Published On : Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

Mayawati asks Naqvi, “Why were Muslim women beaten in name of Gau Raksha?

two women being assaulted by the mob
Madhya Pradesh/Nagpur:
Beef row in Parliament today. Two Muslim women were slapped, kicked and abused by a mob in Madhya Pradesh allegedly over the possession of beef.

BSP chief Mayawati asks Parliamentary Affairs minister and the BJP’s only prominent Muslim face, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, to explain the incident.

“Why were women of your community beaten in the name of Gau Raksha? What do yopu have to say to these women?” Mayawati asked Naqvi in the House.

In a mobile video, which is now being circulated on social media, the police at Mandsaur railway station are seen making half-hearted attempts to control the mob.

According to reports, the police at Mandsaur railway station had first received a tip-off that the two women were carrying beef. The two women had allegedly brought the beef from Jaora with the objective of selling it in Mandsaur.

In the video, a crowd is seen surrounding the women and slapping them as they plead to let them go. Although the police tell the crowd to keep their distance, the mob thrashes the women continuously.

The chanting and beating continues for half-an-hour after which the police manage to take the women away from the crowd.

A doctor, who later examined the meat, said that the 30 kilogram the women were carrying was buffalo meat and not beef.