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Violent cow vigilantism part of 'BJP' agenda, alleges Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Friday alleged that violent cow vigilantism is a part of the (BJP) agenda.

The grand-old-party's allegation came in the backdrop of yet another incident of violence triggered by the possession of beef in in Maharashtra.

Talking to ANI, leader PL Punia said, "It is a very unfortunate incident. There is no strict that can put an end to such incidents. However, such atrocity takes place only in BJP-ruled states; looks like it is part of their agenda."

Condemning the incident, leader Tom Vadakkan asserted that it is unfortunate that in spite of repeated warnings issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, such instances continue to be reported.

"It is indeed very shocking that such things continue to take place, in spite of three consecutive warnings from the Prime Minister," he said.

Adding to the series of unfortunate attacks on civilians in the name of cow vigilantism, a man was reportedly beaten up by a mob on Wednesday, suspecting him of carrying beef, in district's Bharsingi village.

Upon receiving information, the police team reached the scene of crime immediately, and began investigation.

On Thursday, Nagpur's Narkhed Taluka Court sent four accused, who were arrested on grounds of carrying out the attack, to five days of police remand.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 06:40 IST