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Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

Fact Finding Report on two murders and conspiracy politics in the name of cow
Arrest Inspector Subodh Singh’s murderers and release innocent men and boys immediately

New Delhi: 30 December 2018

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference (2)

A team of civil society members comprising journalists, social activists by the initiative of NCHRO visited BulandShahar where violence broke down on 3rd December 2018 in the name of cow carcasses. An inspector and a youth were killed by the violent mob. Several innocent people including minors are put behind bars but the chief accused of the murder is still at large.

The team visited to all spots connected with the incidents, spoke to all concerned people and came to the conclusion that it was a planted incident to create unrest in the area and elsewhere in the name of cow and in the wake of the large religious gathering ‘Iztema’ that was held at the distance of 50 kilometer from the spot.

The team understands that because of the ongoing elections in five states the Hindutwawaadi forces, in order to polarize the voters, masterminded the Bulanshahar incident. Despite the police, particularly, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, the officer on duty took all the measures to avoid the violence and assured to take action immediately still the mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal gathered at the Chingawati police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shoot out and pelted stones on the police force.

Team members and senior journalist Kiran Shaheen said in press conference in the FIR written by Yogesh Raj stated that Sudhef Chaudhary, Ilias, Sharafat, Anas, Sajid, Parvez and Sarfuddin resident of ‘Naya Baans’ police station were cutting the cow in the District Bulandshahar. According to the report, Mr Raj ran away from the spot after seeing them raise their voices. According to Tahrir, Yogeshraj and the accused are from the same village. However, according to Tahrir, the names of Anas and Sajid, who were under 12 years of age, got involved. At present, some youths have left the village in
the name of Gokshi.

Team member and secretary of the NCHRO Advocate Ansar Indori pointed out in press conference the occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was a planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties.

Shrey Pratap Singh, son of inspector Subodh Singh, speaks

Team member Dr. Bhavna Bedi of Delhi University said that Inspector Subodh Kumar lost his life in order to defeat the conspiracy of the Sangh workers. These Hindus, working alongside Muslims, were also targeted by these Hindu organisations.

Team member from AIPF, Manoj Singh said in press conference in a peaceful area like Bulandshahar, the December 3rd incident was a targeted attempt by Sangha-BJP organizations to instill fear in the Muslim community. According to the facts, small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes. There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear for life.

Team members ask in press conference the way in which the video of Inspector Subodh Kumar’s murder was shot clearly indicates that the mob received political protection of the Yogi-Modi government. They have been emboldened to kill even police officers openly’. The current environment is such that even the police force, which is supposed to protect the common man, is not safe. The future of thousands of children is also at stake. Parents in the locality have prevented them from attending school after this sort of violence. Most importantly, there were no signs of cow cutting at the spot. That makes it clear that the mob violence and murder of Inspector Subodh aimed to create an atmosphere of fear in the Muslim community, and was executed through meticulous planning. The fact finding team released the detailed report at a press conference here in Delhi.

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

Fact Finding Team Members

1.Kiran Shaheen (Senior journalist)

2.Adv. Ansaar Indori (NCHRO)

3.Manoj Singh (AIPF)

4.Dr. Bhawan Bedi (Delhi University)

5.Ayesha khan ( RTF) 6.Azeem Naved ( Social Activist)

1) Detailed Fact Finding Report in English can be obtained Here .

2) Detailed Fact Finding Report in Hindi can be obtained Here

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

NEWS

Hindustan Times:-
Panel seeks SC-led probe in Bulandshahr inspector’s killing

The NCHRO presented its fact-finding committee’s report and said episode was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere in the name of cow protection.

A six-member team from National Confederation of Humans Rights Organisation, a civil and human rights body comprising journalists and activists, demanded on Sunday that a Supreme Court monitored special investigation team be formed to probe the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who was killed during mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr earlier this month.

At a press conference on Sunday, the NCHRO said that their members had visited Bulandshahr. The organisation presented its fact-finding committee’s report and said episode was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere in the name of cow protection.

The fact-finding team also alleged that right wing forces were behind the incident and that they wanted to polarise the voters of recently concluded elections. The NCHRO named two BJP youth leaders for instigating the mob.

The inspector’s son Shreya Singh who was also present during the meet said that he did not want to question the efforts of the UP police in probing the case.

“The arrest of Prashant Nat, who allegedly fired the bullet on my father, was a progress in the case but there were still several missing links which need to be connected. I am waiting for the final police report,” Singh said.

