On Sunday, a day after the assault and the arrests, members of right-wing groups like the Bajrang Dal raised slogans at the DD Nagar police station in Raipur, demanding a cross FIR against Usman Qureshi, the complainant and the dairy shop owner.
On December 6, which is also the death anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the Left parties will "mount a campaign against the intensification of the assaults on Dalits across the country and on the secular democratic values of our Constitution by the communal forces".
Police said 12 teams of the outfit have allegedly been operating in the district, distributing audio clips that warn shops of dire consequences if they don’t stop serving meat, fish and eggs during Navratri.
The petition seeks directions to the state to take steps to protect citizens, especially those who deal in trade and transport of cattle, from ‘lynch mobs’. It claimed that since 2014, around 24 persons had been killed allegedly by cow vigilantes.
Taking on the organisers of the 'Not in My Name' protests, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International joint secretary Surendra Jain said "these placard-carrying groups with selfish interests are trying to malign the holy resolve of cow-protection".
Jharkhand lynching: Ansari’s eldest son Shahzad, who appeared for the Class 10 exams this year, said, “People from the Bajrang Dal have done this. Who has given them the right to decide what is right and wrong? How can they kill anybody?”
"Cow vigilantes should not carry out any kind of raids on their own at any place where they suspect that beef is being sold or transported. They should inform the local police station, which will take necessary action," the senior IPS officer said.
Deepak Mishra and Chhotu Verma, two of the main accused and top functionaries of the local Gau Raksha Samiti, on Monday surrendered before the a city court in Ramgarh district in connection with the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari, who was killed for allegedly carrying beef in his van, on June 29. Ramgarh Superintendent of Police […]