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We are against cow vigilantism, attacks on Dalits: Gujarat CM Rupani

The CM, however, said his govt doesn't support those who commit violence in the name of 'gauraksha'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister on Sunday said his government was against despite ensuring protection for

"We do not support those who commit violence in the name of 'gauraksha'. Action will be taken against those responsible," Rupani said in a programme organised by India TV.

"At the same time, the government is ensuring protection of for which we have a law, which is the strictest in the country. It also has the provision for life sentence."

Speaking on attacks against Dalits, Rupani said: "It is wrong. Cases are filed immediately and immediate action is taken. It is our responsibility to protect .. We are ensuring safety and welfare of in Gujarat. That is why they support the BJP."

Rupani added that his government had started withdrawing cases filed against Patidars. "We have already withdrawn 300 cases so far."

First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 14:24 IST
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