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Modi Blasts Cow Vigilantes, Calls them ‘Anti-Social’ at Town Hall

Modi denounced the cow vigilantes during his Town Hall address, marking the 2nd anniversary of the MyGov initiative.

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In his first public denouncement of cow vigilantes, some of whom flogged Dalits in his home state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he felt enraged at such “anti-social elements” who indulged in crimes by the night and masqueraded as cow protectors by the day.

The Prime Minister said real cow protectors do not terrorise people and that some criminal elements has opened “shops” in the name of cow protection.

To prevent violence in the name of cow protection, he urged state governments to prepare “dossiers” on such so-called cow protectors and put them on a tight leash.

I feel infuriated at some people who have opened shops in the name of cow protection. I have seen that some people who commit anti-social activities through the night, don the mantle of cow protectors by the day

Talking about India’s foreign policy he said:

It is about protecting India’s strategic interest, it is to ensure that India marches forward in achieving economic prosperity by leaps and bounds and reaches the position which it is destined to reach

(With inputs from PTI.)

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