Veiled threat or controversial statement?; heres what Gyan Dev Ahuja said on cow smuggling
Controversial statements and narratives have gained prominence in states where elections are due over next year or so.
Another of such statement came out in the open when a lawmaker of Rajasthan’s ruling BJP made the blatant announcement “If you smuggle cows, you will be killed”.
He was speaking on the mob beating of an alleged cow smuggler on Saturday.
The lawmaker has been identified as Gyan Dev Ahuja, who insisted that the man was never beaten up rather it was the truck fell on him.
A man called Zakir Khan was arrested for cattle smuggling after he was pulled out of his truck and beaten by villagers on Saturday.
The police had tried to stop his truck in which there were eight cows but Zakir allegedly drove through the barricades.
The police also claims that those in the truck fired at them. Villagers stopped the truck and attacked Zakir Khan while three others with him ran away.
It was reaction to this incident that Gyan Dev Ahuja said: “Mera toh seedha seedha kehna hai ki gautaskari aur gaukashi karoge to yu hi maroge (If you smuggle and slaughter cows, then you will be killed). The cow is our mother.”
The BJP legislator from Ramgarh also rubbished that Zakir Khan had been beaten up. >