Those behind calf slaughter have no place in party: Congress

The calf slaughter by Youth Congress Workers in Kerala has been condemned by the Congress Party.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram/new Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 4:47 pm
rahul gandhi, congresss, india news, calf slaughter Terming the incident as “thoughtless and barbaric”, Rahul Gandhi said that it was “unacceptable” to him and his party. “What happened in Kerala yesterday is thoughtless, barbaric and completely unacceptable to me and the Congress. I strongly condemn the incident,” he tweeted. (PTI Photo)

The Congress today distanced itself from the public slaughter of a calf in Kerala allegedly by Youth Congress workers, saying those behind the incident have no place in the party and have been suspended.

Three Youth Congress workers–Kannur YC district president Rijil Makkutty and activists Joshi Kandathil and Sharafuddin–were suspended both from the YC and the Congress, party sources in Thiruvananthapuram said. The AICC in-charge of communications, Randeep Surjewala, said such action by Congress workers was “completely unacceptable” and was “alien to civil society, our culture and founding principles”.

“Anybody who has done so will have no place in the party and that’s why the workers have been already suspended by the Youth Congress,” he said.

“Such elements have no place in the Congress or in our culture. Indian culture is not to cause harm to any living being, much less to the holy cow which we all celebrate and revere,” he also said. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had yesterday condemned the butchering allegedly by some Youth Congress members to protest against the government’s move to ban sale of cows for slaughter.

Terming the incident as “thoughtless and barbaric”, he said that it was “unacceptable” to him and his party. “What happened in Kerala yesterday is thoughtless, barbaric and completely unacceptable to me and the Congress. I strongly condemn the incident,” he tweeted.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president M M Hassan said in Thiruvananthapuram that the action had dented the Youth Congress’ protest and the activists were suspended from the party.

“The public slaughter of the calf by the YC activists is against the Congress’ culture. The party condemns the incident,” Hassan told reporters. Surjewala, however, asked whether the BJP would give similar advice to BJP-ruled Goa and to its chief minister Manohar Parrikar, to Union minister Kiren Rijiju who has been “gloating” over similar incidents, or to other BJP-ruled states “where such incidents are common”.

“We should rise above partisan politics and comprehensively condemn such incidents,” he said. Surjewala also raised the issue of attacks on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. The Kerala Police today booked some Youth Congress activists after the incident drew flak from various quarters.

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    Anil Sivadasan Radha
    May 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm
    140 cr indians-minus ( 4 cr Malayalis 30 cr muslims) and some more christians.That leaves 100 cr hindus . BJP must ensure that the beaf fest and the vedios where the calf was killed to be shown to w of INDIA especially to the elder population. The message of minority appea t by congress is fully exposed. Let us unitedly with tolerance work towards a congress mutkh bharat. Jai Hind!
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      madhusudan Bangalore
      May 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm
      The people of country will ensure CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT IN FUTURE ELECTIONS FOR ANTI-HINDU ACTIVITY.
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        madhusudan Bangalore
        May 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm
        THE RAMPANT CORRUPTION OF POLITICIANS ARE MAIN REASON FOR SUCH INCIDENTS WHICH MUST BE CURBED AT ALL COSTS. Amit Shah should firstly ensure ZERO TOLERANCE OF CORRUPTION IN ALL BJP RULED STATES TO SET EXAMPLE OF HONESTY BEFORE OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES RU THE STATES. There is no improvement in performance unless BJP TOP leadership ensures this. THE PEOPLE VOTED BJP TO POWER AT CENTER AND OTHER DIFFERENT STATES BUT PUBLIC IS DITCHED BY BJP LEADERS AND INDULGED IN CHEAP MEASURES LIKE LOAN WAIVER TO FARMERS IN UP. BUT THE FARMERS OF OTHER STATES ARE NOT GIVEN LOAN WAIVER WHICH IS VERY SHOCKING. SO BJP LEADERS MUST ENSURE CORRUPTION FREE INDIA RATHER THAN TAKING VOTE CATCHING MEASURES FOR POLITICAL GAIN LIKE UP AND SHOULD ENSURE WAIVER OF LOANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OTHERWISE VOTERS OF OTHER STATES WILL TEACH LESSON TO BJP IN FUTURE ELECTIONS BY OUSTING THEM FROM MAP OF COUNTRY.
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          Yogesh kumar
          May 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm
          Puranas preach about 'jeevo jivasya bhojanam'.Ultimately farmers are going to bear the burden of this' Ahinsa' sentiment which puts animals before human beings.
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            sudhanshu
            May 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm
            first time Rahul hi talked sense.....hope this is not last
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              Ronith
              May 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm
              These leftists are always known for spreading false propa a. Center Govt. has not posed a ban on slaughtering. You can slaughter, But you have take a license and raise your own animals for that. just like it happen in case of eggs, chicken. you start a poultry farm. The same procedure is followed world wide. I thought kerala is full of educated people. But education alone do not bring wisdom. These Left liberal parties are ru and foo kerala people from decades. If education was the only factor then Why there is no any Industry in Kerala which produce the Jobs. In fact they consume jobs by coming to other places of India. What is the use of such an educated state? where people are behaving like illiterates.
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                lokesh
                May 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                sensible and thoughtful comment
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                  Pazhanivel
                  May 29, 2017 at 5:54 pm
                  Ronith Kerala's communist party doesn't allow industries to be setup there. The only industry available there is cashewnut industry. They are very keen on protecting their environment from pollution. Still ground water is available at 250 feet depth in Kerala. This is the reason they steel jobs of people in other states and go to gulf countries. Not only in employment for education also they come to other states. A lot of keralates study in engineering colleges of TN. Also most of them (not all) are very rude and implausible in their at ude towards others states' people.Kerala stands first in literacy rate but worst in morality. This incident is an ample proof.
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                  ffffffffff
                  May 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm
                  well said
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                    Raghav
                    May 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm
                    I am a Keralite and I agree 100 to what you have said.
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