The West Bengal unit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on 3 November, expressed its grief over the Dadri lynching case where a 50-year-old Muslim man, Mohammad Akhlaq, was beaten to death for allegedly consuming and storing beef at his home.
"The incident at Dadri is a highly condemnable criminal act. The accused should be given the strictest and exemplary punishment," Jishnu Basu, the secretary of West Bengal unit told reporters.
However, according to a report in The Hindu, the organisation also termed a beef party event organised in Kolkata as "indecent".
On the issue of cow slaughter, the functionaries pointed out that there was no mechanism in West Bengal to issue a 'fit-to-slaughter' certificate to the animals, despite the legal provisions for the same.
Basu said that "anti-national sentiments" were to be blamed for the growing allegations of intolerance in the country.