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City resident Shadaab Patel filed the PIL last month, expressing fear that cow vigilante groups may stir up trouble during Eid. Among other things, he demanded a helpline to deal with such groups.
The petition sought a direction to the state to take effective steps to protect citizens, especially those who deal in cattle or transport cattle, from lynch mobs.
"The cow vigilante groups are taking law in their own hands... They are a threat as they cause disturbance or riot- like situation in the name of beef," the PIL said.
"The citizens have a right to life and right to carry on business and trade, guaranteed by the Constitution. It cannot be violated by such cow vigilantes, whose main aim is to create a sense of fear in the minds of people," it said.
The state government should set up a 24-hour helpline to "keep a check on illegal acts by cow vigilantes moving around freely in the name of cow protection in large groups", it said.
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