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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a man by a mob in Uttar Pradesh over rumors of cow slaughter and said he wondered if India would become a banana republic and mobocracy will replace democracy.

“Attempts made by ‘bhakts’ of the Sangh Parivar to convert India into a Hindu nation will weaken the country. Democracy will become mobocracy,” the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president told reporters here.

Pointing out that the lynched man’s son was serving in the Indian Air Force, the Hyderabad MP wondered what message the Sangh Parivar was giving out. “What do they want to do with our country,” he asked.

“Will our democracy become a banana republic. Assuming that one eats beef – though in this case it was proved it was not beef – will a mob make an announcement from a temple and kill him? What for are the laws, police and courts. Shut them down,” he said.

A mob beat to death 50-year-old Akhlaq and critically injured his 21-year-old son Danish in Dadri village in Greater Noida on Monday night following rumors that his family consumed beef.

Owaisi criticized union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma for allegedly dubbing the incident in his constituency as “misunderstanding”. “It was not misunderstanding but a deliberate act to take (human) life,” he said.

The MIM MP claimed the local BJP leaders maintained that the lynched man deserved it. “They say if a cow is slaughtered, this will be the punishment. Who are they to say this,” asked the MIM leader.

Owaisi dubbed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh as “incompetent”, which “is sitting silently and doing nothing”.

“The government announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the bereaved family but what action is it taking against the people who killed him,” he asked.

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The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus. In addition to focusing on what consumers consume, the planetary health diet focuses on the role of farming plays and the impact it has on wildlife and pollution. It also addresses a widening paradox of this world: that 1 billion people across the world live in hunger, while another 2 billion people are obese. If successfully implemented, the authors estimate 10.9 to 11.6 million deaths could be avoided every year. To enable the world to follow the diet, the report suggests five strategies, one of which is subsidies.

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The report also states that incentivizing farmers to shift food production away from large quantities of a few crops to a more diverse production of nutritious crops could be beneficial. The commission says that an effort to reduce food waste can be made by improving harvest planning in low and middle income countries. It also suggests that the shopping habits of consumers in high-income countries need to be improved, too. An increase in consumption of healthy foods (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and nuts), and a decrease in consumption of unhealthy foods (such as red meat, sugar, and refined grains) that would provide major health benefits, and also increase the likelihood of attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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According to the lancent web site, Poor nutrition is a key driver and risk factor for disease. However, there has been a global failure to address this. It is everyone’s and no-one’s problem. Despite several efforts, actions for improving nutrition have failed to gain global traction. The triple challenges of obesity, under nutrition, and climate change, which interact and affect human and planetary health, need solutions that disrupt their common underlying societal and political drivers. Sustainable food systems that ensure health-promoting nutrition for all need urgent attention and will benefit people and planet alike.

(Hindu Council Of Australia)