The murder of a tailor yesterday sparked tension in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The killers - Gos Mohammad and Riyaz - entered Kanhaiya Lal's shop at a crowded market in the city and slit his throat with a cleaver, and even filmed the incident. The attackers have been arrested.
The murder is being treated as a terror incident, sources in the government said. Large gatherings have been banned and internet suspended across Rajasthan for 24 hour. The Union ministry said today it has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over probe into the case.
Here are the highlights on Udaipur murder:
Kanhaiya Lal, a father of two sons, had been avoiding going to this shop because of the threats, his wife said. He had gone to his shop yesterday after a week.
The two men who murdered a tailor in Rajasthan's Udaipur on camera tried to escape the city on a motorcycle, their faces concealed by helmets, before the police intercepted them.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said his government has taken a serious view of the gruesome murder of a tailor in Udaipur.
Kanhaiya Lal was brutally murdered in a terrorist attack. There is outrage in the whole country. There is also a sense of insecurity among the ordinary people of Rajasthan. But it is very important to maintain a peaceful and harmonious environment under the law. The manner in which the state government of Rajasthan has acted in the last three and a half years, it is entirely responsible for this terrorist attack. This is not an isolated incident in itself, such incidents are happening again and again in Rajasthan, such terrorist organizations are flourishing in Rajasthan. Not a single week has gone by in the last six months when terrorist, jihadi incidents have not happened inside Rajasthan. The Government of Rajasthan is solely responsible for this. When there are festivals, then different laws are made for different religions. Festivals are imposed on one community, at the same time, when festivals of other societies take place, they are given a free hand. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan calls this incident a massacre. When someone makes a video of a murder and makes it viral, it is not in the ordinary course of controversy. This is not a murder, this is a public terrorist attack. This action has been taken to terrorize the entire society. - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said the state government will uncover the "conspiracy" behind the cold-blooded murder of a tailor in Udaipur a day ago. Speaking to reporters in Jodhpur, Mr Gehlot said, "It is not an ordinary incident, we will seriously decipher the conspiracy and links to this killing. I'm going for a meeting and will let you know the outcome." Mr Gehlot departed for Jaipur from Jodhpur today.
The Udaipur tailor who was killed in the most horrific way possible had returned to his shop after days of absence, his wife told NDTV today before his funeral process left their home.
Udaipur police chief Manoj Kumar said the law and order situation in the Rajasthan city is under control, a day after the gruesome murder of a tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, over social media posts on Prophet Muhammad. "The curfew is in full force...Two accused have been arrested, both are residents of Udaipur," Mr Kumar said.
The horrific murder of a tailor by two men in Udaipur over social media posts has shocked the country. The killers filmed the murder and then bragged about the gruesome killing in a video they posted after committing the crime. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says that the killers' video should be taken off the internet. Former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung says that the killers have defiled the name of the Prophet. AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi calls the killing barbaric and says the killers must get exemplary punishment.
The Union home ministry has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of tailor Kanhaiya Lal's murder in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the ministry said in a tweet. The involvement of any organisation and international links will be thoroughly investigated, it said.
MHA has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of the brutal murder of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Teli committed at Udaipur, Rajasthan yesterday.- गृहमंत्री कार्यालय, HMO India (@HMOIndia) June 29, 2022
The involvement of any organisation and international links will be thoroughly investigated.
Condemning the murder of a tailor in Udaipur, Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Tuesday said that Muslims of India will never allow Talibanisation mindset to surface in the country. Read here.
Udaipur Murder: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) condemned the cold-blooded murder of a tailor in Udaipur saying that "taking law into your own hands is highly condemnable, regrettable and un-Islamic". Read here
Rajasthan Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria reached the MB Government Hospital in Udaipur today to meet the family of Kanhaiya Lal, who was killed yesterday. "Police should've provided protection when he asked for it and after his shop was closed for 4-5 days. It was a 100% failure of police," he said.
"Violence and extremism are unacceptable, no matter what! I strongly condemn what happened in Udaipur. As law takes its own course of action, I urge everyone to maintain peace," said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Suspended Delhi BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jindal has tweeted he and his family received death threats hours after a Hindu tailor in Rajasthan was murdered by Muslim men over a social media post on Prophet Muhammad. Read here
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi today said every violence has to be condemned and that "radicalisation has to be controlled" in the country, after a tailor's throat was slit by two men in Rajasthan's Udaipur in Taliban-style execution. Read here
Udaipur beheading | It is not an ordinary incident, we will seriously decipher the conspiracy & links to this killing. I'm going for a meeting & will let you know the outcome: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot pic.twitter.com/xjHWWn3d1L- ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) June 29, 2022
Rajasthan | Udaipur beheading: A financial compensation of Rs 31 lakhs will be given to the kin of Kanhaiya Lal: Udaipur Divisional Commissioner Rajendra Bhatt- ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) June 29, 2022
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The murder of a tailor, filmed by his killers, has sparked massive tension in Udaipur. Large gatherings have been banned and internet suspended across Rajasthan for 24 hours. The attackers seen on camera, Gos Mohammad and Riyaz, have been arrested. Read here.