Addressing an event organised by the RSS minority wing, Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Mohan Bhagwat said: “If a Hindu says that no Muslim should live in the country, then he is not a Hindu. The cow is a holy animal but the people who are lynching others are going against Hinduism. The law should take its own course against them without any partiality”.
A prominent Muslim politician Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday slammed Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the parent body of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over his remarks on mob lynching.
Owaisi, the chief of the political party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), alleged that hatred against the Muslim community emanates from Hinduism and those propagating such hatred have the support of the federal government.
Tweeting the names of the victims of mob lynching, the AIMIM chief said: “RSS Chief Bhagwat said ‘lynchers are anti-Hindu’. These perpetrators don’t know the difference between a cow and a buffalo but (Muslim) names like Junaid, Akhlaq, Pehlu, Rakbar, Alimuddin were enough to kill them. This hatred is because of Hinduism. These criminals are being protected by the pro-Hindu government”.
He also said that Alimuddin’s killers had been congratulated by a federal minister, that Akhlaq’s killer had been given a national honour, and a “Mahapanchayat” convened in support of those who killed Asif where a BJP spokesperson asked: “Can’t we murder someone?”
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