Alwar, Rajasthan: In a shocking incident at Kishangarh Baas area on October 3, as many as 51 cows were snatched from a Muslim family named Subba Mev and his family and donated to a cow shed (gau shala) just a day after five men were beaten in Haryana’s Faridabad town on suspicion of smuggling beef. Since then the villagers have been trying to help the family reclaim their cattle.
Subba Mev and his son Nasru Khan alleged that some Hindu extremists came with police staff and forcefully took away cows. Thereafter, Mev said, “We rear cows… are in business of milk production. They had come along-with police and took away our cows.” The family also accused the right wing people who were trying to portray them as cow smugglers.
According to Hindustan Times report, Khan’s wife Baseri said she had taken the cattle out for grazing on October 3 near their village, Sahubas, when some youngsters from adjoining Kankra village tried to take away the cows.
“They said we were cow smugglers. When I tried to intervene, they pushed me. The police were present, but they were mere spectators. Later, with the help of the police, the cows were taken to Shri Krishna Gaushala in Bambora Ghati by the cow vigilantes,” Baseri said on Sunday.
Commenting on this, conservator of district Meo Panchayat, Sher Mohammad said, “It is fast becoming difficult for Muslim families to rear cows”.
Another resident of Sahubas village, Jumma (60), said, “The family doesn’t have any land for farming and their only livelihood is selling milk. They sell 80-90 litres of milk every day to the dairies. Now, there are false allegations of cow smuggling being levelled by cow vigilantes. The police have left them with nothing.”
Meanwhile, villages through rally is supporting Subba Mev’s family. However Shrikrishna Gupta, president of Shri Krishna Gaushala, who is also a BJP leader, said, “Policemen and some villagers brought several cows to our gaushala on October 3. Hardly 8 to 10 among those aremilch cattle, the rest of them are not in good health. In spite of staff taking good care, one cow has died. After the inquiry, if the administration orders us to give the cows back to the family, we’ll do so. But the family will have to give us compensation (₹200 per day per cow).”
So far no FIR has been filed either by Khan or the cow vigilantes.
Sources : Hindustan Times