Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 48-year-old Kanhaiya Lal was beheaded and killed in Rajasthan for a social media post supportive of former Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the ongoing controversy over the ‘blasphemy’ of Islam’s founder.
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- The killer reportedly uploaded a video with swords and knives in hand, confessing to the crime and appealing to co-religionists to execute more murders like this. The man in the video is seen chanting the slogans of ‘Labbaik Ya Rasool-Allah (Here I am at your service, O’ Messenger of Allah) and ‘Gustakh-E-Nabi ki ek saza, sar tan se juda’ (There is only one punishment for blasphemy and that is beheading).
The accused – Gaus Mohammed and Riyaz Ahmed – were arrested and caught from Rajsamand District, which is the neighbouring District of Udaipur.
- Over the past few weeks, several street rallies have been taken out by Muslims across the country where participants called for the beheading of Sharma and other ‘blasphemers’, calling it a punishment sanctioned by Islamic Sharia law for insulting of Prophet Mohammed.
- An effigy of Nupur Sharma was hung from a pole in Karnataka. A cleric in Jammu, while calling Hindus with a religious slur – ‘Cow-urine drinkers’ – threatened to behead anyone supporting Nupur Sharma. Multiple Instagram users uploaded videos threatening to execute the beheading threats if she was not given the death sentence by the State.
- The post-mortem report of 48-year-old Kanhaiya Lal, who was killed in a broad daylight in Udaipur revealed that he had sustained 26 grievous cuts on his neck. After the post-mortem examination, the body of Kanhaiya Lal was handed over to family members for last rites amid tight security arrangements in the presence of hundreds of locals.
Not a single Indian ‘liberal’ has condemned the Udaipur killing. Instead, they condemned the arrest of Mohammad Zubair who instigated it. This is not only about one Hindu’s murder, but that of the safety of 100 crore Hindus, and their freedom of expression.