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Strict action against cow vigilantes, says Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in violence in the name of cow vigilantism, Minister said today.

The will take a call on various issues related to the recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter keeping in mind all views, the minister told reporters.

"We should never forget that cow protection is part of our directive principles. We cannot control anyone's food habits. It is also a reality that a major part of the population reveres the cow. The will take a decision keeping in mind all views," the minister said.

Responding to a question on cow vigilantism, he said Prime Minister Modi had himself warned against violence. "Strict action will be taken against those who violate the law," he said.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:57 IST