Killing people in the name of protecting cows is unacceptable: Modi

AFP

Invoking Mahatama Gandhi's teachings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at cow vigilantes and said that killing people in the name of "Gau Bhakti" is not acceptable and that the father of the nation would've never approved it.

"We are a land of non violence. We are the land of Mahatma Gandhi. Why do we forget that. Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve," said Modi who is on a two-day visit of Gujarat.

"Violence never has and never will solve any problem. No person has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country," he added.

Stressing that no one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Modi said: "Let's all work together. Let's create the India of Mahatma Gandhi's dreams. Let's create an India our freedom fighters would be proud of."