The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the gruesome killing of Ummar Khan, a farmer, who was attacked along with Tahir Khan and Javed Khan with whom he had purchased cows in Alwar. One of them Javed Khan is reported missing. All three of them were beaten and also shot at by so-called gau rakshaks. It is more shocking that the Rajasthan Police registered a case against the victims and has allowed the vigilantes to go scot free.
Very recently the Supreme Court had given strict instructions to the Central and state governments to prevent such attacks and take strict action in such incidents of vigilantism. It had in fact said that in every district a senior police officer should be designated to be responsible for this. It had also said that proper compensation should be paid to the victims.
The Polit Bureau demands that the Centre and the Rajasthan government abides by the directions of the Supreme Court and ensures that the culprits are brought to book and that the families of the victims are compensated adequately and assured of justice.
It also demands that the Central Government bans all such gangs indulging in cow vigilantism and moral policing.