Ban beef and all leather products from India
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We, on behalf of Council for Protection of Civil Rights, UK, urge you to demand Government of India to bring an immediate end to mob-lynching and give justice to the victims by punishing the culprits and giving compensation to the family of each victim. We sincerely urge immediate ban on beef import from India and import of all leather products from beef by the United Kingdom, European Union, United States of America, Canada and all civilised nations of the world. Cows are held sacred by Hindu community in North India but big business houses involved in the beef trade are instigating hatred against the minority community in the name of beef, and they continue to make huge profits by exporting beef. We have to show our resentment on genocide and hate crimes being committed in India by the right wing fascist party and its allied terror organisations. We urge issuance of urgent travel advisory against travel to India in light of lynching on suspicion of eating beef and carrying beef.
We demand a total ban on right wing terror organisations from collecting donations in USA, European Union, Canada and Great Britain.
In already reported cases, more than twenty Muslims have been killed in various parts of the country. Most of them were killed for allegedly eating or storing beef. Some of them have been killed by rumours that they were transporting cows to slaughter houses or for being potential cow-thieves. In none of these cases, the culprits have been brought to book. More alarmingly, in most of the cases, the victims themselves have been implicated in false charges and continually harassed. To cite just one example, Muhammed Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh on 28th September 2015 for allegedly storing beef. Rather than bringing the culprits to the book, what unfolded in later months at Dadri was more horrifying. A case was filed against the family for allegedly killing a calf, and the family was continuously harassed. They had to finally flee the village and now are living in Delhi.
What is more troubling about recent mob-lynching incidents is that these killings are not just about the cow. On 23rd June, a 16-year-old Hafiz Junaid was lynched by a mob in the train while he and his friends were travelling from Delhi to Ballbgarh, Haryana after Eid-shopping. They were attacked by a mob calling communal slurs, pulling their beard and throwing down their skull-caps. What is more horrifying is that neither the co-passengers nor even those on the platforms admitted to seeing anything. In another terrifying incident, Muhammed Salman was shot at by the local police just outside his house. The police have not been able to give any satisfactory explanation for the shooting so far.
Here we are attaching a list of people who have been lynched so far; some names might still be missing as they were not reported by mainstream media.
1. 2 June 2014: Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, 24 years, beaten to death in Pune.
2. 5 March 2015: Syed Sarif Uddin Khan, lynched by the mob for alleged rape in Dimapur, Nagaland.
3. 30 May 2015: Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, 60 years, a government contractor for cow-carcass disposal lynched in Rajasthan.
4. 28 September 2015: Mohammad Akhlaq, 50 years, lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh
5. 9 October 2015: Zahid Rasool Bhatt, 16, died in a bomb attack on his truck in Udhampur.
6. 16 October 2015: Noman Akhtar, 28 years, lynched in Himachal Pradesh for transporting cows.
7. 2 November 2015: Mohammed Hamsad Ali, 55, lynched by villagers in Manipur over allegations of calf-theft
8. 19 February 2016: Muslim cops thrashed and forced to chant `Jai Bhawani' in Latur, Maharashtra
9. 18 March 2016: Suspected "cattle traders" Mohammad. Majloom, 35 years, and Inayatullah Khan, 12, hanged in Latehar, Jharkhand.
10. 1 April 2017: Pehlu Khan died of injuries after being attacked in Alwar, Rajasthan
11. 15 April 2017: Suspected cattle traders Abu Hanifa and Riazuddin Ali Killed for allegedly stealing cattle in Assam
12. 2 May 2017: Ghulam Mohammad, 45 years old, killed for allegedly "helping" an inter-faith couple in Bulandshahr
13. 6 May 2017: Salman Abdul, 25 years, beaten and run over by a vehicle at Bhopal.
14. May 2017: assault on Muslim youths in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.
15. 22 May 2017: Munna Ansari, 39 years, lynched in Jharkhand on "child lifter" rumour
16. 26 May 2017: Two traders thrashed in Malegaon, Maharashtra for allegedly storing beef.
17. 7 June 2017: Muslim man attacked in Dhanbad, Jharkhand on suspicion he was taking beef to an Iftaar.
18. 12 June 2017: Tamil Nadu animal husbandry dept. officials transporting cattle in trucks attacked in Barmer.
19. 16 June 2017: Zaffar Hussein lynched in Pratapgarh Rajasthan for trying to protect women.
20. 23 June 2017: Hafiz Junaid lynched, 3 thrashed over beef rumours in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.
21. 23 June 2017: Nasirul Haq, Mohammed Samiruddin, Mohammed Nasir lynched by a mob in West Bengal, 23 June
22. 23 June 2017. Mohammad Salman, 25 years, shot dead by local police outside his house.
23. 27 June 2017: Usman Ansari, thrashed and his house set on fire when a dead cow was found outside his house.
24. 29 June 2017: Aleemuddin (also known as Asghar Ansari) lynched by a mob affiliated to Hindu right-wing on the allegation of carrying beef in his car in broad daylight in BJP ruled state, Jharkhand.
This gory list is growing every day and brutal lynchings in the name of cow protection show no sign of stopping.
Also look at the story done by journalist Asad Ashraf, where Bajrang Dal Members are confessing to killing Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan. These groups are enjoying political patronage from right-wing BJP government of India.
We are alarmed at the insecurity and threat to Muslims' lives in various parts of the country through lynch-mobs. The organisations like these should be put on the list of terrorist organisations.
We urge you to put pressure on Government of India take meaningful steps to bring in stringent laws to rein mob-lynching and give justice to the victims. We demand that the culprits behind this targeted violence be immediately brought to book and be given severe punishments. Peaceful demonstrations in India have not been effective in getting the government in combatting and controlling violence and hate crimes. These hate crimes and a climate of fear are considered politically beneficial to the ruling party and if steps are not taken in time to control, it may result in a full-scale genocide of Muslim minority of India.
These aims can be achieved by immediately banning all beef and beef-related products from India and also all related leather products.
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