RSS leader Indresh Kumar Monday said crimes like mob lynching could stop if people stopped eating cow-meat.
“Mob lynching can’t be welcomed…if the practice of eating cow meat is stopped, many such crimes of the ‘Satan’ could be stopped,” he said.
“…it is true that not a single religion in the world approves 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,” he was quoted as saying by a few media reports.
He was reportedly answering a question on Alwar lynching incident in which a man was killed on suspicion of cow smuggling.
“Law has to be there and the government must act, but society also needs the right ‘sanskar’ to deal with this problem,” he said addressing a press meet in a hotel after inauguration of the office of the Jharkhand unit of Hindu Jagran Manch in Ranchi.
Last week on Friday, Rakbar Khan and his accomplice, who were transporting cows from their native Kolganv village in Haryana to Ramgarh, were severely beaten up by the villagers of Ramgarh on suspicion of smuggling cows.
While Khan was severely injured in the attack, according to reports, local eyewitnesses have claimed that it was police negligence that caused his death.
After the police were informed about the alleged attack, reports said they reached the spot, took Khan into their vehicle, washed him, stopped somewhere to have tea and then changed his clothes at the police station, before taking him to a health centre in Ramgarh, where he was declared dead on arrival.