Strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection: PM Modi at all-party meet

"There is a widespread belief that cow is like mother but this should not let people take law in their own hands," PM Modi said. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 4:25 pm
PM Narendra Modi an all-party meeting ahead of monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that strict action will be taken against ‘cow vigilantes’ indulging in violence, news agency PTI reported. Speaking at an all-party meeting ahead of the Parliament monsoon session, the Prime Minister said, “I have asked states to take strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection.”

PM Modi went on to say that the the country does not gain from the violence in the name of cow protection and urged everyone to not to take law into their hands. “It (cow vigilantism) should not be given political or communal colour; the nation doesn’t benefit from it. There is a widespread belief that cow is like mother but this should not let people take law in their own hands,” PM Modi said.

Prime minister Narendra modi with Farooq Abdulah after meeting with all party ledaers in both house of parliament at the parliament in new Delhi on Sunday Express photo by Prem nath Pandey 16 july 17

Union Minister Ananth Kumar, after the all-party meet, also iterated PM Modi’s statements and said those committing violence will face severe prosecution. “Those committing violence in the name of cow protection will face severe prosecution,” Kumar said, according to news agency ANI. Kumar went on to add that PM Modi expressed concern about the flood situation in North-east India in the meet. “PM Modi said that he has started a war against corruption and he called all-party meet for the same reason,” Kumar added.

Modi also thanked everyone for the implementation of the GST, calling it a “shining example of co-operative federalism”. He told the all-party meeting that 30 per cent of total expenditure and 49 per cent of spending in the infrastructure sector had already taken place before the monsoon started due to the advancement of the budget.


Farooq Abdulah Sharad pawar and D raja after meeting with all party ledaers in both house of parliament at the parliament in new Delhi on Sunday Express photo by Prem nath Pandey 16 july 17

On the issue of Kashmir and tensions with China, Kumar said the government had a meeting with opposition leaders and every party has said they were with the government on matters of national security. Among those opposition leaders who attended the meeting were Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP) and D Raja (CPI).

However, no one from the JD(U) or the Trinamool Congress were present. TMC has already announced it would boycott this meeting amidst recriminations between it and the BJP over the recent violence in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Police on Sunday claimed that the man who was thrashed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Nagpur earlier this week, was carrying beef. The forensic lab report was “positive”, i.e. it was beef, Superintendent of Police (Nagpur rural) Shailesh Balkawde told PTI. Officials further said that they will probe the matter further.

Last month, PM Modi, in a speech at Sabarmati Ashram, had said that killing in the name of cow is unacceptable in “Mahatma Gandhi’s India”. His remarks had come after protests raged across the country against the mob lynching of a 15-year-old boy, Junaid, who was stabbed on a train in Haryana. “Killing people in the name of gau bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” PM Modi had said.

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    Notinmy name
    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    He is just saying he doesnt mean it. If he was so worried of atrocities bby cow terrorists he would have banned all cow vigilantes group all over india . Remember how quick he was to implement cow slaughter. By the way he looked very real in that dog filter by aib. Suits him
    1. K
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm
      Quote : " There is a widespread belief that cow is like mother " Unquote : If cow is like mother, why you guys leave them for Chamars to do UNHEALTHY job of removing smelly, bacteria contaminated dead body ? why your followers leave them on the roads and streets once she is old ? Mr Modi you are biggest communal THUG !
      1. R
        Jul 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm
        Bahut der kar di meharban aate aate
        1. J
          John Abram
          Jul 16, 2017 at 8:34 pm
          Why don't these unemployed people become "Corruption Vigilante" instead of cow vigilante. Now Modi says he is at war against corruption so, bhakts should now focus on corruption. Stop cow terrorism. Beef is good to eat and for milk.
          1. V
            Jul 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm
            What about the criminals cow slaughterer and smuggler and thieves. What acion is being taken against those criminal s and their friends and supporters goondas. in media. Why Muslim criminals are pampered?
            1. C
              Jul 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm
              Because India is turning into Muslim stan. So start wearing lungi and learn Urdu if you want to Live in India, otherwise Leave India.
              1. V
                Jul 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                Pakistani k a t u a.
            2. A
              Jul 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm
              I would Like to know in which recognized scripture its mentioned COW is mother and we should worship them ? Is your mother less valuable than COW ?
              1. A
                Jul 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm
                Now the responsibility is on the BJP and RSS workers to catch hold of the culprits who take law into their hand in the name of cow protection, bring them to public places,reveal their name and party they represnt or the people who instigate them to do it . In most cases it is the anti social elements in the name of cow vigilante who want to tarnish the name of govt who are involved in this case. Let the public handle them openly and media expose them and their affiliation then we know the people behind the criminals. No sensible person would do such heinous crime when some body eat or carry beef for their consumption. There is a national conspiracy to malign Modi in the name of cow protections. BJP workers who want good governance should take the responsibility to expose the trouble shooters and expose the conspiracy instead of defending the act
                1. A
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm
                  Good Morning Anad, Hope you had good dreams and you have woke up to reality... Jai Hind
                2. S
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm
                  They are just following the example set by him in Gujarat 2002 riots.
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