States Responsible To Take Action Against Cow Vigilantism, Centre Tells Supreme Court

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| July 21 , 2017 , 14:26 IST

Responding to Supreme Court's query in the cow vigilantism case, the central government on Friday told the Court that cow vigilantism is a state matter in which the centre has no role to play.

On behalf of the government, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the Supreme Court that the Government does not support any kind of vigilantism in this manner. He added that the centre doesn’t have any part in this violence as it is the state government’s concern.

The court was hearing three PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against certain laws shielding these self-proclaimed cow vigilantes that are causing violence across the country in the name of protecting cows.

Justice Dipak Mishra was heading the Supreme Court bench hearing the PIL filed by three different individuals. One of them is a victim of such violence himself - Mohanbhai Hamir Bhai Bedva. The other two, however, are activists – Martin Macwan – Dalit rights activists and Tehseen Poonawalla – an activist associated with congress.

Hearing the case, the court had sought for the response of the centre and six other states - Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on July 16 had warned these cow vigilantes of strict actions against those who were indulging in such violence.

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