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‘People want tension in society in the name of cow protection’

PM Modi on Sunday reiterated his statement on recent incidents of violence by cow vigilantes

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Publish Date: Aug 7 2016 6:05PM | Updated Date: Aug 7 2016 6:13PM

‘People want tension in society in the name of cow protection’

A day after battering cow vigilantes’ unlawful acts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday again called for stringent action against fake cow protectors. He called on the state governments to take action against fake cow protectors who just want to create tension in society.

 

Speaking at the inauguration function of Bhagirath scheme in Telangana, the PM urged the people and all the state governments to be wary of people he termed 'fake cow protectors'.

 

"I request the state governments to make a list of such fake vigilantes and take stringent action against them. These people do not care about protection of cows. They just want to create tension in society in the name of cow protection," PM Modi said.

 

On Saturday too PM Modi had spoken about such self-proclaimed 'Gau Rakshaks' at his townhall-style meet in New Delhi.

 

"I feel very angry at this Gau Raksha( cow protection) business. Some people indulge in anti-social activities in night and turn 'Gau Rakshaks' during the day. They have opened "shops" in name of cow protection. All states should take stern action against these people," the PM said.

 

In his address in Telangana, he also urged the 'true cow protectors' to identify these people with vested interests because a handful of fake cow protectors are giving a bad name to the entire community of people who truly care and worship cows.

 

Prime Minister's comments come at a time when his government and the BJP are facing a lot of flak over incidents of violence against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes in various states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.