Assam: Beef ban demand grows louder in Karimganj

SILCHAR, April 22, 2017: Hindu groups belonging to Sangh parivar have sought a ban on slaughtering of cows and selling of beef in Karimganj, one of the minority-dominated districts of the state.

Members of Viswa Hindu Parishad and Gau Raksha Samiti on Friday met with deputy commissioner (Karimganj) Predeep Kumar Talukdar and superintendent of police Gaurav Upadhay and submitted separate memorandums to them seeking necessary steps to ban slaughtering of cows in the district bordering.

VHP district president Rajiv Das Purkayastya and Gau Raksha Samiti district head Samar Ghosh said thefts of cows to slaughter them have been taking place in the district frequently.

They said on Wednesday night, miscreants stole a pregnant cow from the house of Subhash Namasudra, a Bengali-Hindu resident of Keotkona village under Nilambazar circle in Karimganj district. Next morning when he found that his cow was missing from the shed, a search was launched which found the corpse of the cow at a jungle near Manasangan village, 20 km from his house. On seeing them, the miscreants decamped. Namasudra returned to his village and filed an FIR with Nilambazar police station naming five persons involved in the theft and slaughtering of the cow. However, no one has been arrested till now.
In the memorandums, VHP and Samiti functionaries demanded that the miscreants are immediately arrested and punished. The Hindu groups said if ban on slaughtering of cows and selling of beef are not immediately imposed in the district, they will launch a vigorous agitation. The DC and SP assured the delegation that necessary steps would be taken in this direction, a member of the groups said.