Protests in Rajya Sabha Over Beef Rumours in Madhya Pradesh


NEW DELHI:  In context of the attack on two Muslim women over beef rumours in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition parties protested in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

"Dalits and minorities are being attacked in the name of cow protection in BJP-ruled states," said Congress leader Anand Sharma.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati said the government should explain the repeated attack on Dalits and minorities.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: "We believe that the country is run by the Constitution and the law, not the danda (stick). Any such incident is condemnable and not justified at all. The state government has taken action."

A group of protestors alleged that, “women who were attacked must be arrested, not the mob or the policemen who were present but failed to protect them.”

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "Gau raksha (cow protection) is a must. But for that, Dalits and Muslims cannot be targeted."

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A mob allegedly attacked on the two women on Tuesday. Womens were even slapped, kicked and abused at a railway station in Mandsaur Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The video was captured by the spectators who did nothing to stop the attack at Mandsaur, around 350 km from state capital Bhopal.

According to local doctors, “The women were arrested for carrying 30 kg of meat and it was buffalo meat.”