National Conference working president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement against violence in the name of cow protection and expressed hope that the vigilantes will heed to the PM's advice.
"Well said sir. Here's hoping the people carrying out these despicable acts take your words to heart and act accordingly," Omar wrote on Twitter.
Pertinently, Narendra Modi on Thursday said that killing people in the name of 'Gau Bhakti' is not acceptable. "This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve," he said during his speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.
"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. "No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands," Modi said.