New Delhi [India], Apr. 7 : The Congress on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's directive to the Rajasthan Government on the Alwar incident where a man was allegedly killed by Gau Rakashaks (cow protectors) over suspicions of cow smuggling.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI, "I welcome the decision taken by the Supreme Court. The kind of hooliganism we have been witnessing in the garb on cow vigilantism, it has led to a situation where people are taking law into their own hands.
The matter should have been brought first to the police's attention." Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry said, "I think the Supreme Court seems to have taken the right decision in issuing that notice, because it seems as if the gang of Gau Rakshaks seems to be enjoying extra constitutional powers and they don't seem to have fear of the state at all.
Another Congress leader K Rahman Khan also welcomed the top court's decision. Besides Rajasthan, the apex court also issued notices the to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Jharkhand governments.
The top court's directive came after a petition was filed by activist Tehseen Poonawalla seeking ban on Gau Rakshaks and to probe all incidents of cow vigilantism in these states.
The matter has been deferred to May 3 for further hearing..