Akhlaq’s lynching accused to contest LS polls from Noida

Akhlaq’s lynching accused to contest LS polls from Noida
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In 2015 a mob of villagers attacked the home of a Muslim man Mohammed Akhlaq, with sticks and bricks, whom they suspected of stealing and slaughtering a stolen cow-calf, on the night of 28 September 2015 in Bisara village near Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India.

52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi (Ikhlaq according to some sources) died in the attack, and his son, 22-year-old Danish, was seriously injured. Now the main accused of this case is contesting LS elections.

The accused of Mohammad Akhlaq’s lynching in Dadri over suspicion of beef consumption will be contesting next year’s general election from Noida on a Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena ticket.

“Rana is the perfect person to protect cows as he had spent 2.5 years in prison for the respect of gaumata.” “Rather than making false promises of doing something for cows, Rana had proven his commitment to the cause in 2015”, said the UP Navnirman Sena chairperson Amit Jani.

He adding that a formal announcement will be made in Bisada, the village where Akhlaq was lynched in 2015

The chairperson also said that the first election rally for his party’s candidates in Agra, Mathura and Noida will be jointly organised in Maant area of Mathura on October 14. He said that his outfit will contest all Lok Sabha seats in the state.