Congress censures RSS over MRM's beef appeal

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 5 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday censured the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over its affiliate Muslim Rashtriya Manch's (MRM) appeal to Muslims to shun beef eating. Targeting the RSS, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI that on the one hand, the right wing organisation appeals Muslims to protect cows, and on the other hand, they beat and kill even those Muslims for whom cows are source of income. He questioned: "How could they (MRm) ask Muslims to open gaushalas (cow shelters) when they attacked Muslims who earn their bread and butter from selling cow milk? "Look what happened in Alwar, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir. In order to conceal their mistakes, now they have forced some Muslims to appeal for cow protection," said Kharge. Another Congress leader P.L. Punia also attacked the RSS over the issue. "The Muslim Rashtriya Manch's suggestion is good, but they should tell where beef is being eaten, and where cows are being slaughtered. Except few states, cow slaughter is banned across India. It is the responsibility of the respective state governments to enforce the ban strongly," Punia told ANI. He alleged that the beef export had increased manifold during the incumbent BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre but still the RSS had kept a mum. "The RSS should also ask the Modi Government that how much the beef export increased during its three year rule. Beef export has increased manifold during the Modi government. The RSS intentionally rakes up such issues just to flare the religious sentiments," alleged Punia. MRM leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday appealed Muslims to protect cows by opening gaushalas (cow shelters) and shunning beef eating. (ANI)