Beef controversy in Mewat reflects sinister conspiracy: Cong

Chandigarh: Opposition Congress today alleged that the whole controvery "being generated" over beef in Mewat reflected "a sinister conspiracy" to target and persecute people belonging to one particular religion.

"Regarding the whole controvery being generated over beef in Mewat, it reflects a sinister conspiracy to target and persecute people of one religious denomination on part of BJP government of Haryana which is running an agenda sometimes to polarise and divide the state on regional or caste lines and sometimes on religious lines," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters here.

Following complaints that beef was being added to biryani, police and cow vigilantes in Mundaka village in Mewat are keeping close vigil to avoid any such incident in view of Eid al-Adha to be celebrated next week.

Haryana Congress vice-president and former minister Aftab Ahmed had yesterday said the measures were a "humiliation to the minority community and the particular area".