Beef politics ahead of Eid: what is Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar up to?

The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana continues to implement the RSS agenda in the state by indulging in bovine politics.

The latest in the series is the collection of biryani samples from the state’s only Muslim-dominated district of Mewat, and sending them for tests to Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LLRU) at Hisar to see whether they contain beef.

Reports say that seven of these samples have tested positive. LLRU authorities weren’t available for comment, despite several phone calls made to the director, research, and the vice chancellor.


Activists and observers have raised several questions on the intent of the government and the personnel of the recently-formed Cow Protection Task Force (CPTF), besides the locus standi of the laboratory conducting these tests. It is being pointed out that these activities being carried out just before Eid-ul-Adha are once again an example of isolating and targeting a particular community.

Immediately after coming into power, the Khattar government had enacted the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act. Its Gau Sewa Aayog has drawn criticism all over for its cow vigilantism and, more recently, the government posted a DIG level officer to lead a 300-member task force to check cow smuggling and slaughter, in the name of the CPTF.

It was following a reported complaint that the authorities in Mewat district collected samples of biryani from shopkeepers and vendors in Ferozpur Jhirka area. More samples are expected to be collected over the next one week.



Courtesy : CatchNews