SC asks 6 BJP-ruled states to respond in 3 weeks to petition seeking ban on gau rakshaks
The petition was filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla, who called for gau rakshak groups to be declared illegal. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Supreme Court has asked six BJP-ruled states to respond within three weeks to a petition seeking a ban on gau rakshak (cow protection) groups.
The court issued notices to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
A 55-year-old Muslim man died in Rajasthan on Monday after he was attacked by gau rakshaks.
And earlier this week, Gujarat made cow slaughter punishable by life imprisonment.
The petition was filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla, who called for gau rakshak groups to be declared illegal.
The case will next be heard on May 3.
Supreme Court bench issued notice to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, UP & sought a detailed reply on a petition regarding cow vigilantism.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017
Petition on Cow vigilantism: SC also issued notice to Karnataka. Matter deferred till May 3 for further hearing.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017