Kerala Youth Congress workers behind cattle slaughter suspended

SansadTV Bureau

Rahul-Gandhi-presser-Parl-1A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi condemned the public slaughter of a calf in Kerala allegedly by Youth Congress workers, the party has suspended those behind the incident.

“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,” AICC in-charge of communications, Randeep Surjewala 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 added.

Surjewala also called the slaughter “completely unacceptable” which was “alien to civil society, our culture and founding principles”.

On Sunday Rahul Gandhi had condemned the incident, calling it “thoughtless and barbaric”.

“What happened in Kerala yesterday is thoughtless, barbaric and completely unacceptable to me and the Congress. I strongly condemn the incident,” Gandhi had tweeted.

The incident took place when some Youth Congress members slaughtered a calf to protest against the government’s move to ban the sale of cows for slaughter.

Meanwhile Kerala police filed cases against some Youth Congress activists after the incident drew flak from different quarters.

(With inputs from PTI)