‘Saare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara’: Mohammad Akhlaq’s Son Appeals For Peace

During a recent episode of NDTV’s ‘We The People’, Corporal Mohammad Sartaj spoke to Barkha Dutt about his father’s murder, who was lynched by a ‘murderous mob’ of the Dadri city in Uttar Pradesh, over alleged beef consumption.
When asked what he would like to tell the politicians sitting in the audience, Sartaj humbly replies: “Saare jahan se accha hindustan hamara, mazhab nahi sikhata, aapas mein bair rakhna.” For him, only those people should be punished who wronged his father.
We salute this man who, in spite of going through a personal tragedy that assumed a national stamp of shame, believes in the country’s system and appeals for peace from its people. And our prayers are with his brother Danish, who is still struggling for his life.