Alwar lynching: two villages, two stories, grief in one, pride in another

Last Friday, while replying to the opposition on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his ‘New India’ thinking about how young entrepreneurs are taking us towards “Innovative India”. Just a few hours after his speech ended in Parliament, about 150 kilometers away from there, a young and “innovative” India started doing its work. One was preparing the ground for a news which was going to be the center of discussion all over India once again. Akbar Khan alias Rakbar Khan, age 28, was nabbed by guards in Lalwandi village, Rajasthan. Remember that this is the third case of murder in the name of cow protection by a mob in Alwar in the last two years.

The story begins in April last year with photographs in which Aspect Khan is being beaten in the streets of Bahror. Hundreds of people have surrounded him, many people were also recording the incident on camera, but no one came forward to save. On the night of 20-21 July, the horrific murder and alleged misconduct of the aspect of Khan was seen in the replay of Akbar.

The most disturbing thing in this episode was the reaction of the people of Lalwandi village of Ramgarh block of Alwar. There are no signs of remorse there. The hysteria of Hindutva has overcame human compassion and compassion here. Welcome cow protection. One example is Chain Singh, aged about 20 years and studied up to class 9. He justifies cow protection with no regrets and full confidence. He said, “If someone goes with the cow even in the day, we stop it. The signature of the sarpanch is also not considered value. If someone comes in writing with the SP, he will let us go from here. ”

When asked who they specifically prevent, the answer was – Muslims. There were talks between five to seven youths of Lalwandi as to why the sarpanch’s signature should not be taken as a valid pass or certificate for the carriers. Overcoming everyone, Singh said, “Don’t we know what Muslims will do with cows?” They can say that they are taking cows for milk and after reaching Haryana, they are all sent to the abattoir. ”

From this, it can be understood briefly how and why “cow protection” in this area terrorizes Muslims. He proudly told Newslaundry that Lalwandi is also known for its guards.

This is not just childish. A kilometer away from here, we took the direct route, leading to the spot, we met another group of Lalwandi residents. The movement of media vehicles has increased in the village, so everyone seems anxious and alert. These young and middle-aged villagers told us how cattle smugglers buy or steal cows from Rajasthan and get them across the border. In Ferozepur Jhirka, Haryana, these cows are sent to slaughterhouses. The villagers believe that in this way, the evening of the Meo Muslims of the neighboring district.

Increase In Safety For Cows

“In Rajasthan, there is safety for cows because there is a law here, but in Haryana, things are not right. Haryana is a safe haven for these cow smugglers. They send these cows to slaughterhouses. This Akbar also cows Ferozepur The jhirka was being taken, “Dharam Prakash told Newslaundry. He is a 52-year-old teacher who runs a higher primary school in the village.

Speaking on stories of alleged ‘cruelty’ by Meo Muslims against cows, 36-year-old Kapoor Chand Sharma told us how people like Akbar take cows to Haryana in an inhuman manner. He said, “They take two or two cows in an indica. These are the Mew (Muslims). You don’t know what?” Amidst this concern of the cows, no one within the village regretted that the gau rakshaks What did you do to Akbar?

Khan was killed fiercely by a violent Hindu mob in Dharmendra Yadav’s farm. In his last statement to the Ramgarh police, Khan narrated his stand and later died under suspicious circumstances.

Importantly, Yadav, Paramjeet Singh and Naresh Rajput are the three accused arrested in the case, and the fourth suspect Vijay is absconding. All belong to two parts of the village: small and big Lalwandi.

The village has a mixed population – including some Sikh and Muslim families. Care is an acceptable word here. The house of Giriraj Yadav, 57, is about 300 meters from where Khan was attacked. He regrets Khan’s death, but is angry that the youth of his village are being made “victims of police torture”.

Offering us milk, Yadav alleged that Akbar and his associates had been carrying cows in the night for the last 15 days. This is the time when some people in the village came to know about his activity. Gajraj turns back and asks, “Will anyone try to bring or kill pigs in a Muslim country like this? Then why in India? This is the land of Hindus, where cows are worshiped like gods is.”

Meanwhile, Kailash Yadav, the father of the arrested accused Dharmendra Yadav, who is a farmer, said he was not aware that his son was part of a cow protection group. “Sometimes he used to return late at night, so we didn’t pay too much attention to him.” While his elder son is in the Delhi Police, Dharmendra was preparing for competitive examinations. Her father said, “I came to know about the incident and his arrest in the morning (July 21).”

As we were leaving from Lalwandi village around 8 pm, we saw that a meeting of 20-25 people was going on in a garden outside a house. This reporter stopped there to see what was happening there. This group was discussing the lynching incident. The topic of his discussion was how his boys are being targeted for discharging their “duties” as a Hindu.

A 52-year-old teacher was seated in a chair in the center of the group, while others were on the ground. The fourth accused in this group also included Vijay’s uncle. Since Vijay is still absconding, his father and brother were taken into custody by the police on the morning of 21 July.

The teacher, Dharam Prakash, was talking to someone over the phone and talking about organizational support for his boys. As he called, I asked if he was expecting a political party to cooperate with the rescue. To this Prakash said, “No, we are talking about the organization.” Although he did not elaborate about this organization, it was clear from the conversation that he was talking about a saffron organization.

Significantly, Prakash is also a relative of Naval Kishore Sharma, alias Mishra, the head of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) cow protection wing in Ramgarh. Dharmendra and Paramjeet had called Sharma that night to inform them about the cattle seized by the people. Prakash said, “If we had an intention to kill Akbar, why would we have called the police? And at least in that case, our children would have been called martyrs who gave up everything for Hinduism.”

The conversation ahead was quite disturbing when a person in his 50s said something that, for the minority community, exhibited a deep-seated monovictism. “These madarchod mao bite our cow, change the name of our Hindu girls and also marry,” she said. “These people become terrorists.”

Perhaps this is the reason why Muslims from the surrounding villages do not like to take cows. So much so that they are afraid to take their cows to the veterinary hospital, and prefer to call private veterinarians at home. Common human life is in danger, as self-proclaimed cow protection groups have replaced law-enforcing institutions.

A family is waiting for justice in Mewat

About 10 kilometers before entering Ferozepur Jhirka, a narrow road cuts across the Delhi-Alwar highway that takes you to Doha village in Haryana. This smooth paved road ends after a few kilometers. “Kolgaon” is written on the board here. This is the sad village of Akbar Khan.

The last time Asmeena spoke to her husband Khan, on Friday evening, while she was feeding cows. The next morning, she was beaten to death by Jagi Khan Gauraksha Group with the most terrible news of her life. .

He said that Khan and his associate Aslam had gone to a village in Ramgarh block in Rajasthan to buy cows. “He had borrowed Rs 50,000 from my mother to buy these cows. I called him that night but the number was off.”

The 27-year-old woman was fainted repeatedly. It had become a cycle of sorts: some broken conversations with journalists with his house, sobbing, and a specific mention of Khan and his picture, which rendered him unconscious.

Their seven children – Sahila (12), Shaima (10), Sahil (8), Ikarana (7), Ikaran (6), Rehan (4) and the youngest Masira (2), all together under her cot. -Bagal stood.