Stop Eating Beef or Get Killed, Lynchings To Continue if Muslims, Christians Don’t Stop Eating Beef, Minister Giriraj Singh Endorses Views of RSS Indresh Kumar

July 25 18: BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh endorsed the views of RSS leader Indresh Kumar on the Alwar lynching. Singh said that Kumar is a “mature” man and said whatever he did “after proper thought”, reports news agency ANI.

Also Read: Beef issue: Goans must understand they live in Hindustan and not Portugal

Singh also endorsed Kumar’s suggestion that the only solution to stop lynchings and killing in the name of ‘gau-mata‘ is to completely stop the consumption of beef in the country.

Also Read: VHP and Bajrang Dal set to impose complete beef ban in India

It is a natural impulsive reaction of a certain section of people who worship ‘gau-mata‘ and it happens on the spur of the moment when they see ‘gau-mata‘ being slaughtered for food.

“These statements are a direct endorsement of  the Government’s support and encouragement to lynchings and public incitement of violent mobs by none less than a Union Minister in the Central Government headed by Narendra Modi. If Modi cannot control his Union Ministers, how will he control an incited, murderous mob,” asked a Congress leader.

 

There has been no comment till the time of going to press, from the Prime Minister or any senior BJP minister on the statements made by their colleague.

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

He also endorsed Kumar’s statements that lynchings will continue in India, unless Muslims, Christians and other sections of people completely stop eating beef and the Government cannot be held responsible for it. As long as beef is consumed and cows are slaughtered, lynchings will continue, Singh said.

Also Read: Stop eating beef, give ‘Rashtra Mata’ status to cow demand RSS, BJP leaders

“He (RSS leader Indresh Kumar) is a mature man and must have said something after proper thought,” news agency ANI quoted Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh.

In an apparent reference to the incidents of mob lynching, RSS leader Indresh Kumar said if the practice of eating cow meat was stopped, many crimes of the ‘Satan’ could be curtailed.

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

Twenty-nine-year-old Rakbar Khan was lynched in Alwar on July 21 by a mob of cow protectors who accused him of smuggling cows.

RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Monday said crimes like mob lynching could stop if people stopped eating beef. He also claimed that calling Hindus communal is fraught with the risk of labelling all religions in the world as communal.

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

“Lynchings will stop if people don’t eat beef. The cows must be protected and cowdung should be used as cement, then both poverty and violence will end… Jesus was born in a cowshed and that is why in Christianity they talk of ‘Holy cow’. In Mecca and Medina killing cow is a crime. Can we not pledge not to kill cows. If we can pledge this our problem of mob lynching will be solved,” said Indresh at the inauguration of Jagran Hindu Manch in Ranchi.

The leader also emphasised on the importance of right “sanskaar” to deal with this problem.

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

“Law has to be there and the government must act, but society also needs the right ‘sanskaar’ to deal with this problem,” he said.

The leader did say that violence in any form can never be welcomed.

“Any mob violence, be it of your home, locality, caste or party can never be welcomed. But, you tell me if any religious place in the world approves the killing of cow,” said Indresh.

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

Last week, a dairy farmer, Rakbar Khan from Haryana’s Mewat district, was lynched by a group of seven persons in Alwar when he was transporting two cows and their calves.

On July 17, the Supreme Court condemned the recent spate of lynchings as “horrendous acts of mobocracy” and told Parliament to make lynching a separate offence.

with inputs from ANI & CNN News18

In spite of a national uproar, BJP MP Gopal Shetty still questions the role of Christians in the Indian Freedom Struggle, says it’s a debatable topic and refuses to apologize or withdraw earlier statements

IndiaScoops.com Bureau | Mumbai, Jul 6: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gopal Shetty who is known for his controversial remarks in the past, tendered his resignation on Friday after he stirred a controversy calling Christians ‘angrez’ who have not contributed to the freedom struggle. The incident occurred on Sunday July 1 at Malwani in suburban Mumbai.

The MP from Mumbai North Gopal Shetty is heard saying in a video clip, which has gone viral: “Christians were British; hence they didn’t participate in the freedom movement. India was not freed by Hindus or Muslims, we fought as one, as Hindustanis for our independence.”

