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Police Case Over Hate Slogans At Gurgaon Rally Against Udaipur

Police said they initiated action on their own after videos of the rally went viral on social media.New Delhi: Two days after a rally in Haryana's Gurgaon demanding strict action against the killers of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal, cops today filed a case against the organisers for promoting enmity between two groups after videos of abusive…

Police Case Over Hate Slogans At Gurgaon Rally Against Udaipur Killing

Police said they initiated action on their own after videos of the rally went viral on social media.

New Delhi:

Two days after a rally in Haryana’s Gurgaon demanding strict action against the killers of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal, cops today filed a case against the organisers for promoting enmity between two groups after videos of abusive slogans against Muslims went viral on social media. The rally was organised on Wednesday by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, police sources said. 

More than 50 people had on Wednesday assembled at Kamala Nehru Park at around 5 pm and marched in the city for close to an hour. They also burned an effigy of ‘Islamic Jihad terrorism’ and raised provocative slogans against the Muslim community.

Visuals from the rally show a group of people wearing saffron and red shawls and headgear as they walk on a busy road raising highly provocative slogans against Muslims. A man can be seen speaking into a microphone, repeatedly raising these slogans, while others around him back him up. Several women could also be seen in the videos.

According to local news reports, the protesters said the killers gloating about the murder on video was a challenge to the sovereignty of the country, which would not be tolerated. They demanded the hanging of the accused and compensation of Rs 1 crore for the dependents of the murdered tailor Kanhaiya Lal.

Police said they initiated action on their own after videos of the rally went viral on social media.

Kanhaiya Lal was murdered by two cleaver-wielding men who filmed the grisly killing and later gloated about it in a video. He was at his shop in the city’s busy Dhan Mandi market when the attackers Gos Mohammad and Riyaz Akhtari walked in posing as customers before attacking him.

Kanhaiya Lal’s son Yash today said his father would still be alive had the state administration provided him proper security when he was receiving threats. Demanding death by hanging for the killers “as soon as possible”, he said tensions are unlikely to dissipate until the two killers are hanged.

A local court on Thursday sent Gos Mohammad and Riyaz Akhtari to 14-day judicial custody for an identification parade.

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