Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party President Madan Lal Saini claimed on Wednesday that the Mughal emperor Humayun, on his deathbed, advised his father Babur to respect cows, Brahmins and women if he wanted to rule India.
“When Humayun was dying, he called Babur and said, ‘If you want to rule Hindustan, you must keep three things in mind – respect cows, Brahmins and women’,” Saini said according to Times Now. “There should be no attempt to insult them.”
However, emperor Babur died in 1531, and his son Humayun in 1556.
Saini’s remark came days after a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar town allegedly assaulted a Muslim man while he and his friend were transporting cows. Rakbar Khan, who was seriously injured, later died in police custody. Khan’s friend Aslam Khan told the police that the attackers said they had the support of an MLA.