J&K Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has warned against cow vigilantism in the Jammu. She said that strict action will be taken against forces who are bent on to disrupt communal harmony in the Jammu region.
“Tough action will be taken against who carry out smuggling and also against those who take the law in their own hands,” said Mehbooba at a function in the Jammu on Saturday, 6th April 017. She said that strict orders have been issued to the police in this regard.
The CM though didn’t directly point out gou rakshaks but indicated that these goons under the garb of cow vigilantism not only commit unlawful activity but also disbalance the communal harmony.
Earlier, a nine-year-old and his four family members of Bakarwal nomadic tribe were attacked by a crowd in the Reasi district on April 20, 2017. The crowd had accused the family of smuggling cows, though the police had later informed that they had the permission of the authorities to carry livestock, which was also restored to them. The police had arrested 11 people in this case.
The CM said many attempts are being made to stoke violence in Jammu to disturb communal harmony. She said, “Jammu is like a second home to me. It has always strengthened communal harmony and have extended help to the government.”