Some Okhla-based activists, along with Delhi-based activists, turned up outside Jharkhand Bhawan in Delhi today to protest against the Holy Mob. Protesting peacefully, they carried a banner written on protest against Holy Mob. Moreover, the protest was also telecast live on the social media.
According to India.com report, three Muslim cattle traders were lynched to death by an angry mob over child-lifting rumours in a Jharkhand village near Jamshedpur on Thursday night.
Four Muslim cattle traders, identified as Sheikh Naim (35), Sheikh Sajju (25), Sheikh Siraj (26) and Sheikh Halim (28) were on their way from Haldipokar to Rajnagar to buy cattle, when a mob consisting of over 100 people intercepted and thrashed them, reported The Telegraph.
“Though victims are Muslims, there is no communal colour to the incident. Villagers gripped by fear of child-lifters have committed the crime,” Kolhan DIG Prabhat Kumar was quoted as saying in the media as reported by a daily.
This is not one-off incident of lynching. A few days ago reports had surfaced not very far from Okhla in Kalkaji of two cattle traders and the driver of the truck being attacked on April 22 by cow welfare group as reported by the media. Arrests were made later on in the case with case being slapped on the people transporting the animals.
An eyewitness to the incident then had told The Quint: “In my estimate, there were around 50 people gathered there. Several of them were just standing and watching. The three men from Pataudi were being beaten up. We were in two minds about intervening too. Maybe we would have got beaten up as well.”
It is understood that today’s peaceful protest was taken out by people to express their protest over no end to such incidents with reports surfacing today even of two youths being beaten up in Muzaffarnagar for visiting a Hindu-dominated locality to meet girls of Facebook, reported Times Now that even aired the video of the event.