Also Read: BJP MP Gopal Shetty abuses Christians using very vulgar language, says they are useless, good for nothing…

Shetty defended his statements, and at first said he was misinterpreted. On Tuesday and Wednesday, as the news broke out in the local media, Shetty initially tried to say he was misquoted and misrepresented and his comments were twisted or reported out of context. Possibly Shetty and his advisers did not themselves understand or realize the meaning and magnitude of his statements. Or it was a subtle and clever trick, with Shetty trying to appease one community in the sensitive Malwani area.

Also Read: After drama, BJP MP Gopal Shetty withdraws his resignation, but refuses to withdraw his words, or apologize, Christians left fuming

But as his recorded speech video clip went viral nationally on Friday and mainline Tv news channels began playing the video clip, Shetty did a U-turn. His party bosses did not bat for him and a dejected Shetty came to understand what he said and what was being interrupted. He then claimed he had not said something that required him to apologize. He told media that the fact is that people from every religion contributed for Indian freedom. However, he expressed unhappiness that his party did not stand by him.

Also Read: Congress MLA Aslam Shaikh, Mumbai Congress strongly condemn BJP MP Gopal Shetty’s attack on Christians

Amidst rising national outrage, Shetty said he stood by his comments. “I just said Catholics may not be in freedom struggle because it was the British rule.” “I have my freedom of expression and this statement can be debated if needed. I have offered my resignation from MP post to Maharashtra BJP president and now it is up to the party. I do not want to embarrass my party,” added Shetty. 

Catholics in Mumbai who have a sizable presence  in various sectors in the city, including Education, IT services, Banking & Finance and Media have not taken kindly to Shetty’s utterances. “We are Indians first and foremost. Shetty called us ‘Angrez’ or British in a derogatory way. He said since we were British, we did not participate in the Freedom Struggle. Doesn’t he understand what he was saying. Either he is playing dumb or trying to be very clever. All he had to do is say sorry, but he has refused to apologize. In spite of a national uproar and condemnation from his own party colleagues, he has added fuel to fire, by stating that the Christian contribution to the Freedom Struggle is a debatable topic. We are clear about our demands -we want an unconditional apology, or else we will take this matter to it’s legal conclusion. Shetty as an MP is expected to be a very responsible man. His constituency which comprises of Malad, Orlem, Borivili, Poisar, etc., has a sizable well-educated Christian population and the community’s contribution to the education sector is clearly evident by the several Church and convent schools in Shetty’s constituency,” said Gerard Lobo, who first submitted a written complaint to the Malwani Police Station.

Also Read: Mumbai Christians file Police Complaint against Gopal Shetty for derogatory language against community, demand unconditional apology 

Shetty had made the controversial statement while addressing a gathering during the Eid-E-Milad program organised by the Shia Kabrastan Committee at Malvani in Malad in Mumbai on Sunday, July 1.

The Mumbai Congress hit back at the MP on Wednesday. “It’s clear BJP MP is not aware of history, or is purposely trying to create discord among members of one community with such communally sensitive utterances,” the Mumbai Congress tweeted.

Also Read: In Pics: Mumbai Congress, Mahila Congress protest rally on Friday, against Gopal Shetty’s comments

The Telangana Congress also took a dig at the BJP. “Official written orders were passed by the heads of RSS & Hindu Mahasabha asking their cadre not to participate in Indian Freedom Struggle & this is “BJP” History !!” the INC Telangana tweeted.

Mumbai BJP President and MLA from Bandra West Ashish Shelar told media that BJP does not support such statements and supports the Christian community. “Though the MP did not mean what he said, he has been asked to withdraw the statement,” Shelar added.

Two years ago, Shetty had stirred trouble for his party by describing farmer suicides as a “fashion”.

Beef to be completely banned in Goa, rest of India by 2019, master action plan by RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini in the making

BY JOSEPHINE DIAS | PANAJI | 4 JULY 2018: Several extreme rightist groups including the RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal (BD) and the Durga Vahini (DV), besides others, are preparing a master plan and national strategy to completely ban the transportation and sale of all forms of beef in Goa and other states of India where it is still available.

Also Read: Beef issue: Goans must understand they live in Hindustan and not Portugal

Senior VHP functionary Radha Krishna Manori has been very vocal in the past about the intention of the VHP to totally ban the transportation and sale of beef across the country using one method or the other, including the use of brute force, threats and physical attacks on transporters.

