PM Modi to states: Act on cow vigilantes

The big news PM Narendra Modi repeats warning against cow-related violence and 9 other top stories

The big news PM Narendra Modi repeats warning against cow-related violence and 9 other top stories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged states to take strict action against those indulging in violence in the name of gau raksha, Union minister Ananth Kumar said.

Following a fresh spate of attacks and mob lynchings led by cow vigilantes in the name of cow protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday once again said that violence in the name of cow protection can not be tolerated.

The government on Sunday called an all-party meeting ahead of the Monsoon Session 2017 which is all set to begin on Monday.

"Cow is treated as a mother and it is an emotive issue".

Law is above all and this is a core foundational moral law of this country. Some anti-social elements have made "gauraksha" a medium for spreading anarchy.

According to him, "These affect the image of the country. State governments should take strict action against them [cow vigilantes]".

Mr. Modi had last spoken against cow vigilantism on June 30 at the Sabarmati Ashram, calling violence in the name of "gau bhakti" antithetical to Mahatma Gandhi's views. Also, the Parliament session saw a great deal of dignity given to all the members and no such chaos was said to have occurred that day, which is again on a plus scenario for a better sophistication that is getting established in Indian Politics, quite gradually. The Prime Minister's first-ever visit to Israel is also likely to figure for discussion in the coming session. During the meeting, Ms Mahajan will seek cooperation from the floor leaders of different parties in the Lok Sabha to ensure smooth transaction of business. Opposition leaders took up the issue of recent attacks on minorities and Dalits. He said that any act of violence in the name of protecting cows will not be tolerated. The Prime Minister also urged all parties to extend their support to the Government in fighting corruption.

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

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. "Like the monsoon brings hope, this session also brings same spirit of hope", Modi said before casting his vote. Kovind has a big numerical advantage over his rival.

Kumar said Modi also noted that the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement falls on August 9 and all parties should celebrate it.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananthkumar told the reporters by quoting the PM Modi's words at the meeting in Parliament House that "The central government has sent advisories to the state governments".

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