Jammu Tawi, April 22
Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, state president, Mahila Wing Seema Mahajan today expressed her concern over the way in which the self-styled Gou Rakshaks attacked and injured a Nomad family in Talwara and forcibly took away their cattle heads with belongings like cash. In a meeting held here wherein Seema Mahajan said she was shocked to know that even an 80 years old man and a nine years old girl child was not spared. This is a brazen act of cowardice and loot, she said and called upon Reasi Police to investigate the case vigorously, arrest the culprits and get them punished severely. Police is engaged in checking the bovine smuggling and has been laying nakas, conducting raids and achieving success in checking the menace, said Seema and appreciated Police for having apprehended the bovine smugglers and rescuing 90 animals only yesterday. Nomads are regular movers who shift to their summer habitats alongwith their cattle and as such, there is no reason to harm them. They should rather be cared and received well. In case, there were reports of any illegal bovine transportation, the matter should have been brought to the notice of the Police and there was no reason to take the law into hands. She felt dismay over some elements using the platform of “Cow Vigilantes” for their ulterior motives, which she said is required to be curbed at all costs. Nomads have a tradition that marks state’s long cultural diversity and goons disturbing it cannot escape the clutches of extra- vigilant Jammu and Kashmir Police.