We want to live like before, Dadri lynching victim Mohammad Iqlakh’s eldest brother said on Thursday, stressing that the family has no plan to permanently shift out of Bishada village although it may move out for “2-4 months” if required.
Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Nagendra Prasad Singh also said that the family will continue to be in Bishada where it is getting round the clock police protection.
“As you can see, our family members have not shifted anywhere and do not intend to do so either. We are very much in Bishada,” Iqlakh’s brother Jamil said at his residence, which is adjoining Iqlakh’s home.
Jamil said that they will never leave Bishada permanently where 5 generations of his family have stayed. “If needed, we may go somewhere for 2-4 months but who knows of the future,” he said.
On report that Iqlakh’s son Sartaj had moved the family to Delhi, Jamil said, “He (Sartaj) is saying certain things out of concern but that does not mean he will go beyond my words”.
The DM said that the family has not shared any plans with him regarding moving out immediately, although “Sartaj is concerned about their safety”.
Days after a man was lynched for allegedly consuming beef, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has finally broken his silence on the Dadri outrage. He claimed that the incident was a conspiracy hatched by three persons of a specific party.
“Those behind Muzaffarnagar riots were involved. We will take stern action against culprits once names are clear. Even if we have to sacrifice the government, we will take stern action against the culprits once the names are clear,” Mulayam said.
He also appealed to the people to cooperate and maintain harmony. “This is for the good of all,” he said.