New Delhi, Aug 8: Echoing the sentiments of Prime Minister rendra Modi on cow vigilantism, the RSS on Monday said “some anti-social elements are taking law into their hands in the me of cow protection” and sought “strict action” against them. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh publicity head Manmohan Vaidya also urged people not to get influenced by these anti-social elements.
“Some anti-social elements are taking law into their hands in the me of cow protection. They are polluting the cordiality of the society. This is raising questions over the genuine work of cow protection. RSS requests the citizens of the country not to associate or get influenced by such handful of opportunistic people in the me of cow protection,” he said. “We also urge the state governments to take strict legal action against such people,” he added.
Vaidya further said: “India is an agricultural country and cow has always been the mainstay of agriculture. The importance of cow-based organic farming has increased when the entire world is suffering from chemical fertilisers and insecticide. Therefore, Hindu as well as other communities are committed towards cow protection.” “Eminent people like (Mahatma) Gandhi ji, Vinoba Bhave ji and (Pandit Madan Mohan) Malviya ji had also worked towards cow protection,” he said. (IANS)