If You Smuggle Cows, You Will Be Killed, Warns Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja

| December 25 , 2017 , 11:23 IST

In the aftermath of a Muslim man, Zakir Khan, being allegedly beaten up by villagers in Rajasthan's Alwar for smuggling cows on Saturday, Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja said that those who smuggle cows and slaughter cows will be killed.

Ahuja claimed that villagers did not beat up Khan, but that his own truck fell on him which resulted in his injuries, saying, "the public did not beat him, he is making an excuse (Use janta ne nahin peeta, wo bahana kar raha hai)."

The Rajasthan lawmaker described the incident, saying, "as the public was following the truck, it overturned, resulting in the injuries... The people didn't beat him...he was injured because the vehicle overturned."

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He continued, "Mera toh seedha seedha kehna hai ki gautaskari aur gaukashi karoge to yu hi maroge (If you smuggle and slaughter cows, then you will be killed). The cow is our mother."

On Saturday, Zakir Khan was driving a truck with 3 others in which there 8 cows. As the police tried to stop the truck, Khan allegedly drove through the barracks when the villagers stopped the truck and attacked Khan as the other 3 with him ran away.

Ahuja has made controversial statements in the past as well, last year commenting that 300 condoms and 200 liquor bottles were found each day on the campus of the famous Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Watch Ahuja's statements below: