Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)
Puttur, Jun 27: Muralikrishna Hasantadka, provincial joint convener of Bajrang Dal, demanded the exile of people from the district who are engaged in illegal transportation of cows to slaughterhouses and thereby disrupt peace. He also said that if the police continue to hoist false cases against activists of Hindu organizations who are involved with extending protection to cows, the organizations will give a befitting response.
Addressing a press meet here on Wednesday June 26, he said that illegal transportation of cows has been going on unabated from Byndoor to Sampaje and again from Charmadi to Thokkottu. He pointed out that several illegal slaughterhouses have been operating at various places. He accused the officials, who are expected to do their duty of restraining this activity, of instead registering false cases against activists of Hindu organizations involved with cow protection with the single aim of taming them.
"Our constitution mentions about the need to protect cows. Hindu activists have been working in tune with this aim. We have no objection if the police show the reason for arrest as obstruction of cattle transportation. But we cannot approve if the police register false cases of robbery," he explained. He called upon the officials of the department to act in this direction before the anger of Hindu community overflows. He also charged the Badiadka police in Kasargod of registering robbery case against Hindu leader, Akshay Rajput and three others who had made an effort to protect cows by intercepting the vehicle and handing over the cattle to the police. He demanded for the withdrawal of cases filed against these four persons.
Hasantadka also said that his organization had not given call for bandh and that stone pelting incidents would have happened on account of people's anger. He felt that the people might have turned angry because of victory celebration in case of cattle release by the court and registering false case of robbery against activists of Hindu organizations from Vittal who stopped illegal cattle trafficking. He added that his organization is not responsible for these incidents and that if there is a need, Hindu organizations themselves will give call for it.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad district secretary B S Satish, district committee legal advisor Madhava Poojary, Bajrang Dal district convener, Sridhar Tenila, and taluk coordinator, Harish Kumar, were present.
VHP leaders said that the police have failed to stop illegal cattle trafficking going on through Mundaje police gate. They said that 200 kg beef was found in unauthorized slaughterhouse at Jokatte and felt that if the court has released the cattle, it might be because of lacuna in the first information report. They asked the police and animal husbandry departments to clarify on this issue.