High time now to control anarchist ‘gau rakshaks’: Owaisi

High time now to control anarchist ‘gau rakshaks’: Owaisi
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HYDERABAD:  Alleging  that  the  NDA  government is not sincere in reining in cow vigilantes, the AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Mon- day said it is high time that a stern action is taken against them.
“The problem is that this government which is in power does not want to implement the full force of
law on them (cow vigilantes). They have a soft cor- ner for them and that is why these ‘gau
rakshaks’ are emboldened because they know for a fact that they have a party in power which is ideologically sharing the same thought with them,” Owaisi told re- porters here.
The “anarchy” of cow vigilantes would only grow if they are not controlled, the Hyderabad MP said.
“They are the part of the RSS and the BJP knows that very well. Either the government stop them, or
if not, very soon, we will be seeing anarchy committed by so-called ‘gau rakshaks’ who are
committing acts of terrorism against innocent people,” he said. Owaisi demanded that action
should be taken against those who allegedly attacked Kashmiri students in different educational
institu- tions in the recent past.
“Kashmir is an integral part of India. What about Kashmiris then. It is high time that the Government of India, instead of issuing only appeals, implement law. Provide them safety and anyone indulging in such criminal acts should be arrested,” he said.
Many students from Kashmir are studying in educational institutions in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
and other states after the Prime Minister’s
scholarship was announced, he said.
Reacting to the reports about Aadhaar-like UID numbers for cows to check smuggling, Owaisi said the
priorities of the government are “misplaced” as it has allegedly cut down funds for Anganwadi
centres and for welfare of women and children.
“You check smuggling. But, this government’s priorities are completely misplaced,” he said.

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