Congressional Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticized the prime minister for taking a stand on this delayed issue.
Opposition parties said Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s condemnation of violent means used by such cow protection groups was “insufficient.” Early in the day, Modi had said he disapproved of the killer on behalf of the cultured cows and no one had the right to take the law into their own hands.
Vice-President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, criticized the PM to take a stand against delayed vigilantism. “Too little, too late. Words do not mean anything when actions are exceeded,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
West Bengal’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, also shared his views on Twitter, saying “words are not enough.” “We condemn the deaths that occur in the name of raksha gauk. This has to stop now,” he said.
Speaking at an event in the Burdwan district in West Bengal, Banerjee said there was a scary atmosphere across the country due to the BJP. “No one can speak freely out of fear,” he said, according to India Today. “They are trying to subvert democracy in India, now it is an absolutely totalitarian rule, which is worse than the emergency situation.”
In addition, India’s Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimin chief Asaduddin Owaisi also joined the chorus of criticism directed by the Modi statement. Calling him a “service to the mouth,” he said, “Most incidents occurred in BJP states. How come BJP-ruled states will not be able to stop him?”
Owaisi also accused the Saffron Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to a “less prime of human life” than an animal, “especially if the human being is a Muslim or Dalit.” He also said that gaurakshaks received direct and indirect support from the BJP and RSS.
Mirror of the position Owaisi, Rashtriya Janata Dal, chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has accused Modi of being “silent defender” of vacheurs. “Diving the country in the name of religion and caste is dangerous,” he said, according to the Times of India.
The chief RJD added that the decision of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, to impose a ban on illegal slaughterhouses had increased the vigilantism cow. “The BJP deceives the people of this country. Those who oppose their policies and their dictates are killed.”