Owaisi said setting up a high-level committee, to make recommendations on a law for lynching, is a move to divert criticism that the Narendra Modi government is facing over lynching incidents.
NEW DELHI — All India Majlis-e Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi has termed as “eyewash” the central government’s decision to set up a committee to make recommendations about a law to counter mob lynching.
Third-time Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad, Owaisi further said the move is to divert criticism that the Narendra Modi government is facing over lynching incidents.
“This is just an eyewash to divert attention from criticism Modi government is facing. Gau rakshas are embedded with BJP political masters who control police. In Junaid case, Haryana police has not yet found eyewitness to murder in railway station.
16-year-old Junaid Khan was lynched by a mob in a train in June last year, just three days before Eid. He was going home in Haryana after doing Eid shopping in Delhi.
“COW is HOLY not a Human life,” said Owaisi apparently referring to the Friday lynching incident of Alwar in Rajasthan where brutally injured Akbar Khan was taken to hospital four hours after he was found by the police. Media reports said the policemen got busy in refreshments and transporting the cows recovered from Khan’s possession and left the wounded man to succumb to injuries.
After huge uproar, the central government has set up a high-level committee under the chair of Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to make recommendations on a law for lynching. The committee will submit its recommendations in four weeks.