
                Though there are many dumb politician in our country but He's the dumbest of all.He doesn't know wat he said.Earlier he gives many nonsense statements. He's the most "uncultural" person as the Culture minister of our country..
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                  Hash
                  Oct 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm
                  Though there are many dumb politician in our country but He's the dumbest of all.He doesn't know wat he said.Earlier he gives many nonsense statements. He's the most "uncultural" person as the Culture minister of our country..
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                    ManojSMJ
                    Oct 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm
                    Shows the sad state of affairs under Modi/
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                      Logical Indian
                      Oct 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm
                      This is pure mobocracy and we need to instill a swift justice system to avoid this from happeningcidences like these are happening way to frequently.This mob and then the gurjar reservation stir ...and recently the hardik patel mob...all of them have done significant damages not just to government property but are also slowly tearing the social fabric of this country apart.The police cannot be effective in dealing with these mobs unless there is a strong commitment from the political cles to not interfere and allow them to do their duty.It is sad that a country with so much potential is rather degrading due to incidences like this.If we want to be not a shadow of those regressive countries then we need to nip this mob culture from the bud.
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                        Bharat
                        Oct 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm
                        You are an , how can u say this is an accident? it was planned murder,, who gave the rights to them to kill ? it wasnt beef ,, even if it is beef thye should have rihgts to enter his house ,, they cant take law in hand !! they should complained police they could have arrest him and put the charges !! shame Shame Shame .. how much more they will trash humanity !!! Now they world start laughing on us .. they are comparing stan and India in same manner .. and BJP and snagi and not leaving any stone back to prove them right !!! stupid A******
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                          The Troll
                          Oct 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm
                          good work done by the men. cow killing should merit death penalty
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                            khalique
                            Oct 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm
                            Mr. Union Minister , trying to molest is an accident??
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                              Abhijit Bhattacharya
                              Oct 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm
                              When too many accidents happen on road the transport minister must be sacked. In this case, the Home minister and the culture minister, who is certainly totally uncultured
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                                ABS
                                Oct 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm
                                If Muslim is killed It should be considered as accident and if Hindu is killed it became Terrorism - Har Har Modi
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                                  forsure
                                  Oct 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm
                                  How lightly he is accepting that it is an accident and no need to give it any political twist! The people who have committed this sin must be punished strictly without any bias .
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                                    forsure
                                    Oct 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm
                                    It may be that they have found another way to diminish Muslims from India.
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                                      amitava ghosh
                                      Oct 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm
                                      Even the most illiterate will laugh on this utter ic comment of the minister this way his endeavour to save his party will prove futile.Such ministers shd be sacked instantly.It was a well planned meticulous murder with a sinister motive to create phobia among the muslim community.Whether goat or cow meat was a pretext for carrying out such henious crime.
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                                        Rudram
                                        Oct 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm
                                        Accident? Communal colour? Is this minister living in fantasy land? The incident WAS communal in nature - Hindu zealots were criminally responsible. As a devout Shaivite, I must say these zealots dishonor my religion of tolerance. And this minister should be reprimanded for this callous statement. The murdered man's son serves India in our Air Force (as did my father-in-law). He is a true patriot of India. These zealots are cowards and criminals who should be executed after a quick trial.
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                                          anil
                                          Oct 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm
                                          Very rightly commented by someone , " Mr. Sharma you hardly appear to be worthy of being a Minster and it is purely an accident that you are one though much to the misfortune of this country .
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                                            Nazeer Rahman
                                            Oct 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm
                                            Killed for eating beef, is it political or communal, the people has to decide. The PM condoles the death of the son of Asha Bhosle, sends birthday greetings, but never ever spoken on the real issues. He thinks he is very smart in dealing India by slowly but steadily pushing the hindutva agenda on the minds of the people, he is looking for the 50% hindu votes, and he is in power for ages. I wish my hindu brothers and sisters realize this. No country has lived with communal polarization.
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