Nip the evil in the bud: KEA
The cow vigilante attack on a Gujjar family in Reasi, which injured five of a family including a 9-year-old girl has evoked outrage in the state, with many calling for an immediate ban on such gangs, while a minister in the PDP-BJP coalition said a “reign of terror” in guise of cow protection cannot be allowed.
Taking a serious note of the attack, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), a business body in the valley, asked the government to nip the evil in the bud.
“They have started with attack on one family including a small girl, this hate may turn into (an) epidemic tomorrow. So it’s better to get rid of the menace by banning it right now,” KEA chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan said in a statement issued here Sunday.
Asking the chief minister to immediately ban “such gangs” Khan said that the so called vigilantes work at the behest of “saffron forces” with an agenda to “terrorise the minority community”.
“Gunda Raaj will not be tolerated in our state and if the state government fails to ban these gangs, onus of public reaction will lie on the government itself,” Khan said.
He also questioned why such vigilantes did not “exist or terrorize people three years ago”.