Earlier, a three-member team from the commission headed by its chairperson visited Bishada village

Pre-meditated planning behind Dadri lynching says Minorities CommissionImage for representation
news Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 09:25

The National Commission for Minorities on Wednesday, claimed that there was "pre-meditated planning" in the beef lynching incident in Dadri.

According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, it also criticized the "disturbing" and controversial statements by politicians to "make capital out of such outrages", while adding that such statements further "vitiate" the relations between different communities.

50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home on September 28 by a mob and lynched after rumours that he had killed a calf and stored the meat in his fridge. Akhlaq's younger son Danish was also critically injured.

Earlier, a three-member team from the commission headed by its chairperson Naseem Ahmad visited Bishada village.

"The team feels that a crowd of large numbers appearing within minutes of an announcement from temple's loudspeaker and at a time when most villagers claimed they were asleep seems to point to some pre-meditated planning. The facts as reported to the NCM team point strongly that the whole episode was the result of planning in which a sacred place like temple was used for exhorting people of one community to attack a hapless family," DC quotes the report as saying.

According to a report in the Times of India, the NCM also criticized leaders who made irresponsible statements at the place, where the incident took place.

"All the political establishments need to counsel their cadres and sympathizers to desist from making irresponsible statements and making capital out of such outrages," the commission added.

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