Communal violence over cow protection must be curbed sternly: Modi

Lawrence Kim
July 17, 2017

The Union minister quoted Prime Minister Modi and said: "It (cow vigilantism) should not be given political or communal colour and the nation doesn't benefit from it".

The Prime Minister further added that cow vigilantism should not be given political or communal colour. According to AnanthKumar PM Modi also said that "There is a law on cow protection in the country". Mr. Modi urged the political parties to help government in ensuring that Monsoon session of Parliament become productive.

His statements came just a day before the Monsoon session of Parliament is slated to start.

Arguing that besides probity in public life, action against the corrupt was a must; Modi appealed to the political parties to identify and isolate such leaders.

Quite in the last month, our country witnessed one among the many Lynching stories that affect our society and makes it even more primitive than it was in the earlier times: The case of a Muslim Boy with the name of Junaid, who was lynched in a train.

Cow vigilantes and cow politics are expected to be some of the biggest issues the Opposition will look to rake up to corner Modi and his BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

"When the law takes its course against those who loot the nation, then we have to unite against those who seek an escape route by dubbing such an action as a political conspiracy", the Prime Minister tweeted.

That could possibly be why the prime minister simply put the onus of controlling cow vigilantes and bringing the guilty to justice to state governments.

Attacks on people accused of beef eating or slaughtering cows have raised concerns as the targets of such violence have been minorities and Dalits.

Modi also mentioned the presidential poll to be held tomorrow and said it would have been very good had a consensus been reached on the candidate.

Modi also asked the opposition to support the government in conducting business in both the Houses "without disruption".

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting that Modi also noted that the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement falls on August 9 and all parties should celebrate it. 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). TMC had announced to boycott the meeting, amid recriminations between it and the BJP over recent violence in West Bengal.

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