Hindu tailor murdered in India’s Udaipur over prophet remarks row | Religion News

Police arrest two Muslim males for allegedly beheading the tailor on digicam over his publish supporting ex-BJP official’s feedback on the Prophet Muhammad.

Two Muslim males have been arrested in India’s Udaipur metropolis within the western state of Rajasthan for allegedly beheading a Hindu tailor over his help on-line for a former ruling celebration official whose remarks about Prophet Muhammad sparked international protests.

Cell web providers and enormous gatherings remained restricted in Udaipur on Wednesday, a day after the 2 males killed the Hindu man, Kanhaiya Lal.

Lal was stabbed a number of occasions inside his tailoring store on Tuesday by the 2 cleaver-wielding males who additionally filmed the assault. The duo accused Lal of blasphemy within the video.

The 2 males later claimed accountability for the killing in one other video and allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the identical method.

TV studies aired video of Lal mendacity on the bottom along with his throat slit. Police stated each accused have been arrested inside hours of the incident.

“Each the accused within the killing have been arrested and we’ll guarantee strict punishment and speedy justice,” Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of Rajasthan, stated on Twitter.

Gehlot appealed to individuals to remain calm and never share the video as it will “serve the attackers’ motive of making discord in society”.

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Police stand guard as individuals collect on highway after Lal’s killing in Udaipur [ANI/Handout via Reuters]

Asaduddin Owaisi, a member of parliament, condemned the “horrible” homicide.

“One can’t take legislation in their very own arms. It’s a horrible factor to do. It’s inhuman,” he informed Al Jazeera.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, a Muslim non secular organisation, stated the Udaipur incident is “barbaric, uncivilised and there’s no room for justification of violence in Islam”.

“We strongly condemn it. No citizen ought to take legislation in his personal arms. Let the legislation prevail,” the organisation posted on Twitter.

Authorities rushed extra police into Udaipur on Tuesday to counter any non secular unrest.

India’s residence ministry has dispatched a staff of its anti-terror company to Rajasthan to analyze whether or not the killing had any hyperlinks to terrorist teams. To this point, the state police haven’t charged the 2 arrested males with terrorism.

In 2017, a Hindu man in Rajasthan brutally killed a Muslim labourer in a non secular assault and shared a video of the sufferer being hacked to dying after which set on hearth.

In keeping with native media, Lal had shared a social media publish 10 days in the past supporting Nupur Sharma, the suspended spokeswoman for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) who made controversial remarks on the Prophet Muhammad and his spouse Aisha on a TV present in Could.

One other BJP official, Naveen Kumar Jindal, supported Sharma’s statements and made extra anti-Islam remarks in his tweets, sparking a furore in India and many Muslim nations.

The BJP, in damage control mode, suspended Sharma, expelled Jindal and issued a uncommon assertion, saying it “respects all religions”.

The controversy led to nationwide protests in India which turned violent in some locations. At the very least two people were killed and many homes of Muslims have been bulldozed.