Asked if he endorsed or demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe in the matter, as the human rights NGO demanded, Singh’s son said he was waiting for the SIT report.

He also said that an MLA had questioned his father’s post mortem report alleging that he had shot himself. “According to the PM report my father was shot from a distance of 6-7 metres. How can someone shoot himself from that distance? I am satisfied with the police probe so far. I can’t say if there is any
political pressure on police,” he said.

Singh’s son also added that the accused persons who have not joined probe absconding means that they are scared. “Why is Yogesh Raj absconding and releasing videos to claim innocence. This testifies to his involvement. If he is clean he should surrender himself to the police and join the probe,” he said. He
added that on the day his father went to the spot, initially the situation was under control and the matter was resolved by around 10.30 am on December 3.

“It was all neutralised. But then suddenly crowd emerged and started disrupting traffic. My father and other officials were getting the traffic cleared when they were attacked. There has to be a conspiracy behind gathering of a mob of at least 400 people suddenly…,” Shreya said.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/panel-seeks-sc-led-probe-in-bulandshahr-inspector-s-killing/story-vZm8VingJkEsrI8hOtZO1I.html

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Indian Express:-
Bulandshahr violence attempt to instil fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”. Cops inspect after several vehicles were set on fire by a mob during a protest over the alleged illegal slaughter of cattle in Bulandshahr Monday. The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway. “Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning,”which makes it clear that the mob violence… was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said. The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”. “The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further.

The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said. Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/dec/30/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-to-instil-fear-among-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies-1918497.html

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AWAM-E-HIND 31.12.18 HINDI – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

Indian Express 2
Bulandshahr violence: Subodh Kumar Singh’s son questions BJP MLA who said the officer shot himself

Shrey Singh, elder son of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was among the two people killed in the recent Bulandshahr violence, on Sunday questioned a BJP MLA’s claim that his father had shot himself.Asked if he thought there was any political pressure on police in this case, he reposed his faith in the investigators and said he hoped to get justice.

Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

BJP MLA from Bulandshahr Devender Singh had reportedly said on Saturday the inspector was not targeted, instead he “shot himself” out of hopelessness and in haste.

“I do not want to respond to anyone but those challenging the post-mortem report and saying my father shot himself. The autopsy report says he was shot from a distance of seven to eight metres. How can someone who shot himself do it?” Shrey, a college student, asked.

The slain inspector’s son, along with some residents of Bulandshahr’s Naya Bans village who were wrongly named in the FIR for cow slaughter, was here at an event of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO).

An umbrella body of various human rights organisations, the NCHRO demanded that the Supreme Court should monitor the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Bulandshahr violence.

Shrey said the entire episode appeared to be a conspiracy and questioned how a mob of 400 people could suddenly gather somewhere. Asked if he thought there was any political pressure on police in this case, he reposed his faith in the investigators and said he hoped to get justice.

The police force is “like a family”, he added.

The man who allegedly shot dead Subodh Kumar Singh, Prashant Nat, was arrested on Thursday. Senior officials had said that Nat, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court on Friday, had admitted to shooting the inspector.

The arrest of Prashant Nat is good progress. But there are still several missing links in this case which need to be connected, Shrey said.

“I am waiting for the final police report,” he said. An FIR against 27 named accused and 50-60 unidentified people was registered at the Siyana police station over the violence.

One of the main suspects named in the FIR is local Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, who is still at large.

Responding to a question, Shrey said, “If Yogesh Raj, who has claimed innocence in videos, is clean, he should surrender before the police and join the probe. The fact that he is absconding testifies to his involvement.”

“What is really sad is that those who have done all this, they also belong to our society. Today they have killed my father, tomorrow them may kill someone else. A clear message should reach them, not particularly them, but all such people that nobody should take the law in their hands,” he said.

Describing his father as someone who accorded utmost priority to his work, Shrey recalled that every year on his birthday it was he who visited his father wherever he was posted and not the other way round.

“We could be in the middle of cutting my birthday cake and he would leave everything and rush to the spot first if informed about any incident. He would cheer us up after returning,” he said.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/dec/31/bulandshahr-violence-subodh-kumar-singhs-son-questions-bjp-mla-who-said-the-officer-shot-himself-1918510.html

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ECONOMIC TIMES 31.12.18 ENGLISH – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

Times Now

Human rights probe panel claims Bajrang Dal’s role in Dec 3 clashes that killed cop in cold blood

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and Sumit (the local) were killed in the violence that broke out after cow carcasses were found strewn in the jungle. Police inspector Subodh Kumar was killed in the violence that broke out on December 3 after cow carcasses were found strewn in Bulandshahr.

