Protect cows but don’t kill humans: CPI (M)

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New Delhi, Mar.21 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday trained his guns at the BJP-led NDA Government over the recent Latehar incident where two cattle traders were found hanging from a tree and said innocent humans should not be killed in the name of nationalism.

“The victims were taking cattle to the cattle fair, such fairs happen everywhere in the country….You want to protect cows, you protect them but does that mean killing human beings,” Yechury told ANI here.

“The government needs to answer to why such incidents are taking place, but they won’t. They will not answer questions related to security concerns, they will not answer that how and why harmony in the country is is being torn. This is not nationalism,” he added.

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Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had earlier criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for not putting a check on increasing communal hatred in the nation.

Citing examples of the recent communal episodes, Azad said that he had never seen the nation so tensed while stating that the thoughts of secularism prospered even during the regime of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Five people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident where two Muslim cattle traders were found hanging from a tree on Friday morning in Jhabar village under Balumath Police Station area of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. (ANI)

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