A video of Swami Parmatamanand, Chhattisgarh’s Sanskrit Board chairman has gone viral wherein he can be heard saying that people who killed gau hathyara (cow killer) in Rajasthan should be honored. Reportedly, Parmatamanand made the statement at an event titled Virat Hindu Sammelan in Ambikapur district on Sunday. However, he did not name Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer who was killed in Alwar in April.
“Mere Ved mein likha hai ki gau hatyare ko sheeshe ki goli se maaro… kshama na karo. Aur Rajasthan mein jisne uss gau hatyare ko mara, uska swagat karo Chhattisgarh mein bula ke (It is written in Vedas that those who kill cows should be killed. Those who killed the cow killer in Rajasthan should be invited to Chhattisgarh and honoured).”
Parmatamanand also heard questioning PM Modi’s statement that killing people in the name of “gau bhakti (cow worship)” is unacceptable. “How can the prime minister say that gau rakhshaks are criminals? Kuch gau rakshak gunde ho sakte hain… par humare Bajrang Dal aur sabhi gau sewak gunde nahin hain (How can the prime minister say that cow protectors are criminals? It is possible that a few are goons… but our Bajrang Dal and all those who serve cows are not).”
In the speech, he was also heard saying that English schools should be banned. “Mein ek din ka pradhan mantri banta toh saare English schools band kara deta (I would close all English schools if made prime minister for a day).