New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs claims in Rajya Sabha that the incident of killing a 55-year-old man by cow vigilantes which was happened in Rajasthan’s Alwar district doesn’t take place.
According to Deccan Chronicle, the statement was given by the Congress MP Madhusudan Mistry that cow vigilantes had attacked vehicles transporting cattle and killed a man.
Naqvi said, “Hamare desh mein yeh message nahi jana chahiye ki hum yeh hatya ko samarthan kar raha hai… issliye it is a very sensitive issue.. crore logo ke bhavnao se judha hua mudha hai.. hamara aisa koi message nahi jana chahiye ki hum hatiya ke samarthan mein khade hue hai (This issue is a very sensitive issue. There should be no indication or message that we are backing those who are violent. It’s an emotional issue for crores of people.)
Issliye jis particular state ki barein mein jo baat kar rahe hai, us tarah ki koi bhi ghatna, jis tarah ki ghatna pesh ki ja rahi hai, aise koi ghatna zameen par nahi hui hai. Jis media report ki barein mein bat ki ja rahi hai, us state ki sarkar ne pehle hi condemn kiya hai. (No such incident, as being reported, has taken place on the ground. The media reports which are being cited, the concerned state government has already condemned.).”
Responding to Naqvi, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said: “I am extremely sorry that the minister is so ill-informed. Even the New York Times knows and the minister doesn’t know,” according to Indian Express.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “All right thinking Indians must condemn this blind brutality. We expect government to take strict action against those responsible,” on Thursday.
“When government abdicates responsibility and allows lynch mobs to rule, tragedies of immense proportions follow. Shocking breakdown of law and order in Alwar,” he added.