Killing People In The Name Of Gau Bhakti Is Not Acceptable: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (GettyImages)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday strongly condemned the recent wave of attacks on people on the pretext of cow protection, calling it unacceptable.

Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Modi invoked Mahatma Gandhi in calling off the alleged cow vigilantes. Modi said, “Mahatma Gandhi would have shown us what a true gau rakshak is and he would have never approved of cow vigilantism.”

“Constitution teaches us its (cow protection’s) importance. But do we get the right to kill a human (to save cow)? Is this how we worship cow? Is this cow protection? This cannot be the path of Bapu. Vinoba Bhave’s life doesn’t convey to us this message,” Modi said, addressing a gathering on his two-day visit.

This is the second time in two years that the Prime Minister has spoken out against self-styled gau rakshaks.

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