10 April New Delhi:
A high-level delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) today visited Jaisinghpur village of Mewat in Haryana’s Nuh district and expressed sympathy with the relatives and family of Pehlu Khan who was killed in Alwar by cow vigilantes recently. The delegation led by JIH Vice President Nusrat Ali and Salim Engineer the JIH Secretary General guaranteed every possible help to the family of the victim and expressed their condolences on the death of Pehlu Khan to his sons Irshad and Arif both of whom were also attacked by the gau-rakshaks. The JIH team said that: ‘’we are with the affected family in this hour of grief. We will extend all cooperation to get justice for the victims and exemplary punishment to the culprits. Civil society should come forward to help the victim’s family and protest against this cold-blooded murder in broad daylight’.
Meanwhile, a panchayat consisting of 13 tribes of Jaisinghpur village was organized in which both sons of deceased Pehlu Khan explained in detail about the whole incident. They said that: ‘’our sole means of livelihood is selling milk. We went to the cattle market Jaipur with my father Pehlu Khan to purchase buffaloes. Since buffaloes were costlier than cows, we purchased cows to get milk during the coming Ramadan. While we were returning, they stopped our vehicle. They were on bikes. They started beating us. We showed them official purchase documents but they tore and threw them away. Even our cash was snatched and our father was beaten mercilessly. We were all severely injured and now a case of cow slaughter has been registered against us. No concrete action has been taken against the attackers. Neither the District Administrator nor any representative of the state government tried to understand our situation. We just want that our father’s killers get punished immediately’’. One of the survivors Ajmat Khan told that: ‘’ the police administration gave us a tough time. In an injured condition, we were all kept for 24 hours in the police station, which has worsened our health. Our only demand is that we get justice soon. The attitude of the ruling BJP and the opposition parties of the state has been extremely disappointing’’.