Centre takes serious cognizance of mob lynching in name of cow protection
Replying to supplementaries during question hour in Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said, states have been asked to take stringent action against people involved in violence in the name of cow vigilantism.
He said, several people have been arrested in different parts of the country. Mr Ahir said, Home Ministry has issued advisory to states for prompt action as law and order is a state subject. He said, data is being collected about such violent incidents by National Crime Records Bureau.
The Minister informed that so far no state has demanded setting up of a Special Investigation Team. Mr Ahir said, dragging BJP’s name in such incidents is not proper and the Prime Minister himself had said that people should not take law into their hands.
Dissatisfied with the Minister’s reply, Opposition members including Samajwadi party trooped into the well raising slogans, leading to a brief adjournment of the House.