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What is terrorism if not a form of hate-crime? What is hate-crime if not unacceptable?
While the world fears the ISIS and the terror they spread in the name of Jihad, we have another set of people who commit hate-crimes and instil hatred and fear in the minds of innocent people.
In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, a man was hacked with an axe and then burnt alive for allegedly committing to Love Jihad.
What is even more appalling is that the perpetrator, Shambunath Raigar, confessed to having committed this heinous crime and even filmed it.
The video records the entire act, including the brutal way in which he burned the victim alive.
A man burnt alive allegedly for committing love jihad in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand. The attacker filmed the act which was later put on social media & warned those involved in alleged love-jihad will meet similar fate. The accused has been arrested, Rajasthan HM confirms to CNN-News18 pic.twitter.com/QrRXS4phAr
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 7, 2017
As per the report by The Indian Express, the police had received information about a half-charred body of a man being found, who was later identified as Afrazul Khan, from Malda in West Bengal.
A later revelation suggested that the accused knew his victim for some time. It seems that Afrazul was living with a woman that Shambhunath was earlier in a relationship with.
Agriculture equipment, victim’s bike and footwear were found at the crime scene. The district police arrested Shambhunath from Kelva region in Rajsamand.
The family of the victim has gathered to mourn the loss and demand justice for Afrazul. Gul Bahar Bibi told Indian Express,
“We want those who killed my husband so brutally and showed it to the world be hanged. I want Insaaf (justice).
He was only killed because he was a Muslim. Yesterday, at around 3 pm, we received a call from Rajasthan Police and were told that my husband has been murdered”
The incident has shocked everyone who came across it and many have taken to Twitter to express their grief and anger.
Is there any difference between video from the state of ISIS and this video from the state of Rajasthan. INDIA being pushed to create INDIAN brand ISIS ? extremely horrific .
— suman kumar (@skumar_94) December 7, 2017
— Aadil Nawaz (@adil_nawaz0512) December 7, 2017
Truly sickening story from Rajasthan — hope this man meets an infinitely worse fate. https://t.co/BR7MSUKIk2
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) December 7, 2017
Now this is serious. Guv should be blamed. People may try to delink this from guv but just dont let them. It’s the people sitting in power and their constant use of this ‘love jihad’ for polarization has grown the seeds of hatred. #Shame #rajsamand @narendramodi https://t.co/zxiiURHs6l
— यादव जी (@akash15) December 7, 2017
OMFG is this for real?! I have not seen anything worse!!!!! I hope someone catches this guy by his balls and burns HIM alive!!!! SHOCKED https://t.co/LXs5vnUJCe
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) December 7, 2017
In the name of religion or love, an act like this is monstrous and unforgivable. For once, if we stop ‘fighting for peace’, maybe we will finally have it.