Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gyan Dev Ahuja has said that cow slaughtering is a bigger crime than terrorism.
The BJP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Rajasthan also expressed his ire over several incidents of mob lynching and cow vigilantism and said “sentiments of crores of Hindus get hurt, when a cow is killed.”
“Cow slaughtering is a bigger crime than terrorism. Terrorists kill two to three people, but when a cow is killed, sentiments of crores of Hindus get hurt,” Ahuja said.
The BJP MLA’s statement comes on the backdrop of recent mob lynching incident in Rajasthan’s Alwar district where a Muslim Man named Rakbar Khan was beaten to death on the suspicion of cow smuggling.
Earlier, speaking in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all the state governments to take stringent action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace prevailing in the country at the earliest.
The incidents of mob lynching have been on a rise in the country. As per data compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 45 persons were killed in 40 cases of mob lynching across nine states between 2014 and 3 March, 2018. The Supreme Court on July 17 asked the Centre to enact a law to deal with incidents of lynching and take action on mob violence.