Where Hate & Mob Hysteria Guide Government Policy: Haryana

The Haryana Government's Skewed Priorities in Mewat

This Video was shot on September 12, 2016, the day before Bakri Eid

Published on 15 Sep 2016. Courtesy: Newsclick

The Mewat incident, involving two deaths and rape of two women by the cow vigilantes has spread fear across the district since the middle of August 2016 The Bar Association of Nuh stands firm in its position of defending the victims and exposing the complicit attitude of the police, allegedly intent on burying the evidence. The girls were raped in an act of revenge for their allegedly been consumers of beef. This happened on the night of August 24-25, 2016.

Thereafter, in the run up to Eid ul Azha (Bakri Eid) the state government run by the supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) conducted a series of raids all on vendors of food, all Muslims, acting on allegations that they were selling beef. The Haryana Government passed a controversial 'Cow Protection' Law that has become the source of legitimising these attacks on minorities and Dalits.

Sabrangindia has been highlighting this issue consistently (See references). On the eve of Eid, as the commercial television media raised the state and BJP fueled hysteria of whether or not the street food vendors sold beef,  TV channels in Haryana have reported news quoting Dr Ravindra Sharma, Director of Research of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar that seven meat samples received in the University from various places of Haryana have been tested to be positive for beef with Vice Chancellor authenticating the report.

At that time we had raised these questions:

1.   Which laboratory in the university has carried out the said tests? 

2.   Whether the said laboratory has been accredited by accreditation body or recognized by the state government as provided in Section 12 (1) of The Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act 2015. It is a matter of fact that no laboratory in the said university has any accreditation or recognition to carry out such tests

3.    Whether the report given by the said laboratory is valid for vetro-legal purposes? Is it not true that the university officials write on the test report page that the report is not valid for vetro-legal purpose

4.    In which department of the university the laboratory (where the said test has been reported to be carried out) is located? Whether the head of that department has been informed about the findings of the laboratory? The answer is no.

5.   What procedure was followed while taking of samples and their labeling? As a matter of fact, no authority in the university has been designated to ensure that the sampling, labeling of samples is done in a proper manner in matters involving species differentiation

6.    Whether the permission of the state government was taken before giving press statements as those appearing in news channels yesterday and newspapers today? The answer is no. 

7.    Who officer of the university will be responsible for genuineness of the results in the event of any untoward event occurring after publishing of news item?

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2. Mewat Gang-Rape Victim Breaks Down While Narrating Horrific Incident

3. Beef Hysteria Fueled in Haryana, Serious Questions Raised

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