While some called the incident barbaric others wondered how such an incident could take place in Mahatma Gandhi’s land.
In a horrific incident in Dadri, Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, a 50-year-old man, Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death for allegedly eating and storing beef. His 22-year-old son was also severely beaten. The attack apparently took place after announcement was made in a local temple that the family. District magistrate NP Singh said: “Some locals spread rumours that Akhlaq had cow meat at his home and engaged in cow-slaughtering. Following the rumours, tension ignited and some locals attacked his home in Bisara village.”<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mohammad’s daughter Sajida was quoted saying by Indian Express: “They accused us of keeping cow meat, broke down our doors and started beating my father and brother. My father was dragged outside the house and beaten with bricks. We came to know later that an announcement had been made from the temple about us eating beef.”While a case or rioting and murder has been registered against 10 people, what was truly farcical was the fact that the police collected meat samples from his house and sent it to the forensic department for examination. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the incident: In Pakistan, alleged desecration of the book can often lead to violence. The author of Curfewed Night and script-writer of Haider had his say. Former Justice Katju was at his combative best. Seriously, why was the meat taken for testing? Even if it was beef, does it in anyway justify what happened? Shruti Seth has faced abuse from online trolls before but that doesn’t seem be stopping her.