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Lynching in the name of cow protection is against Hindutva, says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena urged PM Modi to form a national policy on beef

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. Photo: PTI
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. Photo: PTI

The today said people in the name of cow protection was against and urged Prime Minister to come with a policy on

A string of such incidents have been reported from several states, including BJP-ruled Jharkhand, and UP, prompting protests.

"The issue of is related to eating habits, business and employment. Hence, there should be a policy over the issue," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

"Those who were safeguarding cows were Hindus till yesterday. Today, they have become murderers," it said.

In a tough message against cow vigilantism and mob lynching, Modi last week said killing people on the pretext of protecting cows is not acceptable and warned that no one has the right to take into his hands.

"We welcome the stand taken by the prime minister over the issue. Nobody has the right to take in his hands in the name of cow protection. people is against the principles of Hindutva," the Sena said.

"We thank him (Modi) for clearly defining He should now come with a policy on to ease tensions," the ruling alliance partner said.

Under attack over mobs killing those suspected of cow slaughter or eating beef, chief recently termed such incidents as "serious", but claimed more of these happened under the previous governments than the three years of NDA rule.

Recently, a 15-year-old boy, Khan, was stabbed to death by a group of men on a train when he was returning home to Ballabhgarh in after shopping for His assailants termed Junaid, his brother and friends as "beef eaters".

In Jharkhand's Ramgarh, a meat trader was beaten to death last week by who alleged he was carrying beef in his vehicle. Nityanand Mahto, a local leader is among those arrested in connection with the incident.

In September 2015, Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh over suspicion of storing and consuming beef.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 13:53 IST