Supreme Court gives strong instruction against ‘Gau Rakshak’, ask center and state to halt violence

To curbs the atrocities on the name of cow protection, the Supreme Court gives some directives. The apex judiciary body asked all the states and Union Territories to appoint nodal police officers district-wise to clear out and take legal action against cow vigilante groups who spreading violence and chaos.

BJP-ruled States, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharshtra, and Gujarat accepted the declaration of apex judgment body. The state government agreed to appoint nodal police officers in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to prevent cow vigilantes or gau rakshaks.

 Mainly Dalit and Muslims are victims of the Cow vigilantes group in the northern state of country. The court directed the Centre to respond to a submission by senior advocate Indira Jaising for Mr. Gandhi that the Centre cannot wash their hands off its legitimate responsibility under Article 256 to instruct the States to take “necessary” steps in law to save innocent human lives from fury of the mobs.

The apex judiciary body said the government should revert to this argument made by Mr. Gandhi in the spirit of “co-operative federalism”.

“Non-violence is the founding faith of this country. The Centre cannot turn its back on the violence. The States have the responsibility to lodge FIRs against these vigilantes,” Ms. Jaising submitted.

 “You have to stop it (violence),” Chief Justice Misra told Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the four northern States.


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