PM Modi’s remark on cow vigilantes ‘objectionable’: Shakaracharya of Kashi Sumeru Peeth

"This is a nation of the cows and they should be protected. If someone does anything wrong, then action should be initiated,” Saraswati said.

By: ANI | Varanasi | Updated: August 7, 2016 2:24 pm
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Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on cow vigilantes, the Shakaracharya of Kashi Sumeru Peeth, Swami Narendranand Saraswati on Sunday said it encouraged the killing of cows and financially benefitted them.

“The Prime Minister’s statement has somewhere financially benefitted the persons who kill cows. Can’t the Prime Minister see that cow meat is being sold in the five-star hotels of Delhi? The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Gau Samvardhan Parishad and the Sangh talked the most about cow protection….So, are the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bajrang Dal running shops all these while?” Saraswati told ANI.

Saraswati requested the Prime Minister to seize the licenses of such cow protectors.

“Air and milk are being pumped into the breasts of cows in Punjab…can’t the Prime Minister see this? On one hand, his conscience says that the slaughter houses won’t be closed and now the Prime Minister says shops in the name of cow protection should be closed. This is a nation of the cows and they should be protected. If someone does anything wrong, then action should be initiated,” Saraswati said.

“The statement of the Prime Minister is objectionable and it is giving encouragement to killing of cows. The protectors of cows don’t run shops, they sacrifice their lives for the protection of cows,” he added.

Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes in the country, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday said most of them were anti-social elements masquerading as gau rakshaks (cow protectors).

“I get so angry at those who are into the Gau-Rakshak business. A Gau-Bhakt (cow devotee) is different, Gau Seva (cow protection) is different. I have seen that some people are into crimes all night and wear the garb of Gau Rakshaks in the day,” he said while answering a question at the interactive session to mark two years of his MyGov initiative.

This is the first time that Prime Minister Modi has spoken on incidents of cow vigilantism that have provoked opposition allegations that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is encouraging – or at the very least ignoring – the bullying of the most underprivileged people by the self-appointed ‘gau rakshaks’.

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    C.Subba Rao
    Aug 8, 2016 at 3:39 am
    Why cows only. We protect the dogs, though people are dying because of dog bites.
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      Anon
      Aug 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm
      BJP has its own vigilantie - Menaka hi. She however has not been aggressive enough in this cause as cows don't bark. This has created a space for other groups.
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        Dr Anand
        Aug 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm
        This is a nation of cows? What is Sankaracharya drinking?
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          laxmi
          Aug 7, 2016 at 9:03 am
          No it does not.PM doesnt said anythong wrong
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            Biltu
            Aug 7, 2016 at 9:52 am
            DID SHANKARACHARYA SAY THIS BEFORE OR AFTER EATING COW DUNG AND DRINKING COW .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WHY IS SHAKARYACHARYA AND PRIME MINISTER SILENT ON LITTLE GIRLS BEING SOLD TO BROTHELS IN VARANASI. IF GIRLS GO TO POLICE THEY ARE RESOLD BY THE POLICE TO ANOTHER BROTHEL.
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              gabbarsingh
              Aug 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm
              No, he means cows should be protected without harming others. Can we not do that? Humans are not at all inferior to cows but at the same time cows and for that matter any animal is not inferior to humans either. Just because we can kill them and they cannot retaliate does not mean we kill them. I 100% agree to your point that you cannot protect one life at the cost of another. But it should be applied both ways.
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                rajkal
                Aug 7, 2016 at 10:01 am
                Well, If India is people of the cows, then Acharya is one of them. Means he does not possess the brain of a Human being but cow's. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Think like a cow, act like a cow, but do not look after the starving people cows.
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                  Kamal
                  Aug 8, 2016 at 5:19 am
                  Eating and dining with stanis has poisoned modis mind and heart. That is why we say jaisa Ann vaisa odkar, jaisa sang vaisa rang, that is good Hindus never eat or dine with cow slaughterers to maintain their ineer purity. Same happened with advani when and vajpayee when he went to stan and ate and dined with them . But Modi should know Advani's and vajpayee condition before sanctioning cow slaughter and punishing cow protectors. Hindus beware of this nautankiya and treacherous person Modi
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