Udaipur murder: Adaduddin Owaisi says such acts are unacceptable
Bhopal/IBNS/UNI: AIMIM President and Hyderabad parliamentarian Asaduddin Owaisi, who is in the Madhya Pradesh capital for campaigning in favour of his party’s candidates contesting the civic bodies’ election, on Tuesday condemned the grisly killing of a tailor in Udaipur and underlined that no human being enjoys the right to take another’s life in India.
“No individual can take the law into his or her own hands. Youths perpetrated the murder in Rajasthan. Such violence is quite simply intolerable. The BJP’s erstwhile spokesperson Nupur Sharma must be placed under arrest,” he averred tonight while addressing a rally at Ashoka Garden here.
Reacting via social media also, Owaisi wrote, “Nobody can defend this type of homicide. We have always opposed bloodshed and demand that the dispensation initiate the most stringent action against the perpetrators. The government shall have to maintain the rule of law.”
Meanwhile, a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been sent to the spot after the tailor was beheaded for expressing support for suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma. The murder was filmed by his killers and the situation sparked massive tension in the city.
According to reports, the murder is being treated as a terror incident and which is why the NIA might be taking to the probe, media reports said.
The police have already arrested two men- attackers Gos Mohammad and Riyaz- in connection with the case.
Two men entered the victim-Kanhaiya Lal's shop at a crowded market in Udaipur in the afternoon and attacked him with a knife.
A video filmed by them showed Kanhaiya Lal measuring one of the men before he was attacked.
The killers were then seen gloating on camera about the murder and also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kanhaiya Lal had expressed support on social media for the former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who triggered a huge controversy and nationwide protests with her provocative comments on Prophet Mohammed.
Following the incident, a curfew has been imposed in several parts of the city banning large gatherings.
Internet services have also been suspended with around 600 cops being called in to tackle the situation.
Calling the situation "painful" and "shameful", Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed for peace.
"Strict action will be taken against all the criminals involved in this incident and the police will get to the bottom of it. I appeal to all parties to maintain peace," Gehlot said.
"I appeal to everyone not to spoil the atmosphere by sharing the video of this incident. By sharing the video, the criminal's purpose of spreading hatred in the society will be successful," he added.