Muslim organization denounces Udaipur murder, says it is not Islamic

The Rajasthan government on Tuesday declared the enforcement of Section 144 of the CrPC in all districts for the coming month after the horrific murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur sparked a statewide outcry.

New Delhi: According to Asian News International (ANI), the killing in Udaipur was denounced on Tuesday by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind as being against both Islam and the law of the land.

According to a statement from the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Halceemuddin Qasmi, the organization’s general secretary, “condemned the brutal murder incident in Udaipur apparently under the guise of insulting the Prophet (PBUH), and called against the law of the land and against the religion of Islam.

He added: “Whoever committed this act cannot be justified in any way, according to what has been said, because it is against both our religion and the law of the land. No one has the power to impose their own laws in our country because there is a legal system in place. All residents of the country were urged to control their emotions and maintain the peace of the country by Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi.

The Rajasthan government on Tuesday ordered the enforcement of Section 144 of the CrPC in all districts for the coming month after the horrific murder of a tailor in Udaipur sparked a statewide outcry, as the reported ANI.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up by the state government to look into the situation. The SIT is composed of the Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Ashok Kumar Rathore from the Special Operations Group, Prafulla Kumar from the Counter Terrorism Squad (ATS), the Inspector General of Police (IG) and two officers the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and additional SP.

On Tuesday, all internet services were cut in the state. Udaipur Divisional Commissioner Rajendra Bhatt urged people to keep calm.

“We want the people of Udaipur to keep the peace. The family of victim Kanhaiya Lal will receive compensation in the amount of 5 lakhs, and the dependents have been promised employment through the ITU job placement service,” Mr Bhatt said. Every police district in Rajasthan is on high alert.

Vikas Sharma, the SP of Ajmer, told ANI: “Due to the current circumstances, Article 144 has been implemented across the state and across the district. The organizers have canceled the Shanti March. We ask the people to keep the peace. The police vacation has been canceled and they are expected to return. They are used for police enforcement work. We will ensure that the peace is maintained and will severely punish anyone who tries to sabotage it.

An official with the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) is part of the NIA team, an ANI source said while requesting anonymity, adding that the action was taken in response to a ministry directive of the Interior (MHA).

After inspecting the crime scene, the NIA team is expected to file a complaint under the terms of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, according to government sources.

The incident happened in the Maldas district of Udaipur. Authorities say the two suspects posted a video on social media shortly after the crime, gloating over the beheading and also threatening the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the event, the two suspects were arrested shortly after.

“The suspects have both been taken into custody, and law and order are maintained. Some individuals tried to get out of the bypasses but were restrained. a curfew has been imposed in the district,” said Udaipur SP Manoj Kumar.

To improve force mobility and keep cops on the ground, a statewide alert was also sent to all police superintendents and inspectors general.

Aubrey L. Morgan