Mohan Bhagwat pitches for nation-wide ban on cow slaughter, says 'violence defames the cause'
Amid a fresh debate on cow vigilantism following the lynching of a Muslim man by vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today strongly pitched for an all-India law against cow slaughter.
Bhagwat also asked the vigilante groups to obey the law while espousing the cause of protecting the animal.
"We want a law banning cow slaughter across the country," he said at an event to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir here.
The RSS chief said the work of cow protection should be continued by obeying the law.
"Any violence in the name of cow slaughter defames the cause and the law must be obeyed," he said.
The lynching incident occurred last week when a group of self-styled cow vigilantes allegedly attacked dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in Behror area of Alwar.
Khan was travelling in a truck with two cows and two calves. The attackers accused Khan of illegally smuggling cows for slaughter. However, his family said he had bought the animals for his small dairy business.