RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at an event held to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir in Delhi.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday strongly pitched for a law to be made across the country against cow slaughter and has also said that any violence in the name of cow protection defame the cause and the law must be obeyed. Bhagwat has also asked vigilante groups in the country to follow the law while adopting the cause of protecting the animal. Speaking at an event to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir in Delhi, Bhagwat further said, “We want a law banning cow slaughter across the country.”
The RSS chief also pointed out that protection of cows should be continued by obeying the law. Bhagwat’s statement against cow slaughter came days after lynching of a 55-year old dairy farmer by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Four people are arrested in the case so far and police is looking for others who were involved. On April 3, an alleged gau rakshak group stopped a truck carrying cows from cattle fair and thrashed its occupants which further led to the death of Pehlu Khan. Five people travelling in two vehicles were attacked by the cow vigilantes, leaving 55-year-old Khan dead. As per Alwar SP Rahul Prakash, all the arrested have been identified in the video clippings.
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This is not for the first time that an incident like this has taken place in the country. Last year, an incident where a similar mob lynching in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh took place. The incident was taken up to the Supreme Court which took a note of plea demanding ban of cow vigilante groups in five of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- ruled states and Karnataka, where Congress is in power. Similarly in August last year, a group of cow vigilantes allegedly trashed four people whom they thought to be cow thieves near Jiroli village in Aligarh.
(With inputs from agencies)