Press statement


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the move by the Haryana government to collect samples of Biriyani in the Mewat area of the state in the run-up to the Bakri-Id festival. This move is allegedly intended to find whether the samples contain beef.  Even at the time of enactment of Cow Protection and Conservation Act in the state, the Party had protested against it as it could be misused to terrorise a religious minority and polarize the society.  It is important to note that the minority population in Haryana is extremely small and is concentrated in the Mewat area. 

It is amply clear that RSS/BJP actually has no concern for the protection of the cow and its progeny.  In Goa, the Party defends the right of the people to consume beef.  In the North East, it is in favour of beef  consumption.  But in Haryana, clearly, this is being used to terrorise and sharpen communal polarisation with clear political and electoral considerations. 

The Polit Bureau demands that this obnoxious campaign with government patronage be stopped forthwith.