Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union (AMUSU) while condemning the filing of cases against some student leaders for participating in a protest march against incidents of violence involving cow vigilantes accused the police of double standard.
"Police stand by when innocent farmers and cattle-traders are targeted by armed mobs but lose no time to slap cases against those who are exercising their fundamental right for peaceful protest," AMU students union President Faizul Hasan said according to PTI.
A case has been filed against 81 students at the civil lines police station for taking out the procession on April 12 without getting official permission.
Interstingly, during the protest march the AMUSU leaders not only condemned cow slaughter but called for a nationwide ban on all kind of animal sluaghter and meat export.
The protest march was organised after a 55-year-old Haryana farmer died after he was mercilessly beaten by the Gau Rakshaks in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
The incident shocke the entire country prompting the Supreme Court of India to ask the Rajasthan government to file an explaination on the incident.