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Time to tame cow vigilantes
Cow vigilantes are back in news for all the wrong reasons. This time they killed
a Muslim man at Alwar, Rajasthan suspecting him of smuggling cow. It is second such
incident after a mob in Uttar Pradesh dragged a 50-year-old Muslim man from his home
and beat him to death last year over suspicion that his family eats beef. Though
such kind of incidents targeting minority communities is on rise, the ruling establishment
does not seem bother. Shockingly on many occasions they have been found supporting
these cow vigilantes. In the Alwar incident though Rajasthan Police registered a
case against the attackers, the cops also booked the group of Muslim men for "smuggling"
even when they had government receipts that allowed them to ferry the cows.
As per the media report, various receipts of the required money paid by the men to
Jaipur municipality and other government offices to carry the cows legally has been
found. Also the victims are reportedly milk traders and had purchased the cows for
it. Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has shockingly come out to defend
the lynch mob and blamed the victims. Sensitivities about eating meat in general
and beef in particular have been present in India for decades—possibly centuries.
The current outcry appears to be rooted in part in the election of the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) in 2014. The top leadership of BJP continues to maintain silence
over such attacks which somehow embolden these cow vigilante groups. Incidents like
Alwar is creating deep divide between Muslim and Hindu communities which in the long
run will have devastating effect on India. Also in the garb of action against so
called illegal slaughter houses, BJP ruled states have been targeting abattoirs.
Majority of owners of abattoirs also tend to be Muslim and action against it disproportionately
affects them economically. It is time government as well as civil society bodies
take strong stand against the anti-social elements like cow vigilante groups. They
should be strongly punished for breaking laws.
---- Readers Forum ----
Upgrade Daporijo district hospital to full fledged General Hospital
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to request the concern authority
of state health service department and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh seeking upgradation
of our District Hospital Daporijo to full pledged General Hospital as early as possible
because said hospital has got "GNM" training institute a year back”. Despite it we
are lagging far behind in terms of man power, equipment and technology.
Pasighat having "ANM" institute have already got full pledged General Hospital status
with well equipped machinery and facilities many years back. Therefore, I being lay
man and a native of Daporijo, earnestly request the State Government to look into
the matter and give us a positive response as per need at the earliest.
Taki Longte Tamin
Pay honorarium to police personnel
Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) would like to focus the lackadaisical attitude towards
police personnel of Arunachal Pradesh who were engaged for both Lok Sabha as well
as State Assembly election duty in 2014. The honorarium of police personnel has not
been paid till date and file for it is dancing in between Civil Secretariat, DGP
and HCM office. Principal Secretary Home puts up query about the said file as if
it is a scandal one whereas the State Government does not take time to release the
LoC of various working departments without knowing the actual progress of civil work.
State Government forgot to remember the immense contribution police personnel made
for the successful and peaceful completion of election process in 2014. We all feel
secure due to hard work and sincerity of police officials. It is sad that state government
is treating them so shabbily.
Hence, ACS requests the Home Department not to make any unnecessary queries and we
demand for immediate release of honorarium of police personnel without pre-condition.
Chairman, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS)
No compromise till death penalty is awarded to the murderer
The entire family of Lt. Kenjum Kamsi has been mourning and seeking justice from
the authority after gruesome cold blooded murder of my brother on the fateful night
of 26th March 2017 by one Kejum Bagra (Kajum Bagra) son of Tumke Bagra, Deputy Speaker
of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.
Lt. Kenjum Kamsi was a man of principle who lived by his right and never compromised
with wrong doers in the society. He was murdered since he might have known wrong-doings
of people born with silver spoon in the mouth. He stood up for society as a social
worker and executive member of various organizations. We the family member of Lt.
Kenjum Kamsi is demanding and waiting for exemplary capital punishment to the murderer
by hanging till death as murderer has no place in the society. All the members of
society irrespective of clan, caste and creed has extended their solidarity to the
family for justice and demanding award of exemplary punishment to the cold blooded
Unfortunately, again it is of great pain and humiliation for us to hear rumours doing
the round in the society that Lt. Kenjum Kamsi’s family has compromised with the
murderer’s family for a compensation of Rs 1 Crore, which is absolutely false and
being spread to malign the integrity of my family. My brother’s life can’t be so
cheap to be worth just rupees One crore. How can people conclude by themselves that
a compromise has been worked out?
Therefore, through your esteemed daily I would like to put an end to all such rumours
and warn the rumour mongers not to humiliate my family and refrain from making false
propaganda when all my family members are struggling to overcome this traumatic stage.
Also I am thankful to all those who have shown their solidarity and extended all
possible support to my family during this tough time. Our fight for the justice of
my beloved brother will continue till exemplary death penalty is awarded to the murderer.
Elder Brother of
Lt. Kenjum Kamsi
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