Hindu fanatics lynch four Muslims in Occupied Kashmir, Tripura

By: News Desk      Published: 10:23 AM, 23 Jun, 2021
Hindu fanatics lynch four Muslims in Occupied Kashmir, Tripura
File photo of the Kashmiri youth, Aijaz Dar.

Hindu mobs have lynched four Muslims in two different incidents in the Indian state of Tripura and Occupied Kashmir, reported Kashmir Media Service (KMS) on Wednesday.

In Indian illegally-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a 24-year-old Muslim man was lynched by the Hindu extremists in the Rajouri district of the Jammu region.

Aijaz Dar, a resident of the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district, was attacked and killed on Tuesday night by the Hindu extremists near the Muradpur area of the district when he was returning home after buying a buffalo.

Dar, who was injured in the attack, succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical College Jammu while two others accompanying him escaped without any major injury.

As per locals in the area, the attack was carried out by Hindu cow vigilantes who have been active in the area for a long time now.

Dar, the sole brother to his three sisters, with paralyzed father, was the only bread-earner in the family.

Social activist and spokesperson of Gujjar Bakarwal Youth Welfare Conference (JKGBYC), Guftar Choudhary, said that after protests, police registered an FIR under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. He demanded death penalty for the murderers of Aijaz Dar.

“Only bread-earner of a poor family was killed by goons last night in Rajouri. How many families will become victim of lynching,” Choudhary tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, “Brother of three sisters, father is paralysed, young Aijaz Dar was killed last night while he was going back home with a Buffalo. Who will take care of his family now?”

Tragedy in Tripura

Three Muslim youth, Zayed Hussein (28), Billal Miah (30) and Saiful Islam (18) were lynched by Hindu mob in Tripura’s Khowai district.

The Khowai district superintendent of police Kiran Kumar said all are residents of Sonamura in Sepahijala district.

Police claimed that the Hindu mob in Namanjoypara found the Muslim men with five cattle in a vehicle. They thrashed Zayed and Billal while Saiful managed to flee but he also got caught later. They were brutally beaten up and were taken to local health clinics and later to Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital in Agartala.

“The mob chased them and managed to stop the vehicle near North Maharanipur village. They started thrashing and beating them with lethal weapons and lynched two at the spot,” Kiran Kumar told reporters.

They were brought dead, according to a local journalist.

Kumar said that the police have registered a case against unknown persons in Kalyanpur police station and have launched an investigation in this regard.