Don’t tolerate attacks in the name of ‘cow vigilantism’ : Narendra Modi government directs states

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August 9, 2016 8:50 PM

Home ministry in a tough act regarding the issue of recent violence in the name of cow vigilantism, has directed the states and union territories to not tolerate such attacks.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech had called for punishing fake 'gau rakshaks'. The government on Tuesday issued the direction to not tolerate such acts.(Reuters)Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech had called for punishing fake ‘gau rakshaks’. The government on Tuesday issued the direction to not tolerate such acts.(Reuters)

Home ministry in a tough act regarding the issue of recent violence in the name of cow vigilantism, has directed the states and union territories to not tolerate such attacks. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech had called for punishing fake ‘gau rakshaks’. The government on Tuesday issued the direction to not tolerate such acts. Meanwhile Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has also asked people not to get influenced by these anti-social elements. Even on a Telangana visit on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally lashed out against the atrocities against Dalits.

After much debates on the silence of the Prime Minister on his silence on the issue, Modi finally last saturday said he was ‘very angry’ at such attacks and called for states to curb the acts of ‘anti-social elements’ who indulged in crimes by the night and masqueraded as cow protectors during the day. “If you want to attack, attack me and not Dalits. If you want to shoot, shoot me and not Dalits. There are few bad elements and shortcomings in our society. What right do we have to ill-treat our Dalit brothers and sisters? It is our duty to protect them.” Narendra Modi had said.

Meanwhile opposition parties termed Modi’s statement against cow vigilantes as ‘absolutely humbug’, and alleged that Modi’s ideological co-travellers were perpetrating terror in the name of cow vigilantism.

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