Venkaiah Naidu dubs lynching incidents ‘barbaric’, says it shouldn’t be seen from religious angle

30 June 2017, 01:50 PM
Venkaiah Naidu dubs lynching incidents ‘barbaric’
Venkaiah Naidu dubs lynching incidents ‘barbaric’

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday termed lynching incidents in the country as “barbaric” and asserted that they should not be seen from a religious angle.

Law enforcement agencies at the district and the state level must take effective steps to prevent such incidents in future, the minister said, a day after a man was killed in Jharkhand for allegedly transporting beef.

“It has been condemned by and one all. The prime minister also, for the second time, spoke about it. It is happening in different parts of the country and it is barbaric and atrocious. No religious angle is linked to it,” he told reporters here.

The latest incident of lynching has been reported from Ramgarh in Jharkhand where the victim, identified as Alimuddin Asghar, was intercepted by a mob on suspicion of transporting beef in his van.

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Asghar’s lynching yesterday came even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned acts of violence in the name of cow vigilantism. Addressing a gathering at Sabarmati Ashram, Modi had said that “killing people in the name of gaubhakti (cow worship) is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve.”

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First Published: Friday, June 30, 2017 01:25 PM
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