Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Cow Vigilantes' Terror: Two more Muslims killed in India, mob lynches them in Assam

Two more Muslims have died--victims of Cow Terror.

Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin were lynched by a mob in Assam.

Clearly, terror in the name of cow continues in India.

This is the worst form of Terrorism in the world, where people kill in the name of cow. They feel that they can kill anyone and have moral right to decide whether someone is guilty or not.

Akhlaq was killed because it was imagined that the meat in his fridge was not of goat but cow. Similarly, the mob decided that Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin were cow thieves.

So they got the 'authority' to kill them in cold blood. Both of them were beaten to death. The incident occurred in Nagaon district. The Kachamari Pathar village is just 130 km from State capital.

Soon after the incident, in which two people were murdered, the cops had started claiming that 'it was not a case of cow vigilantism'. How? Why such hurry to give a clean-chit, instead of focusing on crime of such magnitude.

Even before probe, it was termed that they were 'cow thieves'. So where is the need for police or law-enforcing agencies?The self-styled 'Gau Rakshaks' are on a spree of attacks, violence and killings across India.

The prime target are Muslims, and in some cases Dalits too. Occasionally, non-Muslims have also been beaten or tortured. Like in Una in Gujarat, where Dalits who skin dead animal, were tortured by right-wing extremists.

1. In Bihar, a man honked at a cow and he was attacked, resulting in damage to his eyesight. LINK

2. In Delhi, a woman tried to shoo away a cow and she later nearly escaped the violent mob. LINK
Ganesh Mandal or Sharmila's case are exceptions.

3. Jabar Singh and Bhoop Singh brutally beaten by cow vigilantes in Noida. LINK

4. Tribal** accused of cow slaughter, dies in police custody.

5. Appu Malviya was brutally beaten by vigilantes in Ujjain. He was thrashed, kicked, beaten with belts publicly. LINK & LINK

6. Sheikh Bismillah, 27, and his uncle Sheikh Siddique, 65, had gone to sell buffalo meat when they were attacked, brutally beaten in Washim in Maharashtra. The assailants accused them of selling beef. "It was buffalo meat. They just won't listen", victims said. The incident occurred in Washim in Maharashtra. Shockingly, after they were assaulted, they two persons were booked under section 295 (A) of IPC. The police said that they seized meat and sent samples for test to the lab. The attackers were seen shouting slogans and forcing the duo to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', slapping, punching and kicking them repeatedly, and ordering them to come to the police station with them. Later, police booked seven persons for the assault. LINK & LINK

**Elderly Kodar Gamar was arrested under the newly enacted cow protection law for allegedly slaughtering bovines, reported HT. Gamar, in his 60s, was arrested and was in the custody of Sabarkantha police. He died. A judicial probe has been ordered.

7. Muslims are the main target. In national capital, Delhi, just over a week ago, Muslim cattle transporters--Rizwan, Ashu and Kamil, were brutally beaten. This happened in Kalkaji. LINK and LINK.

They hailed from Pataudi, Haryana. They were stopped, pulled out of vehicle, beaten up. The police had to save them. The attackers claimed to be 'animal rights activists' and representing People for Animals (PFA).

8. Self-styled 'gau rakshaks' beat up people for buffalo slaughter, a man thrashed even as he is escorted by police. The incident occurred in Aligarh. See video

9. Five members of a family including a nine-year-old girl injured in attack by cow vigilantes in Jammu & Kashmir in April. The girl suffered multiple fractures. The family was moving with their livestock. "One of our children, a 10-year-old, is still missing. We don't know whether he is alive or dead. They even beat our elders very badly. They wanted to kill us and throw our bodies into the river". LINK

10. Shivam, a BA student, stabbed after cow vigilantes thought he was a journalist [photographer] and was not taking the photograph of their protest. LINK

11. Yet another cow vigilante attack in Jharkhand. Ainul Ansar attacked, cops later save him. He insists that it was meat, not beef. This incident occurred in Darbhanga (Jharkhand) on June 7. LINK

12. 100 cow vigilantes had surrounded Hayat Rabbani hotel in Jaipur, wanted owner to be handed to them, alleging that it sold beef. The incident had occurred on March 19.  Now, forensic lab report reveals that it was not beef. LINK

Over the last three years, there have been numerous cases of attacks and killings. The most recent case was that of Pahlu Khan, who was killed in Rajasthan. However, the State government, did not take the crime seriously and even one of its ministers tried to play it down, ending up blaming victim.

13. Officials of Tamil Nadu's Animal Husbandry Department had bought cows and calves from Jaisalmer for a Central government's breeding programme when they were attacked near Rajasthan's Barmer. The cow vigilantes also attempted to set fire to one of the trucks which had the animals inside, the police said. The cows would have been burnt alive had they not been rescued by the police. LINK

14. [June 20] Cow vigilantes strip, tie to tree and beat up three people mercilessly in Etah in Uttar Pradesh. They alleged that these were cow smugglers. A cop seen in video but couldn't do anything. LINK

15. [June 24]. Junaid, 16, stabbed to death in train, when he was returning after Eid shopping from Delhi to Ballabhgarh in Haryana. Called Pakistani and termed beef eater because of their dress and skullcap, assailants attack Junaid, a Hafiz-e-Quran, and his brothers in train. LINK & LINK

16. [June 25] Three Muslim men lynched in Dinajpur in West Bengal over suspicion that they were involved in cow theft. LINK

READ: From minor boy Imatiaz's murder in Jharkhand to Pehlu Khan's killing in Rajasthan

Attacks Against Muslims, Lynching, Hate Crimes [Other than cow-beef killings]

Muslim men lynched in Assam, reports Al Jazeera. READ
So far, just a case has been registered and two persons detained, says this PTI report. LINK

*[May 29]: Muslim youths returning from Taravir, shot at in Gonda, UP. One of them, Pappu, 23, killed.

*[June 24] 70-year-old Muslim cleric shot dead inside a mosque by unidentified persons who had also thrown meat [pork] in the mosque in Mau. LINKLINKLINK

*[June 25] Md Salman, 19, shot by cops after dragging him from his house in Jharkhand. He had just returned after buying new clothes, itr and belt for Id. LINK & LINK