Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), is appalled at the lynching of a man on mere suspicion of having slaughtered a calf and consuming beef by the goons of the Hindutva forces.
"If a mob claiming to be Hindu and killing a person for supposedly eating beef, then that is height of lunacy. They are criminals and deserve severe punishment befitting the crime", SDPI national general secretary Afsar Pasha said in a statement.
Vehemently condemning the incident, Pasha called for the immediate arrests of the instigators, the rumour-mongers, the miscreants & the politicians behind the gruesome incident.
"These fanatics do not follow the message of peace preached in most of the religious text. They are making all possible attempts to spew venom by preaching and poisoning the thoughts of public in the society through their outrageous actions", he said.
Pasha said that the Hindutva ideology being practiced by the BJP is at its peak to nourish an ambiance of politics of hatred, resulting in an environment of intolerance, bigotry leading to such extremely reprehensible and offensive set of actions.
"This is emboldening the Hindu extremists who are taking law in their own hands overzealously. It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs that the members of the Muslim community in Bisada, have reportedly alleged that the violence after the lynching of 58-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq over rumours of eating beef was staged to polarize voters in the upcoming local polls in Uttar Pradesh", he added.
He lamented that the brutal murder by the bullying goons of politicians is not for the sake of cow but for political mobilization.
"They have, thus, failed the secular fabric of Indian democracy, relishing the dreams of Hindu Rashtra propagated by the RSS", he said.
"Ever since Modi became PM, religious extremism is on the rise and he blindfolds himself, leading towards anarchy across the country.
"On the foreign soil, the Prime Minister becomes very communicative by his oratory skills, but while at home, he becomes dumbstruck and maintains stoic studied silence when his intervention is much sought for in heart-wrenching and explosive situations", he said.
"BJP is equating this ghastly and barbaric act of killing Akhlaq as an act of excitement by innocent youths? Gujarat was a successful laboratory of polarization created by Modi-Shah Module.
"Same experiment is performed in other states of India. It is most sickening to learn that reportedly a priest in a temple was forced by some extremists to announce about beef eating in a house where its owner is lynched.
"Which direction is our beloved nation heading because of action of the fringe elements, Pasha questioned", he said. (firstname.lastname@example.org)