NEW DELHI: Condemning the massacre in Alwar, Rajasthan, The Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan said on on Friday, that people shouldn’t take the law into their own hands. Last Saturday, five men were assaulted by a group of cow vigilantes. In this incident, A Muslim man named Ashu Khan was killed.
In a statement given to the media here today in the context of the incident, the Union Minister said that, people shouldn’t take the law into their own hands. No one has the right to take law in one’s hands. If anyone is doing illegal work then actions will be taken against him. Killing somebody cannot be justified. Law will take its own course.
On Thursday, opposition parties had made a huge ruckus in Parliament on the Alwar case. As a united opposition in the Rajya Sabha slammed the government for doing nothing against cow vigilante groups beating up people in order to protect cows from smuggling, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi denied the occurrence of any such incident and said that it did not happen.
He said,”This is a sensitive issue. A message should not go that we are supporting cow slaughter. Such an incident did not happen on the ground. The state governmnet has denied the report. But let this House not send a message that it supports cow slaughter.
Reacting to Naqvi’s statement, Leader of Opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that even the New York Times had carried a report on the lynching. “I am extremely sorry that the minister is so ill-informed. Even the New York Times knows and the minister doesn’t know.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raised the matter in the Lok Sabha and said that the Rajasthan Government failed to act on the issue, adding that this was the fifth such incident in Rajasthan.On the issue, Kharge also demanded an immediate reaction from The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.