SDPI reaches out to the victims by Cow Vigilantes in MP; Condemns beating up in Gurugram

NEW DELHI, May 27, 2019: A state delegation of Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has visited the victims of mob lynching by cow vigilantes on the suspicion of carrying beef that happened on May 22, 2019 in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh.

SDPI state president Irfan-ul-Haq, who headed the delegation, strongly condemned the incident and alleged that the state government has failed in controlling cow related violence in MP. He demanded that this incident should be probed thoroughly to book all whose from whom these scoundrels drew strength to indulge in such inhumanly acts. Action should also be taken against the hidden hands of these supporters, he added. The failure of the Chief Minister Kamal Nath is as deplorable as it is puzzling.

The other members of the delegation were Furquan Ansari, Kareemullah, Momin, Dilshad Baba and Azhar Bhai. SDPI leaders asked the victims to move forward with legal measures and not to succumb to pressures. They promised legal support of the party as needed.

In the incident, three persons were thrashed black and blue by sticks after men being tied to a tree. While the accused forced one of the victims to spank the woman in full public view as passersby stood in silence watching the gory spectacle. On being informed about the incident, the police came to the spot and arrested the three victims on suspicion that they were carrying beef. They were reportedly produced before a court and sent to jail.

However, the complete gruesome incident came to light after the main accused Shubham Baghel, the head of Shri Ram Sena, to showcase his “valour” a day later uploaded a video on his social media account depicting his gang’s heinous crime. The video went viral in which the sister of one of the victims saw it and complained to police and lodged an FIR against the attackers. Later, the accused were arrested and produced before the court, which remanded them to judicial custody till June 6.

Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram

Meanwhile, SDPI has deplored the incident wherein a Muslim man was beaten up by a group of men at Jacubpura in Gurugram on May 25th night after he was told to remove his skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram.

Mohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a dozen men allegedly accosted him outside a sweet shop and told him to remove his skull cap. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap was not allowed in this area. When I told him that I was returning from a mosque, he slapped me. He also asked me to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram. When I refused, he threatened to feed me pork,” Barkat reportedly said. He had come to Gurugram earlier this month to learn tailoring.

SDPI national president M. K. Faizy has demanded that the culprits must be apprehended soon and strict action taken against them to send a message that the minorities of the country feel secured and safe.

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