New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday welcomed the court order to lodge an FIR against family members of Mohd Akhlaq, who was lynched for allegedly storing cow meat last year in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh and demanded that the case against the “innocent Hindus” should be taken back.
A local court in Greater Noida on Thursday directed the police to lodge an FIR against members of Akhlaq’s family for consuming beef.
“Now it is crystal clear who the real culprit is. It has turned out that the man who was supposed to be at the receiving end was actually the real criminal. On the other hand, the Hindu society, which was being portrayed as the perpetrators of the crime were the ones who were the victims,” VHP spokesperson Surendra Jain said in a statement.
He added: “Unfortunately, in the din of the secular mafia of the country, truth was buried and instead the Hindu society was shown as if they were the perpetrators of the crime of killing Akhlakh.”
The VHP leader also accused the Uttar Pradesh government of falsely implicating the Hindus of Basahada village and sought their release.
“The case against the innocent Hindus should be taken back and they should be released respectfully, and all the compensation and facilities that were showered on Akhlakh should be taken back,” Jain said.
Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by his neighbours in Dadri last September over rumours that he and his family had stored beef.