With spurt of attacks on Dalits and Muslims in name of cow-protection and oppositions attacking and alleging the BJP-government for back supporting the ‘Gau-Rakshaks’ Cow-Protectors, the Indian Prime Minister broke his silence and directed the states to take stern actions against the self claimed cow-saviors.
“I am angry, annoyed on this Gau-Raksha (cow-protection) business. Many people who are part of anti-social activities in night turn gau-protector (cow-protectors) in the day time. All states should fall heavily on such groups/peope and take stern actions against them,” said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a event in townhall-style event at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.
Modi added the cows don’t need cow-protectors. “Cows are not dying because of slaughter but they are dying due to plastic pollutants,” Indian PM said.
Modi in his speech suggested the cow-protectors not to attack people in name of cow-protection. “If you (cow-protectors) are really serious of saving the cows, you all should urge the people not to throw plastic items on roads. This will be the biggest ‘sewa’ (service),” said Modi.
Stating an example Modi said, “We had organised one health camp for animals especially cows. Plastics were removed from stomachs of several cows and from one a bucket full of plastics were recovered.”
The statement and warning to gau-rakshaks comes at the time when his-government and BJP are facing criticism over series of incidents of violence in the past few months.