On Cow Vigilantism, SC Issues Notice To Centre, 6 states


New Delhi: Amid anger over the killing of a man by cow vigilantes in Alwar, the Supreme Court on Firday issued notice to Rajasthan and five other states, as well as the Centre on a petition asking for a ban on these groups.

The other states that have been issued notice are Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

ছ’টি রাজ্যের গোরক্ষা কমিটি থেকে জবাব চাইল সুপ্রিম কোর্ট

Congressman Tehseen Poonawala had moved the court last year asking for a ban on vigilante groups blamed for attacks on Dalits and minorities in the name of cow protection.

“… The menace caused by the so-called cow protection groups is spreading fast to every nook and corner of the country and is creating disharmony among various communities and castes,” the petition said.

On Saturday, a mob of 200 brutally attacked a group that was on its way home to Haryana after buying cows at a Jaipur fair. One of the men, Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old diary owner, died on Tuesday night.

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