In what could be the embarrassment for the NDA Government is Union minister Ramdas Athawale opined that everybody has the right to eat beef. He also noted that the so called cow vigilantes as cannibals. He also demanded a severe punishment for those who were involved in killing a man in Nagpur for suspicion of carrying the beef.
“Everyone has the right to eat beef. Since goat meat is expensive, people eat beef. I condemn the Nagpur incident. It is not right to become a ‘nar-bhakshak’ (cannibal) in the name of being a ‘gau-rakshak’ (cow protector),” the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said.
The Minister said the cow vigilantes should not take rules on their hands and would be severely punished, if they did so.
“Such incidents should not recur anywhere in the country. The Maharashtra government has already initiated action against those involved in the Nagpur incident. People who take law into their hands in the name of cow protection will be dealt with very strictly,” the minister told, referring the Nagpur incident.
“I condemn whatever is happening in the name of saving cows in the country. These so-called ‘gau-rakshaks’ are actually ‘nar-bhakshaks’ who are defaming our government by such acts,” he added.
He also compared the find of explosive material in the UP Assembly to the one that is being carried out in the Parliament in 2001.
“There is no conspiracy to kill Yogi (Adityanath), but there should be an investigation into the matter. Its possible terror links should be also probed,” he said.