New Delhi [India], Apr. 10 : Strongly condemning Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that violence in the name of cow protection defames his organisation, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday said that those who follow the party's ideology are involving in acts of violence.
"Those who have created this controversy should stop these things. That party is in power. Those who follow the party's ideology are doing this. These kinds of things do not last long. Hatred is a temporary phase," JD (U) leader Ali Anwar told ANI. Resonating similar views, another JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi alleged that the RSS chief's organisation has been indulging in killing humans under the garb of cow slaughter.
"There is absolute lawlessness. Unsocial elements are doing what they feel like by taking the law in their hands. So Bhagwat ji must address them as well," he added. Bhagwat has condemned the violence by the cow protection groups, saying it "defames" the cause. His remarks at an event to observe the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir came against the backdrop of the lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar in BJP-ruled Rajasthan that sparked protests from opposition parties and put the saffron party on the defensive.
"Nothing should be done while protecting cows that hurts the belief of some people. Nothing should be done that is violent. It only defames the efforts of cow protectors... The work of cow conservation should be carried out while obeying laws and the Constitution," Bhagwat added.