On Alwar incident of lynching dairy farmer Pehlu Khan
Justice to the victims, right to the peasants, unity of the people
Mass Dharna in front of the Parlaiment
On 19th April 11 am to 3 pm
National leaders including Chief Ministers, MPs, political, social and cultural leaders and Ankuri Begum, mother of Pehlu Khan will attend.
If justice is not delivered to the victims of Alwar incident then the country may in the near future face severe consequences of losing democratic and civil rights of the people.
Bhoomi Adhikar Anolan will organize a Mass Dharna in front of the Parliament on 19th April 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm demanding justice to the victims of Alwar lynching of a dairy farmer Pehlu Khan by self proclaimed ‘gou rakshaks’.
Rajasthan under the Vasundhara Raje government witness complete lawlessness and anarchy. The State government did not arrest any of the real culprits of the heinous murder. Not single rupees announced as compensation to the victims. Government especially the Home Minister Gulam Chand Kattaria publically stands with the criminal elements justifying the lynching. And the Narendra Modi Government has equated the victims with the culprits and miserably failed to ensure justice delivered to the victims on such a sensitive issue. Anybody can kill any person and get scot free in Rajasthan if he shouts slogans of Sanghpariwar.
The cow has become a symbol of communal extremist politics under the Modi Raj. BAA consider the heinous attack as part of conscious efforts and conspiracy by the Hindu Communal forces led by the RSS to systematically and slowly poisoning the society with communal hatred and intolerance with the aim of dividing the people for narrow political and electoral benefits.
BAA considers the Cattle protection not as an issue of religious belief or of Hindu –Muslim or Hindu-Dalit conflict but an agrarian issue having severe implication on peasant economy. 26% of the agrarian GDP is from animal husbandry. The recent enactments by some of the state governments led by BJP for so called ‘cow protection’ are an infringement on rights of the peasantry on cattle trade. Such laws virtually ban the cattle trade with dire consequences on rural agrarian economy.
Sangh Pariwar organisations are consistently unleashing violence by raking up sensitive issues like ban on cow slaughter and beef eating especially after Narendra Modi Government assumed power. The murder of Muhammad Akhlaque in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and lynching of two persons including a child to death and hanging them on way side tree near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, killing of a truck driver in Jammu, Dingarheri in Mewat (Haryana) as well as attacks on Dalits in Una of Gujarat and elsewhere are few incidents in the past to recall.
Only the Left and Democratic alternative at the national level could emerge to unite the people and resist the conscious efforts of Sangh pariwar organizations to perpetuate civil war in the country in the name of extreme religious communal fanaticism. The BAA calls up on the national leadership of all Left and democratic forces to extend solidarity to the struggle to ensure justice to the victims in order to protect the unity of the people and the country.
Bhumi Adhikar Aandolan demands-
The Vasundhara Raje Government of Rajasthan must provide Rs. one crore as compensation to the bereaved family of Pehlu Khan and Rs. 25 lakhs each to the other victims, taking the responsibility of the incident and to ensure civil and democratic rights and to give a strong message to the anti national elements which are trying to disrupt communal harmony.
The Manohar Lal Khattar government of Haryana must ensure Immediate and free medical treatment to all the victims.
The state Government must provide government job to one family member of Pehlu Khan.
Immediate arrest of all culprits and ensure stringent punishment. Withdraw false cases against victims.
A special investigation team under direct supervision of Supreme Court must be assigned to ensure impartial investigation to the crime and role of the police
A high level enquiry under the supervision of the Supreme Court to unearth the conspiracy of RSS to create communal unrest on the issue of cow slaughter.
Ensure farmers right to cattle trade and reopen all cattle markets immediately which had been closed down by the concerned state governments.
Make provisions in the cattle protection law to obligate state governments to purchase unproductive cattle providing market rate to farmers.
Protect the crops from stray cattle’s by incorporating clauses in the law to obligate state Governments to preserve all stray cattle in shelters ensuring sufficient fodder, water and veterinary care
The Union Ministry of Agriculture shall call a meeting of all the peasant and agriculture worker organizations to discuss protection of the rights of farmers on cattle wealth.
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