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6 held in Dadri lynching case

6 held in Dadri lynching case
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The killing of a man in Dadri village here following rumours that his family consumed beef was part of a bigger conspiracy with two right-wing organisations operating in the area to spread communal disharmony, his widow said on Friday.

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma meeting Danish who was beaten up by the mob over rumor of cow slaughtering and stacking beef, at a hospital in Noida on Friday.

Greater Noida: The killing of a man in Dadri village here following rumours that his family consumed beef was part of a bigger conspiracy with two right-wing organisations operating in the area to spread communal disharmony, his widow said on Friday.

A mob beat to death 50-year-old Ikhlaq and critically injured his 21-year-old son Danish in Bisara village in Greater Noida on Monday night.

Ikram told IANS that while her husband was returning home on Eid, some young boys taunted him as a "Pakistani" and said they would not allow a Pakistani to live in this village and will repeat a Muzaffarnagar style incident, referring to the communal riots in western Uttar Pradesh in September 2013.

"And suddenly on Monday midnight, goons barged into our house and lynched Ikhlaq, accusing him of sacrificing a cow. Our family is a patriotic family... our elder son is working with the Indian Air Force while second son Danish, who is completing his graduation this year, is inclined to join the Army," she said.

Intelligence sources revealed that some activists of the Pratap Sena and Samadhan Sena were operating in the area to woo youth in the age group of 18 to 25 years and also disturbing communal harmony.

Circle Officer, Dadri, Anurag Singh said that some oral information regarding the Pratap Sena and Samadhan Sena has come from the public.

"No authentic information about these organisations creating trouble came in black and white," he added.TMC hit out at PM Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the killing of a man in Dadri,

saying he should have condemned the incident or at least offered his condolences. Questioning Modi's "silence" on the lynching incident that has sparked an outrage, the Trinamool Congress said he should make a statement on communal incidents in the country in order to stop RSS and other outfits from "disrupting" communal harmony.

"We want to know why is Modi silent on the recent killing of a person only over rumours of consuming beef. This is nothing but spreading communal poison in the society and disrupting the fabric of the country," TMC MP Sultan Ahmed said.

Akhilesh challenges PM to ban beef exports UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav challenged the Narendra Modi-led government to ban beef exports and reminded him of his stand against "pink revolution."

"Some forces want to vitiate the atmosphere of secularism. They want to rake up such issues. These forces talked about pink revolution. You are in government now, so ban beef exports.

You should build support for banning their export," Yadav said.'Enacting law on cow slaughter not under Centre', BJP's Nirmala Sitharaman said after Akhilesh dared PM to ban beef exports

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