Pakistan rakes up RSS, Yogi Adityanath, NRC to attack India at UN

A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sharply criticized Islamabad over its sponsorship of cross-border terrorism, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Saad Warraich on Sunday trained guns at RSS and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allege that there was no room for dissent in “illiberal India of today”.

Exercising the Right of Reply, Warraich accused the RSS, BJP’s ideological mentor, of supporting the spread of fascism through its centres.

“The breeding ground of terrorism in our region is the RSS centres of Fascism. The claims of religious superiority are perpetrated through straight patronage all across India,” the Pakistan envoy said. He also said that the face of the largest Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was an unabashed Hindu extremist who openly advocated religious superiority of Hindus.

“Members of India’s minorities, including Christians and Muslims, are publically lynched at the hands of Hindus elites, where an unabashed Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath, who openly supports the superiority of the Hindus, serves as the face of the largest Indian state Uttar Pradesh,” Warraich said.

Without naming BJP chief Amit Shah, Warraich said several Bengalis in Assam had suddenly become “homeless” and “have been called termites by a prominent Indian leader”. “For a country where Right to citizenship to Bengalis in Assam is being arbitrarily rescinded and who have suddenly been made stateless and have been called ‘termites’ by a prominent Indian leader, where churches and mosques are torched, is surely not qualified to give sermons to others,” he retorted sharply.

Warraich’s response came after India’s First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to UN Eenam Gambhir denounced Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s allegation that New Delhi was behind the 2014 Peshawar terror attack as “outrageous”.

Exercising the Right to Reply at the UNGA, Gambhir said, “Let me recollect for Pakistan’s new government, the out-pouring of sorrow and pain in India that followed the massacre of innocent school children. India’s parliament had expressed solidarity while paying respect to the memory of those killed. Schools all over India had observed two minutes silence in their memory.”

On Pakistan’s claim of fighting terrorism, India asked the neighbouring country if it could deny the fact that was the host and patron of 132 of the UN-designated terrorists and 22 terrorist entities under the 1267 and the 1988 UN Security Council sanctions regime. “Will Pakistan deny that UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan, spews venom & sets up candidates for electoral offices?” Gambhir said.

Source: Indian Express

If BJP gets full majority in 2019, we will totally ban beef consumption in India: RSS Leader

July 27, 2018: Controversial RSS Leader Indresh Kumar stirred up yet another storm on Friday when he said  that if the BJP came to power with a full majority in 2019, the party will completely ban beef consumption throughout India.

The RSS is for a complete and total ban on beef consumption in the country. In 2014, though the BJP got a full majority in the lower house, it did not have a full majority in the upper house to make requisite changes in the laws required to enforce such an absolute nationwide ban, Kumar said.

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The RSS has time and again maintained that once their party (the BJP) has an absolute majority in both the Houses of Parliament, they would amend the Constitution of India to declare India a Hindu State and completely ban the slaughter of cows and consumption of beef throughout the country.

Kumar simply reiterated this position on Friday when he stressed that in 2019, the RSS will enforce a complete beef ban in the country.

Also Read: Stop Eating Beef or Get Killed, Lynchings To continue if Muslims, Christians Don’t Stop Eating Beef

Kumar’s comments came when he was asked on Friday to clarify on his earlier statements made on Monday (Read Here) and Thursday (Read Here) respectively concerning consumption of been in States like Goa and in the North East.

Also Read: Beef to be completely banned in Goa, rest of India by 2019?

On Wednesday, BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh had endorsed the views of Indresh Kumar  on the beef issue, saying Kumar is a “mature” man and said whatever he did “after proper thought”, reports news agency ANI.

Also Read: Those who eat beef should be hung in public, says Sadhvi Saraswati

In response to Kumar, UP CM Yogi Adityanath also made it clear on Tuesday that his government was committed to the protection of cattle, particularly cows from smuggling and slaughter.

He said, “Cow smuggling and slaughter should be stopped. Under no circumstances can we allow cow slaughter and smuggling. Everyone’s faith must be respected.”

Several senior BJP leaders have supported or endorsed this stand, while the PM has kept mum all along.

Also Read: Stop eating Pork & Beef, embrace Hindutva or else leave India

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the past on several occasions had advocated a nation-wide law and ban against cow slaughter, calling it a “vice” that must be removed, but also condemned violence by cow protection groups as it “defames” the cause.

He also pitched for stepping-up of cow protection efforts by bringing more people in the drive while “completely obeying the law and the Constitution”.

Also Read: Christ, Bible doesn’t say ‘eat beef’, Christians must stop eating beef to stop lynchings or we will stop it our way: RSS leader

In several northeastern states, including some where BJP is in power, cow slaughter is not banned while beef is consumed widely in states like Goa, Kerala and West Bengal where the party is working to emerge as a strong political force. The RSS chief suggested that enactment of a law everywhere to totally ban beef consumption will take time due to the complexities of politics.

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“I am confident that wherever RSS workers are in power, they will deal with local politics and complexities and work in that direction,” he said.

Cow protection should be promoted in such a way that it wins over more and more people to the cause and brings praise for those doing it, Bhagwat had said.

Also Read: Beef-eating countries treat their cows and cattle better than India, assert Goa MLAs

Meanwhile, according to an ANI report, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi has said that Muslims should stop eating beef.

Speaking to ANI, Mr Rizvi said that even in Islam cow meat is considered ‘haram’ (forbidden). He pitched for strict action against culprits who kill cows.

Also Read: People who eat beef as ‘status symbol’ should be hanged: Sadhvi Saraswati

“Muslims should stop eating beef. Killing of cows should stop. You cannot stop mob lynching, security cannot be deployed everywhere. So a law should be made awarding strict punishment to those killing cows,” Mr Rizvi said.

Backing the statement of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on cow killing, Mr Rizvi further said that someone with status of a mother should not be killed.

Also Read: All Kind of Beef must be Banned: Muslims, Christians must stop eating Beef or leave India

“I think Indresh Kumar’s statement has a point. Religious sentiments should not be hurt. You can’t kill someone who is given the status of a mother by a community,” he added.

The RSS leader has drawn flak from various quarters including the Congress for his lynching remark.

Also Read: Jesus was born in a Cow Shed, so Christians must Stop Eating Beef says RSS leader Indresh Kumar

On Monday, while addressing a conference in Delhi, the RSS leader said, “If cow-killing is stopped then mob lynchings will also automatically end. And the violence in any form practiced by any person belonging to any caste, sex, religion is a deplorable act. In India, there is no such belief which okays cow slaughtering for religious practices.”

His remark comes in the backdrop of Rajasthan’s Alwar lynching incident where a 28-year-old Akbar Khan was allegedly beaten to death by an agitated mob on suspicions of cow smuggling.

with inputs from PTI, ANI, etc