Lynchings in the name of cow are criminal, don’t give it communal colour: Naqvi

The Union minister for minority affairs was responding to the death of Umar Khan, a farmer who was lynched by cow vigilantes in Alwar last week.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST
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Incidents of lynching in the name of cow protection are criminal acts and should not be given a communal colour, Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

On the lynching of farmer Umar Khan by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district last week, Naqvi said the Rajasthan government is doing the needful and it is the constitutional duty of the governments to protect all sections of society.

“There are such people everywhere who try to derail the agenda of development through their destructive agenda... such incidents are sad and unfortunate,” Naqvi said.

“Sometimes, people avenge their personal enmities in the garb of cow protection and other such things. But I believe such criminal acts should not be given communal colour. Those who give such incidents communal colour are actually helping the destructive agenda of vigilantes.”

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