The horrific beheading of the Udaipur- based tailor Kanhaiya has evoked strong reactions nationwide. From top-notch Muslim clerics condemning the horrific act to Twitterati making their statements, the Muslim community stands united against barbarism.
Maulana Mahmood Madini, head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind took to Twitter to express his angst against the event. The Jamiat handle quoted him saying," Udaipur incident is a disgrace to humanity; It is disgrace to humanity & an act of defaming Islam. No matter whosoever is a killer, no one has the authority to take the law and order into his own hands."
2/2 #Udaipur incident is a #disgrace to #humanity:— Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (@JamiatUlama_in) June 29, 2022
Maulana Mahmood Madani
He has strongly #condemned the killing of a tailor. It is disgrace to humanity & an act of defaming Islam. No matter whosoever is a killer, no one has the authority to take the law&order into his own hands.
The handle also released a press note stating the same.
Another religious body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind also took to Twitter to condemn the brutal events of Udaipur. They said, "the Udaipur incident is barbaric, Uncivilized and there is no room for Justification of violence in Islam...Peace should not be disturbed. Nobody should try to take the advantage of this ugly crime..."
The Udaipur incident is barbaric, Uncivilized and there is no room for Justification of violence in Islam.— Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (@JIHMarkaz) June 28, 2022
We strongly condemn it. No citizen should take law in his own hands. Let the law prevail. (1/2)#Udaipur
The culprits should be dealt with according to the law of the land.— Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (@JIHMarkaz) June 28, 2022
In any case, Peace should not be disturbed. Nobody should try to take the advantage of this ugly crime.(2/2)#Udaipur
Islamic scholar, teacher and a public speaker Dr Yasir Nadeem Al Wajidi took to twitter to share his grief and shock.
Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Gaddi Nashin-Dargah Ajmer, India, and Chairman of Chishty Foundation released a statement on Twitter condemning the brutal killing of a fellow Indian.
The barbaric criminal act of killing a fellow Indian citizen in #Udaipur is a heinous act of crime against humanity does not represent any faith, religion or even region. The perpetrators must be dealt with strict punishment by competent authorities at the highest level.— Haji Syed Salman Chishty (@sufimusafir) June 28, 2022
Shahid Siddiqui, former editor of media agency "nai dunia" said, "I condemn the killings in Udaipur. These mad terrorists are enemies of Humanity and of Islam.."
I condemn the killings in Udaipur. These mad terrorists are enemies of Humanity and of Islam. They should be condemned by one and all.— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) June 28, 2022
Col Saleem Durrani condemned the act and asked for appropiate action.
The horrific and barbaric killing in Udaipur is an act of terror, no if's and but's. The perpetrators must hang, and soonest. Period.— Col Salim Durrani (@colsalimdurrani) June 28, 2022
Dr. Khwaja Iftikhar Ahmed, President, Inter Faith Harmony Foundation of India, had condemned the "barbaric acts by the radicals that have forced the community to hang their heads in shame."
In a statement, he said, "The most brutal killing of Kanhiya at the hands of two radicals Riyaz and Ghaus has put our head in shame. Their open admission of the crime in the name of Islam makes it more heinous. Their taking pride in doing so shakes the human conscience to the core. How come and how can a person reach such a level of cruelty and inhumanity?"
He added that there is no room for such acts in a civilized society, he says, "As a one single solid and secular nation, It is time to jointly fight this menace. Let us stay together to maintain interfaith harmony to defeat the malicious designs of anti-India and anti-peace forces. This incident appears to be a deliberate attempt by these two misguided extremist Muslims and their masters to write the most dangerous narrative about Islam and Muslims..."
He requests the community by saying, "We, the Muslims of India have to take an absolutely unambiguous position against such perpetrators of violence to whom I term as the first generation enemy of Religion Islam and of the universally accepted established norms of morality and ethics. Here is a word of caution any communal backlash or flare-up in any part of the country would serve none but the enemy. This is a most shameful and inhuman act committed in the name of the Prophet of Islam who is known for his unparalleled mercy and forgiveness. It is not only condemnable but is absolutely unpardonable too.."
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S.M. Asif, National President of the All India Minorities Front, a political party, has termed the brutal killing of Kanhaiya Lal as "unIslamic and a conspiracy against Islam."
He says, "I visited Udaipur three years back and was satisfied with communal harmony there. But, in the last year, the atmosphere in Udaipur was getting affected due to some communal disturbances. Exemplary punishment should be given to the culprits behind the barbaric murder.
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan also took to Twitter to express his grief against the hate crime.
No matter which faith you follow. HURTING AN INNOCENT LIFE IS LIKE HURTING THE WHOLE HUMANITY.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 28, 2022