Ekramul Molla,TDN World: Students Islamic Organisation of India has issued an statement on the brutal lynching in Jharkahnd.
While issuing statement, SIO National Secretary Syed Ahmed said, ” The killing of any person by a mob with such brutality and inhumanity just because he belonged to a particular community is an affront to the whole society. It is not just one person who is killed, it is an attack on our collective morality and the rule of law.”
” Regardless of the theft or any other crime he was alleged to have committed, no one had the right to assault him or take his life,” added he.
The Organisation said that this was not a simple case of an outraged mob taking out its anger over a suspected thief. The fact that he was made to chant “Jai Sri Ram” by the mob shows that the incident had taken a communal colour.
The Organisation also questioned the role of the police in the case.
“Not only did they fail to prevent this heinous incident, they also failed to record a case of mob lynching in clear violation of the Supreme Court’s guidelines,” said the press statement.
The Organisation also held the central and state government as responsible.
” The state and central governments have created an enabling environment for these kinds of communally inspired lynchings all over the country. Groups that indulge in such activities are reassured by the previous conduct of the central and state governments and know that they have full impunity to carry out their agenda of violent hate and division,” reads the press release.
Citing the heinous attrocities commited in Jharkhand including mob violence on Tabrez the student body demanded a national law along the lines of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act to deal with growing incidents of lynching and other kinds of violence against religious minorities in India.