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

This strategy is being used on a test basis in the State of Goa,  where beef transporters have been harassed by VHP and Bajrang Dal members masquerading as animal activists. If successful it will be implemented nationwide. Congress legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco recently called a press conference to publicly highlight the daily harassment (Read Here) meted out to beef transporters and traders in Goa.

IndiaScoops.com has learnt, a national master plan is being prepared and an interstate core group consisting of senior members drawn from all the above right-wing groups is working on a mega strategy for “Beef Mukt Bharat“, say sources familiar with the happenings within these groups.

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

IndiaScoops.com has learnt that one of their many strategies is to use loopholes in transportation laws and RTO regulations covering transport of raw meat from one state to the other. Another method is to use Animal Protection laws and animal rights’ activists for the purpose claiming that the animals are subjected to great torture during transportation. Many RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini members across India are registering their own new NGOs as Animal Rights or Prevention of Cruelty to Animals groups in each State to take on the beef transportation network. These organisations have planned to have at least 8-10 registered Protection of Cruelty to Animals NGOs in each State under their wing by 2019, solely dedicated to stop transportation of beef from  one place to the other.

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

These NGOs will also raise funds from the public by organising awareness camps, seminars, etc., under the guise of discussing  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to fund their anti-beef efforts.

Another strategy is to use health and hygiene laws at the slaughter houses to make it almost impossible for traders to slaughter bovines for food.

Also Read: VHP and Bajrang Dal set to impose complete beef ban in India

The overall idea of the RSS, VHP, BD and DV is to make cattle procurement and transportation so expensive and difficult, that beef will no longer enjoy the price advantage it does over poultry, pork, mutton or lamb meat and traders will totally give up dealing in beef and shift to other comparatively hassle-free businesses like poultry.

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

Besides, IndiaScoops.com has learnt the RSS and VHP plan to use “beef” as one of the election strategies for 2019, trying to brainwash Hindu masses into believing that all species of cattle or bovines are ultimately related biologically to the cow or gaumata due to interbreeding over the centuries and hence the slaughter of all bovine cattle must be banned. The NGOs above-mentioned will also be tasked with this job, sources told IndiaScoops.com.

As reported earlier, the VHP has claimed that it will impose a total ban on the transportation and consumption of beef in Goa by 2019, without the government’s help.

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

Senior VHP functionary Radha Krishna Manori, said his organisation will not hesitate to use maximum force to impose a beef ban in Goa with the help of the Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini activists by 2019. “We will use all the physical force required, including the law to ensure  a total beef ban in Goa,” Manori was quoted saying to the media last year.

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

“Like elsewhere in the country, in Goa, too, we are awakening people against cow slaughter and eating beef. You will have to wait for another one year and our Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini workers will stop cow slaughter in the state,” he told reporters in Vasco last year (2017). Manori was referring to the NGO groups being set up across Goa.

The VHP aided by the Durga Vahini and the Bajrang Dal has plans to completely disrupt the transportation of beef to Goa by 2019, by using Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and other similar Animal Protection Acts, with the tacit support of the government machinery.

Also Read: RSS-backed cow vigilante groups creating beef shortage, Goa Congress leader Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco demands police protection for transporters

“The VHP will not require the help of any government to stop cow slaughter or beef eating, as our wings — Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini — are capable enough to do it,” Manori told media persons in 2017.

“VHP is stopping cow slaughter through Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini. We are not demanding anything from the government,” he added.

Also Read: BJP government failed beef eaters: Goa Dy Speaker Michael Lobo pulls up his own Government

“VHP is strong enough to get done the things which it wants. Why won’t it (cow slaughter) stop? It has to stop,” he commented referring to the beef ban.

“We will do what Hindu society wants. We will not allow cow slaughter or allow anyone to eat beef in Goa,” he added.

Also Read: Goans must stop eating beef and understand they live in Hindustan not Portugal

In Goa, Congress legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Saturday demanded police protection for beef importers, who have once again complained that cow vigilantes were stopping consignments of slaughtered beef from being brought into the state from neighbouring Karnataka.

“Even legally those who are legally importing beef, they are being harassed by cow vigilante groups and the government is promoting them,” Reginaldo told a press conference here, amid a fresh spate of beef shortage in the state, where nearly one third of the 1.5 million population belong to beef-eating minority communities.

