SRINAGAR: Reacting to Shiv Sena’s demand of banning illegal meat shops in Jammu, Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has warned the right-wing Hindutva forces “not to remain under impression that J&K is UP or Gujarat where you can go for any vandalism and threat the Muslim community in the name of protecting cows or banning meat shops and slaughter houses”.
In a statement issued here, Rasheed, said that if being vegetarian means piousness for them then they should seek death punishment for killers of Zahid, Ishtiyak Chowdhary, Mohammad Yaqoob and others “murdered by these so-called vegetarians” in Jammu province during the last two years.
“These radical elements should explain if human beings are worthless as compared to animals. It is shameful that while in UP, Sangh Parivar is bulldozing the Muslim community by all possible ways and means. Sanghis in Gujarat have amended the law and incorporated life punishment for those accused of cow-slaughtering,” he said.
AIP President said Modi must understand that under the cover of protecting cows he cannot facilitate butchering and bulldozing Muslims all over India. “And when it comes to J&K, the Sangh Parivar needs to understand that J&K is a heavily Muslim dominated state and as such no power on earth can threaten them in the name of cow slaughtering or running slaughter shops. They need no permission in the matters permissible in their religion,” Rasheed said.