20, Oct 2015
Leaders of the extreme-right Hindu organisation Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, in an incendiary statement, have threatened to take the law into their own hands and even resort to violence to protect the sacred animal. The organisation has also launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP, accusing it of failing to protect the cow and maintaining double standards regarding Hindus since coming to power.
“The BJP has maintained double standards regarding cow protection. They symbolically protest cow slaughter, but a large number of BJP leaders have a stake in slaughterhouses all over the country, where the holy cow is butchered. Now with Amit Shah having restrained his leaders from speaking on the issue, this will further embolden cow slaughterers,“ said Ashok Sharma, member of the Mahasabha’s central working body . “Unlike the BJP, we have always taken a firm stand on religious issues. We will resort to violence if we find cow slaughter taking place anywhere,“ he added