A six-member probe team of the National Confederation Of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) on Sunday revealed chilling accounts of the Bulandshahr violence that took place on December 3 that killed a police inspector in cold blood, and said that the incident was fuelled by Hindutva elements.

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and Sumit (the local) were killed in the violence that broke out after cow carcasses were found strewn in the jungle. The demonstrators loaded the carcasses on tractor trolleys and took out a protest on a busy road, leading to a huge traffic jam.

“Local members of Hindutva group Bajrang Dal – Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal – pounced on the opportunity and fueled the fire. They instigated the mob and slowly people from nearby villages also gathered at the scene. By 10:30 am, there were over 300 people at the scene… They gheraoed the police station that had six police personnel in it at the time. The police sought reinforcement from the police headquarters… Subodh Kumar reached the spot
around 11 am, an FIR was lodged and assured assistance and help,” Manoj Kumar from the probe team said at a press conference today.

The probe team said that Subodh went to the mob and tried to pacify it and said, “We will conduct a detailed probe in this matter. Please maintain law and order.” But, Raj continued to incite the mob, which is why it became difficult to control the mob, the panel said.

Eyewitnesses told the probe team that they could hear sounds of firing as the mob turned violent. Many said that Bajrang Dal’s Yogesh Raj and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Shikhar Agrawal kept inciting people to turn violent. In the exchange of fires, local boy Sumit died.

Furthermore, the investigation revealed that the violent mob not only shot Subodh Kumar close to his eyes but also lynched him mercilessly with sticks and stones till he died on the spot. The other police personnel who were with Kumar in the jeep apparently fled from the spot to save their lives.

The mob that was carrying out the protest were drawn from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, and Hindu Yuva Vahini, an earlier report had said. Of the 27 people named in the FIR, at least four are workers and functionaries of the above-mentioned organisations.

When a team of police reached the spot, miscreants allegedly pelted stones at the cops and ransacked a police station, setting ablaze several police vehicles.

Earlier, there were conflicting reports on how Inspector Subodh Kumar was killed. While a few reports had claimed that the police officer was attacked by blunt objects and stones, a video that surfaced on the social media showed the slain cop hanging upside down from his official vehicle, apparently shot in the head.

A post-mortem report later confirmed that the cop was both hit by a hard and blunt object and also suffered gunshot injury. Some reports also said that the inspector was shot by his own pistol.

The First Information Report has mentioned Yogesh Raj, reportedly a senior Bajrang Dal leader who had earlier filed an FIR alleging cow slaughter, as the main accused in the case. However, Raj has not been arrested yet.

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/bulandshahr-bulandshahar-violence-riots-clashes-subodh-kumar-police-inspector-bajrang-dal-yogesh-raj-bharatiya-janata-yuva-morcha-watch-video-uttar/339217

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Outlook:-

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

New Delhi, Dec 30 The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway. “Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”. “The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said. Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj. The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-to-instill-fear-among-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies/1449200

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Ten News
http://tennews.in/national-confederation-of-human-rights-organization-nchro-released-an-investigation-report-on-bulandshahr-violence/

Eenadu Hindi
http://hindi.eenaduindia.com/News/National/2018/12/30212402/report-of-nchro-on-bulandshahr-violence.vpf

Thejas Malayalam
http://www.thejasnews.com/sublead/violence-and-lawlessness-continues-in-u-p-nchro-team-visits-riot-hit-bulandshahr-98170

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

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Telegraph
Son of slain cop demands law to check mob violence

His father, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, was shot dead along with student Sumit Kumar when a mob incited rioted after discovering cow carcasses. The son of the police officer lynched in Bulandshahr has demanded a law to check the growing mob violence in the country.

“I have a question for the mob. I want to ask them, ‘Which direction are you taking the country in?’” Shrey Pratap Singh told a news conference here on Sunday.

His father, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, was shot dead along with student Sumit Kumar on December 3 when a mob incited by Sangh parivar activists rioted after the discovery of cow carcasses.

The police are “waiting” for the prime accused, local Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj and two other parivar activists, to “surrender” and have already changed their identification of the killer, triggering allegations of political interference.

