New Delhi: Prominent Muslim organization Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Tuesday condemned the heinous killing of a tailor in Udaipur, Rajasthan, saying such an act can in no way be justified and is against the religion of Islam .
Two men slit the throat of a tailor in Udaipur, claiming in a video posted on social media that they were avenging an insult to Islam.
In a statement, Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, general secretary of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, condemned the “brutal murder in Udaipur apparently under the guise of insulting the Prophet” and called it against the law of the land as well as “against the religion of Islam”.
He said whoever perpetrated this incident can in no way be justified and that the act was against the law of the land and “our religion”.
“In our country there is a system of law, no one has the right to take justice into their own hands,” Qasmi said.
He also called on all citizens of the country to exercise restraint and maintain peace in the country.
The men who allegedly carried out the murder in daylight posted videos online admitting to the crime and were arrested by police.
In a video clip, one of the alleged attackers said he beheaded the man and then threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying their knife would also hit him.
Indirectly, the attackers referred to Nupur Sharma, the BJP leader suspended from the party for a remark on the Prophet Mohammad.
Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor, was recently arrested by local police following comments he made on social media.