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PM Modi can stop lynching, ‘if he wants’: Junaid’s father

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Ballabhgarh: On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi, in a function in Gujarat, had said: “Killing people in the name of gau bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of.” The PM added that no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands.

Jalaluddin Khan, father of 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid said that the Prime Minister can stop the lynching, if he wants.

“The PM has spoken but who will stop these killings,” said Jalaluddin Khan.

“I want him to speak from the heart, say it in every city, every state, to every officer. If he wants to stop this, he can,” he said.

Junaid was killed when he and his brothers were returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after Eid shopping in Delhi on June 22.

His brothers Hasib (21) and Shakir (23) were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled communal slurs against them.

Junaid’s brothers had told reporters that the attackers taunted and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef-eaters”.

On Wednesday, Thousands poured on the streets across the country holding aloft placards that read: “Break the Silence”, “No Place for Islamophobia” and “Shed Hate not Blood” as a part of the #NotInMyName demonstrations calling for an end to the lynching of innocent Muslims by mobs of cow vigilantes.