Lynching won’t stop until cow is declared national animal : BJP MLA

Hyderabad : In a statement that reeks of communal hatred,  a BJP MLA from Telangana has said that incidents of lynching will not stop till the time cow gets the status of “Rashtra Mata”.

T Raja Singh Lodh, BJP MLA of Goshamahal in Hyderabad, said in a video message on a social networking website on Sunday that he does not want “khoon-kharaba” (bloodletting) on the issue, but if it has to stop, cow must be declared “Mother of the Nation”.

Maintaining that he never supported the killing or beating up of people by “gau rakshaks”, Singh, however, deplored “nobody discusses protection of cows and how to stop such violence”.

There has already been a lot of anger in the Muslim community over the killing of a Muslim man over suspicion of being a cow smuggler in Rajasthan’s Alwar.

The Ghoshamahal MLA has often found himself on the wrong side of the law because of his remarks.

He appealed to the Parliament to introduce laws against cow slaughter and declare cow as “Rashtriya Mata”.

He recently also said the holy Quran was responsible for the spread of terrorism and those hosting Iftaar parties were begging for Muslim votes.

Source: Muslim Mirror

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