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Alwar killing: Opposition, activists hit out at Raj govt

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The killing of 35-year-old Umar Khan by alleged cow vigilantes in Alwar district of has drawn strong criticism from the Opposition and social activists.

Opposition has blamed the state for its "lawlessness", while the activists have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and adequate compensation for the affected family members.

chief Sachin Pilot said it was extremely worrying that lynching and mob violence were becoming a norm in the desert state.

"Saddened to see wilful neglect and meek response of the government," he tweeted.

general secretary and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot called for a fair investigation in the case.

People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) activists staged a protest in

"of Umar is a complete failure of the in protecting Muslims, particularly dairy farmers, from cow vigilantes. Are there any plans to stop this bloody madness of (vigilantes) who have tasted blood and have support of the police and administration," PUCL said in a release.

The activists have demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and land to the affected family, and a job to Khan's kin.

They also demanded Tahir, who was accompanying Khan, be given protection and a compensation of Rs 10 lakhs as well as dropping charges of cow smuggling against him.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 23:48 IST