Shambhu Lal is not the name of a person but is the symbol that fascism has reached new heights. Likes of Shambhu Lal are in great numbers who are representing saffron forces by supporting Shambhu Lal on social websites. They write provocative slogans and advocate for repetition of such behavior with Muslims. By supporting the murder they have proved themselves as partners in crime. They know that the government is their own; it can only support them but will never oppose. Such type of incidents are essential to distort the history. Now a new history is being written where Porus is being called as the first ‘Rakshak’ of India, Alauddin Khilji who saved India from Mongols is being presented as ‘Raakshas’. Had the Mughals come to India to rob the country they would have returned to their country? The prime minister by linking Mani Shankar Ayer’s ‘neech’ jibe with Mughals have given the message to extremists like Shambhu Lal that they are justified in keeping grudges against Muslims.
The last four years have witnessed spate of incidents of attacks on Muslims. It started with Mohammed Akhlaq, after Pehlu Khan, Hafez Junaid, Umar Khan and it reached to Afrazul Islam. Hundreds of innocents were killed in mob lynching cases in the name of Gau Raksha. While the secular people of the country are aghast over the incidents, media, saffron government of Rajasthan are silent over the issue. Is it such a trivial matter that it could be ignored? This killing is seen on social websites as Vijay Abhyan by promoters of Hindutva.