“The fight for justice should continue. We expect your support. My father and grandfather were both in the police,” Shrey said, speaking a day after Inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh, was lynched by a mob in in Uttar Pradesh.

“There should be a law to curb mob violence; there’s no law now…. Yesterday a inspector was killed. The people in the mob need to understand that their target has a family to support. The mob has no right to kill anybody.”

TELEGRAPH CALCUTTA EDITION 31.12.18 ENGLISH – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

Shrey too faced reporters on Sunday to pose a query to chief minister Yogi Adityanath: Why are policemen being killed so frequently in the state? Adityanath has promised action against all those involved in these incidents, but Yogesh is still at large.

“He (Yogesh) has released a video to say he is innocent. If somebody is innocent he should face the law and prove his innocence. My father was firm in maintaining law and order. I have full faith in the police investigation,” Shrey said.

The report of a fact-finding team sent to Bulandshahr by the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations was released at the news conference. The team was made up of Manoj Singh (All India People’s Forum), journalist Kiran Shaheen, Ansaar Indori (NCHRO), academic Bhawan Bedi, Ayesha Khan (Right To Food) and social activist Azeem Naved.

Manoj said the team had concluded that the cow carcasses had been planted on a field in Mahav village to foment unrest.

He said Subodh had arrived immediately, taken measures to avoid violence and promised action, but a mob instigated by Yogesh, his Bajrang Dal colleagues and BJP youth wing activist Shikhar Agrawal erupted in violence.

According to the team, Subodh had opposed a plan by Yogesh and Agrawal to blockade a road and protest with the carcasses, saying the dead animals should be buried in the field where they had been found.

The fact-finding team has demanded a Supreme Court-monitored investigation and an immediate ban on the organisations spreading mob violence in the name of protecting cows.

Some 28 people have been arrested on murder and rioting charges in Bulandshahr while 12 were held for alleged cow slaughter on the basis of an FIR lodged by Yogesh. Four of the 12 have been released.

Sarfuddin, one of those released, told the news conference that Hindu and Muslim families lived in harmony in the area before the Bajrang Dal got active there a few years ago.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/son-of-slain-cop-in-bulandshahr-demands-law-to-check-growing-mob-violence/cid/1680420

TELEGRAPH CALCUTTA EDITION 31.12.18 ENGLISH – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding (2)

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TECH2ORG

The Bulandshahr violence was an attempt to inculcate fear in Muslims, according to human rights organizations

December 30, 2018 3:31 PM

New Delhi: The recent violence in Bulandshahr that claimed the life of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “selective attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organization of human rights organizations that appeared on Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court. Probe monitored in it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar from the village of Chingrawathi were killed on 3 December in mob violence that broke out in the Siyana area of Bulandshahr after livestock carcasses were found scattered outside the village .

The incident occurred when the electoral process in five states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana, was under way.

Hindutvawadi forces devised the incident to “polarize” voters because of “ongoing elections in five states,” said the organization, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a report of the “fact-finding” committee here, and demanded a new law to review hate crimes.

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

The National Confederation of the Human Rights Organization (NCHRO) called for an immediate ban on all groups and “signs” that use weapons “in the name of protecting cows.” Addressing media in the Press Club here, NCHRO members claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create riots in the area and elsewhere “on behalf of the cow.”

“The Mafia, at the behest of local leaders Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, met at the Chingrawathi police post and burned many vehicles, organized a shootout and threw stones at the police force,” he said. a statement. declaration.

The member of the “investigation” team, Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, said that the way in which an alleged video of the inspector’s murder was filmed “clearly indicates” that the mafia received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was an attempt led by the Sangh-BJP organizations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” Singh said.

He said that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at work to discourage honest members of the administration, such as Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cows being slaughtered in the fields outside the village of Mahaw, where the bodies were found on December 3 in the morning, “which makes it clear that the violence of the Mafia … was executed through meticulous planning. ”

The NCHRO also noted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars, while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal’s local leader, Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law must be made to contain the violence of the Mafia and an immediate ban on all organizations and organizations that use weapons and have led the country to a civil war situation in the name of protecting the cows, “said NCHRO.

“Another law will also be enacted and will be implemented strictly to guarantee the state government’s responsibility to control hate crimes and the elements that propagate hate crimes,” he said.

The Ministry of the Interior should periodically review it and share details in each parliamentary session on the steps it has taken to control riots and hate crimes, Singh said.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, said the incident was a “planned affair.”

