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PM Modi orders states to take strong action against cow vigilantes

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In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, MoS home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said police and public order are state subjects. 

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked state governments to take strong action against cow vigilantes who indulge in violence, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

The written reply of Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir came in response to Samajwadi Party MP Javed Ali Khan’s question on whether the government has taken cognisance of the statements made by the prime minister on 6 August, 2016, 30 June and 16 July, 2017.

“Hon’ble Prime Minister has stated that the state governments must deal sternly against anti-social elements that create violence in the name of cow protection,” he said.

Ahir said ‘police’ and ‘public order’ are state subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution and state governments are primarily responsible for prevention, detection, registration and investigation of crime and for prosecuting the criminals through their law enforcement agencies.

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued advisories to the states and union territories, from time to time, to maintain law and order and ensure that any person who takes law into his or her own hands is punished promptly as per law, he said.- PTI

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  1. Pm Modi ji aap ki sarkar me Aam admi ki koi sunwai nahi kar raha police Wala sare riswat khor hai mere poore Pari war ko jan ka khatra hai 1 month se police wale bhi Complent nahi le rahe hai me kya karu please help mi me Jhansi jile ka rahne Wala hu nota gaon hai mera up

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