Killing People In The Name Of Gau Bhakti Not Acceptable: Modi
Ahmedabad: A day after countrywide protests were made for killing 15-year-old Junaid Khan on suspicion of carrying beef, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable.
“Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of. As a society, there is no place for violence,” Prime Minister Modi said at Sabarmati Ashram’s centenary celebrations here on Thursday.
Emphasising that violence is not the solution to any problem, the PM said that no one has the right to take the law into his hands in this nation. More: ‘Not In My Name’ Rally All Over The Country
“Today I want to say a few words and express sadness on some of the things going on. We are a land of non-violence. We are the land of Mahatma Gandhi. Why do we forget that? No one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave,” he added. They showed us the best way to protect cows.
He further urged the people to come together to create a country that would make the freedom fighters proud of.
Prime Minister Modi, who was speaking at the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s guru Shrimad Raj Chandraji, also released a special postal stamp and commemorative coin in his honour.
During the last few months, incidents of mob lynching, violence, murder in the name of cow protection have been increased causing a tense situation across the country. More: A Muslim Teenager Stabbed To Death In The Name Of Beef