10 get life sentence for lynching in Jharkhand, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind welcomes the verdict
New Delhi, April 25, 2018: In a reaction to verdict of a fast-track court in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district awarding life imprisonment to 10 persons convicted of lynching Alimuddin Ansari, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani called it a ray of hope for containing hateful atmosphere in the country.
In 2017, more than a dozen people, mostly Muslims, were lynched by mob in the name of cow and beef in different states ruled by BJP, including Jharkhand, Haryana, Rajasthan and Assam. Some of the brutal cow lynchings that hit national and international headlines were of Mohammad Akhlaq (Dadri, Uttar Pradesh), Pahlu Khan (Alwar, Rajasthan) and Junaid Khan (Ballabgarh, Haryana).
BJP leader Nitayanand Mahto was Ramgarh district media cell in-charge of the party. His conviction and sentencing in the lynching case establishes the charge that such mob lynchings have not been an act of just fringe elements.
He said that for the last few years, Muslims and Dalit community have been facing many cases of mob-lynching with the state and district administration colluding with the anti-social elements. In several parts of the country, these fringe elements have done so with the impression that they are above the law and they do not have any remorse for their shameful activities.
Maulana expressed hope that this verdict would discourage them and would teach them a lesson.
Maulana Madani also demanded the Chief Minister of Jharkhand announce adequate financial compensation to the family members who lost their dear one and ensure that such incidents shall not be repeated in future.