People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and members of Left parties have given a call for a nationwide agitation on May 3 to mark the completion of a month since Pehlu Khan’s death in Alwar .
Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana, was beaten up by cow vigilantes in Behror, Alwar, on April 1 for transporting cows and succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital on April 3.
“We have given a call for an agitation on May 3 to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and an end to cow vigilantism. We will also be launching a postcard campaign. Today (on Wednesday), we along with family members of Pehlu Khan, attempted to meet chief minister Vasundhara Raje but were left disappointed,” Kavita Srivastava of PUCL said.
Addressing the third day of the protest in front of the assembly, CPI (M) politburo member Subhashini said, “Cow vigilantes have become brazen and are violating constitutional provisions. It is ironic that for BJP it’s fine to eat beef in Kerala but not elsewhere.”
Shabnam Hashmi, an activist, said that there is an effort to demoralise the Meo community in Mewat. Pehlu Khan’s sons Arif and Rashid were present at the dharna on Wednesday.