New Delhi, Oct 18: Defending the gruesome Dadri lynching incident, in which a 50-year-old Muslim man was killed by mob over rumours of eating beef, RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya has claimed the Vedas order the killing of "sinners" who slaughter cows.
As per a report published in the Indian Express, the article in Panchjanya reads, "Veda ka adesh hai ki gau hatya karne wale pataki ke pran le lo. Hum mein se bahuton ke liye to yah jivan-maran ka prashn hai (Vedas order the killing of the sinner who kills a cow. It is a matter of life and death for many of us)."
The article titled ‘Is Utpat ke Us paar' (The other side of this disturbance)' alleged 'madrasas and the Muslim leadership teach Indian Muslims to hate the country's traditions.'
Questioning the silence of writers, it states, "Akhlaq (the Dadri victim) perhaps slaughtered a cow under the influence of such bad deeds."
"Gau-hatya Hinduon ke liye maan bindu hai (Cow slaughter is an issue of honour for Hindus). Muslims who commit such acts today are converted Hindus of Indian origin. It is important for social harmony that we respect faiths of each other," said Hindi writer Tufail Chaturvedi. Tufail is the pen name of Vinay Krishna Chaturvedi.
Earlier this week, PM Modi finally spoke out about the Dadri lynching incident. In an interview to Ananda Bazar Patrika, Modi said that episodes such as the lynching of a man in Dadri and the controversy around Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali was sad.
"Dadri incident or the incident against the Pakistani singer is sad and unwelcome. But what is the role of the central government in it?" he questioned.