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Strict action against cow vigilantes, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in violence in the name of cow protection, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

india Updated: Jun 15, 2017 21:28 IST
PTI, New Delhi
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The government will take a call on various issues related to the recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter keeping in mind all views.(Reuters File Photo)

Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in violence in the name of cow protection, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

The government will take a call on various issues related to the recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter keeping in mind all views, the minister told reporters.

“We should never forget that cow protection is part of our directive principles. We cannot control anyone’s food habits. It is also a reality that a major part of the population reveres the cow. The government will take a decision keeping in mind all views,” the minister said.

Responding to a question on cow vigilantism, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had himself warned against violence. “Strict action will be taken against those who violate the law,” he said. PTI .