Muslim clerics and organisations have condemned the beheading of a tailor by Islamic extremists at Udaipur in Rajasthan on Tuesday and have demanded stern action against the accused who have been arrested.
Prominent Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad said the murder of a person at his shop by criminal elements was most dastardly and condemnable. He said the government should act fast and take tough action against those who had violated the law.
Maulana Jawwad added that Islam does not permit such acts and Muslims condemn this act.
Maulana Jawwad said the government should also take action against anti-social elements who were in the habit of making provocative statements and vitiating the atmosphere. He said that had action been taken against those making provocative statements, such a situation would not have arisen.
The Shia cleric said under the prevailing circumstances in the country it was the first duty of every citizen of the country to maintain peace and harmony in the country.
Imam of Aishbagh eidgah, Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali, also condemned the incident and demanded stern action against the accused. He appealed to the people to maintain peace and social harmony.
UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad chairman Iftikhar Ahmed Javed also condemned the incident. He said such incidents in the cover of religion tarnished religion as well as the image of the country at the global level.
Bunkar Beradrana Tanzeen, an organisation of the weavers’ community of Muslims, also condemned the Udaipur incident. Its president Sardar Ikramuddin said, “We condemn this incident. There is no place for such persons in Islam who commit violence against innocent people.”