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Meos in Rajasthan Protest Alwar Lynching, Return Cows to state Govt

Also, the Jamat leader said that the organisation will bear the wedding expenditure of the two kids of Pehlu Khan and provide for the treatment for people injured during violence by cow vigilantes.

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Updated:April 13, 2017, 5:28 PM IST
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Meos in Rajasthan Protest Alwar Lynching, Return Cows to state Govt
Meo Panchayat president Sher Mohammed talking to media.
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Alwar: Registering a strong protest against lynching of Pehlu Khan by cow vigilantes in Alwar, the Meo community in Rajasthan has announced that it will return their cows to the state government.

However, the Alwar district administration has stopped them from doing so.

The Meo Panchayat has demanded the state government to provide compensation and a government job to a member of Alwar lynching victim Pehlu Khan’s family and immediate arrest of all his alleged killers.

The decision to return the cows to Rajasthan chief minister was taken by panchayat president Sher Mohammad Khan to protest harassment by cow vigilantes.

On Thursday, Sher Mohammad wanted to return two cows but was barred by district administration, and a police contingent was posted outside his house.

The administration has also issued him a notice for not seeking permission for the same.

The panchayat has vowed to return cows to the state government until their demands are met.

The panchayat also alleged that the police is being negligent in arresting the ‘killers’ of Pehlu Khan even after 14 days of his death.

“Muslims are unable to rear cows even in their own homes in Haryana and Rajasthan due to fear,” said Sher Mohammad.

Notably, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had earlier returned his cow to Swami Adhokshanand protesting Pehlu Khan’s lynching.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, an organisation of Muslim clerics, has decided to fight the legal battle for justice to Pehlu Khan.

Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind’s office bearer Moulana Hakimuddin on Thursday reached Pehlu Khan’s house at Jaisinghpur village in Nuh to condole his death.

Also, the Jamat leader said that the organisation will bear the wedding expenditure of the two kids of Pehlu Khan and provide for the treatment for people injured during violence by cow vigilantes.

Notably, Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband in Saharanpur in one of its fatwas had advised Muslims against cow slaughter keeping in view the sentiments of the majority community.

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