New Delhi, 27 May 2019: SDPI rushed a delegation comprising party’s state leaders which visited the victims of mob lynching by cow vigilantes on the suspicion of carrying beef recently in MP’s Seioni district.
SDPI MP state president Irfan-ul-Haq, while strongly condemning the incident, said the state government has miserably failed in containing the violence being unleashed by the so called cow-vigilantes. Irfan demanded for a thorough probe in to the incident and immediate action against the hidden hands behind it. He further criticized CM Kamal Nath’s silence on such heinous incidents in the states.
In the incident, three persons were thrashed black and blue by sticks after men being tied to a tree. While the accused forced one of the victims to spank the woman in full public view as passersby stood in silence watching the gory spectacle. On being informed about the incident, the police came to the spot and arrested the three victims on suspicion that they were carrying beef. They were reportedly produced before a court and sent to jail.
However, the complete gruesome incident came to light after the main accused Shubham Baghel, the head of Shri Ram Sena, to showcase his “valour” a day later uploaded a video on his social media account depicting his gang’s heinous crime. The video went viral in which the sister of one of the victims saw it and complained to police and lodged an FIR against the attackers. Later, the accused were arrested and produced before the court, which remanded them to judicial custody till June 6.
The other members of the delegation were Furquan Ansari, Kareemullah, Momin, Dilshad Baba and Azhar. SDPI leaders asked the victims to move forward with legal measures and not to succumb to pressures. They promised legal support of the party as needed.
Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram
Meanwhile, SDPI has deplored the incident wherein a Muslim man was beaten up by a group of men at Jacubpura in Gurugram on May 25th night after he was told to remove his skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram.
Mohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a dozen men allegedly accosted him outside a sweet shop and told him to remove his skull cap. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap was not allowed in this area. When I told him that I was returning from a mosque, he slapped me. He also asked me to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram. When I refused, he threatened to feed me pork,” Barkat reportedly said. He had come to Gurugram earlier this month to learn tailoring.
SDPI national president M. K. Faizy has demanded that the culprits must be apprehended at the earliest and strict action be taken against them to ensure that that the minorities of the country feel secured and safe.