Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor, was hacked to death by two men on camera inside his shop in Udaipur over a social media post supporting Nupur Sharma. The incident triggered widespread anger and outrage in the state.
NEW DELHI — The murder of a Hindu tailor by two Muslim men in Udaipur has evoked condemnation across the political divide including leaders from the Muslim community who have appealed the Rajasthan government to punish the culprits.
While condemning the murder, Hyderabad parliamentary and All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaddudin Owaisi said there was no justicfaction for the act.
“Our party’s consistent stand is to oppose such violence. No one can take law in their own hands. We demand that the state govt takes strictest possible action. Rule of law must be upheld,” Owaisi said in a tweet.
Kanaihalal, a tailor in Udaipur was hacked to death by two men on camera inside his shop on Tuesday afternoon. The killers accused him of writing in support of Nupur Sharma, the former BPp spokesperson who courted controversy with her remarks against Prophet Muhammad.
The grisly murder trigger anger among people from Hindu community in Rajasthan and they came out on streets demanding action against the culprits. The police swung into action enforcing restrictions including a ban on mobile internet to restore law and order.
The Udaipur police confirmed to Clarion India that two accused have been detained. “The situation at the moment is under control,” Manoj Kumar Superintendent of Police Udaipir said.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot appealed for calm and urged the people to maintain communal harmony.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind urged the people to not take law into their hands while calling the Udaipur incident is “barbaric, uncivilised” act.
“There is no room for justification of violence in Islam. We strongly condemn it,” the Jamaat said.
Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi of Jamiat Ulema e Hind condemned the incident of brutal killing in Udaipur apparently on the pretext of the insult to the Prophet. He called it an act against the law of land and against the religion of Islam.
Muslim voices on social media also equivocally condemned the incident calling on the authorities to act against the culprits.
The activists also warned that the act of two men should not be used to paint the entire Muslim community with a broad brush.
Condemning the incident, Student Islamic Organisation of India President Mohammad Salman wrote on Twitter that Kanhiya’s murderers do not represent the Muslim community.