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Hefazat accuses India of racial oppression with cow vigilantism

  • Published at 12:26 am July 7th, 2017
Hefazat accuses India of racial oppression with cow vigilantism
Radical Islamist platform Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh condemned and expressed grave concerns over the cow vigilantism in India. The Qawmi madrasa-based organisation claimed the cow vigilantes were actively colluding with the state. The Islamist platform also urged the international community to play a more effective role in protecting the Muslim community in India. Junayed Babunagari, secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh also urged the government of Bangladesh to convey its concerns to India to cease the “ongoing repression on the Muslim people.” The accusations and concerns were delivered via a press release on Thursday. The Hefazat leader referred to one of BJP’s election slogans “Vote for Modi, give life to the cow,” while highlighting the fact that India is among the two largest beef-exporting countries in the world, the other being Brazil. “India meets 25% of the global beef demand and earns $4bn from it. Regrettably, the Indian government is trying to control the people’s diet,” complained Babunagari. “Muslims are sadly becoming victims of cow vigilantism in India. Indian politicians believing in ‘Hindutva’ are inciting violence against Muslims,” Babunagari lamented.