“All Hindus, Catholics, Muslims eat what they want. Why are such differences being created now? The beef shortage is being created by cow vigilante groups in Goa, who are backed by RSS elements,” the Congress leader said.

Also Read: Vigilantism leads to severe Beef shortage in international tourism destination Goa

Anwar Bepari, president of the All Goa Qureshi Meat Traders association on Friday had said cow-vigilantes were forcefully stopping beef consignments from being brought in the coastal state, giving rise of shortage of the red meat in Goa’s markets.

“The cow protection groups are taking law in their hands and stopping our legally imported consignments. They have also beaten up some drivers, who are now scared to drive the trucks carrying slaughtered beef into Goa,” Bepari told IANS.

In January, beef traders in Goa went on strike alleging harassment by cow vigilante groups.

Also Read: People who eat beef should be hanged: Sadhvi Saraswati

The strike was called off after an assurance from the Chief Minister, who directed the police to crackdown on ow vigilantes.

Goa on an average consumes around 20-25 tons of beef every day, according to Bepari.

According to a report in The Wire, in the last 8-10 months, “animal activists” with links to the AWBI have gone on overdrive in Goa, specifically targeting the beef trade, the import of which is almost entirely handled by the Quraishi community.

Also Read: Lynching a Non-Issue, Too much Fuss being Created, Unnecessary Importance, Media Publicity Given to Lynching Incidents: Yogi Adityanath

Tired of the persistent harassment from vigilantism – in one instance “activists” threw phenyl on the meat, destroying 2,500 kg in a go – beef traders went on strike in Goa on January 6 and resumed business only after assurances of police protection from the state government.

The four-day shutdown cost the traders nearly Rs 1.4 crore in losses, the Quraishi Meat Traders Association of Goa president Manna Bepari told The Wire.

Also Read: Stop eating beef, give ‘Rashtra Mata’ status to cow; demand RSS, BJP leaders

Crushing the beef trade between Karnataka and Goa appears to rate high on the AWBI’s calendar of activities currently. A day after beef imports began to trickle in again, a dozen AWBI volunteers, registered as honorary animal welfare officers, were flown into Goa (from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, they said). At a press conference, they alleged that the state was turning into a “hotbed for operations of the cattle mafia, illegal animal trafficking and unauthorised slaughterhouses. Laws are flouted and public health is jeopardised. Millions in black money is generated in the process. This money goes to fund terrorist outfits. Goa is under threat of becoming another Kashmir.”

Also Read: Union Minister Giriraj Singh endorses RSS leader Indresh Kumar’s  “stop beef eating to stop lynching”  remark

Though a third of its population and the tourism industry buy beef, Goa does not rear cattle for slaughter. It is entirely dependent on Karnataka for the daily 30,000 kg supply – 25,000 kg of which is brought across the border by road by the Quraishi association currently. Around 600 Muslim families living in Goa are dependent on the trade, says Bepari who wants the government to reopen the Goa Meat Complex to facilitate the trade, reports The Wire.

With inputs from IANS, The Wire, Scroll.in and Agencies

RSS sets sight on YMCA properties worth billions, tries to illegally amend its constitution

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, under the leadership of Indresh Kumar, member of RSS’ National Executive, has been attempting to rewrite the constitution of the National Council of YMCAs of India in cahoots with the office bearers of the Council.

The Council was one of the organisers of the United Christmas & New Year Celebrations held on January 9, 2018, at the NDMC Convention Hall, where Kumar was the chief guest and Archbishop Anil J Couto was one of the guests of honour.

This was not the only time Kumar and the office bearers of the Council had been collaborating. In Feb 2017, the Council organised an event with RSS affiliates – Gau Raksha Manch, Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Dharma Sanskriti Manch, Himalaya Pariwar, Rashtriya Ekta Mission, Jai Bharat Manch and Yuva Abhivakthi Manch – to promote culture of oneness, peace, unity and development.

At this event Kumar was the chief guest and Lebi Philip Mathew, President of the Council, was one of the special guests.

The Annual Report of the YMCA states that in 2016 the Council had rganised a session with Kumar at YMCA, in which they say “history was created when an initiative was taken on the request of Indresh Kumar to facilitate an open session with the ecumenical and Christian organisations on May 16, 2016. The session began with an exquisite rendition of Vande Mataram”.

