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Hate crime in India: Muslim man hacked, burned to death

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  1. rashid.sarwar

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    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/...-man-hacked-burned-death-171207121609758.html

    New Delhi, India - A Muslim man was hacked and burned to death in India's western state of Rajasthan in a suspected hate crime.

    The half-burned body of the victim was found by the police on Thursday morning on a street in Rajsamand, over 300km away from the state capital Jaipur.

    A resident of Rajsamand has been charged with murder.

    According to the police, the victim has been identified as 48-year-old Mohammed Afrazul, who was working as a labourer in the town.

    A YouTube clip shows the accused leading the Muslim man to a secluded spot and attacking him with a weapon. The victim cries out for help until he falls silent.

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    The attacker, identified by the police as Shambhu Lal, then addresses the camera and delivers a warning against "love jihad", which the Hindu far-right believes is a conspiracy by Muslim groups to lure Hindu women into marriages with Muslim men and to convert them to Islam.

    "You jihadis, this is the fate that awaits you. Stop 'love jihad' in India, or else you will meet the fate of this man," the attacker says in Hindi.

    He then proceeds to douse the body with petrol and set it on fire.

    "This is a brutal crime. Prima facie it does not look like this is done by a normal human being," Rajasthan's Director-General of Police, OP Galhotra said at a press conference in Jaipur on Wednesday.

    "The probe by a special investigative team has made it possible for us to arrest the killer seen in the video," he continued, adding that "The probe is in its initial stages."

    It is one of the worst crimes in the recent upsurge of attacks suffered by India's Muslim and Hindu lower caste communities.

    'Growing climate of hate'
    Harsh Mander, activist and former bureaucrat, says there is a "growing climate of hate" in India.

    "We have a political leadership now in the country that has created an environment which is permissive of acting out hate speeches and hate actions. Lynching of this kind is a growing phenomenon in many parts of the country," Mander told Al Jazeera.

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    "We recently went on a journey across eight states to reach out to families who have been affected by lynchings and found that this is happening in the name of the cow and 'love jihad'. We met around 50 families of victims on this journey."

    Rajasthan's state's Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said he was "shocked" by the disturbing video which went viral on social media.

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    "It is shocking how he killed the man and made a video of it," Kataria told Indian news agency ANI. "The accused has been arrested, and a special investigation team has been set up. Any person will be disturbed by the video."

    Indian media reports suggested a second video reportedly filmed after the incident showed the same man making inflammatory comments at a local temple.

    Mander said people do not feel that reported cases are held to any sort of accountability.

    "The role of the police is extremely worrying because they tend to register cases against the victims rather than the accused," he said. "So people feel there is a permissive environment and a sense of impunity.

    "We are going to see more and more of this kind of hate, I am afraid," he added.

    'A brutal crime'
    Additional Director-General of Police in the state of Rajasthan, Pankaj Kumar Singh, confirmed to Al Jazeera that they have arrested the attacker and that the incident in Rajsamand is being investigated "seriously".

    "He will face the consequences," Singh told Al Jazeera.

    This is not the first case of anti-Muslim hate crime in the state of Rajasthan.

    Earlier this year, a Muslim dairy farmer called Pehlu Khan was attacked and beaten to death by scores of Hindu cow vigilantes on a highway. Last month, another dairy farmer in the state, Umar Mohammed, was shot dead, allegedly by Hindu cow vigilantes.

    Activists say Hindu far-right groups have been emboldened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rise to power in 2014. Leaders of Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party have openly declared India a nation of Hindus, posing a challenge to its multi-faith constitutional commitment.

    About a fifth of India's 1.27 billion people identifies as belonging to faiths other than Hinduism.
     
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    RIP, wouldn't be surprised if perpetrator is a member on this forum....
     
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    Has he been arrested or is he a hero like that murderer modi.
     
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    He has been arrested and law will take its course.
     
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    Now he is in the list of PM candidate according to Indians afterall like Modi lol
     
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    Does't matter he arrested or not but I am sure he would be elected MPA in next election.
     
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    He is under arrest. That is something else he would be released in months to come.

    you know. we all know it. The guy has a great chance to be future PM of India. or at least a member parliament.
     
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    He is already a hero for many.

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    @Azadkashmir
     
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    I challenge any British Hindu on this forum to try doing this to me, what you hyenas do in India. Message me and we can arrange it. The weekend is around the corner.
     
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    Just to let the Hindus know, I've been with a couple of Hindu girls. They love Pakistani men. So if that's, not an incentive enough, your chicken shits.
    Ill meet any brave man or men any part of the UK.

    Hurting people who cant fight back, scum. Then women and children in Pakistan. Horrible people.

    Any Hindu that reads my message, contact me.
     
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    Last time you ran away without giving source of your claim that 99% of the world consider Pakistan a terrorist state now i want to hear from you what you have to say about this where whole Hindu nation supports lynching / killing of a Muslim man.

    As per attitude of your nation I must say India is a terrorist state ruled by barbaric killers who feel honoured of their comrades who killed Gandhi.
    Worst than Afghanistan even hell.
     
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    I did not run away, I ignored you with the contempt that you deserved.

    Please continue to say it. The world will not change thereby.

    You can ponder over what inner weakness there is that you want to bring in Gandhi, with whom you have nothing in common, in order to pillory India and Indians.

    And don't tag me again.
     
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    I think Indians Muslims are crazy for not teaching their sons/daughter self defense . it time you bought ak47 fully loaded and go practicing. Indians they fund rss youth, state backed terrorism.
     
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