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PM should have reacted earlier on cow vigilantes: KTS Tulsi

Updated: Aug 07, 2016 13:15 IST      
PM should have reacted earlier on cow vigilantes: KTS Tulsi

New Delhi, Aug. 7 (ANI): Appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on the cow vigilantes, senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Sunday said the atrocities against Dalits and minorities would have stopped had the former spoken on this issue earlier.

"I am glad that Prime Minister Modi has spoken on this issue. It would have been better had the Prime Minister made this statement two months ago, then the some people would have been saved," Tulsi told ANI.

The senior advocate said human beings cannot be killed in the name of 'gau raksha', adding the people presenting themselves as cow protector should ensure that they don't throw plastic in garbage, which is consumed by the cow, eventually leading to the animal's death.

Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes in the country, Prime Minister Modi yesterday said most of them were anti-social elements masquerading as gau rakshaks (cow protectors).

"It makes me angry that people are running shops in the name of cow protection. Some people indulge in anti-social activities at night and in the day masquerade as cow protectors," he said while speaking at his first townhall-style address to mark the second anniversary of his government's MyGov initiative.

The Prime Minister's comments come at a time when questions are being raised on his silence amid the spate of attacks, particularly in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, on Dalits, allegedly in the name of cow protection.(ANI)

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