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Mob lynching shouldn’t be given a religious angle: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu says no religious angle linked to lynchings

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Mob lynching shouldn't be given a religious angle: Venkaiah Naidu
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On Friday, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu called the incidents of lynching in the country “barbaric”. He further added that these incidents of violence shouldn’t be viewed from a religious angle. Law enforcement agencies at the district and the state level must take effective steps to prevent such incidents in future, the minister said. Notably, another man was killed in Jharkhand for allegedly transporting beef yesterday.

Venkaiah Naidu said, “It has been condemned by and one all. The prime minister also, for the second time, spoke about it. It is happening in different parts of the country and it is barbaric and atrocious. No religious angle is linked to it.”

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Even as the Prime Minister condemned such hate crimes in the name of cow vigilantism yesterday, in Ramgarh in Jharkhand where a man, identified as Alimuddin Asghar, was intercepted by a mob on suspicion of transporting beef in his van. In fact, in three separate incidents, four people were lynched in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand last week.

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Addressing a gathering at Sabarmati Ashram, Modi had said that “killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ (cow worship) is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve.”


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