Mob Lynching : Black side of Humanity
Editorial Post : Three persons including 2 monks lost their lives due to mob lynching at Gadchinchale village , Palghar. They are beaten to death by a group of villagers on the suspicion of being thieves . But the truth is, all three persons were going to Surat from Mumbai to attend a funeral . These brutal Palghar mob lynching incident has raised a question in social media. Why victim card for Tabrez and rumor theory for Hindu monks ?
On June 17, 2019 ; 24 years old Tabrez Ansari was attacked by a lynch mob in Jharkhand . He was tied to tree, brutally beaten on suspicion of bike theft. The Tabrez mob lynching incident came to light after a video of the lynching went viral. Tabrez Ansari was an orphan Muslim guy. He lived in Pune and worked there for 7 years. For Eid al-Fitr holy occasion , he visited his home town Kadamdih (Jharkhand) . But, while returning from Jamshedpur, he was caught in the village Dhatkidih . After that, the aboriginal villagers tied him to a tree and brutally beaten on the rumor of bike theft.
However, on April 16, 2020, three people including 2 monks (Sadhus) and a driver lost their lives due to mob lynching. The three deceased have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj (35) , Maharaj Kalpavriksha Giri (70) and driver Nilesh Telgade(30), residents of the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai. The trio had apparently rented a car to attend a funeral. Despite the lockdown, the three managed to reached Palghar, 120 km from Mumbai, where they were stopped by a demonic mob baying for their blood. The crowd suspected that the three men belonged to the child thief gang and launched an aggressive assault against them. Later, when the police recovered the three men and took them to the hospital, they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Now Netizens asking a simple question on Social media . The question is “Why victim card for Tabrez and rumor theory for Sadhus ? “. Actually, after Tabrez Ansari’s lynching on suspicion of bike theft ; most intellectuals , liberals, few bias media houses and some organizations used Tabrez’s death for their selective propaganda for Muslim victim Card. But , in case of Palghar Mob lynching ; they are mute .Few of such intellectuals and media houses claiming ‘rumor theory’ .
However, we think, mob lynching is a curse to society . Demanding strict law against such inhuman activities. Don’t divide us on the name of Tabrez or Sadhus . Irrespective of the name, identity, religion, creed and caste , we have to condemn such mob lynching. Keep protest for seven colour ; not for one single colour.
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