New Delhi: Jamaat-e- Islami Hind on Saturday expressed anguish over the felicitation of mob lynching accused by Union minister and BJP leader Jayant Sinha.
President of Jamaat, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri when asked about the reported event of BJP Minister Jayant Sinha felicitating ‘gau-rakshaks’ convicted for Ramgarh lynching, said: “such events should be condemned as it gives encouragement to those who take the law in their hands. Jamaat demands that the Central government and the state governments must put an end to such incidents of lawlessness and act seriously in maintaining law and order as well as communal harmony in the country which is the basic duty of any government.’’
Jayant Sinha’s father and former union minister Yashwant Sinha too has deplored the act of garlanding and hugging the cow vigilants convicted by the court for lynching incident in Ramgarh in Jharkhand state of India.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in its press note, issued in the press conference, expressing anguish at the growing lawlessness in the country with a spate of lynching incidents all over the country, said, “Till the 1st July there took place at least 16 cases of lynching since 10th May causing 22 deaths. Jamaat feels that since the last four years hate crimes and lynching against Muslims, Dalits and anybody suspected to be a criminal, have increased a lot. Anti-social and criminal elements are becoming daring and emboldened because no serious action has been taken against them and this is creating fear in the common citizens.”