Udaipur murder: The killers have been arrested. (File)
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:
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TRS leader K T Rama Rao condemns murder of tailor in Rajasthan
Working President of the ruling TRS in Telangana K T Rama Rao on Wednesday expressed shock over the brutal murder of a tailor in Rajasthan's Udaipur and favoured "most stringent punishment" to the culprits.
The TRS leader said he was horrified and shocked at the ghastly murder.
"This barbaric violence has no place in civil society & and the most stringent punishment should be given to the perpetrators through fast track court," Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, tweeted.
In Udaipur, two men with a cleaver murdered a tailor on Tuesday and posted videos online that said they are avenging an insult to Islam, with the brutal killing drawing widespread condemnation.
After Udaipur tailor's murder in Rajasthan, UP Police steps up vigil as precautionary measure
Following the murder of a tailor in Rajasthan, the Uttar Pradesh Police has stepped up vigil in its state, Director General of Police DS Chauhan said on Wednesday.
The top cop has also warned of strict action against anyone posting provocative posts on social media.
"All UP police personnel posted across the state are on alert following the incident in Udaipur. We will take strict action against those who post provocative material on social media. Our priority remains to maintain law and order in the state in any case," DGP Chauhan told the media.
Tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli was on Tuesday murdered at his shop in Udaipur for allegedly sharing a provocative remark made by now-removed BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma against Prophet Mohammad.
According to a senior official posted at Police Headquarters, social media units of in all districts have been asked to keep a close watch on posts and initiate immediate action if they spot any incendiary communal post.
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Rajasthan Government "Solely Responsible" Udaipur Murder, Says BJP
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
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Live Updates: Ashok Gehlot Says Will Uncover "Conspiracy" Behind Udaipur Murder
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.
Law And Order Under Control: Udaipur Police Chief After Tailor's Murder
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.
Udaipur Tailor Murder: Shashi Tharoor, Asaduddin Owaisi On Radicalisation
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.
Udaipur Murder: Anti-Terror Agency To Take Over Probe, Says Home Ministry
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.
Udaipur Murder Updates: 100% Failure Of Police, Says Rajasthan Leader Of Opposition
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.
Udaipur Murder: Violence And Extremism Are Unacceptable, Says Mamata Banerjee
"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.
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