Owaisi calls beef rumour killing pre-planned murder

Primepost News Desk

As expected, and feared, the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh by an angry worked-up mob has become a national issue. The inability of the Akhilesh Yadav’s government to tackle the situation effectively and the disconcerting statements made by local BJP leaders have upset the minority community leaders in UP. Sharing their concern, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi met Akhlaq’s family members on Friday and assured them of his support.

The Hyderabad MP claimed that the incident was a pre-planned murder and called for severe action against the guilty. “This is the mind-set that is against the concept of secularism in India,” he averred. Blaming the ruling Samajwadi Party for the heinous crime, Owaisi said the state government was not moving in the right direction. He also said he was disappointed with Prime Minister Modi’s silence on the matter.

Akhilesh Yadav also targeted the Prime Minister saying that those who spoke against the “pink revolution” should ban beef exports as they were now in power. After visiting the Dadri village which was still tense on Friday, Akhilesh said “a rumour does not have anything in it but a lot can happen because of it.” He was referring to the incident in which a mob lynched Akhlaq over a rumour that he had killed a cow and stored beef in his house.

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