This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
A Hindu national organization, Karnataka Gau Raksha Dal, has written a letter to India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Sunday and proposed his government to impose strict punishment for those indulging in cow slaughter. According to a report published by CNN-News18, Karnataka Gau Raksha Dal letter demanded PM Modi to raise punishment for cow slaughter and stressed that his government should enact the central anti-cow slaughter act.
The Gau Raksha Dal’s decision to write the letter has come a day after PM Modi issued a strong statement against cow vigilantism and alleged that he felt enraged at such ‘anti-social elements’ who indulged in crimes by the night and masqueraded as cow protectors by the day. PM Modi reportedly directed all state governments to prepare a dossier of people who are ‘running shops’ in the name of cow protection on Saturday. He suggested that all personnel’s in the list, who call themselves ‘gau rakshaks’, should be put on a tight leash.
In reaction to growing criticism of the government over the brutal flogging of four Dalit men by cow brigade members in Gujarat, the Prime Minister pointed out that real cow protectors do not terrorize people. In his remarks, PM Modhi stated that “I feel infuriated at some people who have opened shops in the name of cow protection. I have seen that some people who commit anti-social activities through the night, don the mantle of cow protectors by the day.”