Responding to concerns expressed by lawyer-activist Shehzad Poonawalla, the Commission stated it was monitoring the measures being taken by the district administration to bring the perpetrators of the 'ghastly' crime to justice.
"The NCM strongly condemns this cowardly and reprehensible attack on an innocent Muslim which also resulted in severe injury to his 23-year-old son. The Chairman, NCM has already spoken to DM, Dadri and asked him to send a report on the incident to the NCM at the earliest. After receipt of the report, we will be taking up the matter with both the Union Home Minister and the Chief Minister. It will also be discussed in the next weekly meeting of NCM," Commission member Praveen Davar said.
Batting for stringent punishment to the guilty, Davar said the incident shown communalism 'in its ugliest manifestation' and 'cannot, and must not, go unpunished in a secular nation'.
Earlier, in his petition to the NCM, the Centre and the state government, Poonawalla had sought 'immediate' action against the perpetrators. He demanded that the Commission issue direction for registration of an FIR against the perpetrators and their arrest.
"The Ministry of Home Affairs must take cognisance of such communal incidents being done by certain elements to create social disharmony in the county to ensure that 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' doesn't become a mere slogan," he said.
Fifty-year-old Mohammad Iqlakh was allegedly beaten to death and his son, Danish, left severely injured by a mob on Monday night following rumours that his family consumed beef in a village in Dadri town of Uttar Pradesh.

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