Many take out silent rally in Udaipur, demand death for Kanhaiya’s killers

NationalMany take out silent rally in Udaipur, demand death for Kanhaiya’s killers


Jaipur: An attempt to turn the gruesome murder of Kahnaiya Lal inside his tailoring shop recently into a political crisis in Rajasthan seems to have failed because of the Rajasthan government led by Ashok Gehlot took quick action against the culprits and sent them to jail.

They are, however, demanding capital punishment for the culprits. As part of their demand, the residents of Udaipur took out a silent march in the midst of curfew on Thursday. People belonging to a particular group from Udaipur and its adjoining areas took part in the silent march with placards and saffron flags. The rally left the municipal corporation premises and reached the district collectorate via Surajpol, Bapu Bazar, Bank Tiraha and Dehli Gate, demanding death penalty for killers of Kanhaiya Lal. The march was around 2.5 km-long with people walking shoulder to shoulder. The protest was led by the Sant Samaj of Mewar. The Sant Samaj submitted a memorandum in the name of the President to District Collector Tarachand Meena.

District Collector Tarachand Meena said that the accused have been arrested, and action has been taken against the policemen who were negligent. The contacts of the accused are also being investigated.

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Gehlot meets Kanhaiya Lal’s kin

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday met the family members of Kanhaiya Lal, who was beheaded in broad daylight inside his tailoring shop by two assailants on a crowded street in Udaipur on Tuesday.

Expressing condolences, Gehlot assured all help to the family members of Kanhaiya Lal whom he handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by state Congress President Govind Singh Dotasra, Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Revenue Minister Ramlal Jat, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma and DGP Mohan Lal Lather.

Gehlot told the media, “I hope that the NIA conducts a quick probe in this matter so that the guilty persons are punished at the earliest. That is what the people of the state as well as the whole country want.”

Gehlot said that the outrage being witnessed among the countrymen over the gruesome killing of Kanhaiya Lal shows that every citizen, irrespective of religion or caste, wants speedy justice and punishment for the culprits.

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“I hope that the NIA will understand this sentiment. On such an occasion, I would like to say that this is not a fight between two communities in the name of religion. A link has been found connecting the incident to terrorism. The murder has been condemned by every religion,” Gehlot said.

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