Several Hindu organisations on Sunday demanded arrest of the shopkeepers in Mundaka village in Ferozpur Jhirka whose biryani samples have reportedly tested positive for beef in a university lab. Organisations gave a call for protest marches across the state on September 15 if the state government fails to act against the accused.
The leaders held a mahapanchayat at Kamla Nehru Park in Gurgaon on Sunday and accused the state government of delaying action against those accused of selling beef biryani. Leaders from the Vishav Hindu Parishad, Gau Raksha Dal, Bajrang Dal, Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal and Shiv Sena participated in the mahapanchayat. Leaders came from Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Pathredi, Panchgaon, Wajirabad, Manesar, Dadri Toe, Sohna, Daultabad, Bhondsi and Sherpur.
Leaders said when the report of the biryani samples has been prepared and submitted, the government should make it public and take action against the accused.
Mewat police along with animal husbandry department officials had collected seven samples of biryani from Mundaka village and sent them for testing to a lab at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, in first week of September. The samples reportedly tested positive and the report has been submitted to the state government.
“State government has made a law to protect cows. It should strictly implement it. Measures to safeguard and shelter cows should also be taken,” said Ramesh Yadav, state convenor of VHP’s Gau Samvardhan cell.
Leaders said all Hindu organisations will submit a memorandum to the President and the Prime Minister, through district commissioners, on September 15 and hold protect marches.
“There will be peaceful protest marches. We all want to protect cows,” said Yadav.
Haryana Congress vice president Aftab Ahmed, meanwhile, said the collection of biryani samples is a “humiliation” to a particular community.
“The state government has made a cow protection law and it should be enforced. There is no need to hit the livelihood of the common people,” said Ahmed, a former MLA from Nuh.
In March this year, the Haryana government enforced the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gau Samvardhan Act 2015 making cow slaughter punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.