New Delhi, August 13: Extending support to gau rakshaks (cow protectors), yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday said that if police and civil administrations fail to deal strictly with the menace of cow smuggling, gau rakshaks have to come out on streets. He claimed that a few ‘gau rakshaks’ go overboard and malign the image of ‘90% genuine’ people who actually work for cow protection.

He also asked govt to completely ban cow slaughter in the country, saying that Centre should enact a law on the matter. “Who else can be a bigger ‘rashtra bhakt’ and ‘gau bhakt’ than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He should enact a law to ban cow slaughter in the country,” Ramdev said.

Meanwhile, he also asserted that strict action should be taken against those involved in illegal cow slaughter.
“No one speaks about cow smugglers. Why are cow killers given encouragement. It should never happen. We are not in favour of those having licence for cow slaughter house and those transporting animals,” PTI quoted Ramdev as saying.

On being asked about Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), the yoga guru said be it a Bangladeshi, Pakistani or American, no one should be allowed to live illegally in the country.