Mufti, Malik condemn lynching of Muslim youth in HP

  • ‘Kangaroo courts can’t be allowed to pronounce judgement’

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday condemned the lynching of a 20-year-old youth from Saharanpur by a mob in Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh.
In a statement, Mufti Sayeed expressed grave concern over incidents of mob lynching and said people cannot be allowed to take law into their own hands. He further added that incidents like Dadri and ink-attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai have made people insecure, which “does not augur well for a country that has a proud past of cultural and religious inclusiveness.”
“The killing of a youth by a mob in Himachal Pradesh is very unfortunate. We cannot allow Kangaroo courts to pronounce judgement and lynch people the way they did in Dadri and now in Himachal,” said Sayeed, asking the government concerned to enforce rule of law and bring those responsible for such criminal acts to justice.
Mohammad Yasin Malik, in a statement, termed the incident as a glaring example of “growing chauvinism” and “Hitler like mindset” in India.
“These murders depict the barbaric attitude of Hindu terrorist forces.”
He alleged that these forces led by RSS-like organizations have crossed all the “limits of decency, humanity and civilized behaviours,” Malik said.
Malik said these forces carry out such activities without “any fear of being penalised as they enjoy the patronage of their rulers.”
“Though the history of oppression on Indian Muslims is old but after Narendra Modi-led BJP led came to power, the oppression against Muslims have crossed every limit.” “To add salt to the wounds of Muslims and to patronize these brutal killings, the Haryana chief minister, who belongs to BJP, has issued a stern warning to Muslims in India. This is an eye-opener for all those who propagate Indian democracy day in and day out,” Malik said.