The murder of a tailor, filmed by his killers, has sparked massive tension in Udaipur. Large gatherings have been banned and internet suspended across Rajasthan for 24 hours. The attackers seen on camera, Gos Mohammad and Riyaz, have been arrested.
The incident took place in the Dhanmondi Police Station area where two youths came to his shop and killed him with sharp weapons. The killers also shot the video of the entire incident and made it viral and also took the responsibility of the incident. The city markets were closed following the incident.
Internet services have also been suspended in the district. Additional Police Force has been deployed in the city. Two Additional Director General of Police level officers have been sent to Udaipur. Additional Director General of Police Hawa Singh Ghumria said that an alert has been sounded in the entire state. Director-General of Police M. L. Lather has appealed to all media channels not to show videos of the incident.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has strongly condemned the incident and said that strict action would be taken against the accused. He has also appealed to people to keep calm and help maintain peace.
Condemning the murder of a tailor in Udaipur, Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Tuesday said that Muslims of India will never allow talibanisation mindset to surface in the country.
Two men with a cleaver killed a tailor in Udaipur and posted videos online that said they are avenging an insult to Islam. The murder of a tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, has sparked tension in Udaipur. The gruesome killing that was recorded on camera by the assailants will be investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
"No religion promotes violence against humanity. Especially, in the religion of Islam, all the teachings act as sources of peace," Mr Khan said in a statement.
"In the gruesome video that surfaced on the internet, some non-ethical minds committed a brutal attack on a poor man which is received as a punishable sin in the Islamic world," he said.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind General Secretary Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi also condemned the murder.
"Whoever carried out this incident cannot be justified in any way, it is against the law of the land and our religion," he said in a statement.
"There is a rule of law in our country, no one has the right to take the law in their hands," he said.
Two men, identified as Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, have been arrested for the murder.
In a video clip, Akhtari declared that they had beheaded the man and went on to threaten Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying their knife will get him as well.
Indirectly, the assailants also referred to Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader suspended from the party over a remark on Prophet Mohammad.