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Ban on ‘cow vigilantism’ demanded by minority groups

As scheduled several people from Jamia Nagar responded to the call given by Muslim organizations to march to Jantar Mantar today at 3 pm.

Several Muslim, Christian and Dalit organisations also turned up and demanded a ban on “cow vigilantism” and sought passage of the Communal Violence Bill.

Also, the peaceful protest submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee. All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat president Navaid Hamid said: “We demand the cow vigilantism be banned and people be allowed to eat the food of their choice.”

Jamat-e-Islami Hind vice-president Nusrat Ali said: “A commission should be formed to report whether the recent events are part of organised crimes orchestrated by parties to polarise votes for political mileage and to suggest proper mechanism to prevent deterioration of democratic system by overuse of polarisation tactics leading to vast loss of lives and properties and displacement of people from their cozy homes.”

Maulana Abdul Hameed, General Secretary of Jamiatul Ulama Hind, said: “The Communal Violence Bill should be made a law as soon as possible so that communal forces should be suitably dealt with for maintaining peace and law and order in the country.”Also, he demanded judicial probe into incidents that took place in Dadri, Dingerhedi, Paida village of Bijnore and the killing of youth allegedly by cow vigilantes in Ahmedabad.

Other organisations that turned up at the protest rally included Lokraj Sanghtan, Dalit Federation AMOD, All India Shia Council and Students Islamic Organisation of India. 

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