Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday visited Bishada village in Greater Noida and met the family members of a man lynched for allegedly eating beef there.
“In Dadri to meet Mohammad Akhlaq’s family,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted after meeting them.
He also met other villagers and asked them about the incident.
The Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his “silence” and condemn the Dadri lynching incident.
The Dadri lynching
- » In Dadri's Bishara village on September 28, a 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his son Danish (22) was brutally beaten up as punishment for allegedly eating beef on Eid and 'storing it' for later consumption.
- » A riot-like situation gripped the sleepy village, a little over 40 km from the bustling sub-city of Noida, near Delhi, on September 29, when their relatives were barred from participating in the funeral procession.
- » It was mutton, said the slain man's mother Asgari Begum.
- » The Uttar Pradesh government on September 30 ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and also announced a compensation of Rs.10 lakh for the family of the victim.
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The Centre has also sent an advisory to the State to keep a check on incidents of communal violence.
UP launches probe into killing over beef
As the rumour spread, villagers blocked a highway in Bisrakh area on September 29, demanding death penalty for those involved in the slaughter.
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma terms Dadri killing as 'accident'
He said that no "communal colour" should be given to it, even as the family of the victim is planning to move out of the village fearing that it may happen again.
AAP sought removal of Mahesh Sharma, Kejriwal was stopped from entering Dadri village on October 03
The party demanded removal of Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma for his remarks.