Stop eating beef to stay safe, RSS leader warns Muslims


New Delhi, July 26,(TNS): Stop eating beef and give cow the status of ‘Rashtra Mata’, say some leaders of the RSS and the BJP as a way out to end the mob lynching of cow smuggling suspects that has sparked outrage in the country.

As the latest incident of the killing of a Muslim man over suspicion of being a cow smuggler in Rajasthan’s Alwar district raised political temperatures, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today dubbed those raising the issue of lynching as “hypocrites”, saying they have forgotten the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the alleged “lynching of karsevaks” in 2002 that triggered communal riots in Gujarat.


On the other hand, senior opposition leader and former Union minister Sharad Yadav hit out at the BJP, saying Muslims were often the victims of mob lynchings and this underscored the agenda of “Hindu-Muslim divide” of the organizations affiliated to the saffron party. RSS leader Indresh Kumar said if the practice of eating cow meat was stopped, many crimes of the ‘Satan’ could be curtailed, in an apparent reference to the incidents of mob lynching