Prime News, National (Rampur), July 25:- In view of intense political bickering over the Alwar lynching incident, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has appealed to the members of his community to stay away from the cow for their own safety. Reacting to several provocative statements made by right-wing outfits and politicians in the aftermath of the Alwar lynching incident, the SP leader urged the Muslims to stay away from dairy business and cow trading for ”the safety of their upcoming generations.”
“My request to Muslims who are in dairy business and cow trading is to stop it for the safety of their upcoming generations. At a time when some politicians are saying that one must face dire consequences of just touching a cow, Muslims should stay away from such trade,” Khan said.
Remarks from the SP leader – a prominent Muslim face of the party – came days after a 28-year-old man identified as Rakbar Khan aka Akbar was allegedly beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district in the intervening night of July 20-21. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).