Modi's call for crackdown on fakes gets vigilantes' goat

Published: 09th August 2016 05:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2016 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing before flagging off "Run for Rio" at National stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. | PTI

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s condemnation of violence against Dalits in the name of cow protection came under sharp attack on Monday. While the right wing groups warned of World War 3 if Modi’s promise of strict action is implemented, the Congress accused him of shedding ‘crocodile tears’.

The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha slammed Modi saying he was not worthy of being the Prime Minister. The group is even mulling legal action against Modi for his comments on cow vigilantism. “The Mahasabha is holding a Buddhi Shuddhi Yagya across the country to give better sense to the Prime Minister,” says the group’s national president Chandraprakash Kaushik. The third world war will start over a cow, warns Mahamandleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri of the Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Board. The Congress party disrupted proceedings in the Lok Sabha demanding that Modi make a statement on the issue in Parliament. “He should not shed crocodile tears. He should not tweet, but act,” the party said.

Meanwhile, Punjab police have booked the Gau Raksha Dal president Satish Kumar and 20 others for allegedly beating up truck drivers carrying cows.

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