Cow vigilantes getting money from NRIs, builders, says AAP leader

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-08-22 16:56 Mangaluru: Rohan M Siri, secretary of Dakshina Kannada district unit of Aam Aadmi Party, alleged that cow vigilantes in coastal Karnataka were receiving funds from builders and NRIs. “These gau rakshaks are getting money from some prominent NRIs and builders,” Rohan said and slammed the Congress government in the state for failing to put an end to cow vigilantism, moral policing, and communal clashes even after being in power for three years. The AAP leader’s comment comes after BJP worker Praveen Poojary was hacked to death by a group of Hindutva activists for allegedly transporting cows in Udupi district. Though there is no authorised cattle protection force in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts, activists of Hindutva groups often resort to vigilantism and attack those transporting cows.