RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat backs cow vigilantes, say they operate under the law
“There are some people who are dedicated to cow protection, it is part of directive principles of state policy,” Bhagwat said while delivering his annual speech on the 91st foundation day of the RSS.
“Gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) operate under the law, administration must keep in mind; Those who break the law shouldn’t be compared to gau rakshaks,” he added.
The RSS was launched in September 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and its foundation day is celebrated annually on Dussehra.
Bhagwat also accused Pakistan of encouraging separatist forces in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded strict action against those indulging in violence.
“Pakistan is encouraging separatist forces in Kashmir,” Bhagwat said.
“A large part of Kashmir is free of tension; we must act against those indulging in violence, strict action should be taken,” the RSS chief said.
Bhagwat reiterated that the “entire Kashmir is ours, including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan”.