BJP leader expelled over ‘cow slaughter’: VHP demands mutton shops to be shifted out of Dewas


In the wake of BJP’s expelled minority cell leader, Anwar Mev, being booked under the stringent National Security Act, days after he was charged with slaughtering a cow at his house in Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh, right wing Hindu outfits have demanded shifting of mutton shops and slaughter-house outside the town to avoid “tension”.

Mev, former vice president of the BJP’s minority cell in Tonkkhurd Mandal in Dewas district, and nine others are facing a criminal case under the Madhya Pradesh Cow Slaughter Ban Act and the Indian Penal Code. Carcass of a cow was allegedly recovered from Mev’s house in Maniyarpura locality in Tonkkhurd Nagar town on January 27, leading to protests by right-wing organisations.

Police had said on Sunday that the National Security Act was slapped on Mev on January 28 in view of his “past criminal record”.

Local VHP and Bajrang Dal activists recently met the Tehsildar and sought shifting of mutton shops and slaughter house from Dewas to its outskirts stating that their presence might lead to tension in the area as there are a number of religious places located in the town.

Meanwhile, local Muslim leaders today said that they have decided to go for Mev’s social boycott.

“We have called a meeting of the community later this evening to discuss the issue of Mev and his family as they openly defied country’s law. We will give a call for their social boycott,” a Muslim community leader, Hafiz Irfan said.

Mev has been arrested and shifted to Ujjain central jail.

Source: DNA