Mahendra Munnot

Anti Cow slaughter activist brutally assaulted by Muslim mob

This happened in Bangalore.

Mahendra Munnot is the owner of Maruti Medicals in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. That however is not his claim to fame. Munnot over the years has been working with dedication for the cause of cow protection and protesting against cow slaughter. He regularly organizes public awareness campaigns and programmes about the importance of protecting cows, and has even written a book on the subject.

The following is the eyewitness testimony of a member of Mahendra’s team who spoke to IndiaFacts. 

For over a week, Mahendra and his team noticed rampant and regular incidents of cow smuggling in the Gangondanahalli locality. They clicked pictures, collected evidence and pressed the police to take action. Initially, the police refused to even take a complaint but finally relented. However, there was no follow up action despite the complaint. When questioned, the police admitted that “there is only so much we can do.”

Yesterday–1 October–Mahendra went to MMI School (a private school) for distributing his book on cows. He was accompanied by his driver, Upendra, Rakesh, and another person. After he finished distributing the books and was sitting in his car getting ready to leave, a mob of about 50 Muslims surrounded the car and unleashed a vicious attack.

Armed with deadly assault weapons and stones, the mob smashed Mahendra’s car and injured the inmates grievously. Mahendra and Upendra have suffered severe injuries on the face, arms, legs, and other body parts. Even as they tried to get out of the car to save themselves, one of the Muslim goons pinned Upendra down on the ground and threw a huge stone on his chest.

Eventually, the teachers and other school staff intervened and locked the victims up safely inside one of the rooms in the school. The mob chased them down there and pelted stones at the door and windows, breaking them. By then, the Chandra Layout police station had been alerted but it was too late when they arrived on the spot. The Muslim mob had fled the scene.

Mahendra and others were taken to Victoria Hospital for immediate treatment and were later shifted to Columbia Asia for a more detailed treatment.

Following this ghastly incident, Mahendra’s supporters blocked the road demanding the arrest of the culprits. Speaking to IndiaFacts, one activist said that the police instead of going after the culprits, detained several members of Mahendra’s team till late in the evening yesterday. He said, “what kind of Government is this? What kind of country is this where our law enforcement people don’t care to rescue Bharata’s its most sacred animal? The police claim that they have arrested 12 culprits, another one says that we have arrested 5 culprits.”

Yet another activist told IndiaFacts that Press Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Mr. Dinesh Amin Mattu had given orders to prohibit the media from covering this incident. As a result, no TV crew was allowed in the locality.

More importantly, this beastly incident instead of getting wide coverage in the mainstream media, was largely given a go by. Here for example is how the Times of India reported it.

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  • lal-lajpatrai

    is the Factory of violence
    escalating tentions between communities

    • Probably you havent read this article correctly……there is no BJP reference here.
      … must be one of those Pseudo-Sickular Congis!!

      • lal-lajpatrai

        shut your mouth donkey

  • A K

    This is what happens in Congress Govt. This is too much. They go to the extent of doing so much violence just for vote bank politics. This party has looted India and Isee that they are continuing to kill India. We should all unite and decimate Congress in the whole of India. Definitely in Karnataka. Sidda is doing nothing other than nidde (sleep). Someone should start a sign petition to Sidda to wake him up from Nidde and take actoin on these goons rather than protecting them.

    • A K

      This is a proof that it is always muslims who start the communal fight. Same thing happened in Godhra. There Hindus retaliated, but here they are keeping quiet. Some action has to be taken against the goons by the Govt.

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  • PSabc

    It is shocking that this can happen in Bangalore. The cow is referred as Aghanya – one that must not be killed under ANY situation. Protecting the cow is protecting Mother Earth. These people who are killing the cows, these people who refuse to take any action against such killers of the best known source of sustenance & prosperity are guilty of trying to damage the very source that sustains them.

    I wish Mahendra and his driver and others injured a speedy recovery and may their spirit not get diminished in the seva of the sacred sources of human prosperity and well being. Dharma will protect those who stand up to protect Dharma.

    People like Siddharamaiah are committing a gross act of injustice to a deeply caring civilization. They are busy poisoning the very planet in which they exist. Where will their blindness take them to?

  • N.Paramasivam

    Shri Siddharamiah is taking Bangalore in a beautiful way. Janab Siddha Saheb, has to continue to give protection to Muslim brothers. He has to arrest all those related to Mahendra, all friends and relatives and all those who visit his shop and all those who read his “save cow” posters and detain them in Jail. Then he can report to High Command that all instructions were followed and that media traders also made a blackout of entire “operation Mahendra”

  • sighbaboo

    My only knowledge about him so far was through the Posters displayed in many parts of Bengaluru wherein his photo appears with a cow and wherein he pleads for humane treatment to animals. I used to wonder who this private person was who was spending his time, energy & money for this good cause.

    I hope that he recovers soon and that justice is served.

    Note: The URL to the ToI story needs to be fixed. (the IF part of the URL to be removed).

    Thanks for writing this up.

  • Nisha Shah

    Aisi koi baat me Togadia kaam aya kabhi ?