The self-styled cow protector Sadhvi Kamal Didi, who is the president of the Rasthriya Mahila Gau Rakshak Dal, has equated the accused in the Alwar lynching case with revolutionaries Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad.
A video of the sadhvi meeting the arrested person, Vipin Yadav, when he came to appear for his annual examination at a college in Behror in Alwar district has gone viral.
In the video, the Sadhvi is seen telling Yadav, “The entire country is with you. If we will not do such things in our country than who else will. You need not worry about anything.”
Comparing Yadav with revolutionaries of the freedom movement, she said, “People like Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad and Sukhdev did not do anything wrong.”
She went on to enquire about his health and asked, “Are you getting proper meals and are you well.”
When Yadav nodded, she asked him not to hesitate and speak up. “Don’t worry.You seem to be scared,” she said to which Mr. Yadav replied, “No, there is no such matter.”
The sadhvi is seen advising Yadav to not sit idle in jail, but spread the message of sacrificing lives while protecting cows. “You must teach everyone in jail to say jai gau mata”, she said.
When contacted, she confirmed meeting Yadav at the college. “I just went to assure him of our support,” she said.
Last month, the sadhvi and her supporters laid siege to a Jaipur hotel over rumours that it was hosting a ‘beef party.’
Earlier this month, a 55-year-old man died at a hospital in Alwar district after allegedly being beaten by a group of cow vigilantes. Pehlu Khan and four others, including his two sons, were beaten up brutally by some locals at Behror who suspected they were smuggling cows.
Sadhvi’s Rasthriya Mahila Gau Rakshak Dal operates in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.