AHMEDABAD : Another case of communal violence against Muslims is evident in the recent incident where the Gujarat Police tried to forcibly hand over the body of Mohd Ayyub, who was allegedly battered to death by cow vigilantes on September 13 and succumbed to his injuries on September 16.
The police brought the body of Ayyub from VS Hospital in an ambulance after his relatives refused to accept it demanding an action against the cow vigilantes first, who attacked Ayyub.
Jan Sangharsh Manch duly supported the relatives with which top Dalit rights leader Jignesh Mevani has been associated.
Also earlier, Mohd Arif, the victim’s younger, brother along with many others were detained by the Gujarat Police at VS Hospital when they protested against the pressure that the police casted on them when they refused to take away the victim’s body. The victim’s mother threatened to set herself ablaze, if her younger son Arif was not set free.
|Police van taking away Jan Sangharsh Manch activists|
Jignesh Mevani arrested
“I am technically released but still under house arrest, kind of surveillance, as a team of Ahmadabad crime branch is constantly with me.” said Jignesh Mevani, who was detained by the Gujarat police after he returned from Delhi on September 16 from the airport and released early on September 17.