New Delhi: The CPI(M) today condemned the alleged killing of a man in Dadri town by a mob following rumours of his family’s involvement in cow slaughter and demanded the Akhilesh Yadav government to crack down on those behind the “motivated” attack.
“CPI(M) strongly condemns the mob attack which resulted in the gruesome killing of a man and critically injuring his son.
“The government has to crack down against all those indulging in such communal propaganda. Police must uncover the culprits behind this motivated attack and take firm action to apprehend the guilty and bring them to justice,” CPI (M) said in a statement.
The Left party stated that the “horrible” incident is an outcome of alleged sustained communal campaign launched by Hindutva outfits against cow slaughter and beef consumption.
The incident has occurred in the backdrop of provocative statements being made by Union ministers and various BJP leaders, the statement said.
“The politburo appeals people to be vigilant about such provocations and rebuff the designs of those fomenting violence by maintaining communal peace and harmony,” the party said.
50-year-old Mohammad Iqlakh was allegedly beaten to death and his son, Danish, was severely injured by a mob which accused his family of consuming beef in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri village.
The incident has sparked outrage with opposition parties alleging that such incidents are a result of the “climate of hate” propagated under BJP to polarise people.