Killing people over cows 'not acceptable', says Indian prime minister Narendra Modi

Killing people over cows ‘not acceptable’, says Indian prime minister Narendra Modi

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi condemned on Thursday (29) a string of murders targeting minorities under the pretext of protecting cows, which are considered sacred by many Hindus, after critics accused the government of turning a blind eye. Modi’s remarks — his first on vigilantism in nearly a year — came shortly before reports of a fresh killing and just days after a Muslim teenager was stabbed to death on a train after being accused of carrying beef. “Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti (cow worship) is not acceptable. This not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” Modi said. India has been reeling from a spate of vigilante murders in…

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