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Safer to be 'a cow than a Muslim': Tharoor

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    New Delhi, July 23: In the wake of lynching in Rajasthan's Alwar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said it was safer "to be a cow than a Muslim" at many places in India. Tharoor's comments come close on the heels of his "Hindu Pakistan" statement that invited criticism from his political opponents.

    "Why BJP Ministers' claims about reduction in communal violence don't stand up to the facts: It seems safer in many places to be a cow than a Muslim," Tharoor wrote on Twitter.

    Safer to be a cow than a Muslim: Tharoor

    He also posted the link of his article published on a news portal, which had the "cow-Muslim" remark.

    "Why BJP Ministers' claims about reduction in communal violence don't stand up to the facts: It seems safer in many places to be a cow than a Muslim," Tharoor wrote on Twitter.

    His comments on fasety of Mulsims came after Akbar Khan (28) was allegedly lynched by a group of people who accused him of smuggling cows in Alwar. Khan and his friend Aslam were aking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forested area near Lalawandi in Alwar district on Friday night when five men attacked them.

    Three people have been arrested in the case.

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