Cow row: Cop apologised to artist, says Vasundhara Raje

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SANJAY BOHRA
Published Nov 23, 2015, 6:07 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 12:28 am IST
Police had misbehaved during a summit
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (Photo: PTI)
 Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (Photo: PTI)

Jaipur: Setting a rare example, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has apologised to the artist for misbehave by the police during an ongoing art summit in Jaipur. Station house officer of the concerned police station have also been removed.

“I am saddened by the incident that took place at JKK yesterday. The police commissioner has extended his apology,” Raje informed through her Twitter handle.

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In another tweet, she said that the SHO and other policemen have been removed and she has personally spoken to the artist.

A controversy had broken out on Saturday over display of a dummy cow to attract people’s attention towards plight of cows in cities.

 

Read: Sculpture of dead cow creates row in Jaipur

Artist Siddharth Kararwal had floated dummy cow to convey that cows have been dying by consuming polythene.

However radical Hindu groups and animal rights group protested describing the display insensitive and accusing the artist of hurting religious sentiments. There were heated arguments between artists and organizers on one side and protesters on the other. The police was called in, which didn’t listen to explanation from the artist and took them into custody.

The one of them Anish Ahaluwalia was grabbed by hair and dragged. They were taken to police station and released only after they assured that dummy would not be displayed. But, protesters who created ruckus were allowed to go scot free.

 

 

 

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