“The occurrence of such a large incident in the presence of the government shows that it was a planned issue, the presence of the police prevented the violence from spreading further, the murder of a police officer at the hands of the mafia occurred while he was executing his duties, “Indori, a lawyer by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of the village of Nayabans, who was initially arrested by police after a complaint from Raj, told reporters that he was going to file a judicial appeal against his arrest.

He was arrested under sections 358 of the Criminal Code of India (assault or criminal force for serious provocation) and 295 (wounding or desecrating the place of worship with the intention of insulting religion of any kind), but was released after 16 days .

“I was imprisoned for 16 days when I had not done anything, I am the chairman of the village mosque committee and they named me as a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothing store in the city of Siyana, also claimed that a leader of a local right-wing group was threatening him and that he opposed the installation of the loudspeaker in the mosque in 2017.

Seven people, two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man who lives in Faridabad for more than a decade, in addition to Sarfuddin, were named in the FIR for cow slaughter in a complaint from Raj.

Police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged massacre of cows on December 3.

https://tech2.org/india/the-bulandshahr-violence-was-an-attempt-to-inculcate-fear-in-muslims-according-to-human-rights-organizations/

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Bulandshahr violence attempt to instil fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instil fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.Hindutvawadi forces masterminded the incident to “polarise” the voters, the organisation said It also sought an immediate ban on all groups that use weapons “in the name of cow protection”. Organisation claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana was underway.

Cars that were set ablaze during the Bulandshahr violence

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instil fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-fear-muslims-1420593-2018-12-31

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THE WEEK

‘Bulandshahr violence an attempt to instil fear among Muslims’

The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instil fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states—Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana—was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/12/31/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-instil-fear-among-muslims.html

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Siasat

Fact-finding report reveals Bulandshahr violence was an attempt to instil fear in Muslims

New Delhi: The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) released a fact-finding report on Sunday which claimed that the recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instil fear” in the Muslim community. The umbrella organisation of human rights bodies demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

It must be recalled that inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The organisation whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report claimed that “Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”. It demanded a new law to check hate crimes. The organisation also sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

While addressing the media persons at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

In a statement, NCHRO said, “The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force.”

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, pointed out that the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

The NCHRO also mentioned imprisoning of several innocent people, including two minors, while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

https://www.siasat.com/news/fact-finding-report-reveals-bulandshahr-violence-was-attempt-instil-fear-muslims-1451619/

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Business Standard:-

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-to-instill-fear-among-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies-118123000637_1.html

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Udayavani
Bulandshahr Violence Was an Attempt to Instill Fear in Muslims, Claim Human Rights Bodies

New Delhi: The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana, was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh. He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh. Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said. Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to
the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj. The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/349257/bulandshahr-violence-was-attempt-instill-fear-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies

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News18

Bulandshahr Violence Was an Attempt to Instill Fear in Muslims, Claim Human Rights Bodies

Inspector Subodh Kumar and civilian Sumit Kumar were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

Bulandshahr Violence Was an Attempt to Instill Fear in Muslims, Claim Human Rights Bodies A mob clashes with police during a protest over alleged illegal cow slaughter in Bulandshahr on December 3, 2018. (PTI)

New Delhi: The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana, was underway. “Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told
reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said. Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/bulandshahr-violence-was-an-attempt-to-instill-fear-in-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies-1987383.html

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Moneycontrolcom

Addressing the media at the Press Club, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-to-instill-fear-among-muslims-states-human-rights-bodies-3339031.html

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Bulandshahr violence: Slain inspector’s son questions BJP MLA’s claim about his death

Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

Elder son of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was among the two people killed in the recent Bulandshahr violence, Shrey Singh on December 30 questioned a BJP MLA’s claim that his father had shot himself.

Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

BJP MLA from Bulandshahr Devender Singh had reportedly said on December 29 the inspector was not targeted, instead he “shot himself” out of hopelessness and in haste.

“I do not want to respond to anyone but those challenging the post mortem report and saying my father shot himself. The autopsy report says he was shot from a distance of seven to eight metres. How can someone who shot himself do it?” Shrey, a college student, asked.

The slain inspector’s son, along with some residents of Bulandshahr’s Naya Bans village who were wrongly named in the FIR for cow slaughter, was here at an event of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO).

An umbrella body of various human rights organisations, the NCHRO demanded that the Supreme Court should monitor the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Bulandshahr violence.

