Nagpur: Claiming that cow is holy for Christians also as Jesus Christ was born in a cowshed, RSS leader Indresh Kumar asked Christians to give-up on eating beef.
In a provocative remark, Indresh Kumar said, “Mob lynching can’t be welcomed…but if the practice of eating cow meat is stopped, many such crimes of the ‘Satan’ could be stopped.” He was referring to the mob lynching incident in Rajasthan that claimed the life of a Muslim man named Akbar Khan, who was beaten to death by a group of people on the suspicion of smuggling cows.
Addressing on the occasion of the inauguration of Jagran Hindu Manch at a hotel in Ranchi, he is quoted to have said, “Lynchings will stop if people don’t eat beef. The cows must be protected and cowdung should be used as cement, then both poverty and violence will end.”
The Live Mirror has quoted him as saying, “…not a single religion in the world approves the killing of cows. Be it Christianity, which talks of ‘Holy Cow’, because Jesus was born in a cowshed; or Islam, where killing cows is banned in Mecca and Madina (cities in western Saudi Arabia); or any other religion, killing a cow is not approved anywhere.”
Kumar went on to say that the phrase “Holy Cow” came from Christianity as Jesus was born in a cowshed.