Punjab: Crackdown on ‘cow vigilantes’, Gau Raksha Dal chief booked

Satish Kumar is booked in connection with a social media video showing organisation members thrashing people in the name of cow protection.

By: ANI | Patiala | Updated: August 8, 2016 11:31 am
Rashtra Prakash (above, far left), northern region head of the Gau-Raksha Vibhag, with members of his group. “We want a Central law against cow slaughter,” he says. Rashtra Prakash (above, far left), northern region head of the Gau-Raksha Vibhag, with members of his group. (Express Photo)

In a crackdown on pseudo cow vigilantes, the Patiala Police on Monday lodged an FIR against ‘Gau Raksha Dal’ chief Satish Kumar in connection with a social media video showing organisation members “brutally” thrashing people in the name of cow protection.

Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurmeet Chauhan confirmed the news to ANI.

An FIR was lodged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC); however, Kumar is yet to be arrested.

A day ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had strongly rebuked cow vigilantes, saying most of them are ‘anti-social’ elements who are running ‘shops’ in the name of cow protection.

In his first comments on the violence against Dalits by cow vigilantes, Prime Minister Modi has also asked the state governments to prepare dossiers on the so-called cow protectors as 80 percent of them do illegal activities at night and become cow protectors in the day.

“The people, who are troubled by the unity of the society, are in the name of ‘gau rakshaks’ attempting to create friction the society. I urge my fellow countrymen to be aware of such ‘gau rakshaks’,” he said.

The Prime Minister addressing the Town Hall meeting organised at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in capital New Delhi to mark the second anniversary of MyGov(dot) on Saturday broke his silence, talking strong exception to atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat’s Una in the name of cow protection.

He said, “I am very much angry on those who have opened their occupation in the name of ‘Gau Raksha’ (cow protection). There are many ‘Gau Rakshaks’ (cow protectors). They protect cows to hide their illegal occupations. Cows mostly die of eating plastic bags and these gau rakshaks should urge people not to throw plastics on the roads. This will be a big sewa,” he said.

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    shizan
    Aug 13, 2016 at 2:20 am
    Why police not arrested this goon till now
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      Chandrashekhar Deshpande
      Aug 8, 2016 at 6:29 am
      It is painful to see that, these so called Gaurakashaks do not envisage the bad effects of their acts. The total Hindu Samaj due to their foolish and cruel act is being divided and now people like Owasi, Sharad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Mayavati taking undue advantage for their own political advantage. There are other means and ways to tackle the genuine problem related to Go Raksha. It is primary responsibility of all the Hindus that , this government should run at least its terms then situation will change in right direction otherwise Mullahs and the hopeless Secularist will take advantage and that is they want.
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        Rajni Kumar
        Aug 8, 2016 at 8:18 am
        Gau Raksha Algorithm:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Form a group of 10-100 people with iron rods, swords and lathislt;br/gt;Find a truck with cattle (Cow, Buffalo, Ox)lt;br/gt;if(cow not found AND bufallo,ox found BUT people muslims/dalits)lt;br/gt;{lt;br/gt; Target Foundlt;br/gt; Beat them mercilessly.lt;br/gt; Strip them, parade them naked.lt;br/gt; Capture video and circulate freely with pride and no fearlt;br/gt; Loot their moneylt;br/gt;}lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;if(Cow found AND people HINDUS)lt;br/gt; LEAVE THEMlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These gau rakshaks dont have guts to find who sold them this cattle and thrash the seller. A DOG NEVER BITES ITS OWNER
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          Sameer
          Aug 8, 2016 at 10:33 am
          New Delhi: Since Modi government came to power, the only industry that has flourished is the beef export industry. There has been an increase of over 15% in India’s beef export making it world’s number one beef exporter and pushing Brazil to number two spot.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Out of India’s six largest beef exporting companies four are owned by Hindu Brahmins.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ironically while Brahmins are doing this business and taking 90% profits from the pink revolution Dalits and Muslims who get only fringe benefit are being thrashed and sometime hanged across the country.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Those who live in America or have ever lived there know that America’s most por cow meat company is Matador. Matador products are sold by Pepsico. Pepsico serves maximum cow meat to America. In America beef means cow and not buffalo.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ironically Pepsico’s global CEO Indira Krishnamurthy Nooyi is a Tamil Brahmin. While India is number one beef exporting country a Tamil Brahmin leads world’s largest cow-meat supplier company in US.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nooyi visits temples in India and shakes hand with Narendra Modi. Was Tirupati temple washed after Nooyi’s visit? Did Narendra Modi bath himself with Gangajal?
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            Sayed
            Aug 8, 2016 at 7:15 am
            When 500 cows died in Rajasthan where there is BJP government no Gau Rakshak came forward even to remove carc. Do they behave like this with their mothers? Or these are hypocrite terrorists who want to divide the society. Why they aren't opening cow sheds?
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              70Hindu30MuslimFriends
              Aug 16, 2016 at 5:01 am
              "otherwise Mullahs and secularists will take advantage" ? Why is it so wrong for "others" to take any advantage? Why should you be forgiven and given a second chance after your " foolish and cruel acts" while others cannot even seek their rightful place in society, as you would then blame them for taking " undue advantage"
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                Swamy
                Aug 8, 2016 at 10:03 am
                This Cow business is running since years and more then thrashing people were lynch and out to death earlier in many states across India.What was Police and administration doing then?Were they waiting signal from M00dyji?Were they gauging poor people's response to their shamelessness?Punjab is going on poll and also UP.M00dyji is again playing His antics to fool Indians.M00dyji was shring dias with VHP leaders knowing well it is these Jains who are fully involved in this lynching smearing name of Hinduism.Wherever there is an option to Congress , BJP will never succeed with its false promises and policy of hatred.
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