Fact finding team finds nexus between police and Gau rakshaks in Rajasthan

New Delhi: The fact finding team visiting the communally affected areas of Bharatpur, Alwar, Rajsamand, Udaipur and other areas of Rajasthan to probe mob lynching and attacks on minorities made shocking revelation of nexus between gaurakshaks and police. The team alleged that police and administration themselves pave way for attacks on Muslims associated with dairy farming and later after the crime is committed, evidences are collected to save the culprits.

The team comprising of MPs, MLAs, advocates of Supreme Court and social workers under the banner of Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA) alleged that Rajasthan has become the epicentre of the violence against the minority community, citing continuous violence in the name of cow protection, alleged love jihad and encounter killing.

The team observed that the entire Muslim community in Mewat region is branded as criminal. There were attempts to communally polarise and brand minorities as ‘cow thieves’.

The team told media persons that people have lost faith in the law and order mechanism in the BJP-led Rajasthan government. The team alleged that the approach of the Collector and Superintendent of Police in Alwar was insensitive and they put forward the narrative of the Gau rakshaks.

The fact finding team comprised of CPI (M) Rajya Sabha MP KK Ragesh, Lok Sabha MP Badrudduja Khan, an MLA from Bihar, and All India Kisan Sabha leader Mehboob Aalam, former Rajasthan MLA Amra Ram, Kisan Sabha joint secretary Dr Vijoo Krishnan and former MLA and Kisan Sabha finance secretary P Krishnaprasad, senior advocate PV Surendra Nath, advocates Resmitha Chandran and Subhash Chandran, NAPM national organiser Bilal Khan.

The team found high degree of prejudice against minorities among topmost revenue and police officers in Alwar, where repeated incidents of killing of dairy farmers took place.