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Thousands of Hindus march in India after tailor’s beheading

This content was published on June 30, 2022 – 13:20

New Delhi, June 30 (EFE) .- Thousands of people took to the streets of the western Indian city of Udaipur on Thursday, chanting Hindu symbols and slogans, after a Hindu tailor was brutally murdered for religious incitement. .

The tailor was assassinated days after he posted on social media in support of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was suspended from office over a controversy over insulting Muhammad. In a televised debate.

Today’s Thursday march, called by several Hindu organisations, will take in a section of the city center and pass by the spot where Kanhaiya Lal Theli, a tailor, aged around 45, was murdered in violation of curfew in the city last Tuesday. Crime.

Demonstrators received permission and police guard for the march, called “Sarv Hindu Samaj” (All Hindu Society), despite shops being closed and authorities banning gatherings and public gatherings.

Despite being called a silent rally, saffron flags and slogans symbolizing the Hindu movement were displayed by the demonstrators and ended peacefully.

Deli was beheaded in his shop by at least two men who pretended to be customers and entered the shop on a busy street in the city in the western state of Rajasthan.

A video released by the accused shows the tailor taking measurements before killing one of them. According to the convicts, their actions were a message to Hindu leaders for crimes against Islam.

The circulation of images of the crime, and the news of the authors of the crime now in police custody, fueled public anger and intensified tensions between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

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Two of the alleged culprits were arrested yesterday in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand town, hours after the murder. As this was a pre-planned act, the police have suggested that there is a high probability of involvement in this crime.

The country of more than 1.35 billion people has seen bloody clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the past that have left thousands dead and injured.

Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi’s rise to power has coincided with a radicalization among the Hindu majority and, according to many human rights organizations, a disproportionate increase in attacks against the Muslim minority. EFE

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