Asaduddin Owaisi, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), denounced the beheading in Udaipur, adding “radicalisation is spreading.”
“I strongly condemn the Udaipur incident… We hope the Rajasthan govt takes strict action. Had the police been more alert, this wouldn’t have happened… Radicalisation is spreading,” ANI quoted Owaisi as saying. According to him, the mere suspension of Nupur Sharma was not enough and she should have been arrested to avert such a crime. “Nupur Sharma should be arrested; mere suspension was not enough,” Owaisi added.
The AIMIM president on Tuesday condemned the incident saying that there can be no justification for it.”I condemn the gruesome murder in Udaipur Rajasthan. There can be no justification for it. Our party’s consistent stand is to oppose such violence. No one can take the law in their own hands. We demand that the state government to takes the strictest possible action. Rule of law must be upheld,” tweeted Owaisi.
He further wrote, “The brutal murder in Udaipur is condemnable. No one can defend such a murder. The Muslim stand of our party is that no one has the right to take the law into their own hands. We have always opposed violence.”
“There is a demand from our end to take strict action against the culprits. The rule of law has to be maintained,” Owaisi said.
The victim, a tailor by trade, was brutally murdered for posting social media messages in favour of former BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma.
The two suspects were apprehended shortly after the event. The accused are from Udaipur’s Surajpole neighbourhood.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asked the National Probe Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation into the savage murder of a man in Rajasthan’s Udaipur who was reportedly decapitated by two men in broad daylight on Tuesday.
Taking to Twitter a day after the incident, the Home Ministry Office announced, “MHA has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of the brutal murder of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Teli committed at Udaipur, Rajasthan yesterday.”
In the tweet, the HMO has also mentioned that “the involvement of any organisation and international links will be thoroughly investigated”.
This comes after a team of NIA was on Tuesday rushed to Udaipur including a Deputy Inspector General (DIG)-rank officer.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has summoned a meeting with authorities to discuss the state’s law and order situation.