Modi and Cow Violence: The Gap Between His Words and the BJP’s Deeds

On the eve of the monsoon session of Parliament, where vigilante mob violence is likely to be raised by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the cow “is treated as a mother and it is an emotive issue. But we have to understand that there are laws governing cow protection and breaking it is not an alternative.”

Last month,  he criticised the violent ways of the cow protection vigilantes who have mushroomed across northern India since 2014, egged on by an obsession with beef politics that Modi himself stoked during the 2014 election, the move by several BJP state governments to tighten the law on cow slaughter and, above all, a sense of confidence that the police would not act against them.

So just how seriously should the prime minister’s strong words be taken? Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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  • S.N.Iyer

    Modi has put the onus on the States to take “stern action” against the “vigilantes” and “”unsocial elements”” who are ctreating violence in the name of the protecting the cow. The Dadri incident involved the BJP MLAs and MPs. A MInister in his cabinet and MPs i n the BJP party in the Parliament have called for and supported such incidents. He himself had called for a “”pink revolution”” on the same issue during the 2104 election campaign and now he is shirking his duty asd the PM. NO case of corruption against any BJP worker or leader is ever heard or convicted. He and his party have perfected a very convenient strategy o f having such cases suppressed and never heard. Cases connected with e 200 riots are yet unheard or CBI has managed to have prominent leaders pronounced as innocent with no appeal to a higher COurt by the CBI. Modi’s double game is now exposed. bUt as thogu8h his is the PM he is first and fooremost a RSS faithful “”pracharak””