Indian premier calls for action against cow vigilantism

Indian premier calls for action against cow vigilantism

"All (state) governments should take stringent action against those who are violating law in the name of cow protection", Modi said at an all-party meeting a day before the Monsoon Session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters here.

The PM's statements on cow vigilantism assume significance in context of the recent incidents of violence in different parts of the country in the name of cow protection. "State governments should take strict action against such anti-social elements".

Modi also appeared to be taking a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is facing fresh corruption charges, as he sought cooperation in fight against corruption. "But committing crimes in the name of cow protection out of personal animosities can not be tolerated", Modi said.

Attacks on people accused of beef eating or slaughtering cows have raised concerns as the targets of such violence have been minorities and Dalits.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Police on Sunday claimed that the man who was thrashed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Nagpur earlier this week, was carrying beef. But that had little impact on curbing the violent incidents. "I appeal to our people not to indulge in violence in the name of a cow", he added. According to an analysis of IndiaSpend, a data journalism initiative, out of 63 cases of mob lynching recorded since 2010, 61 took place after Modi took power. Talking to ANI, Congress leader Oscar Fernandes said it is a "sad spectacle" that there is no peace in the country today.

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The Union minister quoted Prime Minister Modi and said: "It (cow vigilantism) should not be given political or communal colour and the nation doesn't benefit from it. He also sought the support of all Opposition parties in tackling 7communal violence" in the name of cow protection, and urged that no political colour be given to the issue.

"Cow is revered as the mother in our country". People's sentiments are attached to it.

On Saturday, a judge in the capital New Delhi while sentencing the son of an industrialist to two years in jail for killing a motorcyclist with his speeding BMW auto in 2008 remarked that in India those who kill cows were dealt with stricter laws than unruly drivers.

Without mentioning India's military standoff with China, the Prime Minister asserted that all political parties stood united to ensure the "nation's safety and security after such concerns were raised by many leaders on recent developments".

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