KP’s take exception to beef sale in Srinagar

Srinagar: Kashmir Pandit Sanghrash Samiti (KPSS) has censured the government for what it called ‘non-action and silent approach’ against the beef shops which are openly functioning particularly in Srinagar and generally in Kashmir Valley.

In a statement issued here, the KPSS  said that these activities are being deliberately done by the State Government with the help of un-scrupulous elements in the Kashmiri society who want to make Kashmiri Pandits feel un-secure on the socio-religious grounds.

“As the situation in Kashmir is improving on security basis, the unscrupulous elements are now using worst tactics to harm this solidarity by opening beef shops in the areas where Kashmiri Pandits are still residing to hurt our religious feeling and to promote enmity between classes and communities to provoke the breach of peace, that is developing, between the two communities, as this kind of act maliciously insults the religious belief of the Kashmiri Pandits.”

That KPSS  said that it wants to know how the Srinagar municipal corporation was allowing these people, who are slaughtering/processing/selling beef in Srinagar despite the fact when in a reply to the RTI  filed by KPSS dated 19.02.2013, they have clearly stated that SMC has not given any permission/license to run a shop/place for slaughtering/ selling of beef in Srinagar City within the Municipal Limits, and also how the Concerned SHO’s of State Police allow this kind of act in their respective jurisdictions as same was forbidden in the State and punishable under section 298-A, 298-B and 298-C (Ranbir Penal Code) read with u/s 153-A(1), 295-A and 504 of Ranbir Penal Code for slaughtering and sale of beef which is also threat to the tranquility between the society.

“It clearly depicts that these concerned officers are hand in glove with these un-scrupulous elements to damage the social fabric so that they can force the left out Kashmiri Pandits out of Kashmir without executing any visible offensive tactics.”

The KPSS statement added that KPSS have already approached separatist camp in the year 2011 to deal with the matter to maintain and promote the peace and tranquility between the communities.

“KPSS warns all the functionaries of the State Government to act against these illegal things on priority basis, without any failure; else the matter will be dealt legally against them before the Court of Law for being facilitators of the same,” the statement said. 

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