Asif mob lynching: NCHRO files complaint in state rights’ panel

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Asif Khan

By Special Correspondent

New Delhi: Rights group, NCHRO on Wednesday filed a complaint in State Human Rights Commission, Haryana against the mob lynching of 27-year-old Asif Hussain Khan from Muslim-dominated Mewat region of the state.

On May 16, 2021, Asif Khan went out to buy medicines with his two cousins. Asif was a gym instructor in Kheda Khalilpur in the Nuh district of Haryana.

It is alleged that while he was out, a mob came up and started beating up Asif and his two cousins with sticks. They then abducted Asif. A little later on his  dead body was found in the village.

Asif’s family has alleged that he was made to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and was abused with anti-Muslim invectives. The Haryana police, however, denied the claim.

Following the incident, people held protests in Mewat. The police have arrested some of the people protesting claiming that they were pelting stones on the police. Some of the accused in the case, however, have not been arrested.

Against the incident, the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations filed a complaint in the State Human Rights Commission of Haryana on May 18, 2021. The complaint was filed by the Vice President of the Delhi state committee of NCHRO, Ms. Swati Sinha.

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