New Delhi, July 24: Referring to 28-year-old Rakbar Khan’s lynching in Rajasthan’s Alwar, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Tuesday urged Muslims to stay away from dairy business for the safety of their upcoming generations. “My request to Muslims who are in dairy business and cow trading is to stop it for the safety of their upcoming generations, at a time when some politicians are heard saying “Gai ko chhune pe bhi anjaam bhugtna hoga” all Muslims should stay away from dairy business,” Khan said, while speaking to ANI.
Earlier in the day, Rajasthan Minister Jaswant Yadav had made similar statement and appealed Muslims to understand the sentiments of the Hindus and stop the business of smuggling of cows. “(I) Appeal Muslims to understand the sentiments of Hindus and stop smuggling cows. They must stop this business,” he had said.
“Smugglers stuff 50-50 cows into a truck to smuggle them and sprinkle acid on them. This hurts the Hindus. I would request the Hindus to not do cow smuggling that would hurt the sentiments of the Hindus,” Aaj Tak reported him as saying.
However, he had extended condolences to Rakbar saying, “As far as his death is concerned, I express condolence and I stand against those who take the law into their hands.” He further said that while it is wrong to take the law into hands but it boils the blood of the Hindus.
On July 20, 28-year-old Rakbar Khan was allegedly beaten to death by an agitated mob on suspicions of cow smuggling in Alwar district.