New Delhi, June 29: Reacting to PM Narendra Modi after he condemned the lynching in the name of ‘Gau Raksha’, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee took to social media and tweeted ‘words are not enough’. In a series of tweets, written in both English and Hindi, Mamata Banerjee said, “Gau Raksha ke naam par ho rahi hatyaao ki hum kadi ninda karte hain. Inhe abhi hi rokna hoga. Sirf baaton se kaam nahi chalega (We condemn killings taking place in the name of gau raksha. This must stop now. Just words not enough).”
Not only Mamata Banerjee, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi also reacted to PM Modi’s remarks on ‘Nakli Gau Rakshaks’ saying that PM’s statement is just “lip service”. “PM statement is mere lip service as there has been slip b/w cup & lip so long an animal has a higher premium killings of human beings ctnu (sic).”
Slamming Modi in another tweet, Asaduddin Owaisi said, “2 time PM has spoken but didn’t had desired affect bcos Gau Rakshak get direct/indirect support of BJP/Sangh nothing will change on ground (sic).”
“PM says killing unacceptable but 3 alleged killers of Pahlu khan yet to be arrested & BJP is in power in Rajasthan, Walk the Talk Mr PM,” tweeted the AIMIM chief.
Earlier, PM Modi sharply reacted to the growing atrocities in the guise of ‘Gau Raksha’, and said 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,” said Modi while addressing a crowd on the Sabarmati Ashram centenary celebrations. (Read: Narendra Modi warns cow vigilantes, says killing humans in the name of ‘gau raksha’ unacceptable)
While asserting that violence is not a solution to any problem, PM Modi said that no one has the right to take law in his or her hands in this nation. “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 said.
On June 28, a 60-year-old man was saved from 1000-men strong mob by 15 policemen after carcass of a cow was found outside his home. The mob set fire to a part of his house and even wanted to throw him into the flames when the policemen dragged him to their jeep in an attempt to rescue from the mob.