Top Muslim Body Demands Stern Action Against Rajasthan Cops for Snatching 51 Cows of Muslim Farmer

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Police officials feed cows shifted to the cow shelter in Alwar. — HT Photo

“Meo dairy farmer Subah Khan’s wife, who had taken 51 of her family’s cows out for grazing on October 3, was robbed of her herd by the so-called ‘cow vigilantes’ under the patronage of local police officials and taken to Shri Krishna Gaushala run by a local BJP leader in Bambora Ghati, Alwar. Now poor Subah Khan is running from pillar to post to get back his cows but has failed so far.”

Special Correspondent | Caravan Daily

NEW DELHI —  Strongly condemning the Rajasthan Police’s action of snatching 51 cows from a Muslim dairy farmer and handing them to a Gaushala owned by a local BJP leader, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Tuesday urged the Rajasthan government to order impartial inquiry into the incident and also initiate stern action against the culprits including police personnel.

In a letter sent to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Mushawarat President Navaid Hamid said: “The highly communal action of police personnel in village Kishangarbhas of district Alwar is a matter of grave concern and invites your immediate attention.”

Quoting media reports, he said that “Muslim Meo dairy farmer Subah Khan’s wife who had taken 51 of her family’s cows out for grazing on October 3, routinely, was robbed of her herd by the so-called ‘cow vigilantes’ under the patronage of local police officials and taken to Shri Krishna Gaushala run by a local BJP leader in Bambora Ghati, Alwar. Now poor Subah Khan is running from pillar to post to get back his cows but has failed so far.”

Navaid Hamid, President, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the confederation of 16 major Muslim organizations

He said the poor family’s sole source of livelihood was snatched in one single stroke because of a biased and communal approach of the administration which has been regularly targeting Muslims and Dalits in various parts of the state.

“It is regrettable that in spite of PM Narendra Modi ’s repeated warnings to the so-called cow vigilantes, the state administration is not taking any punitive action against these culprits who have been emboldened by the inaction of the state government officials. It gives a clear impression that the state government is adopting double standards on this serious issue,” he added.

It is reported that the BJP leader who runs the cow shelter is demanding Rs. 200 per cow per day for returning these animals to the family. Strangely now when the story of the misadventure’s biased and communal action taken with prejudice and hatred has been reported by the media, the SHO of local police station of Kishangarhbas, Chand Singh Rathore has been still defending his illegal and criminal action of robbing a poor farmer on  the pretext of “clearing national highway”.

Musharawart President requested the CM to look into the matter personally and immediately order the local administration to return the cows to the family of the poor farmer.

He said it would be a great injustice if the poor family is forced to pay the ransom as demanded by the Gaushala being run by the member of the ruling party. The penalty should be imposed on all those culprits and police officials who have robbed the poor farmer on the pretext of rescuing cows.

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