Shrey said the entire episode appeared to be a conspiracy and questioned how a mob of 400 people could suddenly gather somewhere.

Asked if he thought there was any political pressure on police in this case, he reposed his faith in the investigators and said he hoped to get justice. The police force is “like a family”, he added.

The man who allegedly shot dead Subodh Kumar Singh, Prashant Nat, was arrested on December 27. Senior officials had said that Nat, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court on December 28, had admitted to shooting the inspector.

The arrest of Prashant Nat is good progress. But there are still several missing links in this case which need to be connected, Shrey said. “I am waiting for the final police report,” he said.

An FIR against 27 named accused and 50-60 unidentified people was registered at the Siyana police station over the violence.

One of the main suspects named in the FIR is local Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, who is still at large.

Responding to a question, Shrey said, “If Yogesh Raj, who has claimed innocence in videos, is clean, he should surrender before the police and join the probe. The fact that he is absconding testifies to his involvement.”

“What is really sad is that those who have done all this, they also belong to our society. Today they have killed my father, tomorrow them may kill someone else. A clear message should reach them, not particularly them, but all such people that nobody should take the law in their hands,” he said.

Describing his father as someone who accorded utmost priority to his work, Shrey recalled that every year on his birthday it was he who visited his father wherever he was posted and not the other way round.

“We could be in the middle of cutting my birthday cake and he would leave everything and rush to the spot first if informed about any incident. He would cheer us up after returning,” he said.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/politics/bulandshahr-violence-slain-inspectors-son-questions-bjp-mlas-claim-about-his-death-3338191.html

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The Wire

The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instil fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed on Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana – was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair.”

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told
reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian Penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right-wing group who was opposed to the loudspeaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.thewire.in/rights/bulandshahr-violence-attempt-to-instill-fear-among-muslims-claim-human-rights-bodies

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MORNING STANDARD 31.12.18 ENGLISH – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

National Herald:-

NCHRO claim Bulandshahr violence was an attempt to ‘instill fear’ in Muslims, demand SC probe

Members of NCHRO claimed that the Bulandshahr violence was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community and demanded that a SC- monitored probe be conducted

The Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed on Sunday, December 31 and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway. “Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club in New Delhi on December 30, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large
The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the 3 December incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh. Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loudspeaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/national/nchro-claim-bulandshahr-violence-was-an-attempt-to-instill-fear-in-muslims-demand-sc-probe

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The Hans India

Slain inspector’s son questions BJP MLA’s claim about his death

New Delhi: Elder son of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was among the two people killed in the recent Bulandshahr violence, Shrey Singh on Sunday questioned a BJP MLA’s claim that his father had shot himself.

Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village. BJP MLA from Bulandshahr Devender Singh had reportedly said on Saturday the inspector was not targeted, instead he “shot himself” out of
hopelessness and in haste. “I do not want to respond to anyone but those challenging the post mortem report and saying my father shot himself. The autopsy report says he was shot from a distance of seven to eight metres.

DINAKARAN 31.12.18 TAMIL- Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

How can someone who shot himself do it?” Shrey, a college student, asked. The slain inspector’s son, along with some residents of Bulandshahr’s Naya Bans village who were wrongly named in the FIR for cow slaughter, was here at an event of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO). An umbrella body of various human rights organisations, the NCHRO demanded that the Supreme Court should monitor the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Bulandshahr violence.

Shrey said the entire episode appeared to be a conspiracy and questioned how a mob of 400 people could suddenly gather somewhere. Asked if he thought there was any political pressure on police in this case, he reposed his faith in the investigators and said he hoped to get justice. The police force is “like a family”, he added. The man who allegedly shot dead Subodh Kumar Singh, Prashant Nat, was arrested on Thursday.

Senior officials had said that Nat, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court on Friday, had admitted to shooting the inspector. The arrest of Prashant Nat is good progress.
But there are still several missing links in this case which need to be connected, Shrey said. “I am waiting for the final police report,” he said. An FIR against 27 named accused and 50-60 unidentified people was registered at the Siyana police station over the violence.

One of the main suspects named in the FIR is local Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, who is still at large.
Responding to a question, Shrey said, “If Yogesh Raj, who has claimed innocence in videos, is clean, he should surrender before the police and join the probe. The fact that he is absconding testifies to his involvement.”
“What is really sad is that those who have done all this, they also belong to our society. Today they have killed my father, tomorrow them may kill someone else.
A clear message should reach them, not particularly them, but all such people that nobody should take the law in their hands,” he said.

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/thehansindia-epaper-hans/slain+inspector+s+son+questions+bjp+mla+s+claim+about+his+death-newsid-105224017

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DaijiWorld

Bulandshahr violence was an attempt to instill Fear in Muslims, claim human rights bodies

New Delhi, Dec 31(PTI): The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on December 3 in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana, was underway.

Targeted Killing, Conspiracy To Communalise, Incitement to Hatred lies behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Press Conference

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report here, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club here, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the December 3 incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on December 3 morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh.

Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told
reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on December 3.

https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=549676

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FirstPost:-

Human rights groups claim Bulandshahr violence was attempt to ‘instill fear’ among Muslims, demand SC-monitored probe

New Delhi: The Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed on Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed on 3 December in the mob violence that broke out in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

The incident happened when the election process in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana — was underway.

“Hindutvawadi forces masterminded” the incident to “polarise” the voters because of the “ongoing elections in five states”, the organisation claimed, whose members visited Bulandshahr and presented a “fact-finding” committee’s report, and demanded a new law to check hate crimes.

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) sought an immediate ban on all groups and ‘senas’ which use weapons “in the name of cow protection”.

Addressing the media at the Press Club in New Delhi, members of the NCHRO claimed that the violence was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere “in the name of cow”.

“The mob, at the instigation of local Bajrang Dal and BJP Yuva Morcha leaders Yogesh Raj and Shikhar Agrawal, gathered at the Chingrawathi police post and burnt down many vehicles, staged a shootout and pelted stones on the police force,” it said in a statement.

The “fact-finding” team member Manoj Singh, of the All India People’s Forum, claimed the way a purported video of the inspector’s killing was shot “clearly indicates” the mob received political protection.

“In a peaceful area like Bulandshahr, the 3 December incident was a targeted attempt by Sangh-BJP organisations to instill fear in the Muslim community,” said Singh.

He claimed that small skirmishes between local groups were used as an excuse to start communal clashes.

AMAR UJALA 31.12.18 HINDI – Behind Bulandshahr Mob Violence – NCHRO Fact Finding

“There are clear signs of political conspiracies at play to discourage honest members of the administration, like Inspector Subodh, through intimidation and fear of life,” he said.

He said there were also no signs of cow slaughtering at the fields outside Mahaw village, where the carcasses were found on 3 December morning, “which makes it clear that the mob violence…was executed through meticulous planning”.

The NCHRO also highlighted that several innocent people, including two minors, were put behind bars while the key suspect, Bajrang Dal local leader Yogesh Raj, was still at large.

“A law should be made to contain mob violence and an immediate ban on all organisations and ‘senas’ which use weapons and have led the country to a civil war-like situation in the name of cow protection,” the NCHRO said.

“Also another law be made and strictly implemented to ensure a state government’s responsibility to check hate crimes and elements spreading hate crimes,” it said.

The Home Ministry should review it on regular basis and share details in every parliamentary session on what steps it has taken to check riots and hate crimes, said Singh. Another team member, Ansar Indori, claimed that the incident was a “planned affair”.

“The occurrence of such a big incident in the presence of the administration proves that it was planned affair. Police presence deterred the violence from spreading further. The murder of a police officer at the hands of the mob occurred as he was executing his duties,” Indori, an advocate by profession, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Sarfuddin, a resident of Nayabans village, who was initially arrested by the police following a complaint by Raj, told reporters that he would move court against his arrest.

He was arrested under Indian penal Code sections 358 (assault or criminal force on grave provocation) and 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) but released after 16 days.

“I was put in jail for 16 days when I had done nothing. I am the president of the village’s mosque committee and I was named under a conspiracy,” he said.

Sarfuddin, who runs a clothes shop in Siyana town, also alleged that he was being threatened by a leader of a local right wing group who was opposed to the loud speaker being installed on the mosque in 2017.

Seven people — two children aged 11 and 12, a non-existent man, a man living in Faridabad for over a decade, besides Sarfuddin — were named in the FIR for cow slaughter on a complaint by Raj.

The police recently arrested three men who were not named in the FIR for their role in the alleged cow slaughter on 3 December.

https://www.firstpost.com/india/human-rights-groups-claim-bulandshahr-violence-was-attempt-to-instill-fear-among-muslims-demand-sc-monitored-probe-5815371.html

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