J-K CM condemns lynching of alleged cow smuggler in HP

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday condemned the lynching of an alleged cow smuggler from Saharanpur by a mob in Himachal Pradesh.

Sayeed expressed grave concern over incidents of mob lynching saying people cannot be allowed to take law into their own hands.

“The killing of a youth by a mob in Himachal Pradesh is very unfortunate. We can’t allow Kangaroo courts to pronounce judgement and lynch people the way they did in Dadri and now in Himachal,” the Chief Minister said in a statement here.

Sayeed asked the government concerned to enforce rule of law and bring those responsible for such criminal acts to justice.

He said incidents like Dadri and the ink-attack on ORF Chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai have made people “very insecure” which does not augur well for a country that has a proud past of cultural and religious inclusiveness.