Cow vigilantism ‘must stop’, the Supreme Court has said, and directed all states to appoint nodal officers to ensure that it does. It has also asked states to file status reports on what they are doing to prevent vigilantism. A list of major cases over the last few years
Organised by Students’ Islamic Organisation (SIO) at its headquarters in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, on Wednesday, the gathering discussing the growing communal violence as well as the rise in mob lynchings across the country.
The demand was raised during a village meeting at the local temple, from where an announcement was allegedly made on the night of September 28 last year, asking residents to assemble since a cow had been slaughtered.