VHP to issue identity cards to ‘gau rakshaks’ in Maharashtra

"Identity cards will be issued to volunteers involved in cow protection activities and their names will also be submitted to the state government," said Ajay Nildawar

By: PTI | Nagpur | Published:August 12, 2017 10:23 pm
 Vishwa Hindu Parishad, gau rakshaks in Maharashtra, ID cards for gau Rakshaks, Identity cards for Gau Raksharks, India news, National news, latest news Ajay Nildawar, a  VHP leader, said the decision to issue identity cards to “cow protection” volunteers was taken following three meetings between VHP leaders and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (File)

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to issue identity cards to its ‘gau rakshaks’ in Maharashtra, a functionary of the outfit said on Saturday. The move by the right-wing organisation comes in the backdrop of a string of attacks on individuals by cow vigilantes and protests over mob violence in various parts of the country.

“Identity cards will be issued to volunteers involved in cow protection activities and their names will also be submitted to the state government,” said Ajay Nildawar, prant mantri of the VHP for the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

He was replying to a question on violence by cow vigilantes at a press conference here.

Nildawar said the decision to issue identity cards to “cow protection” volunteers was taken following three meetings between VHP leaders and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He added that the step would help distinguish anti-social elements from the genuine volunteers.

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    Roby Mani
    Aug 13, 2017 at 9:24 am
    These BJP goons have the time and energy to protect cows but do not have the time to look after the well being of the patients who are dying in hundreds in the hospitals run by their governments,
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