Poll: Is it time PM makes a statement on Dadri lynching incident?

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2015 13:19 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal meets the family of Mohammad Ikhlaq who was killed and his son critically injured by a mob over an allegation of cow slaughtering on September 28, in Bisada village in Greater Noida, India. (Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

The family of Mohammad Ikhlaq met with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday.

The 50-year-old from Bisada village in Greater Noida was lynched by a mob on Monday over rumours that he ate beef.

In the last few days, leaders from different political parties have made a beeline for Bisada village to meet the family of the victim. These include AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi, union minister Mahesh Sharma, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. These leaders have also made statements about the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the other hand, has come under heavy criticism for his silence on the incident, with opposition leaders contending he should have at least condemned the grisly incident that has sent shock waves across the nation.

So, is it time that the PM broke his silence and spoke about the incident?

Read | ‘Why is Modi silent?’ Rivals criticise PM over Dadri lynching

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