Hyderabad: Right-wing activists on Friday had a verbal clash with members of Karwan-e-Mohabbat in Rajasthan’s Behror when the latter went to pay tribute to mob-lynching victim Pehlu Khan. ‘We won’t let you pay tribute to Pehlu Khan’, right-wing activists tell group opposing mob lynchings. Police personnel intervened to keep the situation under control.
The Hindustan Times quoted members of the right-wing group as saying. “Is he Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose or the men fighting at the borders that people would pay tribute to?”
As per the Twitter comments made by the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, a stone was hurled at its bus and the members were surrounded by the right-wing activists amidst slogans like “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram”.
However Harsh Mander was later allowed by the police to visit the site of Khan’s murder when he protested saying they were there to pay tribute to Khan and all those people who had been victims of hate crimes.
According to Harsh Mander, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Hindu Jagran Manch and the Bajrang Dal had announced that they would not allow the Karwan to enter Behror and pay tribute at the lynch site.
It must be recalled that cattle rearer Pehlu Khan was lynched by cow vigilantes in April this year in Rajasthan’s Behror.
The Karwan-e-Mohabbat, met eleven bereaved and grieving families in five villages, on the tenth day of the Karwan. The members of Karwan-e-Mohabbat lamented, “we met family after family of grieving parents, widows, orphaned children, unable to heal or come to terms with not just mobs but state administrations who are open and venomous in their hate of them only for the faith they follow,” quoted DailyO.