Cow protection sacred, lynching in its name is not: Ram Madhav

"There is nothing sacred in lynching or taking life away in the name of cow protection,” said Ram Madhav

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: July 5, 2017 5:05 am
ram madhav,  ram madhav on lynching, bjp on lynching, india lynching news, cow violence, india news, indian express news The BJP general secretary did not speak further on the issue, and instead asked Bangladesh to keep fundamental forces at bay.

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said on Tuesday that although cow protection was sacred, lynching in the name of cow protection is not. “Cow is sacred. Cow protection is sacred too. But life itself is sacred, and there is nothing sacred in lynching or taking life in the name of cow protection,” Madhav said at the valedictory function of a three-day India-Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue said.

The BJP general secretary did not speak further on the issue, and instead asked Bangladesh to keep fundamental forces at bay. “Fundamentalism, along with terrorism, seems to threaten the core values in both India and Bangladesh. Banga-bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had way back in 1972 warned that politics of communalism would not be allowed in Bangladesh. The Banga-bandhu had also made it clear that Bangladesh would be a secular state where all people would practise their respective religions,” Madhav said.

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, too, said, fundamentalism was among certain irritants Bangladesh must address. “There are certain irritants that Bangladesh must address. Some of these are sensitive in nature, but one must speak out. Fundamentalism is a case in point, and such incidents are occurring very often. India is worried over the rise of fundamentalism in Bangladesh,” Governor Roy said.

Roy, who presided over the valedictory session of the three-day conference, pointed at two recent incidents in the neighbouring country and hoped that the Bangladesh prime minister would personally look into the issue of ensuring security to minorities. “Last week, a rath-yatra with a 400-year old tradition was stopped in Dhamrai. Today a temple was desecrated in Tahirpur. Bangladesh has to address this issue. I am sure Prime Minister Hasina Sheikh will take care of this issue. We can merely express concern,” the Tripura Governor said.

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  1. N
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    Great, Dear sir , we request to put this in practice.
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      M Prabhu
      Jul 5, 2017 at 9:55 am
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        M Prabhu
        Jul 5, 2017 at 9:31 am
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          Jiten Patel
          Jul 5, 2017 at 8:56 am
          Ram Madhav says Cow protection is sacred but human and humanity is not. Sambit Patra says Cow 'Gobar (Dung) is more valuable than Kohinoor diamond. Due to such irrational views of so-called Hindu leaders and Hindu teachings, the Hindu has started to open their eyes except for those Hindus who are brain dead. They have started studying other religions especially Islam and are getting converted. Why should Hindus not convert? Why do VHP and RSS likes fear Islam and Muslims? Hindus must not feel insecure but try to become a good human and show the world their character but unfortunately, things are reversed. I have Muslim friends and colleagues and they are always cooperative, tolerant and loving. The Hatred spread by political parties and Hindutva ideologies are damaging the Hindus and are strengthening Muslims all around the world. Everyone is watching......
          1. W
            Jul 5, 2017 at 8:40 am
            When you say cow protection is sacred people take it to mean that its their sacred duty. Which in turn means earthly laws don't apply and that they dont have to take heed courts and police but adminster justice through the mob. This is the same logic jihadists use to carry out terrorism and killings. So how is saffron terror different from the green variety? Congratulations on turning India into a talibanesque regime in three years. What next, Mr. Madhav - blasphemy laws?
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              hameed mohamed
              Jul 5, 2017 at 8:13 am
              it took do long fir tge bjp general secretary to say killing is right in the name if cow not on the first killing day so what we expect I am sure this party will not cone back to parliament again they are too many bad people and very less good people in bjp how this party will establish it's name for long term
              1. P
                Jul 5, 2017 at 7:10 am
                Mr. Madhav, please use your influence and the RSS platform to make Hinduism better. Please focus on getting rid of the caste system and making lives better for Hindu women. Let us acknowledge that cows are revered in Hinduism for being useful animals but other religions are free to have their own beliefs because we live in a democracy.
                1. B
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 6:57 am
                  Does Ram Madhav advocate for a secular state? Would he like India to be a secular state? Why does a Muslim feel insecure in India today? Why is it getting difficult for a Muslim to live in India with his Muslim iden y?
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