Cow Vigilantism issue echoes in Rajya Sabha, Supreme Court

RSTV Bureau
File photo of Supreme Court of India.

File photo of Supreme Court of India.

Even as heat continued in Rajya Sabha over Alwar incident where a 55-year-old man was killed by an alleged cow vigilante group, the Supreme Court early on Friday served notice to six states over a PIL seeking ban on the self-proclaimed cow vigilante groups, who have been in news off-late for their violent activities.

The states whom notice has been served include Rajasthan, where the horrific incident took place last week and Uttar Pradesh, where BJP recently formed a government with a massive majority.

Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, angry Opposition members continued to raise the issue soon after the house assembled for business.

Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad took up the matter, targetting the incumbent BJP government.

Mukhtar-Abbas-Naqvi-Rajya-Sabha---Dec-8The target of Opposition, especially Congress party, was MoS Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who had yesterday remarked that “no such incident has happened in Rajasthan as claimed by the Opposition”.

Though he later clarified his remarks, the Opposition is still firm on their protest against him.

Speaking today, Naqvi told that Rajasthan government has acted on the incident, police have filed an FIR and arrested the people behind this. Nobody will be spared for taking law in their hands, he said, adding, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement on Monday.

“Those people who break law should not be seen through religious prism, the government has acted and nobody will be spared,” he said.

But Congress MPs were firm on their protest and took to the Well of the house.

Charging the government of undermining the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “When Home minister made a statement in Lok Sabha yesterday, he should have given statement in Rajya Sabha soon after… this government should take Rajya Sabha seriously”.

Responding to the leader of Opposition’s charges, Naqvi said “Home minister is not in Delhi. He is in Andaman and he will apprise the house on Monday.”