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Dadri not spontaneous, but a ‘planned incident’, says Farida Abdullah

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New Delhi: National Minority Commission ( NCM) member Farida Abdullah on Wednesday said the Dadri lynching was not a spontaneous but a planned incident.

“Our feeling is that it was not a totally spontaneous incident, it is not unrelated to the atmosphere in the country and the polarisation that is being built up and the communities being targeted so it has to be looked into more seriously,” Farida told ANI.

“There has been some planning, because in spur of the moment, perhaps, so many people present in a village and willing to kill someone is not so believable,” she added.

A Muslim man, Akhlaq, was beaten to death by an angry mob on September 28 in Dadri, while his son Danish was injured seriously after announcements were made from a nearby temple that the family had consumed beef.

The RSS mouthpiece in its latest edition has criticised the writers, who have returned their awards in the wake of the incident in Dadri where a man was lynched over rumours of storing beef at his residence.

The RSS mouthpiece alleges that madrasas and the Muslim leadership teach Indian Muslims to hate the country’s traditions.

“Akhlaq (the Dadri victim) perhaps slaughtered a cow under the influence of such bad deeds,” it states.

Questioning the silence of writers, it asks them why they have been quiet on this issue.

“Vedas order killing of the sinner who kills a cow. It is a matter of life and death for many of us),” states the article. (ANI)