PM Modi Once Again Slams Cow Vigilantes, Asks States To Be 'Very Tough'

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| July 16 , 2017 , 14:59 IST

Following a fresh spate of attacks and mob lynchings led by cow vigilantes in the name of cow protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday once again said that violence in the name of cow protection cannot be tolerated. He has asked state governments to be 'very tough' against those who attempt to take the law into their own hands.

Addressing an all-party meeting ahead of the launch of the monsoon session of Parliament that begins on Monday, PM Modi told MPs that law and order was a state subject and that the state governments needed to act strictly against those committing violent acts in the name of protecting cows.

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"The central government has sent advisories to the state governments. Law and order is the state subject. As such, very tough action should be taken against those resorting to violence in the name of cow protection," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananthkumar quoted PM Modi to reporters.

PM Modi also said that some political parties were painting the incidents in a communal manner and using them to gain political advantages, which does not benefit the nation.

"The race which has started to score political mileages after painting cow protection with communal colours will do no good to the country. Everyone should come together and put an end to it (cow vigilantism)," the Prime Minister told all parties.

"There is a law on cow protection in the country. But committing crimes in the name of cow protection out of personal animosities cannot be tolerated," Modi said.

Ahead of the start of the monsoon session of Parliament, the Opposition has vowed to raise the issue of cow vigilante violence in Parliament which has been taking place across all states.