Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram. — File photo
After Digvijaya Singh, P Chidambaram says ‘use of NSA for cow slaughter in MP wrong’
NEW DELHI — Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the Kamal Nath government for imposing the stringent National Security Act against 3 persons arrested on charges of cow slaughter and termed it wrong.
He also said that the Congress high command pointed it out to the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh and added that “if a mistake has been committed, that mistake has been pointed out by the party leadership,” reports Times Now.
Last week, Madhya Pradesh police have arrested three Muslims and slapped Nation Security Act (NSA) against them for alleged cow slaughter in “communally sensitive” Khandwa town of the state.
Those who were arrested by the Moghat police are Raju alias Nadeem, Shakeel, and Azam.
On Friday, the Madhya Pradesh government reportedly booked two men from Agar Malwa district for illegally transporting cattle and disrupting public peace.
According to media reports, Mahboob Khan from Ujjain district, and Rodmal Malviya, a resident of Agar Malwa were arrest and later released on bail.
While the Congress defended the imposition of NSA saying that the state was particularly sensitive to such issues, many including party leaders aired their concern against the stringent law.
Earlier, senior Congress leader and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh had also reportedly said that invoking NSA was unnecessary in that case.
Cow slaughter has been at the centre of political discussions for the last five years when the cow vigilantes resorted to mob-lynchings in the name of cow slaughter or cattle theft across the country.
Many such incidents took place in Madhya Pradesh itself and then chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan received a lot of criticism and backlash over the issue.