Cow protectors are ‘victims, not tyrants’: VHP
The right-wing group said that in last 10 years more than 50 policemen and gau-rakshaks (cow protectors) were killed by the cow killers.Updated: Jul 08, 2017 22:31 IST
Speaking in supporting of cow protectors or ‘gau rakshaks’, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday said they are “victims not tyrants” and the strong meat lobby is trying to malign the holy vow of cow protection.
“Cow protectors are victims not tyrants as some people are trying to establish,” Jain said.
“In last 10 years more than 50 policemen and gau rakshaks (cow protectors) were killed by the cow killers. These killers or jehadis have brutally murdered the innocent committed to the cause of cow protection,” Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International joint secretary Surendra Jain said.
He said there is no place for violence in the resolve to protect cow but added that everyone including a cow protector has the right to self-defence.
Cautioning against the conspiracy towards maligning the holy vow of cow protection by the meat lobby, Jain said, “Cow protectors are victims not tyrants as some people are trying to establish”.
VHP’s remarks in support of cow protectors comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that killing people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable.
Taking on the organisers of the ‘Not in My Name’ protests, Jain said “these placard-carrying groups with selfish interests are trying to malign the holy resolve of cow-protection”.
“These people will question our brave soldiers fighting in Kashmir but support Yakub Memon by opposing his death sentence,” he added.
At present, VHP runs more than 450 ‘gaushalas’ (shelters for cows) in different parts of the country and more than 1,500 similar shelters are run by its volunteers.
First Published: Jul 04, 2017 20:22 IST