Sparking off communal tensions to divide the society has for long been the central agenda for extremists in different communities, and the lynching of a man by extremists on suspicion of beef consumption provided a perfect opportunity for that.
The practice of throwing beef in temples to spark hatred between communities has been prevalent in many parts of India, and a recent post doing the rounds on social media claim to have exposed it.
RSS activists in Burkha Caught redhanded while throwing #Beef in Mandir in Azamgarh, copy to twitterhttps://twitter.com/cefexime/status/649128773858689024Posted by Sameer Gupta on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The post shows pictures of a man wearing a burka being paraded in Azamgarh, it is claimed that he is an RSS activists caught red handed while throwing beef in a temple.
Representational image | Source: Reuters
Although the authenticity of the claims is not yet known, this is clearly an attempt at stoking communal tensions by either side.
@sardesairajdeep RSS activists in Burkha Caught redhanded while throwing #Beef in Mandir in Azamgarh, http://t.co/6PCxhl4Khq— वीरधर्म (@cefexime) September 30, 2015
The tweet which seems to be the origin of the post is not available anymore, but if the incident is true then it is a malicious effort by the RSS to spread hatred, and if not it is an equally shameful act by those spreading such rumours.