Srinagar, July 28 : Issuing a controversial statement, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baig has threatened of another partition of India if killing of Muslims continue in the name of cow protection.
“Stop killing Muslims in the name of cows and buffaloes ,otherwise there will be dire consequences . India had witnessed one partition in 1947,(Gai aur bhains ke naam par musalmano ka katal bandh karein warna naateje achhe nahi honge. 1947 mein ek partition pehle hi ho chuka hai),” Baig said while addressing a gathering in Srinagar.
There have been rising incidents of mob lynching in India over cow protection in which Muslims are being targetted
Gai aur bhains ke naam par musalmano ka katal bandh karein warna naateje achhe nahi honge. 1947 mein ek partition pehle hi ho chuka hai: PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig pic.twitter.com/79tk0im0In
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
The cases of mob lynching in the name of cow protection have increased sharply during the NDA rule in the country.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over incidents of mob killings in India triggered by messages spread through social media and said it appears that no one is “bothered”.
On July 17, another bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to overrun the law of the land and had asked the Parliament to consider enacting a new law to sternly deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism.
Baig was reacting to various incidents of mob lynching and killings in the name of cow vigilantism.
On July 21, a 28-year-old man Akbar Khan was allegedly beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Alwar district by an agitated mob on suspicion of cow smuggling. He was taking some cows to his village through a forest near Lalawandi area when the locals thrashed him brutally.
Earlier, in a similar incident, a 50-year-old man named Pehlu Khan was beaten to death last year by cow vigilantes in Alwar district.