On Tuesday, two Muslim men brutally assaulted Hindu Tyler Kanhaiya Lal and shared a horror video online.
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitra | Edited by Chandrasekhar Srinivasan
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday strongly condemned the horrific assassination last night in Udaipur, Rajasthan, in a video of Tyler beheading two men in support of former BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and a statement on the Prophet Mohammed controversy.
The Trinamool chief, who advocated violence and extremism as ‘unacceptable’, urged people to remain calm and prosecute.
“Violence and extremism are not acceptable! I strongly condemn what happened in Udaipur. The law takes its own course. I urge everyone to maintain peace,” tweeted Mamata Banerjee.
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On Tuesday, two Muslim men brutally assaulted Hindu Tyler Kanhaiya Lal and shared a horror video online. “We avenge the insult to Islam,” the accused said in the video. One of them even threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Rajasthan police arrested the two accused within hours.
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The incident sparked tremendous outrage and condemnation across India and across political lines.
The police and Ashok Gehlot have said the government will take stern action.
Udaipur Police Superintendent (SP) Manoj Kumar told ANI the situation was under control – last night curfews were imposed and internet services were shut down – and he asked for ‘faith in the law’.
The Union Home Ministry has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to handle the case in connection with Pakistan. The Home Ministry said that any such involvement would be investigated.
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