July 24: RSS leader and patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar has come up with a controversial solution for ending the incidents of mob lynching across the country, saying lynching can be stopped if the practice of eating beef is stopped.
His comments came days after a man named Akbar alias Rakbar was lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
“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.
He also emphasised on the role of ‘sanskar’ (values) for dealing with such problems.
“The cows must be protected and cowdung should be used as cement, then both poverty and violence will end… Jesus was born in a cowshed and that is why in Christianity they talk of ‘Holy cow’. In Mecca and Medina killing cow is a crime. Can we not pledge not to kill cows. If we can pledge this our problem of mob lynching will be solved,” said Indresh at the inauguration of Jagran Hindu Manch in Ranchi.
“Any mob violence, be it of your home, locality, caste or party can never be welcomed. But, you tell me if any religious place in the world approves the killing of cow,” said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader.