Free Press Journal

PM accused of hypocrisy over cow vigilantes


New Delhi : The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of uttering “hypocritical rhetoric” on the violence unleashed by cow vigilantes and accused him of “running with the hare and hunting with the hounds”.

Condemning Modi for “empty hypocritical rhetoric” over “barbaric violence unleashed by self-styled Gaurakshaks patronized by the Sangh Parivar”, it said he maintained silence when continuous incidents of organised lynching happened in the name of cow protection.

“The close links of many of the people involved in the attacks with the BJP and Sangh Parivar have also been exposed from time to time. No action has been taken against the perpetrators of the crime so far,” it said in a statement.

“Rather than take action against the culprits, the effort has been to harass the victims of such attacks by filing cases against them on the basis of false charges.

“The culprits in the killing of Pehlu Khan and named in the FIR are yet to be arrested and so are the culprits in other cases of lynching. A case of cow theft has been charged against the slain victim and no compensation provided to the victim’s family.”