Now hate crime in the name of ‘Love Jihad’ shows the communalization of atmosphere

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Since the affiliate organizations of the RSS got boost under the Modi government, Muslims are being targeted and killed on the pretext of beef, carrying cows and ‘Love Jihad’. A hate crime came to light on December 6 when a video was viral showing a labourer named Afrazul hacked to death and then set on fire by Sham Lal Raigar at a village in Rajasthan’s  Rajsamand district. The accused was arrested, and his relatives said he is not mentally sound.  The killer after committing crime said he killed the victim to save a woman from ‘Love Jihad’.  The labourer hailed from West Bengal and migrated to Rajasthan for earning livelihood. The accused did not reveal who the victim was of the so called ‘Love Jihad’.

Rajasthan DGP Om Prakash Galhotra visited the spot of crime and held discussion with the officer who is probing the murder. Speaking to a Muslim delegation he assured speedy investigation and trial. More than one case of ‘Gau Rakshaks’  killing Muslims carrying cattle took place in the state. Yet another Muslim was killed in Rajasthan, now on the pretext of ‘Love Jihad’.  The Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje condemned the crime but the question arises why the administration was not tightened after the Gauw Rakshaks ran amock and killed Muslims who were trading in cattle. As a matter of fact it is the communal atmosphere which has encouraged the Gau Rakshaks and others to commit atrocities against Muslims.

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