OPINION | How fanatics are utilizing 21st century digital means to take India to 14th century

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The brutal beheading of tailor Kanhaiyalal in Udaipur and the beheading risk movies circulated by two ‘khadims’ of Ajmer Sharif shrine has resulted in a bandwagon impact. Threats of beheading at the moment are being given to commoners in Rajasthan, principally by way of social media.

In Bharatpur, two unknown individuals on July 6 stopped an ambulance driver Mukesh Kumar, threw a handwritten observe at him and confirmed him a dagger whereas threatening him with penalties if he reported to the police.

On the observe was written: “For those who keep on supporting Kanhaiyalal and Nupur Sharma, you’ll be beheaded inside 10 days.” On the observe was written ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ (beheading) addressed to 2 individuals, Satish Chand, a grocer, and Pramod, a authorities college instructor, stated Shiv Lahri, SHO of Kaithwada police station, Bharatpur. Police stated, safety has been supplied to each the individuals. Satish Chand’s son Mohit Khandelwal stated, his father was not on social media, nor had he shared any put up.

Comparable loss of life threats have been acquired by a number of individuals in Udaipur, Jodhpur and another locations of Rajasthan. After the brutal beheading in Udaipur, Rajasthan police has began taking critical observe of those threats.

On Thursday, police in Udaipur arrested 4 individuals, Abdul Bari, Gufran Husain, Shahid Nawaz Khan and Shoaib Jilani, on cost of threatening a youth in Sundarwas locality, who had posted his feedback on social media supporting Nupur Sharma. On receiving his grievance, police arrested the 4 individuals.

These are mischievous and anti-social parts making an attempt to strike terror within the hearts of widespread individuals by giving loss of life threats. There is no such thing as a want for legislation abiding residents to worry. They need to instantly report back to the police after they get such threats. And police must be advised to reply shortly.

In Kanhaiylal’s case, he had complained to police in regards to the threats, however police didn’t act in time and he misplaced his life. Police shouldput it is act collectively earlier than individuals begin shedding confidence within the state police. The ‘retailers of hate and loss of life’ are lively and police should hold a detailed watch on such exercise.

The state of affairs has come to an extent the place outdated movies are being introduced out  and made viral to unfold the poison of hate. Some movies present individuals giving name to chop off the tongue or head, and providing rewards. Some individuals attempt to settle private scores.

I’ve a number of such hate movies with me, most of that are both outdated or faux or based mostly on rumour or hearsay, and a small spark could cause fireplace.  Everybody must be very cautious as a result of a few of these movies may land in your cellphones.

For instance on Thursday, a video from Mewat, Haryana, turned viral, and the state authorities instantly took discover. The video exhibits a number of Muslims staging protest, shouting inflammatory slogans, and a person named Irshad providing to offer Rs 2 crore to anyone who will reduce off Nupur Sharma’s tongue. On checking, it was discovered that the video was made on June 12 at a rally in Mewat, Haryana. Native police stated the rally was taken out with out permission, and police is now investigating the origin of this video.

In Bareilly, UP, a video surfaced by which a person named Nasir was quarrelling with any individual and saying, he would behead Nupur Sharma, and kill those that are supporting her. Police instantly arrested Nasir inside a couple of hours.

In Moradabad, UP, police have arrested three individuals for threatening a supporter of Nupur Sharma by saying that they’d do the identical act that was carried out towards Kanhaiyalal in Udaipur. After he complained to police, three individuals, Shahnawaz Alam, Danish and a juvenile, had been arrested. Police have discovered an audio clip by which these individuals had been giving threats.

In Mumbai’s Girgaum locality, a 16-year-old woman acquired loss of life threats when she posted her video on Fb on July 1, three days after the brutal beheading of Kanhaiyalal. Within the video she described the beheading as a giant problem for future.

Within the video, she neither supported Nupur Sharma, nor did she make any remark towards any faith. She solely stated, “if Kanhaiyalal’s homicide doesn’t wake you up, then your flip could possibly be the subsequent.” Quickly afterwards, an unidentified individual referred to as her up on WhatsApp quantity and threatened to kill her. The woman filed a grievance at V P Highway police station, and the police is now looking out of that individual.

It’s a good query that why ought to a teenage woman speak about faith and politics.  However the brutal method by which Kanhaiyalal was beheaded, has grow to be a speaking level even amongst youngsters. Sadly, we don’t stay in a really perfect society, notably so, as a result of in Kanhaiylal’s case, the killers gave him risk, carried out the brutal act, after which recorded every little thing on digicam to be able to flow into it on social media, in order that it will possibly attain the most important variety of viewers.

What occurred subsequently was inevitable. The video of threats and brutal beheading reached the cellphones of most variety of individuals, and every one among them reacted in a single’s personal method. The 16-year-old Mumbai woman posted her video on Fb on July 1, and the subsequent day, on July 2, she bought three cellphone calls on her WhatsApp quantity, by which the individual threatened to kill her. Mumbai Police has deployed an assistant police inspector and two constables to guard the woman and her relations.

There are individuals who attempt to settle private scores too. In Ghaziabad, UP, a person named Parvez, to be able to lure his neighbour, Sadar Khan, in Loni space, despatched a letter of risk to a businessman, saying he would meet the destiny of Kanhaiyalal for supporting Nupur Sharma. When police investigated, it was discovered that the letter was not written by Sadar Khan, however his neighbour, Parvez. Police promptly arrested him.

One can properly think about the tense state of affairs that has been created after the beheading and subsequent threats. On Thursday, in Karauli, Rajasthan, there was a quarrel between two youths in Bhudara Bazar locality, and shortly, rumours unfold a few riot. Many of the shopkeepers downed their shutters, and residents introduced their youngsters dwelling from college. In the course of the quarrel, weapons had been used from either side, however rumours had been circulated a few massive riot going down.

Hearsay mongering, forwarding objectionable movies and giving loss of life threats, have led to a state of affairs the place such inimical forces can create a divide in our society. Keep in mind, persons are utilizing 21st century digital means to take this nation again to the Center Age of 14th century.

Whether or not you’re a Hindu or a Muslim, you will need to establish such individuals, and expose them in society. Whereas forwarding any objectionable message on social media, assume a number of instances in regards to the intent of the one that had despatched it to you. Take into consideration the intent of the one that has created an objectionable video. If all of us stay vigilant, then a handful of spiritual zealots and fanatics can’t hurt society by misusing non secular sentiments.

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