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Jharkhand High Court suspending punishment in lynching case would encourage cow terrorism: Popular Front

Jayant Sinha garlanding the convicts of Aleemudddin lynching case

By M M Special Correspondent

New Delhi/ Bangalore: Popular Front of India said the Jharkhand High Court decision to grant bail to 11 of the 12 accused convicted in Aldeemudhin Ansari lynching Case will only encourage cow terrorism and mob lynching further. It also expressed deep concern over the “anti-democratic and repressive measures” being adopted by LDF government in Kerala against the activists of Campus Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India

The National Executive Council of Popular Front met here and passed some resolutions. It has expressed dissatisfaction on the Jharkhand High Court ruling that suspended the life sentence and granted bail to 11 of the 12 accused convicted in Alimudhin Ansari lynching Case.

The Front said it has been proved that most of the “cow terrorism incidents were instigated by Sangh Parivar sponsored cow protection gangs and BJP functionaries” were involved in many such cases.

The meeting also condemned Union Minister Jayant Sinha for felicitating the convicts at his residence after their release.  The front said the government has always washed their hands off the increasing number of such brutal mob killings calling them merely aberrations of isolated nature. “But a union minister felicitating criminals convicted for lynching an innocent Muslim is not only the endorsement of the inhuman act but also giving the impression that the criminals have government backing for their crimes,” it added.

it is to mention that around 67  people have far been brutally lynched by violent mobs in broad daylight in the country over the allegations of cow slaughter, of which the first case where the accused were punished was Alimudhin Ansari’s case. The punishment given to them has brought the hope of justice and relief to the families of the victims while giving a clear warning to the fanatic mobs who have become a threat to the life of cattle traders and minorities.

The Front also expressed deep concern over the “anti-democratic and repressive measures” being adopted by LDF government in Kerala against the activists of Campus Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India after the tragic death of an SFI leader in a campus clash.  The Kerala state police instead of conducting a fair and full investigation about the circumstances that led to the loss of life and to bring the culprits before the law is acting as a tool of CPM to fulfill its agenda of eliminating political opponents and demonizing newly emerging voices of dissent from among the marginalized sections. 

“The name of Popular Front of India is unnecessarily being dragged into the issue with the ulterior motive of communal polarization for electoral gains. Unfortunately, a section of the media is blowing up the incident out of proportions as if it is first and only one incident of campus violence so far in Kerala.”

We call upon LDF state government and CPM leadership to refrain from the ugly agenda of communalizing the incident and to stop police witch-hunt of neo-social movements, the meeting said.

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