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No fear or insecurity among minorities, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says that there is no fear or insecurities among minorities. His statement comes amidst of prevalent mob lynching episodes in the country. Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now broken the silence and has condemned the killing in the name of cows.

The Union Minister after attending the 76th meeting of Central Waqf Council had said: “I do not think there is fear or insecurity among minorities. But whatever incidents are taking place, be it small or big, be it a criminal conspiracy…in no way, it is justified. Action should be taken as per law against them.”

The Minister made the above statement when a 16-year-old boy was being stabbed to death when he along with his brothers was returning to their home in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi on Thursday.

Thousands of people across the country on Wednesday had joined the silent protest under the campaign ‘Not In My Name’ across the country. On the other hand, the social activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her National Minority Rights Award on Tuesday, protesting against the mob lynchings.

PM Modi had condemned the lynching while attending Centenary celebrations of the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and said: “Today I want to say a few words and express sadness on some of the things going on. We are a land of non-violence. We are the land of Mahatma Gandhi. Why do we forget that? No one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Yes. It should be done. Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve. As a society, there is no place for violence. No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country.”