Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Chanting 'Jai Hanuman'; Gau Rakshaks thrashed 5 Muslims, police books victims

Chanting 'Jai Hanuman'; Gau Rakshaks thrashed 5 Muslims, police books victims

Cow Vigilantes Thrash Five For Allegedly Carrying Beef In Haryana:- The cow vigilantes in Faridabad have thrashed around five peoplein Faridabad, a few kilometres from the national capital of Delhi, on suspicion of carrying beef. Around 86 percent were Muslims who were killed in the name of cow vigilantism.

Their accused assailants took their victims to Mujeser police station and registered an FIR against them under Haryana's Cow Protection and Smuggling Act.

In yet another incident of cow vigilantism, five Muslims were brutally beaten up by a strong mob of around hundred people on the suspicion of carrying beef, according to news agency ANI.

Earlier, the police had sent the seized meat to a laboratory for test.

Following the assault, Azad was left unconscious and was rushed to the hospital by the police. Azad's family, who came to his rescue, were assaulted too.

The victims claimed that they were beaten up in front of some policemen and the Haryana police was eager to find out if the meat carried by them was beef or not.

However, when he refused, he was allegedly roughed up by the group, who allegedly told Azad that they belonged to Bajrang Dal.

Confirming this, Haryana DGP B S Sandhu said, "Even if it was cow meat, the attackers had no right to assault the youths".

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has himself said there has been a rise in attacks by people who are not gau rakshaks (cow protectors) but goondas pretending to be cow protectors".

After a week's silence following Junaid's murder, Modi had said that "killing in the name of cow worship is not acceptable" while stressing the need for cow protection in non-violent ways. "We have already issued instructions to officers across the state in this connection".

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