In the same report, the office bearers of the Council laud themselves for “making the impossible possible”.  They allude to the importance of the meeting because the country was in the election mode and YMCA had considerable presence in the two states (Kerala and Tamil Nadu). Kerala had 440 and Tamil Nadu 128 YMCA-affiliated centres. The annual report goes on to add that “the huge attendance was all for hearing the man (Indresh Kumar) who would mesmerise them in a jaw-dropping session.

It was with a view to fostering brotherhood, peace and harmonious existence. In the Annual Report of 2016, the Council mentions that they have begun a Sir George Williams Education Institute to offer courses, keeping in mind the Prime Minister’s Kaushal Bharat flagship programme, while embracing Stand Up India, skill development, Startup India and Digital India missions.

Soon after in 2017, the Council had sent their proposed amendments of the Constitution to all the YMCAs in the country. It included proposals to include the Prime Minister’s skill development programme in rural India into one of the clauses of the Constitution, altering the original statement which was to promote agricultural practices and help marginal farmers to improve farming methods and outputs. Another proposed objective is to increase mobilisation and motivation of rural people in achieving wider participation in decision-making at different levels of the development process.

This was never a part of the YMCA Constitution.

The RSS, which has been attempting to set up reach-out programmes to influence even the farthest Christian voter, is hoping to do so through the YMCA. Mathew has been stating that India needs at least 10,000 YMCAs instead of the 700-odd institutions currently, even more than America, which has around 9,000-odd YMCAs. But, due to a restriction in the YMCA Constitution, they have not been able to expand.

The Constitution states that only one YMCA can exist in a city/town/municipality/Panchayat/Corporation.

The amendment states that every Gram Panchayat can have one YMCA, in a municipality there can be three and in a corporation, four. In another proposed amendment, the Council, to ensure minimum resistance to their plans, states that the National Executive shall meet only twice a year, when earlier they were required to meet thrice in a year.

To enable this transition and consolidation of power of all the YMCAs with the National Council, the current president has also brought in the amendment that the tenure of the president will be for a maximum of eight years, that is two terms of four years each, and this change will be counted from the Quadrennial Convention of 2018. Earlier, a president could serve
only for six years, that is two terms of three years each.

The proposed amendment ensures that Mathew will remain the president for another eight years and his previous three will not be counted.

They have also stated that extension of the term of the National General Secretary will be the prerogative of the National Executive, when earlier it was necessary to constitute a search committee to search for a suitable National Secretary from the national roster of secretaries.

Here is where it becomes interesting, because the current National General Secretary, RP Manikumar, has been accused of appropriating funds from the Hyderabad YMCA. There is a case in the Hyderabad High Court against him under Sections 191 (false evidence), 192, 196, 199 (defamation), 203, 418 (cheating), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security and will). It has been alleged that he misappropriated funds even while he was the general secretary at the Nalgonda YMCA.

But, what got most of the regional YMCAs to come together to file a case against the amendment was the clause inserted by the Council that ‘all the properties, movable and immovable, in the possession of the said YMCA will be under the custody of the Central Trust’. The Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Ahmedabad YMCAs filed a case against the National Council of YMCAs at the
Delhi High Court to stay the amendment.

They were able to get the stay because the Council had flouted the rules of the Societies Registration Act, 1860, under which it has been registered.To pass any changes, the Council is required to convene a special general body meeting and submit the proposition to the members of the society. The proposition has to be agreed to by the votes of three-fifths of the members delivered in person or by proxy at the second meeting and confirmed by three-fifths of the members at the third meeting.

The general body consists of a member from each of the YMCAs in the country and it is this body which has to deliberate on the proposed amendments. The current Council hadn’t followed these rules. Once the amendment was stayed, the Council was forced to hold a general body meeting and it was scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram on December 15, 2017. The meeting ended in a fist fight between the national leaders and a few regional leaders who were opposed to the issue of control of the regional YMCAs.

It was alleged that the Council had even employed bouncers to threaten the regional leaders. As per the HC order, Justice Rekha Sharma, was to be appointed as the arbitrator in the case.These fisticuffs drew severe criticism from the president and general secretary of the World Alliance of YMCAs, Peter Posner and Rev Johan Vilhelm Eltvik. They have directed Mani Kumar to provide them with an explanation of the incidents of violence during the December 15, 2017, meeting and have instructed them to postpone the procedure of any amendment at this time.

Source: The National Herald