Everyone should come together and put an end to cow vigilantism: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stated that everyone should come together and put an end to cow vigilantism as violence in the name of cow will not be tolerated. He also asked the government to take strict action against those taking law in their own hands.

The Prime Minister told all parties, “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),”

Modi went on to say: “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.”

At an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday, Modi told MPs that law and order was a state subject and as such the state governments needed to act strictly against those committing violence in the name of cow.

“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 told reporters, quoting Modi as saying at the meeting in Parliament House.

Modi said some political parties were painting cow protection with communal colour and taking political advantages which do not benefit the country.