Shiv Sena pressurized PM Modi to act against cow vigilantes

NEW DELHI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted over self-proclaimed ‘Gau Rakshaks’, on Saturday and called for stern actions against them and asked states to prepare dossiers of those people who are running ‘shops’ in the name of cow protection.

He said at his first townhall-style address to mark the second anniversary of his government’s MyGov initiative that. “It makes me angry that people are running shops in the name of cow protection… Some people indulge in anti-social activities at night and in the day masquerade as cow protector.”

On Tuesday the Shiv Sena urged PM to act against cow vigilantes. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.“The Prime Minister gave the statement very rationally. If these people are anti-social then the government must take responsibility to stop the violence. Prime Minster should take some action on it, whether anyone gets angry or not.”

He added. “If people assaulting Dalits are frauds, then the Centre should probe this issue and announce the name of culprits openly.”

The PM has been under attack from the Opposition for his silence on the matter amid the spate of attacks, particularly in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, on Dalits, allegedly in the name of cow protection.