The Quint Impact: Govt Echoes Report on Dadri Killing Motive

MoS, Home Ministry echoes The Quint’s report that a personal grudge may have been the motive in the Dadri killing.

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Relatives of Mohammad Akhlaq mourn  after he was killed by a mob in Dadri, UP. (Photo: Reuters)

The Quint’s investigative piece that the Dadri killing was a result of a personal grudge rather than about beef politics has been separately corroborated, by the Minister of State of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

At a workshop titled, ‘How to Counter Online Radicalisation’ in New Delhi, Rijiju said,

The Dadri incident has nothing to do with beef. It was an outcome of a conflict arising from two families. We all eat meat. Should we all go to Pakistan? I come from Arunachal Pradesh. If I eat beef, who will send me to Pakistan? The media has done a great disservice to the nation.
Kiren Rijiju, MoS, Home Affairs

Rijiju’s statement raises two key questions:

  • If the central government is aware of the real motive behind Akhlaq’s murder, why has it not approached the UP government to hand the case over to the CBI?
  • Is the UP government unaware of this motive?


Meanwhile, the report received an overwhelming response from The Quint’s readers. Many have demanded a fresh inquiry. Here’s a selection of feedback on the site and on Twitter.

‪#seekingtruth‬ an un-biased probe needs to be made about this fateful incident. If this is true, then we not only need to question our media on reporting a lie, but also our patience to understand the truth before sharing an opinion and a public outrage! Let us seek the truth...
Kailas S Bhat, The Quint Reader
If BJP with the Union Home Ministry could not get this story then it is rank incompetence. Who can help them?
Madhusudhan Haravu, The Quint Reader
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